All too often, in my personal life and in the lives of my family and friends, I've seen people get gifts that don't fit them at all. For my last birthday, my wife gave me a pair of swimming goggles... I barely swim. My brother got a Gameboy Advanced for Christmas 2 years ago... that console is a decade out of date and he already had one. Every year, my dad gets my Mom jewlery and flowers for their anniversary... She reminds him every year that she doesn't like either of those thing but he keeps going. After getting married, I noticed that my wife's side of the family always gets exactly what they want because my mother-in-law keeps a list of what everyone wants for Christmas and it serves as a reference for what to get people throughout the year.
So the idea is simply to create a platform where you can add item to your profile either though the import of online checkout lists, pinterest-style item upload (picture, source, brief description, etc), or eventually cool things like using your phone as a scanner to add items while your at a store. It would not only work great for holidays and birthdays, but would also be great for weddings and baby showers. It would finally give meaning to "window shopping" because suddenly, even if you see something you like, but have no intentions of buying, there's the hope that your family and friends might buy it for you if only they knew. Eventually, the site would monetize with some unique adverstising and, probably more valuably, offering retailers a subrscirption to see what items are most added to wishlists.
Even though I love the idea, I'm hardly the guy to build it, which is why I could use some help. I'd need a developer with enough experience in both front-end and back-end (hehe) to build out the site pretty much without help until we're able to raise some funding to hire more developers or get some seed funding. I can help out with a few hundred bucks a month of initial costs and even help on design, but I'm lost on anything beyond some basics html and css.
That being said... Who's game?