It is well said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Until you are faced with a problem, you cannot come up with a solution. Boy Gift Save founders were presented with this very phenomenon when they came up with an innovative idea for a startup, BUYGIFTSAVE.COM
Anyone invited to a child’s event always has the same question, “what gift should I get?” As a parent, you would prefer money be deposited into your child’s savings account, however, that is often seen as rude. So, rather than helping your child with their financial future; we know how expensive college tuition is these days, we end with a closet full of unwanted toys. Gift giving and the proper etiquette when it comes to gift giving is always a topic of conversation. Especially since monetary gifting differs so much amongst different cultures. BuyGiftSave.com took all this into consideration and came up with responsible gift giving.
BuyGiftSave.com unique concept addresses the core issue of managing a child’s financial future. Whether it be a birthday party, Communion, Christmas, Hanukkah or any event in between, children are bombarded with gifts for every occasion. And let’s face it, kids don’t play with half of them. In fact, they are likely to be more excited about the packaging than the actual toy.
Founders, Met and Inna encountered the same issue when they came home from their five year old’s birthday party with two car loads of unwanted toys. Their son had no interest in playing with any of his toys, what he really wanted was a few dollars to buy games on his IPad and what his parents wanted was that money spent on gifts to go into his savings account. This is where BuyGiftSave.com can help.
I happened to stumble across the site while planning for my sons 10th birthday. After doing some research on my own I ended up creating an account to get a better idea of how the whole thing works. It took only a matter of minutes to get everything set up. Once you have an account you can then "Create An Event". Its pretty much an invitation you fill out with party details like date, time and place, location etc. You will also add your bank account information here. Your bank account will be kept private. The people you send the invitations to will be able to send money via your bank account without having access to your information. If your kids are like mine then they are all over the new video games and gear. Most times they would prefer money to buy a new game or money for ITunes gift cards. That's my favorite part about the site. You don't have to personally ask family and friends for money. They simply will have that option once they receive an invite.
The next step of the process is choosing toys from the list of toys on the site. Family and friends can purchase toys from the list you created and Buy Gift Save will ship them directly to you. After that all you have to do is send out the invitation to your loved ones.
Now meet the founders, Met and Inna.
Met is an entrepreneur who has jumpstarted three successful start-ups. His innovative ideas and problem solving nature is the reason for his success. He has a detail oriented work style and has experience of more than one and a half decades as an entrepreneur and in sales management. He has been in the real estate market and retail industry in the past and is a successful owner of nine restaurant start-ups in the NYC area.
Inna worked in property management for Real Estate Companies. She left her job once she became a mom in 2010 and now as a mother of three children she can relate to how important it is to save for children’s future more than ever. When Met presented her the idea for a business which would allow parents to save for their children’s future, she happily agreed to partner in it as she too was a victim of unnecessary and unwanted gifts.
The innovative concept allows parents to create an event for any occasion, create a registry for their little ones, send out invitations and link a bank account so that monetary gifts could be deposited into their account in a matter of minutes. Best of all it can all be done in one place with just a few clicks. And for the gift givers, it takes the guesswork out of gifting. Leaving the gift givers feeling gratified that their gift is helping the child’s long term future. Responsible gift giving at its best!
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