It's possible that I'm the most indecisive person on the entire planet. I will agonize over a decision for weeks. Months, even! I've had paint swatches left on walls for ridiculous lengths of time because I couldn't figure it out. When it comes time to send a gift, I will sometimes avoid birthday events altogether because I . . . can't . . . even . . . deal with it.
It's not that I don't care. I'm just REALLY bad at this stuff. My senses get overloaded with options. I'm also an insanely busy person, so the thought of getting wrapped up in the process kind of stresses me out.
How to Send a Gift Now. Like, Right Now.
Nate's been working so hard and spending all of his down time trying to help out with the house (which is a complete and utter disaster right now, despite our best efforts . . . life with three sick kids is brutal). He deserved something special.
This awesome company called Spoil reached out and asked if I'd work with them to send a gift to Nate as a surprise. My initial thought was, “Oh heck no! To send a gift, I have to pick out a gift. I'm not going down that rabbit hole.” But a visit to their site showed that their concept makes it SUPER easy.
1. You go onto the website and are presented with simple options. What occasion are you celebrating? Is this for a male or female?
2. Select a theme based on six broad characteristics. Then you can share 3-4 more specifics about the person you want to send a gift to. Do they like designer apparel? Home decor? Spa stuff? If those questions baffle you, you can opt to let Spoil curate the box for you without any more details.
You have the option of entering a couple sentences about your giftee to let the curators know more. So if the person you need to send a gift to happens to be really obsessed with comic books and you know nothing about this subject, you're golden. I opted for a “Classy & Designer” gift and indicated that Nate has a traditional style and lives an adventurous, on-the-go lifestyle. I'd say they hit the nail on the head!
3. Finally, indicate what value you want ($35, $50, $80, $100, $250 or $500) and write a message that the recipient can retrieve with a secret code.
BOOM. Done. Spoil will send a gift that's perfect for the person you have in mind. So you can put your mind to other things.
Are you the type who relishes in gift-picking, or do you go all “deer in headlights” like me when it's time to send a gift?