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!  Best 30th birthday gift, ever.

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

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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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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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How to Crowdfund a Computer for a Teacher’s Classroom

Whether you’re a parent, a school administrator, or simply a concerned citizen, chances are you’re aware of the crises facing underfunded public schools, and the dedicated teachers who are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars of their own money every year to maintain their classrooms (in addition to working well beyond a typical 40-hour workweek.)  You

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Group Gifting = Big, Big Love

There’s nothing better than group gifting because it says, “We love you. And who you are, what you want, and what you need is important to us.” Case in point: one of my best friends is a film buff. Several years ago, he was perusing the Criterion Collection online when he stumbled upon the Essential

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Happy Birthday GiftStarter

Happy Birthday GiftStarter means we’re on the journey… It’s been an amazing year.  We celebrated all week by working around the clock (because it’s the startup life), eating dinner together, preparing for multiple investor meetings daily, and even doing a pitch event at the Zino Society, too.  Happy birthday GiftStarter!! [Pictured from left to right

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GiftStarter And The Seattle Wedding Show

GiftStarter And The Seattle Wedding Show!  Maybe we’ll see you at the show as we check out all the wedding gift-pportunities.  Let the gifting & wedding planning begin!

butter LONDON + GiftStarter Partnership – Gifts for Beauty Queens

Group Gifting Experience Platform GiftStarter Announces Partnership with Beauty Brand, butter London® Giftstarter Welcomes butter LONDON® and Other Brands to the Group Gifting Experience Platform Seattle, WA:  GiftStarter ( announced today the launch of its first major brand partnership with high growth, prestige colour cosmetics brand, butter LONDON®.  Through the partnership, butter LONDON® offers a social group gifting experience to shoppers and is

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Seneca & Spruce + GiftStarter, Together – Gifts for Fashion Lovers

GiftStarter Partners with Seneca & Spruce! GiftStarter is happy to announce the launch of our first brand partnership with Seneca & Spruce.  GiftStarter is now available via an integrated experience with our premier gifting platform to buy items collectively. We are excited to launch this innovative approach to social gifting. What’s Seneca & Spruce? In today’s market,

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