4 Reasons to Give Gifts

If the greatest gift of life is friendship, then giving a Virtual Gift in Skout can be your first step toward meeting fabulous people. Gifts are great icebreakers for meeting people in Skout. Here are just a few reasons to shop the Gift Store so you can present Virtual Gifts to Skouters.

When chatting, go beyond emojis and click on Give Gift.

Be nice. A woman posted an inspirational message on Buzz that stated, “I hope you always find a reason to smile.” I wanted to let her know that her positive message did indeed make me smile. So I sent her a Gift – a smiling bear. With all the negativity in the world that sometimes finds its way onto Buzz, it’s a nice idea to reward good behavior and great attitudes.

Root for common interests. Come Sunday, Skouters go nuts posting about their favorite football teams. Get in on the enthusiasm by giving out the football Gift! The Gift Store also has cute animals for the pet owners as well as cocktails and beer for your fellow imbibers. And just in time for Halloween, we stocked up on vampires, jack-o-lanterns and ghosts for fans of the macabre.

Cheer someone up. Is one of your Skout friends feeling blue? Send them a bright sunflower. Did you see a Buzz post lamenting about having a cold? Gift them a bowl of ramen. These small gestures can lead to big appreciation.


Flirt. Step up your game by sending a classy Gift to the Skouter who’s caught your eye. The Gift Store has virtual bouquets, kisses, bling and even heart-shaped flowers. Gifts are a great addition to “winking” at a Skouter.

Now that you have a few reasons to give a Gift it’s time to go shopping!

  1. Open the Skout app.
  2. Find a Skouter to whom you’d like to send a gift.
  3. Tap the Chat button.
  4. Tap the “plus” sign (if you’re on the website, click on the Gift icon).
  5. Hit “Give a Gift.”
  6. Then, browse the Gift Store for the perfect gift!

The Gift Store has numerous categories – including Hearts, Halloween, Sports and SuperBling – and each category has all sorts of unique Gifts from which to choose. Below each Gift is the cost in Points, which is Skout’s currency. If you’re running low, select Get Points to buy more or even earn free Points.

Now you’re ready to really grab the attention of all those Skouters by giving Gifts!