Christmas Gift Ideas
Great DIY holiday gift ideas.
While the holiday season might look a little different (AGAIN) this year, there are so many creative, fun gift options out there perfect for every person in your life. For 2021, think of digital gifts and gifts of experience. Check out this blog post for ways to celebrate your loved ones in 2021.
If you are sending egift cards this holiday season instead of the usual plastic gift cards decorated with clever gift card holders, then check out this blog post. I'll share my tips for turning digital egift cards into thoughtful, customized gift cards the recipients can use and appreciate immediately.
If you want a gift card that gives back, please look at the new Giving Good gift cards. Each card donates 3% of the load value to the charity listed on the card. This Wounded Warrior Project gift card can make a big difference because every dollar counts. $13 helps to provide a safe voice on the other end of the phone for a warrior in need. If just a few gift cards are purchased, that becomes a reality. If many gift cards are purchased, the impact is even greater.
Did you know that even $3 will help provide pediatric isolation masks to help protect patients with compromised immune systems? With the Giving Good gift card that benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 3% of the purchase price will be donated and make a difference. The card can be used at any of the stores and restaurants listed on the card. So if you're buying a gift card to Chilis, Claire's, Domino's or more, this gift card works there AND gives back to kids and families in need.
If you're looking for a gift card that gives back, trying the new Giving Good gift cards by GiftCards.com. 3% of the purchase price goes to the charity listed on the card, but you can still use the card at any of the stores and restaurants shown. So if you want to donate to Make-A-Wish, this is an easy way to do that. And don't forget...every dollar helps. $26 provides a wish kid and family with a photo book to capture and preserve the memories of the wish experience.
If you're looking for gift cards that give back this holiday season, check out the new Giving Good gift cards. This one benefits Habitat for Humanity. When this gift card is purchased, 3% of the load value goes to Habitat for Humanity. (You don't have to pay extra. The donation comes from GiftCards.com.) And every dollar helps. For just $3, you help buy 3 pounds of finish nails to put that finishing touch on a Habitat home.
With the new Giving Good gift cards, consumers have the ability to buy charity gift cards that result in making a donation. This Giving Good gift card benefits Feeding America where 3% of the value loaded onto the card will be donated to the organization. Every dollar helps. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals to families in need through the Feeding America® network of food banks.
Not sure if Dad wants to shop at Lowe's this year or if he'd rather buy a book at Barnes & Noble? Wondering if your daughter would prefer makeup from Ulta or a new blouse from Macy's? With the new Holiday Favorites gift cards, you don't have to decide for them. Each gift card is usable at the stores and restaurants listed on the card. It's a super easy swap process that gives recipients more brands and more freedom--but you don't have to pay activation fees. It's a good idea.
Looking for more choices in how recipients use their gift cards, then check out The Choice Gift Card. It's usable at higher-end outlets like Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, REI, McCormick & Schmicks and Spafinder. The recipient redeems the card online for an egift that can be spent in stores or online. This is a great gift card with more choices, no fees and no expiration.
If you want a gift card that is sure to get used this holiday season, then check out the new Happy Holidays gift cards. Each is usable at a curated set of stores and restaurants. The recipient swaps the card for an egift card to Ulta, Macy's GameStop, Wayfair, H&M and more--depending on the brands listed on the card. I love that the recipient has a choice of where to use the card, but you don't have to pay fees or worry about expiration. It's a win-win!
Did you notice more "multi-store" gift cards hitting the racks? You're not wrong. The hottest gift cards from 2019 are even better in 2020. We've got Happy Birthday, Happy Student and Happy Bride. Plus Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday and Happy Just Because. Each gift card is redeemable at the stores or restaurants listed on the card--some are digital and some are plastic. But all offer more ways to enjoy gift cards and I love them!
When you want the recipient to have a choice of experience but you don't want to pay extra for full flexibility and you don't want to worry about expiration dates and fees, buy a new Multi-Use gift card--usable at a currated set of stores and restaurants featured on the card. You"ll find "Happy Cards," "Giving Good Cards," "Holiday Favorites," "The Choice Card," "Spafinder" and more. Great gift for Christmas and other upcoming holidays.
If you're putting little gift cards into little stockings, then check out my list of the best gift cards for stocking stuffers. I like a gift card that one get lost in the hubbub of everything else while still being appropriate for the moment.
Pick the perfect gift card and turn it into the perfect gift this holiday season with this easy, two-question quiz. Want the convenience of gift cards, while still making it personal? Try this quiz. You'll become an expert gift-giver in no time!