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Amy :)
My family all used http://www.whattogive.com for Christmas this year, and we're keeping our lists updated all the time now. You can link to other registries (like Amazon), link to specific items you find online, or just type in descriptions. I do like the trend of donating gifts to charity at parties though, and I hope it keeps growing as my son gets older.

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saggyboobies (157 Posts)
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dont know if this will be of any use to anyone but...
lots of friends and family have asked if i need anything in particular for ds2 - theyre more confused about what to buy a second incase ive got stuff from ds1. so i have written a list of NEW BABY ESSENTIALS and done an online list at www.whattogive.com - this way anyone can access the list, see what you need and offer to get it. so much easier. i do this for ds1's birthday and xmas lists too as people always ask what he wants/needs and i can never think off the top of my head. some people may think its cheeky, but if people ask you anyway, then at least they can buy something worthwhile, im the sort of person who would rather know what gift someone would like. I hope you find this useful, i have and been using this site for 2 years (i first discovered it when some friends used it for their wedding list). BTW, ITS TOTALLY FREE!!! x

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Posted by:
Fuchsia
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Wedding Gift Lists
I have looked at the confetti wishlist, but didn't really understand what it was trying to do as it seems like a credit card in disguise. Our wedding list is with www.whattogive.com you put what ever you want on it. People can also give you money through it.

Our guests have commented on how easy it is to use.

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Posted by:
Deecy
Subject:
Wedding Gift Lists
Does anyone do one that includes food & drink?

I'm thinking of cases of beer, cases of wine, cakes, canapes, anything really

We are having our 'non-planned' wedding reception in my mum's garden bbq style and want the guests to bring their own food & drink - we don't need a breville toaster or a 12 tog duvet - the spontaneity of cooking on the hoof (maybe a chef's rota) will make it fun plus it will save us money & allow us to spend our own hard earned on our honeymoon!

I tried M&S but they don't do wedding gift lists anymore.
Posted by:
RandomBunny
Subject:
Wedding Gift Lists
try these guys: www.whattogive.com

not a supermarket, but a wedding list that you can add anything from anywhere on. people 'promise' to buy the items for you. you can split big items into smaller parts too.

any use?!
Posted by:
Rachel0879
Subject:
Wedding Gift Lists
Randombunny - THANK YOU SO MUCH xxxx whattogive.com is exactly what we have been looking for to create a wedding list but had despaired of ever finding. You have just resolved one of the biggest problems in our wedding planning xxxxxxxxxxxx:\)

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Posted by:
MiniJelly (1482 Posts)
Subject:
Wedding list help!!!!!
Apart from voucher express does anyone know of a website or company where I can set up a gift list for vouchers for all different shops. I really appreciate your help
Posted by:
McCuffies (802 Posts)
Subject:
Wedding list help!!!!!
www.whattogive.co.uk - It's free and you can put anything at all on there and you can post links to other sites if you want. We're using it and it's been fab.

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Posted by:
Babypixie (24963 Posts)
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Did any1 ask for donations instead of wedding list
Just curious as to what websites you used to do this (if done on line) and how successful/easy etc it was and would you recommend them?

I'm looking at it from the charity point of view - wanting to offer it to supporters but not sure who to do it thru

Ta!
Posted by:
gazpachodragon (5429 Posts)
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25 Apr 2007 : 16:09:33
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Did any1 ask for donations instead of wedding list
we used www.whattogive.co.uk - we had a mixture of donations, gifts, and charity gifts. it's free, it just congregates everything together for you. it was dead easy (even mrgazpacho's grandparents, who didn't know what the internet was, managed with a little help), everyone commented on how good it was, and we ended up with two alpacas, 100 school dinners, a donkey, and a small child, so it was obviously successful.

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Posted by:
Rachel0879 (715 Posts)
Subject:
Different gift list ideas
We are having a request poem for money, but also we are putting together a small wedding list at www.whattogive.com. The beauty of the site is that you can build your list of whatever you want so you're not just restricted to one store.

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Posted by:
Lesley (40 Posts)
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www.whattogive.com, Any 'What to give' wedding list recommendations?
Hi there,

I am trying to decide which guest list to use at the moment.

Further to my recent post asking you all if you have any recommendations for gift lists - I thought I would ask what you thought of the 'what to give' gift list? Has anybody used it and how did they get on with it? I have been living with my fiance for years so already have lots of house stuff, but are going to be building a house together so would like money towards construction material, the boiler, bath, slates, blocks etc. We could even ask our guests for a day of help painting or something on it I think?

Lesley
Posted by:
MrsBeano2B (202 Posts)
Wow, I didn't know that site existed! That's a really good idea.
Posted by:
Sara (121 Posts)
I have one at whattogive - you can check it out by searching for my email which is hennups@yahoo.co.uk

Was updating it today. got housey stuff and honeymoon stuff as well as vouchers on it.
Posted by:
Lesley (40 Posts)
Sara,

Thanks for letting me see your gift list. It is really good. I did not realise you could personalise the site so much with your photo and put on maps and things on the site. I think I am pretty much sold on the gift list. I believe that it is one of the cheapest gift lists available and the use of Paypal for money to be given to funds is cheaper than options like Confetti?
Posted by:
Laura (1099 Posts)
Hi Lesley,

We're setting up a list with whattogive - all seems pretty straight forward so far! I think it's a really good idea.
Posted by:
Donna (605 Posts)
Hi

We had one too - type in ***** ***** if you want to see ours. The photos were taken from Websites so a lot have disappeared since we made the list.

I thought it was really good.

We also had a small Debenhams list as they give you 50 for doing one there.

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Posted by:
Fruit Gum (7730 Posts)
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Recommendation for gift list, name and praise!
We didn't want to use Debenhams/John Lewis etc because why should our guests pay 20 per towel when they can get them elsewhere, just as nice for half the price or less?

Plus we had bad customer service when we went to Debenhams, so we decided to find something that stated what we would like, should guests like to buy us a gift, and meant that the guest could "cross it off" the list so other guests didn't get the same thing, but at the same time, buy the gift whereever they chose depending on their budget, or where they lived or whatever.

So we've used www.whattogive.com and I couldn't recommend the service more. With just over 2 weeks to go, I am SO glad we went with them. It's free to use, and really really works. People can log onto the list online, and set the gift as "promised" and then bring the gift on the day, or send it normally. For those without internet access, I gave them my Mum's telephone number and she gave information out over the phone and then promsied on their behalf.

Just thought it might be helpful
Posted by:
Cheesecake Factory (5949 Posts)
I think this is a fab idea and having looked at the website am recommending it to my friend who's getting married in August.

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Posted by:
black-saturn (11,448 Posts)
Subject:
Wedding Gift List - Which is the best one?
I'm overwhelmed by the amount of wedding gift list services there are. Which one did you use and was it any good? My cousin who is getting married in 3 months time has used the John Lewis one but the gifts on there look very expensive. I don't want my guests to feel pressured into buying an expensive gift.

Having said that I already have a house with everything I need in it. So do I need a wedding gift list? Are there any companies which do gift lists based on holidays? i.e. do Thomas Cook do one?
Posted by:
Fritha (431 Posts)
Subject:
Wedding Gift List - Which is the best one?
We're using http://www.whattogive.com it's internet based so it's easy to fill in and it's really flexible because you put anything you like from any shop on :-)
Posted by:
alison6692 (973 Posts)
Subject:
Wedding Gift List - Which is the best one?
I used these too. I was soo pleased with them! My guests found it easy to use too.

Feel free to view my old gift list - you need my old email

***********************

Love alison x

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Posted by:
RadoJo (85 Posts)
Does anyone know of a wedding list service where you can specify items from different retailers? I have found some which use different specified 'suppliers' but none where you can just pick the items and put a link onto a list - am I looking for something which doesn't exist? If so, would anyone out there like to help me leave my job and start running it? ;-)

Thanks in advance!
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alison6692 (943 Posts)
I used

www.whattogive.com

I was very pleased - feel free to pm me for my email address so you view my wedding list.

5* service from whattogive - we were really chuffed.

Love alison x

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Posted by:
AmyJ (202 Posts)


I'm not sure what we're doing yet to be honest, but I know we don't want a conventional list at a shop - I was just looking at www.whattogive.com as you can have a list there made up of absolutely anything you want, and from any shop/person. I'm not sure how good it is though, I don't know anyone who's used it, and the site was a bit slow. I like the idea though.

Friends of ours had their own gift list site which a techy mate set up, where (similar to the above) they made a list of stuff that they wanted, but didn't specify exactly what make/model/shop to get it from. As soon as guests knew what gift they were buying, there was a simple tick box system which meant that there were no duplicate presents, the couple got the things they needed, but there was still the element of surprise coz they hadn't trawled round a department store/website selecting exactly what they wanted.It turned out that practically all of their gifts were great, with just one or two exceptions!!

Let me know what you decide - we need to work out what we're going to be doing with ours, I have no clue! I don't think giving a list to my mum would be a great idea as people would be calling her from all over the country and she's a tad unorganised so I would worry that we'd end up with even more toasters than if we'd not had a list!
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Bouncy B (1339 Posts)
Thank you girls. The whattogive website looks really good actually. Very user friendly and perfect for us. My OH can set up a website like your friend's techy friend but he hasn't got the time really.

We also like the no expectations one
Posted by:
**katie** (34 Posts)
We're doing our gist list with whattogive. We've got it linked from our wedding path site with a reminder to people to mark the item as promised if they want to get it as it prevents duplications.

I was the same as you. Debenhams I find too expensive for what you get and wanted to be able to incorporate things from other shops as We already have most things we need.
Posted by:
honey_pots (229 Posts)
we will have one at debenhams and also a list on www.whattogive.com i didnt want our guests to be tied to stuff from debenhams (i'm worried they will think we're asking for too much so we're having some dvd's and stuff on the what to give list)
Posted by:
Fast Jane (192 Posts)


I'm using whattogive as well - we are having a small list with Debenhams, which you can link to from the list, and also putting some vouchers on there for B&Q and Thomas Cook. I like that it is very flexible!

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Posted by:
VJ (339 Posts)
Hiya! Did you all enjoy your pancakes last night?

There was a post on here not long ago with a link to a gift list site where overall, the person is giving money but you list different aspects of what the money is for. Eg: Parts of a car or a hotel room for the night.

Does anyone know what the site is and had any experience with it?

Thanks!!
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mrschef2b (2659 Posts)
you can do it on www.whattogive.com , i have a list on there it's cool
Posted by:
Ish 2 b (99 Posts)
Ive just looked on that what to give.com.....

It looks good im gonna mention it to my other half when get in...
Posted by:
VJ (339 Posts)
That WhatToGive looks really good but I can't believe it's enturely free!!!
Posted by:
Ish 2 b (99 Posts)
I know i dont understand why its free... But hey lets enjoy it!!!!!
Posted by:
mrschef2b (2659 Posts)
it's free cause all they do is show your list , they dont take payment order anything deliver anything etc etc it's literally just showing people ur list..

they have an thing on there where if you want you can contribute to the website to help keep it going

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Posted by:
sgle230678 (50 Posts)
Subject:
Anyone used HONEYMONEY
If you want to skip paying a fee try www.whattogive.com Same principle whereby you set up a virtual list of things to do on honeymoon and people can promise you it as a gift. You get an email which they can personalise with a message and then send you a cheque. They can also pay by paypal but that means paypal taking their fee so we have opted now just for cheque payment. Everyone has really loved it and have been excited about what they have bought us. We will also use the photos to send out as thank you cards. So far we have been given abut 800 in gifts which has been a right help in paying for the honeymoon, x

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