National Siblings Day 2016
giftypants wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my siblings. My childhood was marked with many family moves as we crisscrossed the States and a few foreign locations as my family followed my Father’s career in the U.S. Army. Families like mine are built upon the strength of family relationships. With four siblings, two sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews that number into the double digits, my family is stretched from one side of the U.S. to the other. So today, separated by long distances, we celebrate each other’s big events with calls and video chatting. And of course, lots of presents.
These days I’m embarking on a new challenge as I build giftypants – and its origins start with my family. The challenges of keeping up with the special dates for everyone in my family was the genesis of giftypants. Early on one of the names that was kicked around for the site was “Bad Aunt”, because I was often tardy getting gifts sent on time.
In a conversation with my husband, it occurred to us that e-commerce sites were extremely poor in helping me manage my large family and the many times each year I needed to get gifts into the mail. Additionally, finding gifts is tedious and time consuming. These challenges led to the creation of our gift discovery platform.
So this is how giftypants works – you tell us the event and person you want to be reminded to buy a gift for (i.e., Birthday, Anniversary, and Valentines). We then send you a reminder well in advance of the event along with a customized gift list based on their personality (which takes just two seconds to fill out). giftypants also serves as a gifting website where we show you the coolest and best gifts out there, along with many curated gifts list.
Today I thank my siblings for a lifetime of fun, love and support. If it wasn’t for them, giftypants wouldn’t be here. Happy National Siblings Day! Love, Caki
The giftypants crew!