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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Holidays are here, which means it’s time to get gifts for those special people in your life. But with that comes a lot of stress because you want to find the perfect gift for those people in your life.

For some the gift idea can be simple. For others, it can be very hard. What do you get those people who have it all, or seem hard to please? It can become quite daunting to get gifts that are unique and special. This year do something a little different that your friends and family will really appreciate – give them experiences. This is the kind of gift that they’ll always remember!

And to find an experience for each person on your list, Groupon.com is the perfect solution. Whether it’s a couples massages, skydiving, wine tasting, museum passes, or a weekend Getaway, Groupon has so many options for your spouse, your kids, your parents, your friends, and more. And don’t worry that giving an experience isn’t the same as handing someone a neatly wrapped box – come up with some really fun ways to give Groupons that are super easy for anyone to do.

Two peole that are almost impossible to get stuff for are my parents. They are two of the most amazing people in my life.

However, they are impossible to get anything for because well, they have it all! I’ve gone the home made route but there’s so many calendars,mugs and world’s best grandparent shirts I can get them. And although I’m sure they love mugs with their grand kids pictures on it I want to get them something they will both enjoy.

So when it came time to getting them a fantastic gift I turned to Groupon

I was so excited when searching in their city to find a Gift card to Smith & Wollensky. The Iconic Steak house! I know my mom and dad love a good meal and with it’s picturesque setting and location this was definitely a win/win.

To get it,is so simple and convenient! Most of all you get it at a discounted rate (and who couldn’t use a good discount?)

The convenience factor is huge! The wow factor of the gift is even bigger. I know I’m getting them something special, something fun and most important something they will remember :).

You can personalize your groupon by adding a special touch! I plan to add their favorite wine bottle to the gift and make it a neat little gift pack for them to enjoy!

Now this is the perfect pairing!

So make gift Giving simple this year. Don’t stress out and take away from the fun that the holidays can bring. Give your friends and family groupon experiences that they will remember for years to come Groupon’s got more than just great gift ideas this season – they’ve also got special giveaways and discounts, so make sure to stop by.

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125 Comments

  • Reply Maria Iemma

    I’ve used Groupon a couple of times an it is fantastic. I love to save!!

    December 10, 2014 at 5:54 am
  • Reply Heather Swarthout

    I love Groupon! I have used them a couple times before and they have never failed to please.

    December 9, 2014 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Mi Webber

    I love groupon. Lots of great deals.

    December 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Patricia Thomas

    Thanks for introducing me to Groupon!!!!!!

    December 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    I will have to check this out, thank you for sharing this!!!

    December 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Amanda Felton

    I like Groupon and have used it quite a few times. It has something for everyone, and lots of deals!

    December 8, 2014 at 11:25 am
  • Reply chickie brewer

    I don’t I ever heard of Groupon, but it does sound interesting.

    December 8, 2014 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Andrea Slagle

    I love Groupon! You definitely have to keep checking to get some good deals!

    December 8, 2014 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Kerri

    I used to love Groupon’s, especially as I was exploring a new city. Then I found out I couldn’t eat gluten, and now restaurants scare me. I’ve given groupons as gift and never had any complaints.

    December 8, 2014 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Anne Marie

    Great idea!!

    December 8, 2014 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Sarah L

    Experiences are such a good gift. I haven’t used Groupon for quite a while.

    December 8, 2014 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Michele Ash

    Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Simplify the Holidays with Groupon! I’m going to have to check this out! Maybe they have something I can afford to get for my daughter & son-in-law for a Christmas gift! Thanks so much for the information and about what you are doing for your family! They will surely love it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    December 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Interesting! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen much of anything groupon related.

    December 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    I have gotten some great deals from Groupon. I never thought about giving them as a gift!

    December 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Breanne

    I never remember to check Groupon for myself but using it for gifts is a great idea! Hope I remember!

    December 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Sarah Elyce

    I have scored some great deals from Groupon for myself, it makes sense to use it for gifts also.

    December 7, 2014 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Linda Bradshaw

    I keep forgetting about Groupon. I need to check it out.

    December 7, 2014 at 10:27 am
  • Reply gina

    Interesting idea

    December 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Kelley H.

    I have never tried groupon but sounds tempting!

    December 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Kelly F

    I love Groupon!! I am new to the idea of a gift card…what a great idea! Who doesn’t love giftcards!?

    December 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Melissa Moody

    Walmart giftcard please!

    December 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply sherry butcher

    Groupon gift card? I did not know they had gift cards much less think of it as a gift idea. TFS.

    December 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Cassandra Rae

    That’s such an awesome idea 🙂 never knew that about Groupon !

    December 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Marian F.

    I would never had thought to look to Groupon as gift ideas! I have the same issue you have with your parents except mine is with my in-laws, they have everything! We have already gotten them their Christmas gift this year but I’m definitely going to shelve this idea for next year.

    December 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Andrea Troutman

    Good idea! And the wine bottle looks pretty with the ornament on it.

    December 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Alex Wells

    I love Groupon! I’ve gotten so many good deals and even got a few of my husband’s gifts from there already 🙂

    December 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Madalyn Haire

    Great idea! But when I hear the word Groupon I think of “Mom’s Night Out”, lol

    December 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Brenda P

    I would never have thought of Groupon got a Christmas gift! Thanks for the idea!

    December 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Emily Ducatte

    My sil uses groupon a lot and saves a lot but there arent that many deals for me in my area ever…

    December 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Nicole U

    I have never use it, but have heard great things about it.

    December 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Hannah Avery

    You did a great job finding a gift for them! Looks like a beautiful place!

    December 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    I’m so addicted to Groupon!

    December 6, 2014 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Allie Hewitt

    I’ve never actually used Groupon but I’m not sure why not… Definitely should start using it because the deals seem so great!

    December 6, 2014 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Jeanie Payne

    Groupon is great.

    December 6, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Jessica D

    I have been struggling with the same thing! This is a wonderful idea! Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

    December 6, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Groupon is awesome!

    December 6, 2014 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Julie Frye

    I haven’t actually used Groupon yet, but like it!

    December 6, 2014 at 8:30 am
  • Reply mellisa Patterson

    We do this and it’s such a help

    December 6, 2014 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Alissa

    Love Groupon!

    December 6, 2014 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Joann Kernodle

    we live to far from a big city to get Groupon buys..

    December 6, 2014 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Petra Sartor

    I’ve never thought of gifting a groupon but what a great idea 🙂

    December 6, 2014 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    Awesome idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply mariko lafontaine

    I’ve tried other sites like groupon and liked it. Maybe I’ll try it next time!

    December 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Jaime S

    Groupon is awesome! I received groupon gift cards for my birthday that allowed me to choose whatever I wanted and same money at the same time!

    December 5, 2014 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Kristen Varner

    I’ll have to check it out! Great idea

    December 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Sarah Griffin

    I never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing

    December 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Wendy T

    I’ve never tried Groupon. Great idea and easy!

    December 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Danielle B

    Love Groupon! They always have great deals!

    December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply brittany h

    Groupon is great!

    December 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Kristin D

    Groupon can be a great way to give a gift–usually while offering an incredible value too! If you don’t have Groupon in your area (or just want to see more offers), there are other similar sites such as Living Social and Wag Jag (for Canadians).

    December 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Itzel Santiago

    This is awesome iv always heard of groupon but didn’t know of anyone that tried it yet. Thank you for this now I will have to try it.

    December 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Vanessa Saut

    Groupon is great!

    December 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Kasie Tillman

    We love groupon. It’s a great way to save money on eating out. That’s normally how we use it. I didn’t even think about for Christmas! Thanks.

    December 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Catherine Haynes

    My daughter-in-law and I have gotten some really great deals with Groupon! Great gift idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Kimberlie T.

    I never thought of this, but it would be great for those hard to shop for folks!

    December 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Annie olcese

    I used it in my home county, but I don’t seem to be interested in the orange county ones…

    December 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Never heard of Groupon. Good idea.

    December 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply chris conanan

    groupons ruile

    December 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Kaitlin K

    Groupon is great! never thought to look around the holidays! I have only ever looked for vacation stuff!

    December 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Victoria Barbour

    Cute idea! And I love Groupon!

    December 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Heather Heslep Morrissey

    I love Groupon! Going to look for Christmas tree Groupons in a few minutes actually.

    December 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Justice Luking

    I looked at Groupon about a week ago for something, but there weren’t many useful local results…

    December 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Lindsay H

    I love groupon! We used one for our Christmas card pics 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Vance

    Groupon has a target portrait offer out! Get the generation photo done!

    December 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Elise

    What a great idea! Never would have thought to gift a Groupon

    December 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Melissa Medina

    I haven’t tried groupon yet. Maybe some day …

    December 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Amanda Leach

    I’ve had so many problems with Groupon. I refuse to use it again.

    December 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Leah Golland

    I have done this in years past for my sister and brother in law and even for my husband. gotta love getting a good deal on a great gift

    December 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Shanna M

    I’ve been too nervous to try Groupon

    December 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Heather T

    Never tried groupon but great idea

    December 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Gladys Aguilar

    I love groupon. We got a great golf deal for the whole family the other day. I just forget to check it sometimes

    December 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Patricia B

    I don’t get to use Groupon much, living in a small town. But this is a great idea

    December 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Mesha.C

    Great idea I never thought of this.

    December 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Monica Miller

    Thanks for sharing! Great stuff here 🙂 I do like Groupon 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Tracy

    Never tried it, but might look into it!

    December 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Beth Rees

    I love groupon! We just got my niece and nephew skate passes for over half off for Christmas

    December 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Joline

    Great idea! I never thought to use Groupon for a Christmas idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Rose Monico

    Wow, I’ve never thought to check groupon for gift giving! Such an original idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Denise Beeman

    My husband got me a lovely massage off of groupon, sadly the chiropractor at the office saw it as a money making scam and charged our insurance company for the “free consultation” that came with it.

    December 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply tracee arftwo

    last year, my sister got a skydiving groupon for Christmas.

    December 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Courtney

    I have never tried groupon before, but it looks like I should give it a try!!!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Jamie Hammel

    I love Groupon, I never even thought about using it as gifts for Christmas!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Jody Loterbauer

    That steakhouse sounds yummy along with the beautiful setting!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Anna t

    I love groupon!!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I’ve tried Groupon, but they haven’t had much I’ve been interested in.

    December 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Juliana Stoy

    Never tried it

    December 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Becky Marie

    I have yet to use groupon. I think I”m the last person in America to have not used it yet! 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Stefanie R

    great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Veronica Bohan

    Never tried groupon

    December 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Shilo Wheatley

    I love Groupon! I bought my kids very first Christmas present on Groupon and also got a great deal on 4D ultrasound!

    December 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Thomasina Archer

    never tried groupon

    December 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply jilliann m

    I love groupon. I’ll have to see if I can find something for my step dad.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Michelle Douzat

    I love groupon! Tons of great deals!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I haven’t tried Groupon myself yet but it comes highly recommended! This looks like a good idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Pam

    We love Groupon! 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Anna M

    I was thinking of doing this for some friends of ours but didn’t think to check groupon for discounted things to do. Luckily I haven’t purchased yet so I will check it out.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply becky Rawlinson

    I love that you added a personal touch!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Emily Biedrzycki

    I should check out my local groupon, I always forget!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Jessica M

    My mom is doing something like this this year. She’s partially sponsoring a family trip to Hawii for me & my 7 siblings & their spouses + her 19 grandkids!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Dana

    🙂 awesome!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply jodi Armstrong

    I really like Groupon we’ve seen shows 1/2 price & gone to the zoo 2:1..

    December 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Copeland

    I’ve never used Groupon, but my stepmom has used it successfully a lot.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Sangatanan

    I love groupon

    December 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply tom sides

    love groupons

    December 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply DJ

    I am intrigued; I haven’t tried Groupon yet. 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Ona Archer

    I joined years ago, but their deals aren’t even close enough for me to take advantage of those deals. I think my son uses it in Texas.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Emilie Poirier

    nice idea

    December 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Brittany P.

    This is a good idea. May try this for my parents.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Jessica Hughes

    I’ve never really looked at Groupon, but it looks like you can get some really great deals!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Sarah Hayes

    I need to check groupon more!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Victoria Burke

    I did this last year. We were making a trip up to NYC, so I used groupon to purchase thing we could do while there. It was a huge hit.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Carrie

    Love Groupon! I love the idea of giving a Groupon as a gift card as well.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Theresa Conde

    Would love to win the bum genius diapers.I’ve never tried them before.Fingers crossed!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Mindy Allenbrand

    Great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski

    Great idea! We have trouble buying for our parents as well. What a great solution!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Jenicka Emmert

    This is especially great for new family members you don’t know well enough to buy something personal for.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I gave Groupon as a stocking stuffer one year, and it was a big hit. It’s a great way to support local restaurants too.

    December 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Kally F

    Great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Mandy Campbell

    This is a really awesome idea, especially when you have as many siblings and extra parents to buy for as we do!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Krystal Ellis

    I love groupon!! Such a great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Danielle J.

    Good idea!!!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Kat Kerley

    Ohhh love groupon! Great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Marya Mann

    Never thought of this. Good idea

    December 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Julia W.

    Groupon makes for the perfect gift! I love giving specific activities but the option of giving a groupon gift card is awesome for those hard to shop for people!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Jenny B

    What a great idea!

    December 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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