We can't say enough good things about Deposit a Gift! We live in a small condo and have no extra room for full-price stuff we won't want when we have a house (or maybe we will, but at least we can enjoy picking it out later and get it all on sale). Allowing our friends and family to contribute to our "House Fund" by picking out parts of the house was perfect for us because they got to feel as though they were giving us something tangible (besides a check), and we got what we wanted (money). Win-win! The folks at DAG are so nice and helpful to boot! I highly recommend this approach if you have an established household.
Deposit a Gift could not have been a better option for us! There were so many factors going into our wedding that made a traditional wedding registry impossible. My husband is from the UK and I am from the States, so not only did we have guests traveling internationally, we also were moving to the Middle East a few days after our wedding. Thinking of guests lugging gifts across the Atlantic and then us paying to ship them to the Middle East was just a nightmare. I debated the idea of just asking for cash, but was ultimately uncomfortable with it. So, I started researching and looking for an alternate way to register for gifts. I came across Deposit a Gift and at first thought, "This has to be too good to be true!" It seemed to be very easy, user- friendly and a perfect combination of things we needed in a registry. In the end, it was all those things and more. Our family and friends felt comfortable contributing money towards our future and enjoyed picking out things from our site. And we, of course, have enjoyed the freedom of being able to use their generous gifts when and how we want to. Thanks, Deposit a Gift for taking the headache and worry out of this process for us!
My husband and I found ourselves unexpectedly moving across the country during our wedding planning. When it came time to build our registry, a traditional registry did not make sense. Our lives were in limbo, literally pulled between two coasts. We had no idea what would fit in our new apartment, we had yet to decide what to keep/to toss from our old one, and we were clueless about what we would most need once we arrived. Above all, with our lives in flux, to what address were guests going to send tangible gifts? And where were we going to store them? We already had 30 boxes of our belongings en route to our new apartment!
We were overwhelmed. Then we found Deposit a Gift.
Admittedly, I held slight reservation about a non-traditional choice. Though the world is heading in a digital direction (we did digital invites), would all my guests appreciate it? We ran the idea by friends who quickly encouraged it. In the end, our guests totally got it. They even commented that it was fun to use and a smart idea.
On top of the product being successful for us, Dana is simply amazing. Days before our wedding, I did a cash out on the site. Unfortunately, I had bridal brain and entered my wire number instead of my account number. When I noticed the money hadn't come in, I contacted Dana who, despite it totally being my fault, was attentive and kind. She responded quickly to each of my emails, reached out by phone with a status update, and never once made me feel bad about botching the thing. She was determined to fix the mistake and did everything she could to make it happen quickly. You do not find this level of customer service everywhere. Deposit a Gift is above and beyond!