The Wired Blog recently featured Feather The Nest as an “evolution” of the gift registry.
“For decades, big box retailers have cornered the market on gift registries. Betrothed couples, expecting mothers and even college grads have all flocked to large department or specialty stores wielding their scanners in order to compile a wish list for their loved ones to conveniently check off. But now, technology has come to the rescue with options that stray from these traditional registries. There “online gift registries” now serve crowdfunding platforms to receive monetary gifts to fund large purchases.”