pinterest holiday gift guides!
by victoria comment


as i posted last week before thanksgiving, pinterest and sfgirlbybay are teaming up to help you with your holiday gift ideas this year! so often when shopping for loved ones, we draw a complete blank, zip, nada, no idea what the heck to get them. so, we thought we’d try and make gift giving a little easier, and much more fun this year with pinterest gift guides.

so with the help of pinterest we can create our own gift guides, as well as peruse other members’ gift guide pinboards. that way, should we need some gift ideas, we can pop on over to pinterest’s gift guide page for inspiration! i even made a gift wrapping guide that includes these pins (above) for giving my gifts the personal, handcrafted touch.

want to join us, and start creating your own gift guides on pinterest? here’s all you need to do:

1. Don’t have a Pinterest account? Sign up — it’s free.
Anyone who wants to participate who doesn’t yet have a pinterest account can sign up on this sign-up form. Just head over here and sign-up, and Pinterest will get your account going.

2. Create a Gift Guide Pinboard.
Create a new pinboard and be sure to categorize it as ‘Gift Guide‘. You can name your pinboard anything you want or even have a theme – for example, Gifts for girlfriends, gifts for the designer dude, etc. you get the idea. here’s one of my pinboards — for my teenage nieces (below).

3. add Gift Pins
Pinning is a lot easier on your pocket book that shopping. Visit any website and pin your favorite gifts. Try to add the price — pinterest will let everyone filter and peruse the gifts by price, to help people like me whose wallets are a little thinner than usual this year!

4. Follow your Favorites!
They’ve created a special section on Pinterest to share everyone’s gift guides. They’re also going to highlight a few of their favorites on the Pinterest blog, and I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gift guides here on sfgirlbybay. so you can follow your favorites, or simply repin something you might like to give.

5. Share the Love!
Lots of you have blogs or twitter accounts. You can share your favorite finds and favorite gift guides on your blog — and you can even add this badge (created by our good friend Steven McGaughey) to your blog and link it to your own gift guide. You can also share on twitter with the hastag #giftpins.

That’s it — pretty simple! Just a nice way to share the holidays, the gift of Pinterest and the gift of inspiration and giving. Have fun, and have the happiest of holidays!

*for links to any of my gift ideas above, click on the photograph to take you directly to my pinterest gift guide.

12 responses to “pinterest holiday gift guides!”

  1. Victoria, I’m really excited about doing these gift guides with you. If anyone has any pinterest-related questions, or if you need an invitation to get started, please get in touch! ben(at)pinterest(dot)com.

  2. Victoria,

    This is terrific! Thank you so much for your email, and I am looking forward to participating in this event! What a wonderful and generous way to keep our loved ones close to our hearts during the holidays–by thinking about what kind of fabulous gifts to get them! :-)
    I love Pinterest, too! It’s such a great way to organize all the wonderful images and “finds” I come across on the web, without losing them (or their source) in the ether.
    PS. I love the wrist warmers in “For the nieces”!
    xo, Anna

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