They catch a lot of criticism, and we just don’t get it. What’s not to love?
The most cited flaw is likely, “They aren’t personal enough.” But we don’t buy that! You know dad loves to shop for tools and gadgets, so you get him a gift card to Menards and not Michaels. Your best friend orders in. A lot. Do her a literal favor with a Grubhub gift card. And your mom loves a spa day. And a monthly color touch up. And a pedicure now and then.
We argue that they are super convenient for all parties. For the giver, the reasons are obvious. And for the receiver, they get a gift card to one of their favorite places, to purchase something they will love, on their own time and schedule. They get to buy what they want, without spending their own money, which sounds like a real win.
If you’re worried about how it presents, pair it with something small but thoughtful. If you’re lucky, that something small but thoughtful might come in the form of a free gift* on your behalf. Many local shops and boutiques will offer free gifts and incentives for shopping with them during the holidays. Don’t get us on our shop local soapbox.
So, if you’re with us on the gift card train, here’s some special holiday gift card packages we put together with lovely service pairings. The gift of relaxation for the holidays is unique, thoughtful and truly invaluable. If relaxing isn’t their style, they are an alien. But, you can also put any dollar amount on a Tyler Mason gift card that can be used for salon, spa and boutique, and let them spend it on whatever makes their little alien heart happy. Thus – the glory of a gift card.
*Our free gifts this year are super great and round out a gift card perfectly. Enjoy our signature scent in the form of Tranquility Balm FREE with a $100 gift card purchase, or a trio of the most delightful Farmhouse Fresh products free with a $200 gift card purchase.