The halls are decked, the drinks are flowing, and the garishly festive jumpers have emerged from the backs of wardrobes. It's officially the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄🎁
But amidst all the joy and festivities, it's safe to say that we're all cautiously feeling the pinch this Winter - now more so than ever.
Read on for why we believe Gift Cards are at the top of everyone's lists this Christmas.
1: It's a little treat they might otherwise cut back on.
At a time where costs are going up and many of us will be cutting back on those little luxuries, gifting someone a voucher for their favourite local retail space, restaurant or coffee shop means that they can still enjoy those little treats that they might otherwise not have treated themselves to.
Grabbing their favourite morning brew. Catching up with a loved one over coffee and cake. Getting dressed up for Bottomless Brunch with their best pals. Treat a loved one to one of their favourite lil' luxuries or an experience they won't soon forget, at a time when it will be most appreciated - definitely something you can't put a price tag on!
2: It gives new experiences.
Coming towards the end of 2022, we all have those looming New Year's resolutions creeping into our minds. Why not help a loved one get a head start with some mindfulness and self-improvement?
There are loads of Gift Card options out there which allow you to dabble in new skills and experiences - possibly becoming a positive small step to creating new habits to improve your daily quality of life.
Our Gift Cards offer a great little way to potentially make a big difference - whether that's making more time to spend with loved ones, such as weekly coffee catch-ups, or developing a new skill such as becoming a home barista extraordinaire.
3: It reduces waste.
Unwrapping a dodgy gift set whilst hiding a grimace behind an awkward smile. We've all been there.
Whilst we're sure everyone will be more than grateful for whatever you gift them this year, why not give them the option to treat themselves to something they'll really appreciate?
Minimise your contribution to the enormous amount of stuff heading straight to our landfills; gift an experience, rather than something that will eventually end up in the bin.
What's more valuable than giving someone an excuse to get out of the house for a delicious coffee, a spot of brunch and an hour with their book?!
4: It supports your local High Street.
It's been a tough couple of years for small businesses everywhere, and it would seem that the pressure isn't quite off just yet. With ever-increasing business costs and energy bills, your local businesses need the support now more than ever.
Buying a Gift Card this Christmas will help your favourite local spots get through what will most likely be a pretty quiet couple of months at the start of 2023, and make sure they're still there for you to enjoy when things start to pick back up again! While that special person may not wish to use them straight away, most Gift Cards are redeemable for extended periods. Better yet, most don't have to be redeemed all at once - they're the gift which just keeps on giving!
Our Gift Cards are redeemable for up to 12 months after purchase and can be used at a pace which suits you - whether that's grabbing a small daily treat or using the lot in one huge splurge! Our Gift Cards can be found here.
Most importantly, remember that the best gift of all is taking care of yourself this Christmas. Although it is incredibly easy to get wrapped up in the stress of gifting within a tight budget, remember that you are not alone in feeling the pinch this Winter. Whether it's a small token gesture or simply spending time with your loved ones, we at BEAR hope you all have a fabulously festive time with your nearest and dearest! 💕