084: Gift giving guide with Ali Linz

Season #9

Discover gif hacks for the festive season to save money, reduce your mental load and buy group gifts efficiently.

In this episode, Mia and Dinah interview Ali Linz, co-founder of Group Together, about the benefits of group gifts, common mistakes when buying gifts, and the benefits of a systematic approach to gift buying. 

The benefits of group gifts:

  • Save money, time, and avoid landfill by pooling resources and giving a more meaningful gift.
  • Group gifts can be better for the environment and more valued by the recipient.
  • The option to carve off a portion of the gift for a charity of your choice.

Common gift giving problems:

  • Many gifts given are not well-received or wanted by the recipient.
  • Research shows that recipients often prefer gift cards over physical items.
  • Consider giving a gift card to let the recipient choose their own gift.

How to buy a gift - The benefits of a systematic approach:

  • Make a list of all the people you want to give gifts to and set a budget.
  • Consider using group gifts for certain occasions to save money and give a better gift.
  • Use tools like Group Together to simplify the process of organising group gifts.

How to give charitable donations as gifts:

  • Carve off a portion of the gift pool for a charity of your choice.
  • Giving to charity can make everyone feel good and have a significant impact.



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