The Christmas season is a time of joy and cheer for most people, unless you are “gift” challenged: someone who has no clue what to give anyone for Christmas. You know who you are – gift giving just isn’t your forte. This year, skip the socks and buy your friends some gifts they’ll really love with the help of A Perfect Gift: Christmas ’09 Edition. A Perfect Gift was developed by Pixelka to help people find great gift ideas based on your budget, your relationship, and the interests of the person receiving the gift.
A Perfect Gift brings you over 200 gift ideas for just about anyone on your gift list. The app’s main page allows the user to enter 3 different search criteria for finding gifts: your budget, your relationship to the person getting the gift (you can choose between 12 different relationships), and the interests of the person getting the gift (there are 25 interest categories). Once the info has been entered, you can search the resulting list for gift ideas. You don’t even need an internet connection to search gift ideas (unless you want to send an e-mail).
There are descriptions and prices for each gift idea listed, but some of the items do not have brand names or purchasing information. You can, however, find some of these items by typing the name of each item in an internet search. Once you have found a gift idea that you like, you can add the gift to your favorites, assign to a contact, or e-mail it to a friend. Contacts can be added to the app from your iPhone’s contact list, but you have to manually enter the e-mail address if you want to send an e-mail. The My Ideas function lets you enter your own gift ideas and prices to keep track of.
A Perfect Gift has great graphics and a nice layout, and the interface is user friendly and easy to navigate. I think the developer could add a few things, such as purchasing information for some of the of the gift items, and an editing option for My Ideas entries. The lists are somewhat limited, but remember that this app is mainly gift idea generator, not a shopping catalog or an internet search. This app is great for people who need a little inspiration for their holiday gift giving.
A Perfect Gift is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch; requires OS 2.0 or later