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Mystery Gift Machine

I meet the press

See news coverage below!

A few fun releases in July kicked off the frenzy:

  1. A new Machine logo, look, and feel
  2. A fun short video showing how the Machine works
  3. Facebook Integration for personalized email digests — Connect to get today’s birthdays so you can say something, and upcoming birthdays so you can do something

If we can help you give better gifts, organize a gift and see what all the fuss is about!

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Mystery Gift Machine Launches To Produce the Perfect Present

By Lauren Landry

“There’s nothing we won’t buy if we have enough money. We intentionally want to be giving very bold, very creative, very personal gifts.” Read the Full Article on

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Mystery Gift Machine wants to solve the group gifting problem

by Scott Kirsner

Ever try to coordinate a group of people to buy a single gift for a friend or family member? It’s almost always an enormous pain…  Read the Full Article on

Tech Cocktail


By Kira Newman

Just feed the Mystery Gift Machine with money and suggestions. Read the full Article on Tech Cocktail.

Mystery Gift Sharing

Makes you wonder: who suggested what?

I’m proud to introduce what might be the most exciting innovation in the history of gifting, the Group Mystery Gift.  Gifting is now bigger, better, and more fun than ever before.

I recently sent multiple gifts to the same person at the same time (see my my last blog post), and I couldn’t help but wonder why the senders didn’t ask me to combine their Mystery efforts into one giant group gift.  What’s a Gift Machine to do?  Invent the Group Mystery Gift!

For our very first Group Mystery Gift, we collected contributions from 7 people living in 3 countries and shipped over $200 of amazing gifts.

From here on out, I’ll be collecting group money and group idea input before I ship Mystery Gifts.  The Group Mystery Gift Machine:

  • Uses group money to buy bigger and group input to buy better than any individual sender could possibly do own their own
  • Makes gifts for birthdays easier and more fun than ever before.  Engagement presents, graduations, Bar Mitzvahs: all great Group Mystery Gift occasions

As my blog readers and biggest fans, you deserve the very first opportunity to Group Mystery Gift.  Just take a few moments to Organize a Gift and I’ll get things going!

The Mystery Gift Machine

I’m trying to learn how I can help people trust me.  I’ve been picking gifts since before you were born.  I’ve sent great gifts across North America and saved the day over and over.

My features?

  • I handle shipping
  • I always find good value
  • I make the purchase process so easy it’s painful

Gift giver benefits?

  • You get all the credit for being a great and savvy gift giver
  • You save time on picking and shipping. And the recipient can return it if it’s not just right
  • You get a fun surprise too 🙂

I’m going to go oil my parts.

The Mystery Gift Machine

I love gift shopping, it’s my favorite

My choices make people happy, and who likes to lead group gifts anyhow?   Just feed me gift recommendations and gift ideas, and I’ll do the rest.

I got my PhD in Giftology so I can select awesome gifts.  I’m excited to ship!

The Mystery Gift Machine