A Closer Look at GiftStarter’s Handmade Group Cards

At GiftStarter, we think gifts are great—but what we love is giving! Giving is an experience. It’s about showing love and appreciation to the people we care about most. It’s about lifting them up, making them smile, and reminding them that they’re an important and valuable part of their community. It feels great to receive a card from one

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How GiftStarter Made My 30th Birthday Unforgettable

Hey, GiftStarter fans! My name is Melissa, and I’m a proud part of GiftStarter’s incredible community-rallying team. Each week, I get to share awesome news about all things giving here on GiftStarter’s blog. This week, though, I’m excited to share something really special to me.

I’ve used GiftStarter to give amazing gifts before, but I’d never been a recipient until this past April when dozens of my friends and family pitched in on a campaign my best friend Danielle started for me. Together, my friends got me a $500 Visa gift card to help me afford a trip to Texas to come see them for my 30th birthday. It was funded in no time!

How GiftStarter helped my friends give me the best 30th birthday gift:

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6 Best Backyard Gifts

Everyone knows someone whose lawn is impeccable and who hosts the best backyard cookouts.

Today, we have something awesome in store for them. Here are six incredible backyard gifts that are a surefire way to say “thank you” for all those awesome patio hangouts they’ll be inviting you to this summer!

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The Best Gifts We’ve Ever Gotten

Need some inspiration for your next big giving experience? Over the last few years, we’ve learned that the most memorable gifts are the ones that combine thoughtfulness, ingenuity, and great timing. Recently, we spent some time reflecting on the best gifts we’ve ever gotten, which led us to get curious about some of the best gifts you’ve ever gotten. Check

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Meet Superman Sammy! A GiftStarter Community Story

Get ready for one of the most uplifting, best crowdfunding stories about a community that came together to show love and support to a special superhero.

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Sammy and his friend, GiftStarter’s own Adam Brodner!

Meet Superman Sammy!

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5 Best Friend Funding Campaigns in 2016

Back in December, we celebrated 5 of our favorite friend funding campaigns. These were stories of people whose friends and family had come together to give them unforgettable gifts—stories that have continued to inspire us to stay generous, and stay grateful for the people in our communities. Now, it’s time to take another look back

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Moms Tell Us What They REALLY Want for Mother’s Day 2016

It’s easy to perform a Google or Pinterest search for amazing Mother’s Day gifts, and find idea after idea after idea. Still, even with all those well-intentioned ideas, it’s difficult to pin down a gift you’re confident will make Mom feel loved and appreciated. This year, we’ve done the work of asking moms themselves what

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10 Great Escapes You Can Gift To Someone Special

Not all gifts come in bags or boxes wrapped with shiny paper and a pretty bow—some of the best, most unforgettable gifts come in the form of experiences! If there’s someone in your life who deserves the kind of gift that speaks volumes about how much they mean to you, the gift of travel might

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7 Tips for an Amazing Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

It’s 2016, and bachelor and bachelorette parties have gone through quite a few evolutions in the past few years. Firefighters with velcro, break-away pants and a boombox aren’t every bachelorette’s cup of tea, and not every bachelor would consider a 2 A.M. bar crawl a good time. If you want to be sure you’re throwing your friend

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5 Gifts For The Spring Cleaning Fanatic

We all know someone who transforms into Mr. or Ms. Clean every Spring. There’s no way you can talk them out of Spring cleaning, but there may be a way you can help by giving your meticulous friend the perfect gift.  Give them one less thing to worry about. Roomba® 650 Vacuum The iRobot® Roomba®

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