I don’t know about y’all, but I absolutely LOVE gift cards! (So if any of you are wondering what to get me for Christmas still…..)
But while I love receiving them, I also love GIVING them. Probably because most of us enjoy giving what we enjoy receiving! (Am I making it clear enough what you need to get me for Christmas, yet?)
Now, some people feel that gift cards are a cold “cop-out” type of gift. One that doesn’t take much thought. (How DARE they, I would NEVER feel that way if you sent me one. *hint* *hint*)
So I think a great way to combat the “that-didn’t-take-much-thought”
meanies crowd, is to pair your gift card with a little gift that adds some thought to it! Right? Right!
Because of my philosophy on this matter, I was pretty pumped when Kroger issued me a challenge to pair an iTunes gift card with something else in their store (okay, “challenge” is a bit strong, but I think you all know by now that I totally read into things). This worked out perfectly because, HEY! I do all my gift card shopping at Kroger anyway! Mainly because I earn fuel points to fill up my car’s tank for less! (The other day I got 20 cents off per gallon on my fill-up! Woot!)
(Have I written in enough parenthesis for you yet?)
So I accepted their challenge and high-tailed it over to Kroger the other day to see what I could find in their store that might pair perfectly with an iTunes gift card.
Needless to say, they have a huge selection of gift cards to choose from. (Good grief! This is just ONE side of their gift card display!)
And oh me, oh my! They have some really fun gift boxes you could put a gift card pairing into!
Now, a gift card pairing newbie might just go to the obvious “ear buds” choice if they were challenged to pair up an iTunes gift card with something else, but I ain’t no rookie, baby! Nope! So I walked around the store to see what might make a more out-of-the-box thoughtful gift card pairing choice. Here’s some ideas that struck me as I moseyed around the store….
Pair the gift card with the receiving person’s favorite munchie so they can munch to their new tunes!
Or how about pair it with one of those crazy Christmas novelty items? This baby was HUGE!
Why not slip the gift card into a cute decorative jar? You could also include new ear buds and a packet of hot chocolate for a cozy night in with some new Christmas music downloads using their gift card!
Have a Duck Dynasty fan? Make them “happy, happy, happy” with this pairing! They could use the gift card for Duck Dynasty shows, music, etc!
I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this mug, y’all! 🙂 This would be a cute pairing for a Southerner that loves coffee and music!
But I think I really enjoyed this last pairing the best, as it might be a great Christmas gift pairing for a mom (especially a new mom!) Give her the gift of time to herself with new music to drown out the kids and a fun magazine to flip through!
(And okay, I stood there for about five minutes and drooled over the pages of this particular magazine, it’s a good one to flip through!)
So there you have it, Kroger! I’m feeling pretty confident I NAILED your challenge. Be sure and visit Kroger’s Pinterest page for more gift card pairing ideas!
Love and Gift Card Pairings That Rock,
The Lazy Mom
Disclosure: Kroger provided me with gift cards in exchange for my gift card pairing ideas. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. (I love gift cards so much I’ll work for them!)