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This Holiday Season, Get in on the Gift Card Trend with the Gift of Getaway

This Holiday Season, Get in on the Gift Card Trend with the Gift of Getaway

Gift cards, the hottest new trend in retailing, are a shopper's dream and the recipient's delight. According to the third annual NRF Gift Card Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, gift card sales totaled $18.48 billion in the 2005 holiday season. Retail experts expect gift card purchases to increase this holiday season. BedandBreakfast. com Gift Certificates are perfect for people who have everything but time to relax and shoppers who have no time to shop. They're simple to buy online and can be delivered within 5 minutes of purchase. They never expire and there are no black-out dates. For last-minute shoppers, BedandBreakfast. com gift certificates are the best answer.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 21, 2006

Right about now gift givers are faced with a holiday shopping quandary. What should they give the people who have everything--but time to relax? Most of us already have all the things we need, except the time to kick back and take it easy for a few days--or even a few hours. Between email and cell phones, if we're not working, we're struggling to keep up with an endless list of household and child-rearing chores. The answer is simple: the special people on your holiday shopping list deserve to be spoiled rotten for a change, and the way to do that is as simple as two words…gift cards... from BedandBreakfast. com.

Gift cards are the easiest way to give luxurious indulgence with the least amount of energy. For the people on your list who have all the stuff they need, but no time to enjoy it, a pampering gift certificate or card from BedandBreakfast. com is a stress-free solution.

Gift cards, the hottest new trend in retailing, are a shopper's dream and the recipient's delight. According to the third annual NRF Gift Card Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, gift card sales totaled $18.48 billion in the 2005 holiday season. The average consumer spent $88.03 on gift cards during the holidays - 15.6% of their holiday gift budget. More than 75.5% of consumers polled said that they plan to purchase at least one gift card, and more than 50% of consumers would like to receive gift cards this holiday season.

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