Supplier Spotlight | A Q&A with MyList

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If you are planning your destination wedding in the UAE there will be so much to think about, from finding that dream venue, your guest list to all the travel logistics.  If there’s any way we can help you reduce those stress levels we’re here for you!  Using a Gift Registry based in the UAE is an easy way to tick something off your to-do list before you say your I dos!  Not only is it a simple fix which will give your guests a wide range of gift ideas that they know are really meaningful to you but it’s so straightforward to use.

It’s straight forward to set up and you can create your dream gift list from the comfort of your home.  If you’re looking for a gift registry, MyList is the UAE’s leading site and it has a wide range of beautiful gifts from high-end homewares to honeymoons; they’re experts in all things gifts!  Today we’re lucky enough to catch up with Eileen from MyList to find out more!

For our brides-to-be that aren’t familiar with a Gift Registry can you explain what it actually is?

We are an online gift registry for any occasion people are likely to celebrate.  Gifts usually commemorate milestones in life, and we provide a convenient service to connect you with friends and family around the world for free!  Newly engaged couples especially like our service since they normally have a wide assortment of guests of all ages from around the world that want to send them something to make their new lives together special. A gift registry is a wishlist of items you or your partner need or want and would like to receive.

An online gift registry is really an online wishlist- super convenient for loved ones who may or may not be based in the country and would still like to send you a gift to show that they care.

Tell our readers a bit about MyList? 

Launched in 2012, MyList is the first online gift registry service in the MENA region offering an extensive array of gifts, thousands of exquisite and original brand items from more than 400+ partner stores including Bloomingdales, Home Centre, Tanagra, Damas Jewellery, Just Kidding and ACE as well as group gifting and charity registry options.

MyList.ae is a free service for setting up gift lists for weddings, new mothers, graduates, landmark birthdays and any other special occasion. Registrants can invite their family and friends around the world to contribute to their curated wish lists with help from our expert Gift Advisors. Users can update lists anytime, receive alerts and send personalized thank you e-cards. Our trained Gift Advisors offer inspiration for gift options and enjoy meeting MyList registrants for exciting personal shopping excursions at partner retailers!

Is setting up your Gift Registry easy to do?

 Yes! It only takes four simple steps:

  1. Create an account with MyList.ae
  2. Add items from our website and/or book a complimentary Personal Shopping session with a Gift Advisor
  3. Share your list with your friends and family
  4. Redeem your gifts or select a MyList gift card to go shopping in our partner stores

Any advice to brides on how to choose gifts from the registry? 

There is no limit or restrictions on how many items can be added to their registry. With MyList, we offer complimentary Personal Shopping with a Gift Advisor in any of our partner stores. This is a great way for clients to view the latest inventory and add more items to their registry and together, explore what would be suitable for their needs and tastes.

Are there any dos and don’ts for the bride?

Do choose a selection of gifts which fall within a reasonable budget and keep your partner’s taste of living in mind as well.

Do also add a wide variety of different items to your registry?

Do make as much use of your gift advisor as you possibly can as they will be your point of contact for the entire process.

Don’t limit yourself with the number of items or price.  Explore experiences via our partner travel agencies and things like Balloon Adventures, who can create a lovely unique and personalized experience for you both.

What type of things are on your registry?

We constantly add new retail partners and have categorized items into things like homeware, electronics, leisure & experiences, travel & honeymoon, fashion & beauty, gift cards and so much more. Why limit your dream gifts?

How should brides inform their guests of the Gift List?

Brides can email their friends and family their registry link or add their personalized URL to digital or printed wedding invites, onto their social media or guests can simply search for the couple’s registry on MyList.ae using the list name or list number.

If you would like to find out more about MyList pop over to their profile page or email them at [email protected].

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