I am not sure about you, but I do most of my shopping for the family online. It started out as a gradual thing with a few Amazon purchases and then I got into shopping places like Zulily and now I am at the point if I could get on and order my groceries in my area, I would probably never leave the house. I am actually not sure if that is a good thing, but its the truth.
And because I do so much of my shopping online, I tend to get a ton of catalogs weekly. I admit that the pretty pictures do entice me to look through and Charlotte and I sometimes sit down with pens and mark them up on things we love.
Which is usually everything.
Recently I discovered this really neat store solution online that gathers catalogs all in one place and allows you to literally flip through the pages of each one and SAVE items to lists you make.
Think “pinterest” for shopping.
Or you could just pin the shopping too (they have social share..hello)
The interesting thing I found about Catalog Spree is that when you click on an item from the catalog, it pops open and then shows you the best item and allows you to save it to a list (think Birthday List, Wish List, etc) or go and purchase it!
Catalog Spree is a really unique solution that allows window shopping at its finest and I have to personally stay away a few days at a time or can lose hours going through unique gift items.
They separate it into categories for easy sifting, or you can just hit the latest catalog to get your boards up to date.
Not only have I been introduced to some really great brands (and catch up on the new stuff from some of my favorites like Tea Collection shown below), but I can create wish lists in one spot and share with my family.
Of course there are other features that I have yet to work out, like subscribing for the e-subscriptions of my fav catalogs (probably save a tree right there) and the aggregation of the best shipping deals in one “deal” strip. Right now you can see a wish list of mine here if you are interested in buying me something or you can head over and check it out for yourself over at Catalog Spree.
If you have a board set up there, let me know!! I want to check out your gift list and recommendations! Even though I am done shopping, I have a bad habit of adding…and adding…and….
Psst…its FREE (and fun).