Originally posted by Nicole Etolen on prettyopinionated.com
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m struggling to come up with great gift ideas for the people on my list more and more every year. My son is older now and has a list filled with gamer gear, so I’m a bit out of touch with what “in” when it comes to toys for my young niece and nephew. My mom can never think of anything she wants and my brother’s tastes are so different from mine. I love giving gifts, but shopping for them has gotten a bit stressful over the years! I rely heavily on recommendations from friends and other bloggers, so I appreciate anything that makes getting those recommendations easier. The Rendezvous Facebook Messenger AI bot is definitely one very cool tool that does just that!
Get Recommendations Easily with Rendezvous
Rendezvous is unlike any recommendations app I’ve ever tried before. I’m sure you’ve heard people say that about other apps, but trust me, this one is totally different. It runs completely through your Facebook Messenger app. As long as you have a device compatible with that, you can use it. There’s nothing else to download or install. I use it on my PC and my IPad. You don’t even need to start at a specific link. Just open up your Messenger app and search “Rendezvous” to get started.
Once you’re there, use Rendezvous to get recommendations from the people you trust most: your friends and family. Say you want to find a few great book recommendations. Open up Rendezvous and type in something along the lines of “I want recommendations for young adult books.” Rendezvous will confirm the category and request. From there, you can share your request with specific family and friends that you trust the most in that category. I know which of my friends like the same books that I do. I’d rather get a few perfect recommendations from them than have to parse through tons of recommendations from people with completely different tastes in books.
Likewise, when it comes to holiday toy recommendations, I want to get ideas from friends and family who currently have young kids or grandkids. People who know what’s hot and what’s not right now.
When the recommendations come in, you can easily go through them and click “like,” “dislike” or “view.” By liking or disliking, you can improve your recommendations and curate your own gift guide. If you have some ideas in mind, click on the “Recommend” button and add a few ideas of your own to the collection.
You can also share your collection with another friend. My mom is on the hunt for great gift ideas for my niece and nephew, so I shared the toys and games collection with her. She can build on the guide by liking, disliking and making more recommendations.
Since Rendezvous is a totally new recommendation experience, there is a bit of a learning curve. Once you get going, it is pretty intuitive, but I’m still discovering new things about using it. It’s definitely a fun way to get great gift ideas for everyone on your list! Check it out and start gathering awesome recommendations from your friends & family! Click here to learn more!