My last birthday was moderately eventful at best. Sure I got to have dinner with my parents, followed by a gathering with some of my closest friends where I even received a few gifts.
But birthday parties just arenâ€™t like they used to be. Gone are the days of inviting your friends from school to come over for a big celebration full of games and shenanigans. Not to mention tons of candy, a massive birthday cake, and exciting gifts from every friend.
It was simpler times. And as a young child, your gift receiving tastes could easily be satisfied. A Nerf gun or Barbie doll would fill the empty void and everyone knew it. Gift giving was easy, just go buy pretty much anything from Toysâ€Râ€Us and youâ€™ll be happy. The simple fact of receiving anything from your friends was all you needed.
Bringing back any fond memories?
Sorry but time to bring you back to reality.
Youâ€™re older now and a bit more mysterious. You donâ€™t go blabbing about what you want every 2 minutes and your gift interests might not exactly be public knowledge. Even your best friends probably donâ€™t know what you want for you birthday.
And even when they do ask what you want, you canâ€™t just say you would be happy with anything. We all know you wouldnâ€™t be too enthused if you opened a box full of socks. Then againâ€¦ all of yours have holes in them. Might be a good gift after all.
Bad example. But you get the point.
Not to mention just saying â€œanythingâ€ leaves way too much to think about. Anything is a pretty long list for someone to go through and your birthday is next week.
The Problem with â€œAnythingâ€
Imagine it this way.
Humor me for a second and play a game:
I need you to do two 10 second tasks.
Step 1: Take the next ten seconds to think of as many things that are white.
Did you do it? How many did you get?
Here we go again.
Step 2: Now this time I want you to think of as many white things as you can in your fridge? Go!
How many this time?
Chances are that you probably thought of nearly as many the first time as you did the second. It may have even been easier when thinking about the fridge. How is that? The first time you had thousands upon thousands of white items you could have called on. Whereas your fridge has maybe 7-8 possible white items.
Hereâ€™s the point Iâ€™m trying to make. Itâ€™s all about having a specific point of reference. By narrowing down the options of where to look, we make it a lot easier to find something more specific. Like a gift.
The only problem is how do we narrow down the infinite world of gifts to one narrow list?
The Ultimate Gift Wish list
The thoughtful creators of All I Wish Is, realized this problem and have found a solution. By creating an app where you can create a detailed wish list that combines multiple online retailers.
Whether youâ€™ve been eyeing up those new Converse All-Stars on Amazon.com. That new Fossil Purse from The Bay. Or a PS4 from Walmart. Itâ€™s all there.
With a simple search feature, you simply look up the items your heart most truly desires, add it to your birthday wish list, and share it with your friends and family.
Voila! Just like that.
No one is left in the dark and you get the gifts you actually want this year.
You can also connect with your friends through the app and share gift interests on a regular basis. That way, when you forget that Beckyâ€™s birthday is next week and youâ€™re panicking because you donâ€™t know what to get her. You wonâ€™t have to look farâ€” since it will be neatly shared on her All I Wish Is profile.
Never Overthink a Gift Again
Doesnâ€™t that all just sound so much easier than spending a frantic evening at the mall going from store to store, hoping that you stumble on the right gift?
By using All I Wish Is, your gift giving and gift receiving world will never be the same again. No more opening gifts followed by drastic disappointment.
Relive the days of being 8 years old. Find that inner child whose eyes lit up when they ripped that wrapping paper and were astonished to behold exactly what their hearts desired. It may sound like a fantasy, but it doesnâ€™t have to be.