Social Media and the Secret to Valentine’s Gifts
Posted by Reed Pankratz
Guys, this one is for you. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and you need to buy a gift. This is a long, terrible and frustrating process. Let’s take a look at how we used to have to pick out a gift for our significant others.
+ Favorite Color
+ Color of Her Eyes
+ Context Clues from Conversations
+ Help from Her Sister
+ Help from Your Sister
+ Her Birthstone
+ What She Already Has
+ What Direction The Wind Blows
+ How Full is the Moon
+ The Mayan Calendar
+ The Chinese Calendar
- What Her Friends Have
- What Her Enemies Have
- What Her Frenemies Have
- What Her Ex Gave Her
- Things that Remind Her of Her Ex
It was an equation that took hours, days and even weeks to compute.
Now, I am about to give you the key to shopping for gifts for not just your significant other, but your sisters and mother as well. But, heed my warning. Some of you may have to swallow a tiny bit of your pride. There is a tool out there that can compute this entire equation for you and guarantee that the recipient of the gift will love it. Those of you who are afraid may leave now.
Yup. Pinterest. It is the solution to all of your problems. Now, I know that you think that it is ‘girly’ but you’re going to have to get over yourself. I’m not telling you that you need to create a bunch of boards and pin what you want (although I have, and it is pretty cool). But, there is a high likelihood that the person you are shopping for is on Pinterest.
So, what does it all mean? What is Pinterest?
In the simplest form, Pinterest is a social platform that is dominated by the female population where people ‘pin’ and ‘like’ things that they find interesting, fun or cute. It is an online bulletin board of everything someone would want to have in their life broken to into section such as home, fashion or travel.
I’ll dumb it down for you even more. A person’s Pinterest board is a collection of all the things people would want and love to have. All you have to do is find something on that board you can afford and buy it. That’s it. The links are even there to take you to the store (most of the time) where you can purchase the items. All the guesswork is gone. Poof. Vanished. Pinterest is like gold for gift giving. Heck, you may even be giving some gold you found on Pinterest (jewelry seems to be a popular item).
So there you have it. Gift giving made simple. You’re welcome!
There is also a new social platform similar to Pinterest that is in Beta and it is for men. It is called Gentlemint. Feel free to check it out, I’ve already requested my invite to join early.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve ‘pinned’, purchased or given as a gift lately?
- Reed Pankratz
About Reed PankratzInbound Marketing Manager @ UniversityParent. Kansan turned Boulderite. Avid K-State Fan. Golfer. Aspiring Skier. Cook. Blogger. Drinker of Good Beer. If you can't find Reed online, you can probably find him attending one of Boulder's finest events like Boulder Open Coffee Club, Caffeinated Mornings, and Ignite Boulder.
Posted on February 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged gentlemint, gift giving, gifts, gifts for her, pinterest, shopping, social media, valentines, valentines day. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.