Attending birthday parties and selecting gifts for other people is a part of life that mostly all children experience as they grow up. Of course, finding the perfect gift can be a challenge for people of any age and it is often particularly difficult to find a gift to suit a child who seemingly has everything. Unique presents are hard to come by and it is usually even more difficult to narrow down exactly what a specific person would like. Thus, a service like Gift Hero is a godsend for many.
Started in 2009, Gift Hero is a website that offers unique products that will delight children and parents alike. Gift Hero includes a unique “gift finder” feature that allows a shopper to search for merchandise with ease. Toys can be searched via the age and gender of the receiver and price the giver wishes to spend. From that data there is a wealth of products to choose from. Nearly all of the toys found at Gift Hero have an educational aspect to them that lets kids learn as they play—the best of both worlds, especially for homeschoolers. Toys range from building blocks to art kits and items can be found that would please age ranges from infant to senior.
Gift Hero was founded on the concept that every child deserves to receive a gift that they will enjoy and every parent should also find the gifts their children receive to be useful and appropriate. The co-founders of Gift Hero, Lisa Fielding and Stefanie Katz-Rothman, are both mothers who assure customers that they only sell items that their children would enjoy and that they approve. Furthermore, Gift Hero is a charitable organization that is dedicated to teaching children the importance of charity and giving to those who are less fortunate. Thus, Gift Hero works with several charities in order to bring smiles to the faces of children that otherwise would not be able to afford the toys being offered.
Gift Hero is a very consumer-friendly business. Stefanie Katz-Rothman replied immediately to my inquiries about writing an article about Gift Hero and supplied insight into the reasons behind the creation of the service. According to Stefanie:
“When we launched in mid-2009 we had kids in nursery and lower elementary school and found ourselves constantly going to birthday parties and racing to the store all the time to buy gifts. We didn't know which toys would make great gifts and we wanted to steer away from mass brands. We wanted specialty, educational, different toys. So we started our own business. Our customers love us and they come to us for all of their gifting needs. Some love to stock up ahead of time - so we give 15% off 4 or more of a number of our favorite toys (see our stock up and save department: http://www.gifthero.com/Stock-Up-and-Save/departments/269/ ) and we have free shipping on orders over $75. Others shop party-to-party and come to us all the time and ship directly to the birthday kid. The feedback we’ve gotten is that our selection is amazing and that we make it so easy for people to buy a great toy. Our site is curated by us - we test everything we sell and don't offer anything we wouldn't want our own kids to receive. Our site is organized by age, gender and price so it is very easy to navigate - try our Gift Finder and you'll see!”
The Gift Hero staff was so happy to be mentioned on the Examiner that they have made a very generous offer to readers of this article. Anyone reading this will get 15% off orders placed by January 31, 2013 if they use the code: EX2103. Stock up and Save and free shipping for order over $75 can still be applied, even if this code is used to get the additional money off.
The Gift Hero website can be visited here: http://www.gifthero.com/
The Internet has vastly changed how people communicate—including how they shop for and find presents. A website like Gift Hero makes it easier than ever to find toys and games that are age appropriate and have educational merit. The website’s selection can also be used to make a homeschoolers curriculum more interesting and supply the recipients of the gifts with something that they will probably cherish, and learn from, for years to come.