Novel Website Lets You Buy Real Cupcakes for Facebook Friends

Because real gifts are such a new concept!

Remember back when Facebook apps annoyingly allowed you to give random friends virtual cakes and cookies for no money and no reward? Well, obviously with the new Timeline, that era is over, but you can still bequeath birthday presents via Facebook with a new website. Except it costs money, and the treats are real.

ABC News tipped us off to Treater.com, which connects to your credit card, allowing you to gift specific amounts of money for certain treats. So you can shell out $4.50 for a grande latte at Starbucks, $6 for a frozen yogurt at Pinkberry, and even burgers at Shake Shack.

So sure, you're not really ordering food to be delivered for them, but you're sending the money for whatever treat you want. But really your friends can use the money (delivered via virtual credit card) wherever they want, and even save some of it for future re-Treating. ABC reports that the site plans on expanding their offerings with their $2.5 million in funding, which is good because as of now, a lot of the higher-end merchants are New York centric.