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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


With gift giving season quickly approaching, I wanted to share this incredible new site that is sure to cure all of your gift giving woes: Wantful.

I first heard of this new project a few weeks ago from a fellow blogger & dear friend of mine, Carina Skrobecki, and it may be the coolest thing I've seen in a while. The premise is this:

If you've ever struggled with buying a gift, or gotten a gift you didn't love, we built this for you. 

We've partnered with hundreds of the most uncommon brands and artisans in the world to find exceptional products you'll be excited to give and thrilled to get. 

And around these products, we've drafted an entirely new experience that makes gift giving personal again, and equally special whether you're spending thirty dollars or hundreds. 


Here's how they do it:
1. Tell Wantful a little bit about the person you're buying for...
2. They'll help you curate a selection of sixteen perfect gift options...
3. The collection is printed and presented in a customized gift book...
4. The recipient picks the gift they love most and it's delivered right to their doorstep!

Mission Accomplished. Pretty awesome, right? And in case I haven't already convinced you, Wantful is chock full of products from hundreds of unique brands, craftsmen, makers & artists from around the world so you're bound to find something to fit the taste, style and preference of whomever it is you're shopping for. Through this project, Wantful also seeks to help tell the stories of the very artists and designers who make their products for the greater good-- "Not only do we want to showcase their products, but we want to showcase who they are, and why they do it". Over the coming weeks and months, stories on the Wantful artists will be posted on their Tumblr, here.

Take a hop, skip, and a jump on over to and check it out for yourself. It's free to sign up and so much fun to play around with/explore! Happy gifting!

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