Introducing the CheckedTwice “Want It!” Button

It was already pretty easy to add a gift from anywhere on the web to your CheckedTwice wishlist – all you had to do was copy and paste the link into our Add A Gift screen. But now – we’ve made it even easier!

Introducing: the CheckedTwice “Want It!” button! Similar to the Pinterest “Pin It” button, this little bookmarklet will allow you to quickly add an item to your wishlist without breaking your browsing flow.

Here’s how to install the button to your browser’s toolbar. First, visit Next, drag the big red “Want It!” button up to your browser’s bookmark bar. And then… well, that’s it! You’re good to go! When you happen upon a product you’d like to add – just click the “Want It!” button in your browser bar and choose an appropriate image – and voila, it is on your wishlist! CheckedTwice Want It Button

We hope using the “Want It!” button will help make your holiday gift-giving and receiving even easier!


CheckedTwice Featured on KTRK ABC13 News!

ktrk_abc13_houstonLast week, Andrew sat down with Patricia Lopez of ABC13 in Houston to talk about Christmas, holiday planning, and CheckedTwice. The segment aired twice yesterday to rave reviews so we wanted to share it here for anyone who missed it or for those not fortunate enough to live in Houston.  Click here to see the video and read a bit of Patricia’s report.

Many thanks to Patricia Lopez and KTRK for sharing our story – we hope it’ll help people get ahead of their holiday planning and to stay within their holiday budgets!

Wrapping Gifts Without Wrapping Paper

Are you looking for some creative ways to wrap gifts this Christmas without buying more wrapping paper? Well you’re in luck – there are lots of great options! Whether you want to keep the tearable paper experience or are wanting to shake things up entirely – the internet has no shortage of ideas!

Here are some items that you may see around the house or in your travels in the next few weeks that you can gather up to have on-hand when you need them. These options will still give the sensation of wrapping paper but are non-traditional in style.


Paper grocery bags or paper lunch bags

Sheet music


Coloring book or word search pages

Tin foil? You can try it but maybe that is best left to breakfast burritos.

Wrapping a gift simply with one of the above and adding some great bows, ribbons, washi tape or stamps can make a beautiful gift without traditional wrapping paper. There are also some options that don’t involve paper at all:

Tea towels or a scarf

Shoe boxes


Clay pots

And don’t forget to check your supply of gift bags you’ve received – many of us keep them only to forget that we have them when we need them. You can use them as bags again or cut them into paper to use to wrap with.

Another quick tip: you can reuse  last year’s Christmas cards to make gift tags – just cut the card up into the shape you desire and punch a hole in it and voila! A festive gift tag to accompany your gift.

Here’s some inspiration from Pinterest:
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