Sometimes shopping requires too much thinking so we try to ease some of that visualizing, weighing and reckoning. The Gift Professor Survey is what makes us different. Use the survey to reveal excellent gift ideas that match your recipient’s interests and ideas that represent your relationship with them. We've pulled together thousands of stores to feature their coolest and most amazing products. On a scale of 1-7, each product must be a 6 or 7. We seek Best of Class and WOW discoveries daily. This site helps you cut through the clutter to get to the best ideas fast.
Cool Products ambitiously features 700 sub-categories of hobbies, interests, occupations and personal styles. No CDs, DVDs, Books or apparel. We feel those are hard to recommend and are well represented elsewhere. No distracting advertising, dancing cartoons or spyware; just amazing products. By aggregating so many merchants into so many categories we facilitate a rich serendipitous experience for busy people. If you don’t care to use Gift Professor matching just use the category navigation located on the left side and pick your favorite category.
Product editors and a community of product finders comb the web’s almost infinite merchants for great gift ideas. Then we correlate those products with reputable merchants who function through affiliate networks and who provide product feeds so that we can keep the selection up to date. Each product is individually assigned attributes to allow for this unique and patent pending matching process to return relevant results. If you are disappointed with what you find, help us out and make some suggestions.
What helps this community most is people offering a little time and going shopping "outside" of GiftProfessor.com... then coming back and sharing those great product ideas for recognition. Just sign in and on the bottom of the page within any of our 700 sub-categories is a button that reads Help build our catalog Suggest a Product. Click the button and select the category where you are hoping to suggest a product. Then just insert a link to a merchant who carries the product you are recommending. Your name will be credited with the find.s
We also ask willing participants to go shopping "inside" GiftProfessor.com... to offer opinions on the products currently listed. User generated comments on products are sometimes the most useful information for a shopper, even more than canned product descriptions. Just sign in and on the bottom of the page within any of our 700 sub-categories is a button that reads Awaken your creativity Vote on Products. Click the button and select the category where you are hoping to vote. Then just click the cool icon and that’s it. Repeat on as many products as you think are cool. You can also promote products by simply clicking on them to view them in the product page or by clicking through to the merchant.
We note which products people are investigating in determining where the product should reside within a category. Over time the most interesting products move to the top and the least interesting move down in their category until they are removed. This is a system of unending augmentation. The catalog doesn't just grow from harmonious thought but also from constant scrutiny and amending.
It is an advanced matching system that recommends gifts based on interests, personal style, relationship and personality. Results are pulled from thousands of merchants across the web. Their best products are stored on giftprofessor.com where the matching occurs. You receive a time saving single page view of recommendations and then a personal store for storing the best ideas for future reference.
In 2007, we had an ambitious idea. With the cost of technology coming down we decided we could form a group of friends, colleagues, and exceptional web developers to create a people driven online community for sharing great product ideas from all over the web. We wanted to join the online revolution and we wanted to join it specifically in the cool product arena. We're all busy people and shopping takes too long. Right now we are looking for people who like this dream and might care to join us.
Our mission is to make discovery easy & rewarding & to facilitate categories that are fresh and inspiring. On the broadest level, GiftProfessor.com is people, organizing information on the world's products. Users should sense that they can select products without undue influence from manufacturers or advertisers. It should all be simple and to the point. We would like to become the world’s favorite source for Gift Finding Help.
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