Facebook Gift Shop allows you to purchase both virtual gifts and physical gifts for any of your Facebook friends this Christmas. Facebook gifts are priced by Facebook credits, which can be purchased for 10 cents each. For physical gifts, the recipient’s address can be requested directly from them, or you can provide the address yourself. The great thing about going through a social networking platform like Facebook to give gifts is the ability for you to send a gift to a friend without having to know their exact shipping address. Shipping is limited primarily to the United States for physical gifts but virtual gifts are simply posted on the recipient’s wall either publicly or privately (see Facebook guide for privacy concerns).
The Facebook Gift Shop is separated into a handful of categories, including music, real gifts, virtual gifts, charity and sports. Virtual gifts are generally inexpensive, and will typically cost you less than $10. Songs can be gifted as one-time plays or unlimited web plays with an included download. Ecards offer another option, with several categories available to help you find the right message. Charity gifts can have a range of prices, though the money spent towards these gifts often go to help real organizations.
Real gifts, on the other hand, have a wider range of prices depending on what the gift is. As the real gifts differ from virtual gifts in their physical existence, the necessity for shipping, and the appeal of having something delivered directly to a person’s door, it shouldn’t’ come as a surprise that they could get more costly. At first glance real gifts appear to be overpriced but keep in mind that you’re having a standardized gift sent to a friend without needing to do any of the work involved in the physical aspects of shopping and shipping.
Seeing as it’s the holiday season, I’d recommend gifting to your Facebook friends with charitable donations, downloadable songs, virtual gifts and real gifts. Some keepers I came across in my online shopping within the Facebook Gift Shop were holiday related virtual goods, such as celebratory toast glasses, gingerbread cookies and wrapped presents. Some real gifts you may want to check out include Fandango movie tickets, boxed chocolates, honey popcorn and gourmet cookies. In case you were wondering, I’m Kristen Nicole on Facebook, and I loooove movies, chocolates, popcorn and cookies! Happy Holidays!!If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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