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favor-“ette”: giftbar

I know, I know – two in one week?

But this was too good to keep till next Wednesday, especially with Mother’s Day around the corner!

While I like the concept of gift cards just fine (and gift them aplenty), I would not say that they are the most exciting/sexy/trendy gifts one can give.

Enter Giftbar.

Giftbar is a brand new giftcard “marketplace”, comprised of a curated selection of the very best local retailers in New York City (and Brooklyn too). Think upscale boutiques, children’s retailers, spas and restaurants.

You can search by neighborhood, price point or even personality (like “design lover”, “health nut” and of course, “super mom”).  Choose your shop and you’re ready to give!

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You can go old-school and send the card via snail mail, or have it sent to the recipient’s e-mail or phone. Either way, you can customize the card with photos, a personalized message and even digital “wrapping”.

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If you’re having trouble choosing, the “Giftbartender” (cute!) can help you by answering just a few questions. Or send the Giftbar of Choice, good at any of the retailers on the site, and let your recipient choose.

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So good, right?

But it gets better – how about the chance to win a 2-night stay in either Chicago or NYC, along with a $1,000 shopping spree:

“One lucky winner and a guest will be flown to the city of their choice (Chicago or NYC), spend 2 nights in a hotel and enjoy a shopping spree on Giftbar! The winner will be gifted a $1000 Giftbar of Choice gift card, which means they can redeem it at any of the hundreds of amazing Giftbar merchants!”

The promotion runs till May 31st, 2013 – so there’s plenty of time to enter!

The lovely ladies at Giftbar offered me the opportunity to gift someone this Mother’s Day. I’ve chosen a special friend of mine,  who’s returning to New York after a few years spent living and working on the West Coast. And she’s coming back as a new mom! Her apartment (and baby boy) will need to be stylishly outfitted, for sure – and her Giftbar can be used at some of the trendiest clothing, toy and home goods stores in the city.

Happy Mother’s Day, C – love you!

Note: I was not compensated for this post. Giftbar kindly gave me a Giftbar to use personally, along with a Giftbar to send to the recipient of my choice. All comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own.



  1. Leslie on May 10, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Oh, I think this one’s “a keeper!” Happy Mother’s Day!

    • sherisilver on May 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

      You too my friend! xoxo

  2. June Pope on May 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Where do I enter the contest. If I click on ‘enter’ or any of the other highlighted words I get an error. What do?

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