Archive for May, 2012

Gift Cards For Many Mothers!

May 10th, 2012

These days it‘s hard to suggest gift cards to people on the internet without sounding like Twitter spam. However, Mother’s Day is approaching and let’s face it: many of you will be stuck wondering what to get her. Although some think gift cards are a copout or impersonal, by allowing mom to order online or go pick something out, you can ensure she gets something she really wants. In addition, a gift card that requires physical travel to redeem means you and her can make a day out of it! But, in that case more choices must be made: where should the gift card be from?

The answer is easy. Finding the right gift card just means picking out her passion:

The Interior Decorator

Does mom love wall hangings, trinkets, and pillows? Does she love shopping for new mirrors and figures to place on shelves? If so, a gift card to Pottery Barn,, or World Market would be perfect. From baskets to vases to wine racks, they have all sorts of products to suit home design needs.

The Shoe-a-Holic

By nature, most women love shoes, unless your mom paints the town red barefoot. And in that case, a gift card for some footware is pressing. Zappos and Shoebuy are great places to buy affordable, quality shoes. Are online shoe pictures not convincing enough? Zappos also offers videos of women modeling the shoes for sale.

The Crafter

If mom is a DIY kind of lady, there are gift cards to match every hobby from painting to sewing. With gift cards for,,, or Blick Art Materials, you can find something that suits her interests.

The Gardener

Mother’s Day falls during a month of nice weather. If flowers, plants, or crops are what you see in mom’s backyard, it follows to present her with a gift card from, or Gardener’s Supply Company. Who knows, you may even find yourself out working with her.

The Beverage Gal

Most need a hot cup of coffee or tea, both when they wake up in the morning and get home from work at night. Coffee and tea can be bought online with gifts cards from The Tea Emporium or Coffee For Less. If mom loves a drink every so often, she is sure to love a Berkely Wine Company gift card as well.

The Busy Bee

Does mom work hard and not set enough time aside to relax? Treat her with a trip to the spa with a Spa Week or SpaFinder. Better yet, enter our own Spa-tacular Mom Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Spa Week gift card! If you’re in need of a little R&R yourself, why not buy an additional eGift card so you can go together?

Whether the gift card is redeemable on or offline, let mom choose what she wants. Use the opportunity to help her pick something out or enjoy her hobby with her. Go in the garden, learn to sew, or try her favorite tea. She’ll love it.

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SPA-tacular Mom Sweepstakes: Win $100 Spa Week Gift Card from!

May 1st, 2012

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to show your love and appreciation for that special lady in your life than by giving her a little rest and relaxation. We’d love to hear what makes your leading lady so spectacular, or rather, SPA-tacular, whether it’s your mom, grandma, aunt, wife, or nanny! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Spa Week Gift Card to be used at one of 5,000 spas across North America. We’re sure you could write entire novels on what makes mom so great, but we’re challenging you to do it in 140 characters or less. A tweet or blog comment automatically gets you entered so everyone is on equal ground, but we’ll be featuring the submissions we “Like” the best to share on our social media platforms. Details on how to enter are outlined below.

Example: My mom listens to me always, most often says she loves me & still supports me when I’m an idiot. Better yet, she makes a mean grilled cheese

How To Enter

  • Like on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter:
  • Follow the steps outlined on how to submit your ode to mom on Twitter or the GiftZip blog.
  • Tell us why your mom or other leading lady is so SPA-tacular in 140 characters or less via Twitter or the GiftZip Blog
    • To tweet to enter, mention @GiftZip within your ode to mom.
    • To use the GiftZip blog to enter, comment on the this blog post in 140 characters or less.
  • Individuals may submit one (1) entry per day. Your message can be different each entry, so be creative!


  • The winner that will be picked at random will receive a $100 Spa Week Gift Card redeemable at one of the participating 5,000+ spas and wellness facilities across North America.
  • Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.


Entrants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be a Legal U.S. citizen
  • Enter before May 10th, 2012 at 11:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Adhere to all rules regarding entry process

Entries must:

  • Be 140 characters or less.
  • Be appropriate for all ages and free of profanity (We maintain the right to disqualify entries we deem inappropriate).

Winner Selection

  • The winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, May 11th, 2012 just in time for Mother’s Day Weekend!

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  • By entering, participants are providing information to and not to Facebook.
  • By submitting an entry, participants are releasing the rights to their entries to be used for advertising purposes, on social media outlets, and the website.
  • For questions regarding this promotion, please submit queries on our Facebook page and they will be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Photo credit: via Flickr

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