Use del.icio.us to track gift ideas
If you're not already using a social bookmarking service such as del.icio.us, consider signing up for an account. So easy to use, so useful. I used del.icio.us to build my daily link roundups, and as a way to for us all to point out hack-ish links to each other (see posts tagged with "parenthacks").
Amie's got an even more timely tip -- use del.icio.us to help streamline gift purchases:
1) As I'm surfing, if I see something that might make a good gift for someone, I tag it with the following: their name, "giftidea", and the upcoming occasion (if I have one in mind). Later when I'm ready to buy I can browse or search my tags and find ideas easily.
2) Additionally, for my kids and us, I use del.icio.us as a wishlist. Amazon's wishlists are great, but they don't sell everything (yet!). And grandparents and friends are always asking for gift ideas. So, if I see something that might make a appropriate gift, I also tag it with "namewishlist". (ex. "janewishlist"). Then if someone asks, I can send them a link to that page (ex. http://del.icio.us/myusername/janewishlist).
Do you have any del.icio.us hacks to share?
Related: Kids and del.icio.us