It’s officially giving season - that time of year when we think about what others might like to receive as gifts. Giving comes in many ways – we buy presents for our children, loved ones and friends, and sometimes we donate. But what about you - Have you thought about how your family might give to you?
Here’s a new way to give and a fantastic alternative to traditional gift buying. We all love presents and children especially love to unwrap gifts but what about teaching our children about giving in a new way, or even setting up a gift registry account where friends and family can contribute to items that you really need or are saving up for…Something as big as a car or tuition or even a honeymoon?
That’s where Deposit A Gift comes in, the brainchild of founder Dana Ostomel, a marketer and branding expert, who started the company because she wanted to simplify and modernize gift giving. “Little has changed about registries since they were introduced in the early 1900s, but the way we live has changed significantly. People today need flexibility and cash gives them just that. There are no returns, no space constraints. People can spend the money where they want, when they want.”
How Deposit A Gift works: Users make gift registries just like people do with a traditional store registry, using a database of images or by clicking on a pre-made list. You can choose from cribs to music lessons to college funds—and everything in between. To view Registry Samples click here. Guests choose a gift to purchase, finding the right price point for their budget. They are not actually buying the present, but it feels more personal than sending a check. The money gets deposited into the recipient’s Deposit a Gift account. When users are ready to spend the money, they cash-out in the form of free direct deposit, check, or VISA gift card.
How long does it take: Sign-up and set-up can be done in minutes. DAG offers pre-made lists called ‘Rapid Registries’ so it is literally plug n’ play if you want it to be. Everything is editable, so if you prefer to customize, you can. There is also a graphic of the Rapid Registry menu in the drop box.
Deposit A Gift is a fantastic option to traditional giving for so many reasons; people feel awkward asking for money, and others are not accustomed to giving it. DAG is an excellent option for these economic times when people might prefer financial assistance but are embarrassed to ask. You could set up Santa registry for example to ensure relatives contribute to something you might not be able to afford this year or perhaps help out with school fees for the coming year.
The site is very user friendly and a great place for people to share their wants and dreams with their guests, who can help them achieve their goals. For more information be sure to visit DepositAGift.com