For the holidays, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I created my own wishlist with the HMV Wishlist app on Facebook and purchased a CD at my local HMV #HMVHoliday.
I am married to a hard core music lover and vinyl collector. You would think he would be easy to shop for during the holidays, but you would be wrong.
He has specific tastes and a collection with well over 500 records that he has labelled as ‘keepers’ in his arsenal. Then there are first pressings, rare limited edition releases, exports, and re-releases. His wish list for albums that he still wants is changing and dwindling at the same time.
The best way to approach buying him a gift has been to either give him a gift card, or asking him to buy it himself and when it comes in the mail, I’ll wrap it and give it to him.
At least that was before the HMV Canada Wishlist app came to Facebook. This app allows you to choose what your wishlist of gifts is and share it with all of your friends and family so they can see what you want without asking you questions or resorting to either a gift card, or something that you end up exchanging.
Simply download the app, add the music or movies you would like to see under your tree and share. You can also enter to win a $500 HMV Canada gift card by creating and sharing your wishlist. I get light-headed thinking about all of the records I could buy my husband with that money.
Once you have everyone’s wishlist handy, you can head down to your nearest HMV and shop, worry-free.
I stopped by the HMV in West Edmonton Mall to get a couple of presents earlier this week and ended up leaving with the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis CD, The Heist for myself. All of this shopping off of everyone else’s wishlist made me want to pick up one from my own. Now I have to remember to take that one off my wishlist.
A long time ago, in a province far, far away, I worked at HMV. It was as Christmas help, but I loved it. Looking at the store now, they have added so much more to their inventory. They carry t-shirts, coffee cups, holiday music, music accessories, collectibles; pretty much anything you would want in movies or music. If you don’t see something, always ask. I was able to order an album on vinyl that I think would sound fantastic on my husband’s player.