gifting

WeChat users in China can now gift friends a Starbucks coffee via chat

Starbucks is furthering its push into China after it consummated its partnership with Tencent to introduce coffee gifting via WeChat, China’s top messaging app. WeChat, which recently revealed i

Jifiti’s new Messenger chatbot API will find you a gift even when you’re out of ideas

Jifiti, the startup attempting to reinvent digital gift-giving, announced this morning that their new chatbot API was approved by Facebook Messenger. It’s a big deal for the Columbus, OH startup, wh

SwiftGift Lets You Send Presents Via Facebook

'Tis the season for gift-giving, which is presumably why stealthy U.K. startup SwiftGift -- founded back in 2013 -- is unwrapping its gifting-made-easy service to launch in beta today, ahead of the ho

Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog... the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart.

Gratafy Lets You Send Food & Drink Gifts To Friends Using Just Their Email Or Phone Number

Starting today, you can send your friends and family members gifts using only their email address or phone number. This new trick comes from Gratafy, a Seattle-based social gifting platform launched l

Amazon’s New Social Gifting Service “Amazon Birthday Gift” Leverages Facebook, Competes With Facebook’s Own Gifts

Stealing a page right out of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/aggregift-turns-anything-on-amazon-into-a-crowdfunded-group-gift/">a startup called Aggregift's</a> playbook, Amazon today

Sincerely’s New “Thoughtfulness Engine” Will Help You Remember Birthdays & Special Occasions, Won’t Spam You With Alerts

<a target="_blank" href="http://sincerely.com/">Sincerely</a>, the mobile gifting startup behind <a target="_blank" href="http://postagramapp.com/">postcard</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://si

Honeymoon Registry Wanderable Comes To iPhone, Lets Couples Edit Registries & Send Out Thank You’s On The Go

Palo Alto-based <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wanderable.com">Wanderable</a>, a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/17/500-startups-fourth-demo-day/">500 Startups-backed</a> company de

Aggregift Turns Anything On Amazon Into A Crowdfunded, Group Gift

A new gifting startup called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aggregift.com">Aggregift</a> is launching an entirely new way to purchase goods on Amazon. The company, which has been quietly runni

WishPop For iPad Brings Gift Wish Lists And Thank You Cards To Kids, Helps Grown-Ups Know What To Buy

<a target="_blank" href="http://appstore.com/wishpop">WishPop</a>, an iPad application designed to help children, parents, and other family members better manage gift lists and thank you notes, is lau

Sesame, The Newly-Launched Mobile Gifting App For iPhone, Becomes An Online Store

Question: when does your mobile app also need a web experience? Answer: when the app is essentially an e-commerce shop. <a target="_blank" href="http://sincerely.com/sesame">Sesame</a>, the recently

Lightbank-Backed Boomerang Debuts A Social Gifting Platform For Brands And Businesses

<a target="_blank" href="https://rang.com/">Boomerang</a>, the Chicago-based social gifting service which sprung up this summer as a way for users to send gifts to friends (<a href="https://beta.tech

Social Gifting App Wrapp Hits 1 Million Users (Because People Like Free Stuff)

Social gifting startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wrapp.com/">Wrapp</a> is today announcing that it has grown its user base to 1 million within fourteen months - proof that people really d

Mobile Gifting Startup Sincerely Launches Sesame, An App For Sending Themed Gift Boxes From Your Phone

<a target="_blank" href="http://sincerely.com">Sincerely</a>, the company known for its mobile photo postcard and greeting card apps, is today expanding upon its vision to become a full-on mobile gift

Lightbank-Backed Social Gifting Platform Boomerang Expands To 3 New Cities, Launches Mobile Apps

<a target="_blank" href="https://rang.com/">Boomerang</a>, the Facebook-based gifting service that launched its beta test in Chicago earlier this year, just announced that it is now expanding beyond i

Gyft Is Moving The Plastic Gift Card Industry To Your iPhone

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.gyft.com/">Gyft</a>, a new mobile application launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allows you to buy, save and redeem gift cards using your mobile phone. Unlike the

Give The Gift Of Startups: Just Because Lets You Give Freebies To Friends From The Startups You Love

Are you dying to tell your friends about all the new startups you read about on TechCrunch? A newly launched <a target="_blank" href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-because-.../id538178578?mt=8">

Postagram, Sincerely’s Mobile Postcards App, Now Offers Tracking, Scannable Stamps & A Little Something Called “Magic”

<a href="http://sincerely.com/">Sincerely</a>, the startup behind a range of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, including <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/postagram/id429264904?mt=8

Gift VC games to your Wii Pals

Nintendo, I love you, I really do. I’ve been a fan since Day 1. Well, at least from what I remember. You were my first game console and I still play Tetris and get extremely giddy when others ha