Give Seriously at the Last Minute: Gift Cards Sent With Sentiment


If you’ve always been on the hunt for holiday gifts, you know you’ve got your back. Unless you’ve reserved space on Santa’s sleigh for next day delivery, your best option may be to email a gift card.

Fortunately, gift cards no longer sound like panicked, sloppy, last-minute thoughts. You have the option of purchasing a gift card that says, “I know what you like.”

If the person on your shopping list is clapping live shows, contact the place they have supported in the past to purchase a gift card. The same goes for their favorite restaurant, which is sure to have a gift voucher available.

the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Garden and other nonprofit places may announce to the recipient that a membership or gift card is on the way.

If you can’t make up your mind, there are some foolproof gift cards that can be sent to someone special today:

First, read these tips to find out how spot gift card scams and gift card fraud.

Here is a sample of other gift card offers:

For last minute shoppers or guessing giveaways, houseplants are more personal than Visa gift cards, more durable than cut flower arrangements and most are as easy to move as a delivered.

Plant specialists at Oregon nurseries and indoor gardening stores are ready to help.

Want to send a last minute greens gift to a friend? Here are the retailers with large mail order and electronic gift card operations:

  • 1800Flowers a 15% reduction Holiday-themed plants and treats (use code HOLIDAY15 at checkout) such as Holiday Cheer Dipped Strawberries (starting at $ 39.99). Same day delivery is available in certain regions or send a gift card.
  • Bloomscape suggests giving a gift that grows. Get up to 40% off plants in the Last Chance sale. View safely gifts for animal lovers such as a bamboo palm. A E-gift card digitally delivered reaches someone almost instantly.
  • The threshold offers digital gift cards to buy houseplants of all sizes, even the smallest in 2-inch pots, and nature-inspired gifts. Sign up to receive 15% off your first purchase. Save up to 50% on plants and planters during Cyber ​​Week.

For the DIYer, Home Depot has a gift card you can buy online and pick up at the store or have it shipped for free.

Lowe’s Gift Cards never expire and come with customizable messages.

Wayfair Gift Cards can be used to purchase traditional, transitional and modern furniture, decorations, lighting fixtures with discounts of up to 70% on as well as partner sites All Modern, Birch alley and Joss & Main.

How about a getaway to their favorite destination? Explore digital gift cards from Airbnb,, Expedia, Carnival cruise lines and Southwest Airlines.

There are also experiences to be had with a Annual pass for national parks and federal recreational lands. You can also offer an annual pass for Oregon State Parks and the Northwestern forests.

Prepare for an outdoor adventure with a gift card from Dick’s sporting goods.

Or enhance your stay by having a dinner served free of charge by a Uber Gift Card Where DoorDash. Do not forget to have the dessert delivered to you by Instacart.

Watch a movie at home on Netflix or watch it on an even bigger screen in a movie theater by booking tickets in advance with a gift card from fandango.

Other gift cards let players have fun Game and larva, GameStop, Nintendo, Xbox and others.

Shiny box electronic gift card, sent by e-mail on your behalf, allows the recipient to choose the beauty or care products they wish to receive.

Birchbox has beauty, skin and body care products for men. Subscriptions from $ 10 per month, including postage, and can be canceled at any time.

Other gift cards allow the recipient to purchase from Zipporah, Ulta Beauty, Macy’s and Following.

A Medford Gift Card Harry and david lets the receiver consider all the choices, such as the Fruit of the month club collection, which offers Chocolates, artisan cheeses, oregon wine and other goodies from the company’s family of brands.

Harry and david also concocted the SmartGift option. Simply click on the red bar “send with SmartGift” under the image of a gift. The recipient can digitally ‘unwrap’ the gift – let’s say a classic fruit cake weighing two pounds ($ 29.99) – and accept it or change it to something else – like truffles, and Moose Munch Popcorn – and choose the preferred address and delivery date.

Other gift cards let the receiver buy at Grubhub, Domino’s, SugarWish and golden belly, which connects you to restaurants and food manufacturers in your favorite city such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles Where Miami.

– Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

More gift ideas:

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• What you need to know about shopping and shipping this holiday season in Oregon

• Oregon artisans, once isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic, thrive during the holiday shopping season

• Houseplant Gift Guide: These Oregon stores have options from flower classics to Venus fly traps

• Best-selling and locally made gifts: easy ways to shop at craft markets, pop-up shops and online

• Gifts made in Oregon are for sale on Etsy, eBay and Amazon

• Last minute gardening gifts: bestselling books on sale for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest

• Upgrade your home for less during the Houzz sales with up to 75% off top selling furniture, light fixtures, rugs and round wall mirrors


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