12 Gift Cards That Actually Make Great Holiday Presents
Let’s just say it: Gift cards are the best. “Gift cards?!” your Babba gasps. “Who would be so gauche?” Well, turns out, plenty of us. And for good reason—they eliminate the need for gift receipts, and you don’t have to pretend that you actually like the “funky” necklace your aunt found at a boutique in Poughkeepsie. Here, 12 cards perfect for anyone on your list.
For the New Homeowners: Bed Bath & Beyond
We all have that Abbi Jacobson in our lives. The one who runs to the shopping mecca any chance she gets. Holidays? Better stock up on gift wrap. Sad day? Where those Yankee Candles at? Home makeover? Pulling into the BB&B parking lot as we speak. Don’t fight it; just give in.
For the Skin-Care Savant: DermStore
Sure, they love makeup. But nothing gets them more pumped than, ahem, pumping out a new morning serum or slathering on that exfoliating overnight mask. Give them the gift of glowing winter skin with a gift card to the one-stop shop.
For the Traveling Foodie: FoodyDirect
Did they visit New Orleans just for the beignets or wait in line for over two hours to get their hands on a Cronut? Give them a credit to this gourmet site and make their dream of getting a New York-style cheesecake delivered right to their door a reality.
For the Instagram Addict: Revolve
We all know the feeling: You spot something your girl-crush is wearing on Instagram and immediately must know where to purchase. Enter: Revolve. This brand boasts their own Instagram squad (aptly named “The Revolve Girls”), who showcase exactly how to wear the brand’s most popular pieces (hello, mustard duster). Your recipient will surely know the deal and praise you for your forward-thinking.
For the Young Professional: The Tie Bar
Or, you know, all of the men in your life. If he wears ties to work or happens to collect festive socks, he’ll love picking out new pieces to show off all year.
For Your City Friends: Blue Apron
They’re always complaining that they never have time to make dinner, so treat them to a month of easy-to-follow home-cooked meals. (Maybe if you’re lucky, they’ll invite you over to taste-test.)