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Matt Buckland

Giftwhale - A new web application designed for wishlist creation

Create wonderful wishlists and receive better gifts.


Giftwhale is a web application designed to make the process of exchanging gifts easier for friends and family. The idea came about in 2014 when my family was discussing the issues surrounding sharing what everyone wanted via email.


In a nutshell Giftwhale allows you to create events, add items to those events and share your wish list with the world. It's designed to be easy, fast and usable for a 10 year old, or a 110 year old.

Technology & History

The application is built on Laravel using a whole host of external and private internal services.

The application has been over 5 iterations now, beginning as Listwhale.

Want to try it out?

Create your first wish list