Have you guys heard of IfOnly? It's a new to me, members only (but free to sign up), that sells unique, once in a lifetime, opportunities. Think One Kings Lane and Ruelala, but much, much more unique and personalized experiences and items.
Here's what their website says ::
At IfOnly, we believe that true luxury is not another bauble or thing, but rather the extraordinary experiences we remember and share. We believe that seizing the moment can transform the world within us, and around us. We believe we can ignite inspiration by connecting individuals with luminaries at the top of their fields. We believe in helping others, so every item sold helps a charity or cause. We believe in transforming "if only" to reality.
Umm, yes, please.
More importantly, though, is their take on giving back to the community ::
IfOnly is equally dedicated to helping others in need. So for every item or experience sold, a donation will be made to the charity of each luminary’s choice.
So I signed up today and started browsing. Each experience or item tells you which charity this will benefit on the purchase page. Here are some of my favorites.
How adorable is this? A custom and personalized gingerbread house to match your own home or design. Proceeds benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand, a foundation for childhood cancer.
This Recipe of the Month sounds fabulous (although it's definitely in my dreams --- I barely know how to turn on a crockpot).
Wine. Yes, wine!
Your own in home dining experience for you and your guests.
This is awesome! Not sure where this place is located, but I think it would be a great family adventure.
Even VIP tickets to the Hunger Games Premiere and After Party were up for grabs last month. The hubby hates that I didn't know about this site earlier and is pretty upset that he missed his chance with Jennifer Lawrence.
Anyhow, many of these are definitely not on my maternity-leave, mommy-of-two budget, but I can dream for now. That's what makes these once in a lifetime opportunities, right?