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November 6th 2008

The credit crunch needn’t mean a measly Christmas this year. Gogoblin, the top children’s wish list and party website (nominated for the Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2007*) is a way of making sure that your little ones get exactly what they want on Christmas morning: no duplication; no ‘wrong’ presents, no wasted money.

Jane Manson, Director Gogoblin, says: “When money is tight – as it will be for most people this Christmas, the important thing is to make sure that there is no waste. The whole point of making a Gogoblin wish list is to ensure that your kids get things they want or need, and not a whole load of stuff which – however lovingly bought – sits gathering dust in the corner of their rooms.

“In these belt-tightening times, you can also put things on the list that your kids need, such as new pyjamas, or trainers. If you help them compile a list of the things they truly desire or need, then email the link to friends and relatives, no Christmas present is a wasted present, and it’s a merry Christmas all round!”

Gogoblin is the only site of its kind, enabling you and your children to create lists of the specific toys and games they want for any special occasion, giving parents and friends some much needed guidance. They can either buy a present from the list, quickly and simply online, or they can use the list as a pointer as to what that child is into. Gogoblin also provides some great online shopping for the under 16s, and is extremely easy to use – even for grown-ups!

The site is also designed to help organise people who have a lot of kids to buy for: parents, grandparents, family and friends can view and manage all the wish lists of children they are buying for - nieces, nephews, friends’ children - and the important dates, in one place – Gogoblin’s ‘to-do list’. So the site hopes to take the stress out of gift-giving for everyone – both the wishers and the givers.

Gogoblin supports the WorldVision charity, which works alongside communities in almost 100 countries in their struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Every time you buy something online through Gogoblin, some of the small commission earned is passed on to WorldVision.

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Press contact details:

Jane Manson
Mobile number: 07743 955665
Website address:
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Notes to Editors:

Gogoblin is the first and only free UK children’s wish list site. And, whether you are giving or wishing, you can enjoy some of the best online shopping for the under 16s.

* Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2007. These are Yahoo!’s annual awards for the most interesting and innovative websites of the year. Gogoblin was one of only 5 shopping sites nominated.

What the Press say about

The Times, July 2007
…”This site will save children’s loved ones from making the terrible mistake of giving them stuff they do not want.”

Travel and Leisure magazine, July 2007
“…It’s really quick, easy and good fun to make and keep a birthday list or any other useful gift lists here…the site looks great and is very user friendly..”

Webuser magazine, July 2007
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
…”The free site aims to stop parents, grandparents and other gift-givers from wasting their money on unwanted presents…”

Mother and Baby, September 2007
…”help your rellies find fresh inspiration by starting a wishlist on”

My Child, September 2007
UK’s leading educational title for parents of 3-13 year olds
“ is a unique new service which will ensure that you’re always up with the times when it comes to kids’ tastes in toys.”

Biography of Jane Manson – CEO Gogoblin

Jane, 45, is married to David and has three children: Harriet 15, Hugo 14 and Dora 8.
Jane studied Classics at Oxford University and then lived and worked overseas for 16 years, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Sydney and Jordan . Her work has included teaching English, TV presenting, staging art exhibitions and running a very successful training consultancy in Hong Kong . She has also worked extensively fundraising for important charities around the world, including a charity for street children in Calcutta , a medical charity for the remotest parts of India , an orphanage in Hanoi, and World Vision, a relief and development organisation in Cambodia. World Vision is the charity supported by Gogoblin”.

Jane launched Gogoblin in February 2007. It is the first and only free children’s wish list site in the UK.

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