I need this service, and I need it now.
I was recently sitting on a boat having cocktails with Chris Lynch... Chris is a local entrepreneur who has founded and/or been involved in a number of startups in the Seattle area over the past decade. He's got a new one in the oven, but I feel like it needed to launch yesterday.... here's why:
I Don't Like Shopping For Holiday Gifts.
Chris's newest company, "Thoughtful", is the service I need today. Essentially, you punch in the handful of people that are most important in your life -- say, your girlfriend, your mom, dad, sisters, brother -- give Thoughtful just a few of their details, and then it will scour through the social graph and other resources to give you a bunch of suggestions to keep your connection with those loved ones intact.
+ Birthday, holiday, anniversary reminders
+ Custom-tailored gifting suggestions
+ Custom-tailored Time-Well-Spent suggestions (romance?, fun?, fancy?, casual?)
I don't know what to get my sisters for Christmas. I don't know what my mom wants... and I don't have a clue what to get my dad, or my brother. I need someone, something to do this for me.
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