The holiday season is approaching and we all like to give & get gifts, Last year I compiled a list of stores in SL that offer gift cards and/or +transfer items. Its now time to update the website with new stores and landmarks. If you have a store yourself, or know of one that offers either gift cards or +transfer items (buy now as a gift doesn't count) please create a notecard in world and named:
"A Gift For Everyone" - Store Name - Your Name
and send to me (Sierra Sugar) with the following information:
Do you have +Trans items or Gift Cards?:
SLurl (or include a LM)
What does this mean for you as a shop owner? Specific traffic and potentially increased traffic directed to your store during the holiday shopping season.
Please do pass this notecard around to others. The more responses I get, the more comprehensive the list will be.
I will make a notecard of these stores to be passed around in plenty of time for shopping, as well as sending out the list via various group notices. The list will be heavily promoted through various avenues and also be updated/maintained on my blog.
Thank you so much for your time and help. .
*** If you participated last year and still qualify for the list, please return this notecard to me so I know to keep you. Many shops sadly come and go in SL and I would like to make sure every store name, location, and category is as accurate as possible.
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1. I am aware the Marketplace allows for almost all items to be bought as a gift and sent directly to someone. This will be mentioned on the website as well. However, "A Gift for Everyone" project is about being able to put a gift under a christmas tree, in a stocking, or simply wrap it up in a pretty decorative container (or just in a folder) and present it the person yourself at a specific day/time. Just like we do in real life for holidays and birthdays,
2. I am aware that breedable pets are all +transfer. These stores and their pets will be listed as well.
3. Gatchas are new this year. If you have a Gatcha or know of a Gatcha please include this information since all Gatcha items are +Transfer.
4. "Buy as a gift" vendors in stores are not what I am looking for. Again, its the ability to be the gift giver, not have an item delivered instantly to someone. "Now" may not be their birthday or anniversary.
5. I do recognize and understand the reason many items are no transfer. This project is in no way meant to be negative in any context to content creators who do not have items that have transfer permissions.
6. This project is about sharing. Sharing creations. Sharing gifts. Sharing information. Please feel free to pass this notecard along to anyone who has a store. And once the list is created, the in-world notecard list of stores will be of course +transfer for Second Life residents to share with one another.
7. Yes I am open to suggestions on other ways to share this information with people. Please feel free to IM me or send a notecard with questions or comments anytime.
8. You can take a look at last year's list here: http://sierrasugar.blogspot.com/2010/12/gift-for-everyone.html
9. The website contains a list of stores by category, then alphabetically by name, then SLURL to the store, and whether the store carried +Transfer items, Gift Cards, or both, as well as a blog and/or Flickr if the store/designer lists one.
10. I will continue to update this page and advertised through various means through the holidays.