This site is extremely specific, but it fills a role that is generally lacking, I think. That role is of “universal wish list.” Most people probably have a (highly neglected) Amazon Wish List, maybe you’ve registered for a wedding or baby shower registry somewhere too. Most of the time, our wish lists are spread all over the place and we can’t even say where all of them are, really.
Faavr hopes to fix that by becoming a centralized wish list location for everyone. Simple is almost always awesome, and Faavr is definitely simple to use. The browser button installs on most browser toolbars for easy use. Once you’ve created an account and installed that button, you’re good to go.
Anything, anywhere on the Web can be bookmarked into Faavr as something for your wish list. That item on eBay, those Wicked shoes at Sports Authority, or the coolest gadget on Craigslist. Doesn’t matter, if it’s for sale, it can be Favvr’d.
The wish list part comes in when you visit faavr.com and put in your friend, co-worker, or other associate’s email into the search bar. This automatically brings up their wish list of items. You can link accounts as friends, allowing you to receive alerts when they ad something new to their list, and buy items off the list to give as gifts (or bribes, as the case may be).
I can think of 1,000 things to do with Faavr that would make it totally useful for me, but I’ll just list a couple to get your mind going:
Monetize your blog by adding your wish list
Make that dream list of “if I win the lottery” items
Build a “If I weren’t married, I’d totally own this” list of cool gadgets
Create a list of donation items for your political campaign
Drop a fantasy list of stuff to send for PerezHilton
Of course, you could use it for what it’s meant for: building a wish list of items so that your friends and family aren’t afraid to give you something other than new socks or a gift card to Starbucks for your birthday.
Faavr is free to use and appears to monetize through AdWords and possible affiliate sales of some items linked through the site. Go check it out!