I love to shop……for myself. So, when the holidays come around, the idea of having to go shopping for other people can be unnerving. All sorts of questions race through my mind: Are they going to like what I get them? Will they re-gift what I got them? Should I give presents with receipts so that it can be exchanged for something else?
If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that gives your gift recipients options, and relieves you of the stress of deciding on specific gifts, here are some ideas that don’t even require you to leave your house:
SpaFinder – Who doesn’t love a great spa? But, there are so many places and treatments available, it’s hard decide what kind of package to buy someone. SpaFinder.com solves this problem by allowing you to ship, e-mail or instantly print a general gift certificate in various amounts with a customized message to your gift recipient. Then he/she can browse the different spa offerings of over 5,000 spas on Spa Finder’s website, and book their own packages at the spa of their choice.
Sephora – Know a beauty junkie, but not sure what else she could possibly want to add to her already overflowing stash of products? Sephora.com has e-Gift Certificates that can be redeemed online. You just fill in the recipient’s name and e-mail address, select the dollar amount, and add your personal message. The certificates can only be redeemed online, not in stores.
DSW – No matter how many shoes I buy it never seems like I have enough. But, it’s hard to buy someone shoes as a present, because it may not fit them or be their style. Give a fellow footwear lover the gift of a DSW e-certificate to be redeemed online at dsw.com. Then, they can browse the thousands of shoes DSW had to offer and purchase whichever one they like.
An added bonus of choosing e-gifts is that you won’t have to wait on long lines, or use acrobatic skills to struggle through crowds of people as you maneuver your way through the shopping aisles. Besides, let’s face it, the best gift you can give someone this holiday season is the gift of options. And, while you’re at it, you may even want to buy one of these gift certificates for yourself.