WHAT IS A GIFT CIRCLE?
Gift Circle is an online tool that allows you to easily build and swap gift lists with friends and family. It’s a great way to save time and money whilst ensuring you get the right gift every time.
DOES IT COST ME ANYTHING?
No. Gift Circle is a free resource. Create an account for life and add to it whenever you want.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I RESERVE AN ITEM ON SOMEONE’S GIFT LIST?
Once you’ve reserved an item on someone’s gift list that item is no longer available for other members of the list to reserve. You can reserve as many gifts as you like but make sure that you remove them if you don’t end up buying them.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LISTS ARE EDITED?
If you change your list after a friend has reserved or bought something, we drop them an email to let them know. Equally, if something you're getting is edited, we send you an email, even if you're unsubscribed. No nasty surprises on the big day.
When do I use it?
Add to your list whenever you have a new gift idea and check friends and families lists whenever there's an upcoming occasion.
Circle? Friends? How can I manage my acquaintances?
To help categorise people and to refine your gift lists you can invite specific people to specific lists. So you can be as public or as private with each list as suits the event.
What does the friend request e-mail say?
Hi "Their Name" ,
"Your Name" wants to know what you'd like for Christmas.
Gift Circle is the great new place where friends and family get together to swap gift lists and find out what to buy each other to celebrate special occasions. Join up now and create a list of gifts you'd like - it could make a special occasion great!
I WANT TO ADVERTISE / BE AFFILIATED WITH YOU!
Great, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALRIGHT, I’M IN HOW CAN I LET MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW WHAT I WANT?
If you're signed up, all you need to do is go to Dashboard and hit "New List". Give it a name and if you want, an expiry date. Add your gifts and add some friends and you're off.
Create a list to ask for gifts you want in three easy steps...
Sign up and start a list, it's easy and fast.
Get the Gift Circle button. Browse your favourite online stores and add gifts to your list.
Invite friends and family to join your Gift Circle to see your list and create and share their own.
Now all you've got to do is wait for the day you'll be getting gifts you can really get excited about!
HOW DO I VIEW SOMEONE ELSE'S GIFT LIST?
To view a gift list you need to be friends with the gift list creator. Then just click on the user in your 'Friends' page (you need to be logged in) and you will be shown their most recent gift lists. Click the relevant gift list and start browsing for a gift.
HOW DO I SHARE MY LIST WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY?
Once you have created a list you will be given the opportunity to invite your friends to view it. All you need to do is add their e-mail address and they will get a link to your gift list.
CAN I EDIT or delete THE DETAILS OF A LIST
Yes. Just head to a list then click "Edit List Details".
HOW DO I MANAGE MY PROFILE?
Simple! Click your own name at the top right of any page, then hit Edit My Profile.
SOMETHING’S NOT WORKING, WHAT DO I DO?
If something isn't working how you would expect it to work please get in contact with us at email@example.com and we will set it right as quickly as possible.
CAN I STOP GIFT CIRCLE FROM E-MAILING ME?
Yes! Navigate to the list through the dashboard and hit Unsubscribe. Alternatively, if you buy something from the list we'll assume you don't want any more emails from that list unless it's directly related to what you've bought for someone.
Equally, if you are extremely interested in a list and other gifts on it, you can always re-subscribe to the emails from a list by returning to it after you've bought something and hitting that button.
GET THE BROWSER BUTTON
When you go to add gifts to your list, you can optionally decide to add a button to your bookmarks toolbar in your browser by clicking "Get the Browser Button". This streamlines the gift adding process by letting you click the button when you're on any other site and automatically add what you're looking at to one of your lists.
Using this method you can still browse your favourite online stores in your usual way while creating your lists.
Here's a handy guide to the most popular browsers and how to make them show the Bookmarks (or Favourites) Toolbar.
- Firefox: Right click on an open area of the Firefox menu near the top of your screen, then check Bookmarks Toolbar . Alternatively, Press Alt, then V, then T, then B.
- Chrome: Click on the wrench icon in the top right, go to Bookmarks , then check Show Bookmarks Bar . Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + B (Windows) or Command + B (Mac) at the same time.
- Safari: Click on the gear icon in the top right, and tick Show Bookmarks Toolbar . Alternatively, Press Command + B (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + B (Windows) at the same time.
- IE9: Right click on an open area of the Internet Explorer menu near the top of your screen, then check Favourites Bar . Alternatively, Press Alt, click View, then Toolbars. Now click Favorites bar
- IE7 or IE8: Click Tools, then Toolbars. Now click Favourites Bar.s
Buy gifts that people want in three easy steps.....
Sign up - it's easy and fast.
Invite all the people you buy gifts for to join you on Gift Circle and make a list of things they want and share it with you. All you need is their email address.
Browse a list and select a gift you'd like to buy to reserve it to your shopping list. Follow the link to the store where the person who wants it found it, and buy it.
If you're Christmas shopping you can move from list to list selecting and reserving gifts to your shopping list. You can see at a glance what you've got for who, and what you're spending.
HOW CAN I ADD/INVITE SOMEONE TO SEE MY LIST?
Choose the gift list you want that friend to be able to view and click the add friends button.
I’VE INVITED SOMEONE TO MY LIST BUT I CAN’T SEE THEIR LISTS.
In order to be able to see a friends list they have to invite you to the list.
I INVITED SOMEONE TO MY LIST BUT THEY DIDN’T GET THE INVITE.
Check the details you entered were correct and make sure you have the recipients current e-mail address.
IF I RESERVE OR CLICK THE’ ITEM BOUGHT’ BUTTON, WILL THE USER BE NOTIFIED?
Reserving items is done behind the scenes so that a user can't see who's buying what; just like a wedding register, no more double present embarrassments. Likewise the bought item button is there to help you organise your shopping list and the recipient will not be notified.
ONCE I'VE CHOSEN THE GIFT WHERE DO I BUY IT?
We use the information supplied by the gift list creator to help you find the perfect gift. Once you've found a gift that you want to get, click the browse button to get our suggested retailers.
I STILL LIKE GOING TO THE SHOPS, CAN I STILL USE GIFT CIRCLE WITHOUT DOING ALL MY SHOPPING ONLINE?
Of course! The shopping list is designed to be printer friendly, reserve your presents using Gift Circle and print out your Shopping Basket.