A Registry Made With Santa in Mind?

Christmas is hard work, yo.  The baking, the decorating, the shopping.  Whew.  I needs a vacay just thinking about it.

What if your shopping could be made easier?  What if there was one place to find all the wishes and wants of your loved ones? (nope, not Amazon wish list) What if I told you there’s a registry site for that?  WHAT IF?!

Nope, Mrs. Tucker is not playin’.  She wouldn’t do that to you so close to Christmas.

What is this wondrous registry I’m talking about? Checked Twice registry.

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image source: checkedtwice

I first heard of the service through a friend of mine when she posted a link to the company on facebook (Oh hai, Jonna!).  You can pop over there, HERE.

The company has been reviewed by Lifehacker, Apartment Therapy and Cool Mom Tech, just to name a few.

Here’s what Checked Twice sez: Create a wishlist containing items you love from around the web. Share with your friends and family and see their wishlists too. No more stress in finding the perfect gift so you can enjoy the occasions that matter most. It’s great for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and all the moments in between.

One feature includes being able to check-off gifts that you have purchased.  The recipient can’t see what is checked, only those shopping can.  You know what this means, right?  No more duplicate gifts.

I see your eyeballs growing wide with wonder!  It’s like a Christmas gift for you that lasts all year long, through each and every giving season.

Using the service seems pretty straight-forward: Give them your name and email.  Wait for a verification email.  BAM!  You’re in.

If you’re a GIMME YOUR LIST kinda shopper, then this may be what you’ve been waiting for.

Has anyone already signed up?  If you have, pop in and let us know what you think.

If you haven’t, do you think you would?  Let us know, too!

Happy Shopping, y’all!

DISCLAIMER: I will not use this registry.  WHAT?  Why?  Hang on, hear me out…I am one of those people that listens all year long, jotting down specific spoke-about needs and wants, squirreling away the list until I’m ready to go shopping.  I LOVE IT!  I know I’m in the minority.  I know most of y’all want a list from those you’re shopping for, dang it!  If I had to get a list, it would take all the fun out of giving for me, but I can see how this service could be a HUGE help to most.  That’s why I’m posting…FOR YOU!

I’m stubborn, not stupid!

 

 

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Comments

  1. That is an awesome idea! I normally keep short lists with Amazon (you can add stuff from anywhere and you can create wish lists for other people), but I may have to give this a go! Seems like if you can get the people closest to you using it, can be really helpful.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Exactly! I think that is the intent behind the idea.

      • You’re right Tanea! I’m Andrew, one of the founders of CheckedTwice. We shop at Amazon all the time, but it was too hard to get the entire family using their wishlists for holiday planning. CheckedTwice starts off a little like evite: sign up, create your family, invite people to join the family. Everybody who joins can see everybody else’s list. Done and done!

  2. And Mrs Tucker! Thanks for getting the word out about our site. But I think you should use it, too! Our site allows you to add SURPRISE gifts to family member’s lists. The recipient won’t see it, so it’s a surprise to them. But everybody else in the family can see it.

    Mrs Tucker, you should let your year long gifting genius shine through. Add your ideas as surprise gifts to your family’s wishilsts and your ideas can inspire others in your family to give great gifts too!

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      #1) Call me Patti. #2) It really is a great idea. I know LOTS of folks who are list oriented, but…

      I will think about it. How’s that?

  3. My husband’s family would love this; they are very Christmas list oriented.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      Yes! I knew so many of you guys would LOVE this idea.

    • Hi Pary Moppins! Awesome handle.

      My wife and I are in a CheckedTwice family for my extended family (a.k.a. The Swicks) and then also in a CheckedTwice family for my in-laws (a.k.a. The Tsiens & Tuckers). We’re able to maintain one list and then share it with both sides of the family.

      That’s also really nice once you have kids and needs to share their lists with the grandparents.

  4. Thanks for sharing this, I would love to use it for my kids to give to their grandparents! And then to have the grandparents share their list with us, what a wonderful idea!

  5. I am so with you on the disclaimer. While I think that Checked Twice is a fabulous idea and a fabulous service, I like to pay attention throughout the year and buy gifts based on what I hear family members say. My husband’s family has always utilized lists. By Thanksgiving we were all to put together a list of exactly what we wanted and that is exactly what we’d get. No surprises. No creativity or thoughtfulness involved. My sister-in-law even threatened my now-grown children that if she didn’t have their list, they wouldn’t get a present. Fa La Freakin’ La.

    • Mrs. Tucker says:

      HA! Holy Smokes, have I heard this list mentality before! Ba-humbug, much?!

      Yet, we are all knit together differently, and I understand many love a list! I see the value for grandparents living away and not being as close to the itty-bitties. The list would help, especially when it came to duplicates.

  6. What an awesome service! I wish I’d thought of that…probably makes for a successful business. Thanks for sharing all the details! 🙂

  7. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning says:

    What a wonderful idea! I so need the family to do something like this. Stopping by from the Pin It Monday Party!

  8. Popping and to say hello from the blog hop. This is a great idea! I always struggle when buying gifts for others.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. My family and I have used Checked Twice for several years now – we love it! Some of the gifts my adult kids list are very specific, but many are much looser – like “books and gadgets for home brewing” or “I need a new sweater – not too heavy, any color except red”, etc. The site is extremely useful when finding gifts for my grandkids – my daughter-in-law , like other family members, puts up a few specific things, but also gives me many general categories. It is such a help!
    This is a terrific site – and trust me, you can still be very creative with your gifts!

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