Thankful Registry continues its emphasis on thoughtful gift giving

When TechCrunch first covered gift registry platform Thankful Registry eleven years ago, its philosophy was turning the act of asking for gifts into a mindful process, instead of a greedy grab for stu

&Open raises $7.2M from First Round Capital and LocalGlobe to send gifts at scale

We live in a world where companies have to send out “gifts” to individuals. Chocolate bars. Bottles of wine. You name it. Companies are gifting it. But right now, that operation is buried

Amazon Moments lets developers reward customers with actual gifts, not just virtual ones

App and web developers are always trying to figure out better ways of keeping their users engaged on their platforms for longer. Today, Amazon is launching a service that it hopes those developers wil

Target partners with Honeyfund to add cash gifts to its wedding registry

Chalk one up to the power of media exposure. The team responsible for building Target’s online registry saw Honeyfund appear on “Shark Tank,” and thought it would be cool to integrat

Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans

Here’s a great present for a sports fan this holiday season: Fanchest is a Brooklyn-based startup that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift. The boxes start at $59 and include about

Books and roses

Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya's equivalent of Valentine's day. But as well as giving l

8 great gifts for your favorite frequent flyer

Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for o

Don’t know what they want? Give a pre-swappable Snappy Gift

Gift cards are soulless and buying the wrong gift leads to annoying returns. But you might not know if your loved one would prefer a drone, action camera or a VR headset. With Snappy Gifts, they get t

9 Etsy-Made Gifts That Keep Holiday Giving Weird

I’ve always found that the weirder gifts, no matter how much they cost, are the ones that people appreciate the most. Sure, you could send someone a boring gift card or a basic-ass iPhone case,

Amazon Launches Surprise!, A Facebook-Powered App For Sending Personalized E-Cards

Amazon today has rolled out a new mobile application for iOS and Android users called Surprise! that allows you to send e-cards to friends and family to celebrate various occasions like birthdays, ann

Provide Commerce Acquires Mobile Gifting Startup Sincerely, Will Expand Into New Categories & Apps In 2014

<a target="_blank" href="">Sincerely</a>, the mobile gifting startup behind the Postagram, Ink, and Sesame apps which allow users to send everything from postcards to greeting car

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

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="">Wanderable</a>, a <a href="">500 Startups-backed</a> company designe

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

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

Slow To Rev Up, Gifts and User Promoted Posts Generated Under $5M In Facebook Q4 Revenue

As Facebook looks for new ways to make money, it disclosed during its Q4 2012 earnings call today that its Gifts product and promoted user posts functionality accounted for less than $5 million of Fac

Following’s Lead, Amazon Adds Facebook-Enabled Gift Suggestions

Amazon today announced a new feature called <a target="_blank" href="">Friends and Family Gifting</a>, aimed at helping customers better organize their gift lists

Punchbowl Partners With A Dozen Retailers To Add A Gift Card Option To Its Greeting Cards

<a target="_blank" href="">Punchbowl</a>, the party planning site that expanded into digital greeting cards last year, is today announcing a series of new partnerships that wi

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

<a target="_blank" href="">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

No Luck With Facebook Gifts? Giftivo Offers More Customizable Recommendations, Filtered By Price

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but some startup founders already have their sights set on the holidays. Case in point, the launch of <a target="_blank" href="">Giftivo</a>, a n

Facebook Gifts Get Charitable: You Can Now Give The Gift Of Donations To Your Friends

Facebook Gifts launched with the ability for you to buy something meaningful for a friend or family member on the social network. <a href="
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