21st December 2020
If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present for someone special a UK tech firm has got the ideal gift to show how much you love them – it’s personal, it’s easy to make, it’s free.
And it's a great way to put smiles on faces at a time when tough new Covid lockdown measures have changed so many plans and closed so many shops.
Shooglebox lets you collect lots of things you know someone loves – photos, web links, videos, songs, mementos – in an online box that's fun to make and fun to receive and explore.
The time and thought you put into choosing the contents of the gift box will be more valued than far more expensive presents – and you can make it as late as Christmas Eve or even on the day itself.
Some of the things you might put in the box:
A collection of things from the web you know will make your best friend laugh or cry – YouTube clips, photos, social media posts.
Memories of special times – past Christmases, a favourite holiday, a treasured experience.
All the favourite things you remember watching, listening to and doing together … a bit like a personal mixtape
Old photos and videos of the family through the years … anything you know will bring them a bit of joy and put a smile on their face.
Once you've made the gift box you send an email link to the recipient – and all they need to do is open it in a web browser. They don't need to sign up for a Shooglebox account to access the read-only version of the box.
Mark Hird of Shooglebox said: “We’ve made the gift boxes free to spread some much-needed Christmas cheer this year.
“So many people can’t be with the ones they love this week, and finding and delivering a personal last-minute gift is harder than ever with the new restrictions announced at the weekend. Shooglebox gives you a really thoughtful way to make something that shows how much you care and that will give both of you a lot of pleasure."
To make a Shooglebox or to get some ideas and inspiration go to www.shooglebox.com/gifting
NOTES TO EDITORS: Shooglebox is a technology company based in Leeds, UK. The company’s core business is providing Shooglebox to teams and companies as a research and collaboration tool but for the last few weeks of 2020 the team are channelling their efforts into this initiative. They have made Shooglebox free to use for gifting so everyone can spread as much Christmas cheer as they can. Website: www.shooglebox.com/gifting
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