Mother's Day Gift Giving Made Easy

April 18, 2016

I am member of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

You all know that Evite is a fabulous spot to find creative and fun online invitations, but did you know they’re now making our lives even easier by offering a gift giving option? It’s true – they now have a handy dandy app called Evite Instant Gifts! Y’all – I am the QUEEN of last minute. Seriously – I THRIVE on procrastination! Even if I happen to shop early for a holiday or birthday, I still manage to send the gift late. I have great intentions, but perhaps my follow-through leaves something to be desired? As you can imagine, I was THRILLED to see that Evite has my back! Really – using their new Instant Gifts App was easy peasy and meant that my gift was not only awesomesauce, but it will be ON TIME to boot! #winwin

 

Best part...I did all the shopping in my jammies! ;)

 

Here’s how it works...

 

Download the Evite Instant Gifts app here (currently only available for iOS).

 

Sign into your existing account, or if you’ve been living under a rock (because who hasn’t used Evite?!), create an account, then start shopping! You can filter by occasion (I chose Mother’s Day, since it’s just around the corner), stores, and even budget. There are many fabulous shops to choose from: Sur La Table, J Crew, 1-800 Flowers, Amazon, just to name a few. I took a gander at what all stores had to offer, because I didn’t have an idea as to what I wanted to purchase for my mother-in-law. I found so many great items that I had a hard time narrowing it down! Did I want a cookbook from Barnes & Noble? A necklace from Lord & Taylor? Decisions, decisions...!

I built a list of items to save for later (you know...for the husband to go back and look at to purchase for me *wink wink*), then narrowed it down and selected the perfect gift for her. May or may not be one of the items pictured here...have to keep that part a surprise! ;) I especially liked that I was able to set a future date for the gift to be sent (Mother’s Day itself in this case).

When checking out, I was able to add the estimated amount to cover both the sales tax and the retailer’s shipping. And I didn’t have to worry about looking up her address – once she receives the notification, she’ll do that on her end. On Mother’s Day, my MIL will receive an email (you can also choose to have a text message sent) with a gift card indicating what we picked out for her. On the off chance she isn’t completely head over heels in love with what we chose, she has the freedom to pick something out for herself using the amount of the gift card.

And that was it folks – shopping made simple from the couch in my jammies! The hardest part of the whole process was deciding what to actually purchase.

 

Why should you use Evite Instant Gifts? In their words “With Evite Instant Gifts you can send that thoughtful gift within seconds – without having to worry about knowing a shipping address, or having to guess product details such as size, color or style. The recipient makes all those decisions when they redeem their gift online or in-store.”

 

Evite, my friend, you had me at “within seconds...” – remember when I said I am the procrastination queen? Yeah – now I have no excuses for gifts to be sent late!! #BeThere #Evite

 

Happy early Mother’s Day to all you fabulous mommas out there! xo...

 

This post was sponsored by the Evite Influencer Program.

 

 

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