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 – and it they won’t be delayed by any supply chain issues). And there’s the added bonus of helping the restaurants you love with a little cold, hard cash. And if you play your cards right — you can get a little something for yourself, too. Here are more some Boston area restaurants offering gift card deals this holiday season.
ONGOING GIFT CARD DEALS
Alpine Restaurant Group
The Alpine Restaurant Group is offering a holiday bonus for gift card buyers: for every $100 card you purchase you’ll get a free bonus e-card to use at any of their locations in the new year (valid from 1/1/22-6/30/22). The more generous you are, the more tacos, pizza, pasta and classic American comfort food you can count on in 2022 from spots like Burro Bar Boston, Burro Bar Brookline, Painted Burro Davis Square, Painted Burro Waltham, Posto and Rosebud. Order online here.
Make a beeline for Bird&Wolf in Andover to get your holiday shopping squared away. For every $100 of gift cards purchased, you’ll receive e-gift bonus card for yourself (or to give to someone you love, or someone you like who loves good food). Available for purchase online now until New Year’s Eve (so get a move on).
If you’ve got a taco enthusiast or a margarita connoisseur on your shopping list, a gift certificate to Casa Cana will be just the thing. Spend $100 on gift cards, and you’ll receive a complimentary $25 gift card for your efforts. Give the Allston taqueria a ring at 617.415.5402 before 1.1.2021 to get in on the deal (and get a little something for yourself).
Columbus Hospitality Group
When you purchase $500 worth of gift cards to the Columbus Hospitality Group restaurants—Mistral, Sorellina, L’Andana, Mooo and Ostra among others, you’ll receive $100 on a bonus card to be used at any CHG location. This sweet deal is only available for in-person purchases so pop in to any of the outposts before January 15th to purchase them in person.
If you’ve (still) 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 receive a free $50 gift card (no cash value) for every $500 gift card purchase. Order online or in person.
The Dial & Blue Owl, the hip new sister spots at the 907 Main hotel, are hooking their fans up with a holiday discount on all digital gift card sales. Just enter the code GCHoliday21 at check-out (on orders placed online here through December 25th) for 20% off and give the gift of great food and a fun night out.
Head over to West Broadway in South Boston to scoop up a bunch of GCs to Lincoln Tavern. For every $50 purchased, you’ll receive a $10 bonus gift card – but only on in-person purchases so plan your trip accordingly and you can score yourself some lunch or dinner or brunch (gingerbread pancakes, anyone?) while you’re at it. It’s a win, win, win!
Myers + Chang
Myers+Chang gift cards never go out of style and they never expire and, this December, if you order $200 worth of gift cards they’ll send you a $25 gift card to keep for yourself or pass along to someone who’d like a special experience and a great meal (hint: that’s just about everyone). Order online or by calling 617.542.5200.
Oak Long Bar & Kitchen
Give the gift of an elegant evening out in the heart of the Back Bay. The folks at Oak Long Bar + Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Plaza are sweetening the pot for gift givers and getters – for every $100 gift card you purchase, the recipient will receive an additional $30 worth of bonus gift cards to be used in 2022 (valid from 1/1/22- 4/30/22). Order online here and wrap up your shopping asap.
Puritan & Co.
Make your holiday dollars go a little further at Puritan & Co. where they’re offering a ten percent discount on gift card purchases of $100-plus. Place your order online and just enter the promo code gepco2021 at check-out to get in on this generous offer.
Treat someone you love to some delicious French fare at the Back Bay’s très chic Rochambeau. Purchase $100 in gift cards from the Boylston Street brasserie and cafe between now and January 1st and you’ll receive a complimentary $25 gift card for yourself. Call 617.247.0400 to get all the details or place your order online here.
Here’s a gift that does triple duty: gift certificates to Row 34 not only make you an awesome giver of gifts but they also help support a trio of your favorite seafood-focused local spots. They’re sweetening the pot by offering a 20% discount through the end of the year. Just enter the code GCHOLIDAY2 at checkout in the shop on the Row 34 website.
Generosity is its own reward, of course, but a little incentive never hurt. At Scampo your kindness will earn you a little treat to keep for yourself: just purchase $100 in Scampo Gift Cards through January 1st and you’ll receive a complimentary $20 gift for you.
South End Buttery
Show your appreciation with a gift from The Buttery and for every $100 gift card purchase you’ll receive a complimentary $20 gift card to pass along or keep for yourself – no judgment here! Just pop on over to the Buttery website before December 31st to place your order then drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your reward.
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 gift card as a bonus for 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. Through the end of the year Urban Hearth is offering a 10% discount on gift card purchases of $100 or more. Just use the promo code Holiday2021 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. 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.
LIMITED-TIME-ONLY GIFT CARD DEALS
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 29th 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 The Banks, Bistro du Midi, Grill 23 & Bar and Harvest will be applying this generous offer to online, physical gift card orders only on Monday, November 29th so don’t delay. Click. Buy. Give. Eat. Cards are valid across the group.
Novara & Abby Park
Stock up on gift certificates to Novara (or its sister restaurant, Abby Park) and treat your food loving friends to some of Milton’s finest eats. For every $500 you purchase in gift cards, you’ll get a free $100 bonus card! Order online here or here (gift cards are accepted at both locations) and they’ll drop ’em in the mail for you or your giftee.
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
New City Microcreamery
Stock up on gift cards to New City Microcreamery through Sunday, November 28th and for every $50 you spend on gift cards, you’ll get a $10 bonus card. They’ll make a handy little treat to pass out to anyone you know who’s fond of ice cream (or sundaes, or milkshakes or ice cream cakes). Get to or call either the Hudson or Cambridge location to fill your pockets.
Rail Trail Flatbread
You can give the gift of flatbread thanks to your friends at Rail Trail Flatbread. You’ll get a bonus $10 gift card for every fifty dollars you spend on gift cards but you’d better get a move on, ’cause this Black Friday ‘za deal is only available until November 28th. Give ’em a ring at 978.293.3552 or take a spin out to Hudson to do some shopping.
Stop by Saltbox Kitchen on Saturday, November 27th and gift yourself a little something. For every $100 you spend on gift cards, you’ll receive a $10 gift card as an extra treat (to keep or pass along as you see fit). Pop in between 9:00am and 6:00pm to purchase and pick-up your cards in person (and get yourself a snack).
The team at Talulla is encouraging folks to shop local and support small businesses with a 10% off all gift card orders. The deal is only good on phone or in person orders through November 28th so swing by the cozy Huron Village restaurant or give them a ring at 617.714.5584 to stock up.