Just pulled myself from off of the floor after throwing my body against the wall, one of those: I should have thought of this, million dollar moments. Giftbar, the digital gift card marketplace for independent, local boutiques and specialty shops (no big box retailers allowed!), serves as a great resource for surprises and holiday gifting:
+ With the click of your mouse or the swipe of your finger (their mobile app launches mid-October), you can purchase a gift card for mom to her favorite neighborhood boutique and send it via text, email, mail or hand delivery.
+ Giftbar merchants represent the best of the best – think, Decades, Tibi, Opening Ceremony, Kirna Zabette, Rita Hazan, The Dailey Method, Treasure & Bond and much, much more.
+ It gets better. Giftbar allows you to choose from hundreds of different digital wrappings (see examples below) and add photos and personalized messages so that your digital gift lands in the recipient’s inbox looking like you spent hours creating it just for them.
+ There’s even a universal gift card – the Giftbar of Choice – that can be redeemed at any Giftbar merchant, in any Giftbar city. Pretty awesome and a foolproof gift.
Great for last minute hostess gifts and long distance relatives that live out of state. Giftbar is in New York, LA, DC, Boston, Dallas, and Chicago and will be launched in Miami by mid-November. Over 50% of their merchants have e-commerce and they’ve seen orders from over 25 states. For the holidays, Giftbar will be unveiling limited edition designer digital wrappings created by Tibi, Opening Ceremony, Decades and Seize Sur Vingt. Browse Giftbar.com now, kick yourself later.