Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Fresh Ideas for Father’s Day Gifts

June 2nd, 2014

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to buy for the best guy in your life. Until now, Father’s Day has been the day where kids everywhere say, “I love you enough to get you a gift, but I didn’t have time to think of a more original present.” Just like Mother’s Day, this warm-weather holiday is in need of a gift-giving makeover. Instead of turning to the tried-and-true gift solutions like barbecues and neckties, let’s try to think outside the box this year! Check out these fresh present ideas, so you can show Dad how much you care by getting him something great.

Get Outdoors

Does Dad love to spend time outside? Is he interested in trying something new, or maybe needs some updated gear for a favorite activity? Whether it’s camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking, or birdwatching, GiftZip has you covered. Get him a gift he can really put to good use in the Great Outdoors, like a new fishing pole, tent, backpack, camping stove, or hiking boots. carries e-gift cards from retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, Orvis, and The North Face, for all of your outdoor adventure needs. Who knows — maybe your present will inspire Dad to take you along on his next trip!

Pure Relaxation

Men are notorious for not taking care of their hair and skin the way they should — you probably know a guy who washes his hair with bar soap and doesn’t know that you’re supposed to wear sunscreen every day.  Fortunately, most major retailers carry men’s skincare and hair care products that are sure to change the way Dad thinks about his grooming routine! Bloomingdale’s, L’Occitane, and LUSH are great places for any father to start his fresh and clean new lifestyle. LUSH uses organic ingredients and makes all of their products by hand — try the “Dirty” line of products for a minty-fresh scent that will really get you going! L’Occitane is a great resource for luxurious shaving products, but they also carry products to keep Dad fresh from head to toe.  And even dads need to be pampered sometimes: give Dad the gift of relaxation by purchasing a SpaWeek or SpaFinder gift card.

Go Go Gadget

Keep your father on the cutting edge of technology by giving him a gadget gift this Father’s Day. Tech gifts are great for anyone because they can be used for work or for fun! Whether it’s a new camera, high-quality headphones or portable speakers, an e-reader, a tablet, or a trendy large monitor for his desktop, Dad will surely appreciate your awesome gift of technology. E-gift cards from retailers like, Hewlett-Packard,, and The Sharper Image are all available on!

Regardless of the gift you give this year, make sure to let your dad know how much you appreciate him. The perfect accompaniment to a gift card from is a heartfelt message of love and gratitude. From the GiftZip family to yours: Happy Father’s Day!

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Show Mom You Care: Do Something Different for Mothers’ Day!

April 29th, 2014

mothers-dayMothers’ Day is fast approaching, and you’re running out of time to find the perfect gift to show your Mom how much you care. When you think about all that she’s done for you over the years, the constant love and support that she shows you, you start to realize that a bouquet of flowers just isn’t going to cut it. This year, try something new for Mothers’ Day and make a memory that lasts a lifetime. The best gifts, after all, aren’t things but experiences. 

Pamper Her

Any woman who has raised children has certainly experienced plenty of stress. Give your mother a spa gift card and let her put her feet up and relax (while getting a pedicure!) Take a day to enjoy pampered relaxation together, or just send Mom off for a  weekend of rest and rejuvenation. It’s the least she deserves for getting through your teen years! » Read more: Show Mom You Care: Do Something Different for Mothers’ Day!

About Katie Erbach

Katie is GiftZip's newest team member. She currently lives in Chicago with her fiance, Jim. Katie's passions include blogging, hiking, reading (but nothing sad), listening to music, and baking anything with chocolate in it!