Hopeless at remembering birthdays? Constantly forgetting your anniversary date? You’re not alone.
A Norwegian medical study showed that men are more hopeless than women when it comes to remembering special occasions, and a survey by UK Cosmopolitan Magazine found that 40% of UK couples have fought over this very fact.
While this news may come as no surprise to many, with modern lives getting increasingly busy, and multitasking becoming the new status quo, remembering all those important life moments – from first kisses to monumental birthdays – is no mean feat, whatever our gender.
In fact, a study by The Telegraph found that adults in general forget an average of three things per day, and that one in five have fallen out with a friend over a forgotten date or event.
So, what’s the solution?
Calendar reminders and smartphone alerts are helpful up to a point, keeping the date on your radar, but what about the actual gift-buying part? Maybe there’s no time for shopping as the day grows closer, and finally you end up sending a birthday text or making last minute reservations at a mediocre restaurant.
Cue gift-sending startup, SenditLater, whose mission is to keep you out of the doghouse for good.
How it works
After creating a free online account, users write a personal message, choose a gift – ranging from Bitcoins and Amazon Gift Cards to Soft Toys and Experiences – and then select a delivery date.
From several days to several years in advance, there’s no limit to how far into the future you can schedule your delivery, allowing you to “premember” any special occasion at any time, and tick it off your list when it suits you.
Plus, you only need to remember an important date once – SenditLater lets you set recurring gift delivery dates, ensuring belated birthday greetings and missed anniversary flowers are a thing of the past.
The Perfect Gift
No idea what your partner might like? Want to avoid awkward returns and exchanges? No problem. With SenditLater, your gift selection is just a suggestion. The recipient has the final say – they can either choose to redeem the gift you recommended, or choose a different one of equal value.
Plus, if you’ve no idea where to start, you can skip choosing altogether. Use the “Perfect Gift” option allows the recipient to do all the browsing, based on a budget you’ve set.
(After all, it’s the thought that counts.)