Holiday Gift Card 411: Where To Get Them For Less And How To Spend Them

December 20, 2010 by Brittany Zwillich
shefinds | beauty

‘Tis the season for gift cards. But don’t frown when Aunt Sally hands it over, even if you never shop at said location. We’ve got you covered – whether you’re giving or getting – on how to spend those bad boys on things you’d actually want. Take a peek below on how to spend them now before you get charged for collecting dust:


If you want to listen to the hottest tunes like the Black Eyed Peas newest CD ($13.99) – one of Oprah’s favorite things, be sure to grab this online-only $15 gift card for only $13.80.

Tiffany & Co.:

If you’re lucky enough to receive (or nice enough to give) a Tiffany gift card, put it toward this Tiffany Notes Band Ring ($100).

Steve Madden:

Keep up your shoe collection by getting these Steve Madden Caryssa Pumps ($89.95) by using this $500 gift card – yours only for $450.

My Wines Direct:

Treat yourself – you may need it – to this $50 gift card and max it out with this Red Wine, Cheese & Crackers Basket ($49.95).

Bath & Body Works:

The ultimate gift shop, Bath and Body Works, has this $107 gift card for $93.09. Be sure to spend it on the Sweetest, Softest Robe Ever ($24.75, down from $49.50).

Barnes & Noble:

For the bookworm friend, get her this Barnes & Noble $149 gift card for only $135.59. But if you get one, we recommend Chelsea Handler’s newest book: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang ($13.41, down from $25.99).


Use this festive $25 Ulta gift card for the Soldout List-approved Philosophy Amazing Grace Gift Set ($35), ideal for anyone on your gift list.


With a Zappos $100 e-gift card (that can be instantly used online) for $92, the possibilities are endless. This Marc by Marc Jacobs Computer Sleeve ($82) is perfect for anyone, especially your techie pal.


Nab this $100 gift card for $89 and use the e-code right away for this MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Tote ($298) either for yourself or your handbag-deprived BFF.

Saks Fifth Avenue:

Since we’re all about making over our men this season, grab him a Saks Fifth Avenue gift card to spend on this Cashmere Hat and Texting Gloves Set ($158).


Don’t know what to send the in-laws? Try this $50 gift card to 1-800-Flowers for only $37.50. Or just send them this Regal Oak Grandeur Gift Basket ($49.99), so they can re-use the basket once the goodies are gone.

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