The hard-to-buy-fors. You know who you are! #HolidayGiftCards

I cannot believe that there are less than 19 days until Christmas!  So much for my goal of having my Christmas shopping all done by December 1!  What was I thinking?!  Truth be told, I’ve barely even started…don’t panic don’t panic don’t panic!

I won’t panic.  Actually I’m just going to tackle everything all in one day.  Get ‘er done.  I love Christmas shopping for the most part, but I do stress a little when trying to get gifts for the hard-to-buy-fors on my list.  You know who they are…usually the men.  Dads.  Husbands.  Brothers.  Why are they so hard?  I’m the easiest person on the planet to buy for.  No, seriously I am.  But buying for the men in my life gives me a little stress.

Who’s your hardest to buy for person?  Mine is definitely my Dad.  He is seriously so tough.  Every year I ask what he wants and my mom sends me a list…it’s a good list but my Dad doesn’t put much on it…you know the old “I have everything I need, I don’t need anything else.”  I get that.  But I’m not showing up at Christmas with um, nothing for my Dad.  Can’t do that!  And I want to get him something he’ll like and use, but I’m just not good at guessing what that is anymore…so that’s where gift cards come in!


See…this is my Dad.  He doesn’t need anything…he’s happy with just a box!  ;

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The best thing about gift cards is how easy they are to give, and how great they are to get!  If someone is hard to buy for, let them buy what they want, then everyone is happy!  So this year Dad is getting an iTunes gift card (shhhh don’t tell him)…perfect for the new iPad he got for his birthday.  He can load it up with books, music, games and apps.  He’s gets what he wants and he’s happy!  Done and done.

So don’t play the gift guessing game by wrapping another pair of socks.  Or a wallet.  Give the gift of letting your loved one pick what they want for Christmas by getting them a gift card!

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Special Promotion!

So if you are thinking of buying your loved ones (or yourself) an iTunes gift card, now is the time to do it because there is a special promotion going on!  From now until December 12th, if you buy a $50 iTunes gift card you’ll receive 50 bonus Air Miles!

This offer runs now until Dec 11 in Sobeys Atlantic
The offer runs now until Dec 12 in Metro Ontario, Safeway, KATZ (Rexall & PharmaPlus) Ontario, and Lawtons.

Check the local stores (by province) that are hosting this offer:

Metro Ontario – ONTARIO only
KATZ (Rexall & PharmaPlus) Ontario – ONTARIO only
Safeway – Alberta, British Columbia , Manitoba, Saskatchewan.
Lawtons – Newfoundland, New Brunswick,  Nova Scotia, PEI
Sobeys Atlantic – Newfoundland, New Brunswick,  Nova Scotia, PEI

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So now a little gift for you!  Enter here for a chance to win a $50 iTunes gift card for you!  For what ever your heart desires from iTunes!  Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note that you may enter across multiple blogs, but may only win on one blog. The contest is open to residents of Canada excluding Quebec, and must be 18 years or older.

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Have a great day!

Disclosure: I am part of the Blackhawk Holiday Gift Card Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. But as always, the opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. enjoy exploring your site and following you on facebook….happy holidays to you!

  2. Yep, my Dad is the hardest to buy for too. You either get it right and he loves the present and uses it all the time or you never. see. it. again!

  3. My HUSBAND is impossible to buy for! You’d think living with him I would catch on to things here and there but he never says he wants anything unless it’s a HUGE thing that is above my pay grade!

  4. lol! :):)

  5. Hubs is the hardest, but also loves iTunes, so this contest would be an awesome one to win!

  6. My 18 year old, believe it or not. It’s hard to buy for that age unless it’s clothes (difficult to find) or a big ticket item.

  7. I always find my wife is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for…;)

  8. For me it’s my niece, she’s 17 and has everything she wants and needs, a very blessed girl. :) This would be more than I would usually give, but she would love it.

  9. My husband is SO hard to buy for. He knows that he wants something awesome… but just doesn’t know what it is! GAH!

  10. pruttybird says:

    I have a terrible time finding gifts for my inlaws. They always say they don’t want/need anything. So frustrating.

  11. Just like you, my Dad is the hardest person to buy for on my Christmas list. I have bought him many an iTunes gift card. I LOVE them. They make a great gift for lots of people on my list. :) Great deal on the cards.

  12. Both of my parents are hard to buy for!

  13. I have a few teenagers on my list – they’re the toughest!

  14. It’s always hard to shop for my husband, because he’s really into computers and electronics and I don’t know enough about them to surprise. He’d love a iTunes card though. ;)

  15. Miranda Brooks says:

    My dad and brother are the worst to shop for. So picky! lol

  16. My husband, my husband is always impossible to buy for, drives me insane!

  17. Without a doubt my little brother – he’s sixteen and I never know what to get him…..thank goodnesss for gift cards!

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  18. My dad is definitely the hardest to buy for in my family… I mean, what do you get the guy who has everything!?
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  19. Nadine Ursuliak says:

    Teacher gifts are always hard…how many mugs or bottles of lotion can 1 person use/need?!

  20. My Mom is actually the hardest to buy for… she’s the one that says don’t get me anything, I have everything I need… I have that feeling in the pit of my stomach right now thinking about what to get her. She wouldn’t even use the iTunes card… but I would. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. My parents are the hardest. We usually get them one joint gift & they never know what they want. Gift cards for dinner or a show have been my go-to for a couple of Christmases now!
    Awesome giveaway, btw, thanks for hosting!

  22. My husband is really difficult to buy for so this would REALLY come in handy! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  23. My BIL all he wants is beer and money

  24. Suzy Smith says:

    My MIL is brutal to buy for…scarf it is!

  25. Belinda McNabb says:

    my dad is always the hardest person to shop for

  26. My mom, she always says she wants “nothing” so she usually gets gift cards!

  27. My mom because she is the kind of person who seems to have everything!

  28. My mother-in-law is so hard to buy for because she says she doesn’t need anything–yet she deserves something great! I have a wonderful mother-in-law.

  29. My dad because he is a simple person who doesn’t have much wants

  30. My step mother.

  31. My Mum is pretty hard to buy for. An iTunes card would be something she would like though, for sure.

  32. I’m failing in the present buying department this year. I think my older sister is the hardest to buy for – I hate paying more on shipping than the actual gift so I’m looking at the online stores that offer free shipping and gift wrapping ;) xo

  33. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    my dad. So hard to buy for him! omg. He has everythign!

  34. my husband’s aunt and her husband!

  35. My wife!

  36. My dad, tough person to read!

  37. The men are the hardest to shop for!

  38. My brother likes getting his own things. He satisfied with just gift cards.

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