In my family and social circle, the opportunities for gift-giving are numerous and seemingly endless. Graduations. Weddings. Baby Showers. Engagements. New Homes. New Babies. Pregnancies. Baptisms. First Communions. New Jobs. Easter. Christmas. Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. Birthdays. Anniversaries. And those are just the major gift-giving occasions.
Mama-to-Be just doesn’t have time to shop for so many people. While I like to spend a lot of time picking gifts for close friends and immediate family, it is difficult to find something perfect, tasteful and in my budget for my husband’s cousins, neighbor’s kids, etc. For one thing, I just don’t know them well enough to pick something.
GiftCertificates.com is Mama-to-Be’s favorite time saver. With more than 200 merchants, I can always find something. Bed Bath & Beyond is perfect for new home owners. Movie Gift Certificates are a great thank you for babysitters. Sephora and Bath & Body Works are always appreciated as birthday gifts. Williams Sonoma and Crate & Barrel are perfect for weddings. New mommies appreciate the Pottery Barn Kids and Baby Gap certificates. And when I attended a dog birthday party last year (yes…people actually have those!), I gave a Petco gift certificate.
GiftCertificates also has an option to ship directly to the recipient, which comes in handy when you’re sending gifts to long-distance friends or as wedding presents.