Finally, someone has taken the art of Facebook stalking and used it in a way that’s not totally creepy.
Through GiftAccept.com, users can send anyone in their email or Facebook contacts a gift without needing to know their address.
Here’s how it works:
When you register, you can sync your Facebook and email contacts to the site. Then shop from the site’s stock of gifts and pick from a recipient from your list of contacts.
The site will ping them with an automated email or Facebook message (a wall post, too, if their profile is public) along with a link to send their address. If they want, recipients can decline a gift altogether and the site also won’t send their address back to the gift-giver.
Most of the items in the site’s shop range between $10 to $200, but the selection is pretty limited and slightly generic (candies and flowers make up the bulk of it). You also won’t find much in the way of bargains on more commercial items like board games and gadgets. ‘Apples to Apples’ sells for $30 on GiftAccept but you can find the same game at Amazon.com for 10 bucks less.
Then again, you’d also need to know the recipient’s address, which is where GiftAccept steps in.
In addition to the secret shopper aspect, the site also sends reminders about upcoming birthdays and special events related to people whose addresses you do know.