The perfect gift card for Mother’s Day can be used at a variety of stores and restaurants—giving mom a choice of how she wants to spend her time and money.
The New Happy Mother’s Day Gift Card
If you’re not familiar with the recently launched Happy Card gift cards, each is usable at a curated list of stores and restaurants listed on the card.
The Happy Dining gift card, for example, is currently usable at restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, Cracker Barrel and Buffalo Wild Wings. The Happy Moments gift card, as another example, is currently usable at Sephora, Macy’s, Regal Cinemas and more.
The best part about Happy Cards, in my opinion, is that the recipient gets to decide where to use the card, but you (the giver) don’t have to pay extra to deliver that flexibility. The full value of the money you spend on the card will be loaded onto the card.
As you can guess, this card is usable at a collection of stores and restaurants suitable for most moms. Here’s hoping that your mom can find at least one place she can use the card.
Where to Buy Happy Mother’s Day Gift Cards
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Happy Mother’s Day gift cards will be sold online and in most major grocery stores by the end of April. Look for a specially marked display stand featuring gift cards for moms, dads, and grads throughout the spring season.
Benefits of the Happy Mother’s Day Gift Card
First, it’s rare to find competing brands on the same card, but that’s exactly what you see on this Happy Mother’s Day gift card—Ulta Beauty, Sephora, and Sally Beauty on the same gift card!
In my experience, women tend to favor one or the other when it comes to cosmetics, and often that preference is based on loyalty rewards. Sephora, for example, has the “Beauty Insider” program, Ulta Beauty, has the “Ultamate Rewards” program, and Sally Beauty has “Sally Beauty Rewards.” I am currently on Team Ulta because there is a location convenient to me and I rack up Ultamate points quickly.
But my kids have no idea where I buy my makeup. With a Mother’s Day gift card, they don’t have to. They can buy this Happy Card knowing I’ll be able to use it however I want—and I’ll continue to earn my reward points when I do.
There are, of course, other stores and restaurants listed on the card. The Mother’s Day gift card can be used at more than one business, as long as there is still money on the card. For instance, mom can use the Happy Mother’s Day gift card to grab lunch at Panera, shop for clothes at Macy’s and go to a movie at Regal Cinema afterwards.
Make it a Mother’s Day Gift
I love to deliver gift cards with a little something extra—just to make the gift card feel more personal. I almost don’t think that’s necessary with a Happy Mother’s Day gift card, but here are a few suggestions anyway.
- Happy Plant – Pair a Happy Mother’s Day gift card with a happy plant. There really is a plant called, “Happy Plant.” Its real name is Dracaena massangeana, but it is also called a corn plant too.
- Happy Thoughts – Tuck a Happy Mother’s Day gift card into a gratitude journal. On the first page, write a list of all the ways your mom makes you happy.
- Happy Days – Frame an old photo of all you kids playing in the backyard, a favorite family vacation, or her childhood family reunion. Deliver it with a Happy Mother’s Day gift card and a note thanking her for so many happy days growing up.
If Your Happy Mother’s Day Gift Card Isn’t WorkingHere are a few things to know about Happy Card gift cards.
In general, a Happy Card gift card must be used in stores—not online or by phone. And the card should be run as a “credit” transaction when you get to the checkout stand. The gift card can be used at more than one store on the card—if the card balance can cover the purchases. And lastly, sometimes the brands on Happy Card gift cards change. Whatever brands are shown on the Happy Card you have, is where the gift card can be used.
Read this post for more details on what to do when a Happy Card doesn’t work.
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Another Mother’s Day Gift Card
For the ultimate gift of choice, you can get mom a custom Visa gift card that can be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. But you do pay additional for that flexibility. Since Happy Cards are free to purchase (you don’t pay more than the load value), I like that you can give mom a few choices of how to spend the gift card without the additional cost.
See more custom Mother’s Day gift cards here.
More Gift Card QuestionsIf you have other questions about Happy Card gift cards, the new Happy Mother’s Day gift card or gift cards in general, reach out to me in the comments below, on Twitter (@GCGirlfriend) or on Instagram (@Gift.Card.Girlfriend).
Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend