Keep Your Sanity: Neighbourhood e-Gift Cards Make Shopping Fun, Easy, and Local

Holiday shopping is a daunting task. First there’s the question of what to buy, followed with: Will it fitWill he or she like it? Topped by trying to keep mental notes on return policies and where you stashed the wad of gift receipts. There has to be a way to avoid this headache, right? All while still spreading some good-old gift giving cheer.  

The West Queen West and Old Strathcona e-Gift Cards are the first of their kind and are bound to be anyone’s lifesaver this holiday season. Here’s how it works: it’s an electronic gift card that is bought online and can be redeemed at over 50 (and growing) businesses in the trendy neighbourhoods of Whyte Ave and West Queen West.

Now for the good part: top three ways that a Neighbourhood Gift Card can make the most wonderful time of the year wonderful again.

It’s Thoughtful but Requires Little Effort

Confusing? Not really. Your friends and family will love the endless possibilities that a Neighbourhood Gift Card offers. They’ll also love that they have the option of choosing, say, an afternoon at the spa or an evening of dinner and drinks at their favourite restaurant, or maybe even both! The Neighbourhood Gift Card allows you to gift a wide array of unique shops and businesses all with simplicity and ease.

Electronic = Incredibly Efficient

Plastic cards are a pain to keep track of and carry around in your wallet.  You never know how much is on the card which makes e-gift cards much better. With the Neighbourhood e-gift card, you can send the recipient your gift via text, email or through Facebook Messenger; you can even schedule the delivery date, depending if you want your e-gift sent that day or in a few weeks.  All you have to do is go to or click on the ‘Gift Card’ tab. This means you can purchase your e-gift cards and have them all sent in a matter of minutes—any time of the day from anywhere in the world!

Shop from the Comforts of Home

No more waiting in long lines and pushing through stuffy, crowded malls. The Neighbourhood Gift Card allows you to lounge on the couch while still being a productive holiday shopper. Plus, you can now rest easy knowing those hard-to-buy-for people on your list are more than taken care of.

Now that’s gifting made simple. Learn more about our Neighbourhood Gift Card programs and other great businesses from across Canada selling e-gift cards by visiting

Written by Chad Molleken, AnyCard Marketing CEO