To register, click on the 'Register' link in 'My Account' Section of the footer, or go to the the homepage and click on the 'Join DadsTie' button. Simply enter the information as instructed in each field, enter the security code (appearing in the blue and white image) and submit. Fields with a red asterisk are required. Or you can just click on social icons to register.
If you are not a member on Dadstie and do not wish to register, we're sorry to see you go but we understand (that's why we've built this site for you in mind). You should have received an email from the site giving you access to the gift list you are now a 'Gift Giver' on. To search, however, simply go to homepage and type person's name in 'Search Person' Field and click on magnifiying glass and person you're searchin might appear. By clicking 'View List' will give your access to person's list or you can click on person's name to access profile. If your email address has been added as a gifter on the list, you will gain access to the list, or you might have password for the list that gives you access.
To change your profile information, while logged in, click on the 'Update Profile' link in right top corner under profile icon, next to alerts or on 'Update Profile' in the upper right corner of the block. It's pretty simple from there.
Simply click on 'My Gift Lists' while logged in, and either select the 'View List' link for the corresponding lists. You may then click on corresponding gift's 'Edit', and 'Delete' buttons to change gifts on that list.
If you're unsure how to access their list, see question number 4 to learn how to search for the list. Once you do find it, you will notice that each gift has a 'status' this status refers to whether a gift has been purchased, called for, and so forth. You may edit this to show everyone whether you have purchased a gift or not.
Groups are simply referring to the relationship you have with the gift giver or community member. We chose the word 'Group' because users told us that 'relationship' was too confusing. Basically, it's simply asking you to let us know if the list you are creating is intended for (or the person you are adding to your community/gift givers) friends, family, coworkers, a significant other, and so forth.
The grab bag function is simply a way of automatically drawing names for Secret Santa, Kriss Kringle, or what have you. If you get creative enough with the names and numbers, you can also do a Yankee Swap (simply enter all the peoples' names and add additional members which will just have numbers instead of names, block all people from getting one another and block all the numbers from getting one another as well...see the next question to learn how to block certain people from being paired up)
The grab bag function has a pretty neat ability to handle this problem. If you do not wish to get your significant other in a grab bag or secret santa drawing, simply look up the serial number that their name is associated with (on the far left column) and enter it into the far right column next to your name. Do the same for your friends and family if they haven't done it in time for the drawing.
Because each year, Americans spend enough on neckties for their fathers on holidays (especially on Father's Day) to provide 1 necktie for every American male above the age of 19...WHY!? Why do you keep buying us ties? Ties are boring and lame and frankly, they're growing outdated in business, so they just sit in our wardrobes, staring at us blankly. Get us what we really want, that's what this whole site is about.
On each list, there's a section for the member to place multiple links where you can find it. The member can also write other places to find the gift in the fields provided and any other additional information. Sometimes gift has 'Buy Gift' button to simplify process. When you are viewing someone's list, click on the gift to get all the additional information.
Search for the person you are adding in the search friends module and add them to your community. Once they confirm the friendship, you can choose to add them in a category, which will automatically add them to any lists you associate that category to (so if you add me as a friend and create a gift list for friends, I will automatically be added). You may also add that person directly by clicking the 'Actions'->'Add Gift Giver To List' button on the field to add gift givers. Once windows opened click on 'Add More People To Giver List' To add someone who is not in your Community or select Person from 'Gift Givers' List
To add someone to your list who is not a member, click on the 'My Community' link and click on 'Add Gift Giver'. You may then add, edit, or delete email addresses to the list of gift givers. When you are editing your lists, simply choose to search for gift givers or add a gift giver and select from your list of givers (both members and non-member email addresses).
You may only view lists you have been provided access to. For security purposes, gift lists are not public and just because someone is in your community does not mean you have been provided access to their lists. Lists have their own security measures that are in place. In order to view another person's list, your email address, or the group/relationship category you belong to (friends, family, etc.) must be selected in that lists's preferences by the person who created this list. If have password you also may access that list
When you create a list, you need to specific to whom the list will be sent to and can be viewed by. You may choose to select public, individuals or entire groups. To change this setting, go to 'My Gift Lists' and select the edit (pencil icon) button for the corresponding list. At the bottom of the information panel, select the checkboxes that corresopnd to the groups you would like to view your list (see 'Categories to send list to'). You may also select individual person by adding them to 'Gift Givers' List in 'Community'. You can do that inside Gift List too by clicking 'Actions'->'Add Gift Givers'.
The purpose of DadsTie is to provide family and friends the opportunity to share one anothers' gift lists with each other for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. By clicking on 'My Gift Lists', you may add, edit, delete, or send your gift lists. You may also add, edit, or delete gifts for each corresponding list. There are many functions for the My Gift Lists function including calendar based auto-sending lists, gift list recipient management, postpone ability, and more. Click into it to learn more and give it a shot for yourself!
Click here to view a detailed and comprehensive list of your community members, their contact information, and the 'category' or 'group' they've been associated with in your community. This also allows you to add/edit contact information you have added for people who are not part of the community. The relationship status is important to making sure your gifts are sent to the correct individuals.
Throughout the year, people take the opportunity to have some fun with their gifting experience by participating in grab bag types of games. Although the more traditional names of these games are 'Yankee Swap', 'Secret Santa', and others, we've simplified our game by calling it 'Grab Bag'. Here, an administrator has the ability to add his/her friends and family into a grab bag game. Members may be added manually or through the search function. Once all members have confirmed that they would like to play (or have been allowed by the administrator), the administrator, with the click of a button, can mix and match players in the game and the members are automatically notified via email, to whom they are supposed to buy a gift for. To learn more, click on Grab Bag and learn for yourself!