New Social Media Trend: Social Gifting

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Social gifting is on the rise. What is social gifting you ask? Well, it’s simple. People share their wish list of gifts on social media so others can see what they want and pitch in money to purchase it. It’s a collaborative way to buy expensive gifts for other people. And gifts sure are expensive. The average price for top selling gifts from 2000 to 2011 was $244! That’s a lot of money for just one gift.

The problem is people want gifts that most people aren’t willing to spend the money on. The average cost of a gift people actually want—it’s about $207! People are only willing to spend between $20-$30. So social gifting is a great way to get gifts for people without breaking the bank.

Would you be willing to share your wish list on social networking sites? Are you someone who prefers receiving explicitly requested gift items? Please share in the comments and check out the infographic below presented by Countmein to learn more!


Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, Inc., a premier social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, KY and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.

5 thoughts on “New Social Media Trend: Social Gifting

  1. Hi Brian,
    I think gifting is on the rise. Unfortunately, I think this isn’t the way to go. Why gift a consumer gift that serves no purpose other than pure entertainment? I hope we realize as a society that we can do better than this.

    Eric P. Martin

  2. Hi Eric,

    People have been collaborating on gifts for hundreds of years, this new form of gifting is just being used by a different platform. At CountMeIn, we help friends and families chip-in on gifts across the globe making it easy for people to collaborate together. It’s about making life easier, not entertainment.

  3. Independent film producers are showing the fact that the major companies no more are the sole judges of the things people really want. As soon as you add to that distribution on the internet, headlines, web pages, from rumor to complete films. It is a brand new environment. A lot of it fantastic, some not.

  4. I always used tto read article in news papers but now as I am a user of
    internet therefore from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

  5. H? there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wonderkng if
    you knew where I could get a captcha ?lugin for my c?mment form?
    I’m using the same bpog platform as yours and I’m havi?g difficulty finding one?

    ?hanks a lot!

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