Gift cards are such an easy way to give the food lover on your list the perfect gift (they don’t have to fit and no one ever returns them). This year there’s the added bonus of helping the restaurants you love with a little cold, hard cash to see them through this deep, dark winter. And if you play your cards right — you can get a little something for yourself, too. Here are more than thirty Boston area restaurants offering gift card deals this holiday season.
ON-GOING GIFT CARD DEALS
Abby Park & Novara
Stock up on gift certificates to Abby Park or Novara and treat your food loving friends to some of Milton’s finest eats. Just buy $100 worth and they’ll toss in a $20 certificate that can be used at either spot for dine-in or take-out. Order online here or here and they’ll drop ’em in the mail for you or your giftee.
All Day Hospitality
Score gift cards from the All Day Hospitality Group and you’ve covered all the bases — taco lovers, pasta eaters and fans of classic American comfort foods will all find something to love at Bodega Canal, Ciao Bella, Tony & Elaine’s and Ward 8. And if you scoop up your cards before the end of the year, they’ll give you a free $20 gift card when you purchase $100 in gift card(s). You can get the deal online here just be sure to select the universal gift card, which is valid at all four of the aforementioned locations.
Aquitaine Restaurant Group
Do your shopping with the Aquitaine Group and earn yourself a treat for future use. For every $100 you buy in gift cards, you’ll get a $20 meal certificate to be used in the new year (between January 1st and March 31st, 2021) at spots like Aquitaine, Aquitaine Chestnut Hill at Metropolis. Get all the details (and the deals!) online here for Aquitaine, here for Aquitaine Chestnut Hill and here for Metropolis.
Bostonia Public House
Sip, sample and be merry with bonus gift cards from Bostonia Public House. For every $50 gift card purchase now through January 1st, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card to be used January 2nd and March 31st 2021. Place your order online here and give the gift of bloody marys and classic American fare to the food-lover(s) on your list.
Columbus Hospitality Group
When you purchase $500 worth of gift cards to the Columbus Hospitality Group restaurants—Mistral, Sorellina, L’Andana, Mooo and Ostra, you’ll receive $100 on a bonus card to be used at any CHG location. Pop in to any of the locations before January 15th to purchase them in person or just place an order online here.
If you’ve got fans of Italian food on your shopping list (and who doesn’t, really?) a gift card to Davio’s might be just the thing. They’re valid at all locations (Back Bay, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough, Lynnfield and Seaport) and during December, you’ll get a free $50 gift card for every $500 gift card purchase. Order online or in person.
Central Square’s hottest new restaurant, The Dial at 907 Main has a little extra incentive for holiday shoppers — for every $50 in gift cards purchased, you’ll receive a bonus $10 and for every $100 purchased, you’ll receive a bonus $25. Give ’em a ring at 617.349.2967 to get all the details and see about the best way to get your mitts on these perfect end-of-the-year rewards.
Five Horses Tavern
If you’ve still got some gift giving to get squared away, get $100 worth of gift cards to Five Horses Tavern and you’ll get a free $10 gift card to keep for yourself. With two locations to choose from, your loved ones (or even just your liked ones) will be able to pick the destination that suits them and enjoy whatever inventive American comfort food suits their mood. Call 617.764.1655 for details on how to get the deal.
Dorchester diners and gift card getters can stock up on gift cards from The Industry in Adams Village where for every $50 you spend, earms you a free $10 bonus card, and every $100 you spend earns you a free $20 bonus card. Place your order online for virtual or physical cards and start checking people off your list asap.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Here’s a gift that does double duty: gift certificates to Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 not only make you an awesome giver of gifts but they also help support some of your favorite seafood-focused local spots. They’re sweetening the pot by offering a 20% discount on purchases of $100 or more. Enter the code GC2020 at check out here for ICOB and here for Row 34.
Between now and Christmas, Ledger in Salem will be offering a $15 bonus card for every $100 gift card purchased. The offer isn’t valid for online purchases but you can give them a ring at 978.594.1908 or drop by the restaurant to stock on these perfect one-size-fits-all gifts.
Puritan & Co.
Generosity is its own reward, of course, but a little incentive never hurt. At Puritan & Co. your kindness will pay dividends in the form of bonus cards to be used in the new year – for purchasing $100 in gift cards, they’ll send you a $20 gift card in January. Call 617.615.6195 or buy them online.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
For every $50 Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar gift card you buy, you’ll get a $10 bonus card, for $100 gift card you’ll get a $20 bonus card to be redeemed between January 21st and April 30th of 2021. Stock up online here and you can be sure to get the new year off to a bright (and delicious start.
Here’s a gift that does double duty: gift certificates to Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 not only make you an awesome giver of gifts but they also help support some of your favorite seafood-focused local spots. They’re sweetening the pot by offering a 20% discount on purchases of $100 or more. Just enter the code GC2020 at check out here for ICOB and here for Row 34.
The Smoke Shop
Pick up gift certificates from The Smoke Shop for the barbeque lovers in your life and enjoy Andy Husbands‘ award-winning cookery for yourself. With four locations (Assembly Row, Kendall Square, Fort Point or Harvard Square), it’ll be a convenient and delicious gift for any carnivore. Place your order online and you’ll get a $10 bonus card on a $50 card (with the code SLEIGH) or a $25 bonus on a $100 card (with the code MERRY).
Steel & Rye & Prairie Fire
The folks at Milton’s Steel & Rye and Prairie Fire in Coolidge Corner are offering an additional 10% gift card to all gift card orders over $100 through the end of the year. That means if you buy a card for $100 you’ll get an a bonus card worth $10, $15 card for $150 and so on. And they can be used at either restaurant. Order online or in person.
Give a seafood lover a little taste of summer in New England with a gift card to Jasper White’s Summer Shack. For the month of December the urban clam shack is offering a complimentary $20 gift card on top of $100’s worth of Summer Shack gift cards. Call 617.520.9500 to get the skinny on how best to place your order (maybe you’ll have to swing by and get some fried clams – that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world).
The Seaport Hotel invites guests to look ahead to 2021 with a gift card special – adding a 50% bonus on each gift card purchased (so, if you buy a $100 gift card, it’ll be worth $150). Gift cards may be used in TAMO Bistro + Bar, as well as towards stays at hotel. Snap up this deal online here before January 6th 2021. Purchases are non-refundable and the largest denomination is $500 so plan accordingly.
Give the gift of great food, drink and good old fashioned hospitality with gift cards from Tresca. The beloved North End spot on Hanover Street will toss in a $20 bonus card on every $100 gift card purchased so you can rest assured your gift won’t get returned. Place your order(s) online here.
Give the gift that keeps on giving into the new year and helps your favorite independent restaurant at the same time. Urban Hearth is offering a 15% discount on gift card purchases of $100 or more, whether you’re buying a bunch of cards in small increments (for your virtual office mates, maybe?) or a bigger treat for your favorite food-lover. Just use the promo code Holiday2020 when you place your order online here.
If you’re still searching for that perfect little something, a vicki lee’s gift card might do the trick. Throughout the months of December and January, for every $100.00 purchase, you’ll receive a $20.00 complimentary gift card just for you. Call 617.489.5007 for more info or make a trip to the Trapelo Road bakery and café in Belmont to pick up your treats.
CYBER MONDAY DEALS
Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
For every $50 gift card you purchase from Fenway favorite Citizen Public House, receive a$10 bonus gift card for free! This offer is only valid on Monday, November 30th (and your bonus card will be mailed separately) so get a move on and get this Cyber Monday deal (online here) while you can.
Davio’s Cyber Monday
If you’ve got fans of Italian food on your shopping list (and who doesn’t, really?) a gift card to Davio’s is just the thing. They’re valid at all locations (Back Bay, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough, Lynnfield and Seaport) and on Cyber Monday, you’ll get a 10% discount. The offer is valid from 12:00am until 11:59 on Monday, November 30th on online purchases only.
Himmel Hospitality Group
Get your very own $25 gift card for every $100 worth of Himmel Hospitality gift cards you buy on Cyber Monday. The powerhouse group, which includes Bistro du Midi, Grill 23 & Bar and Harvest will be applying this generous offer to online, physical gift card orders only on Monday, November 30th so don’t delay. Click. Buy. Give. Eat. Cards are valid across the group so you really can’t go wrong.