TodayIWish is a gift registry option suitable for any occasion. Users can search for existing wish lists by username, email address or real name. The user can create a new list as well. Profiles include the user’s name, profile page name and all wish lists associated with that user. The actual wish list offers a text list of each item, its price and a link to buy it now online. Along with individual items, users can also list their favorite stores on the wish list page. The site offers up gift ideas for all age groups for men and women as well as children. The gift suggestion area includes themed gift suggestions, such as gifts for holidays, thank you presents, engagement gifts, and presents for pets.Show more screenshots »
TodayIWish first appeared in 2007. The website serves as both a wish list manager and a gift suggestion resource. Users can browse recommended gifts or see wish lists created by other people. The application has not received much publicity, and a lot of that could be due to its appearance and features. Each page on the site has a very dated appearance. The lists are not user friendly and contain only minimal text for each entry.
The main difference any new visitor to TodayIWish will note is the site’s lack of modern design elements and features. The pastel purple and yellow color scheme has a very subtle style that doesn’t make much of a bold statement in favor of the site. The wish lists contain no images and no further details beyond a short name or description of an item and its price. Items can be divided into categories on the wish list page, however this does little to add to the overall visual appeal of the site.
The look of TodayIWish is one of the website’s shortcomings. A new user will most likely look to one of the more modern wish list registry applications before trying this one. The application contains no item images or helpful graphics to make the user’s experience more pleasant and engaging. The user is left with a bland list of softly highlighted items, all appearing in basic black text. The user can list sizes, age and other details, however these details are also listed at the top of the list with nothing to make them stand out.
A new user can get started with TodayIWish by clicking on the purple “Make a Wish List” button along the right hand side of the homepage. The form on the next page asks the user for a full name, username, password and email address. After submitting the form, the user can begin personalizing their profile with an image, profile name, gender, preferred colors, introduction and gifts they want. The user is automatically logged in after completing registration.
TodayIWish is available to all users for free. There are no purchase requirements and the user doesn’t have to pay for a subscription. All users are given access to the same features. Users can create wish lists of any length and share them as many times as they want. The site’s service is very basic and does not warrant any added fees. The site would have to make significant upgrades to attempt to charge for its services.
TodayIWish works for users who want a simple way to create and share wish lists. There are a number of alternative websites that offer more features and a more attractive interface to work with. The site includes a few helpful gift recommendations based on age group and theme, however this type of information is also available elsewhere. For the most part, TodayIWish is an overly simplified version of modern wish list registry applications.