You’ve probably heard a lot about the Perth Gift Card in the two years since it launched, but did you realise just how many Christmas-present-buying dilemmas it could solve?

With all the people you have to buy for, Christmas shopping can be busy and complicated. But the Perth Gift Card is ideal for so many different people, as it’s easy to spend and extremely versatile!

Let us show you what we mean, with our fun ’n’ festive singalong – The 12 Days of Christmas (The Perth Gift Card version):

1. On the first day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your Secret Santa gift!

Oh no, it’s the dreaded Secret Santa gift purchase! What will you get Sandra from Accounts? A novelty Christmas keyring? A set of “exotic liqueurs”? OR how about a £10 Perth Gift Card that she can spend in over 80 places in Perth? You know which one makes sense…

2. On the second day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your other half

If you have a partner or spouse who’s tricky to buy for, and who prefers to choose their own treats, the Perth Gift Card is ideal! Simply load a card with any amount from £10 to £500 and they can choose whatever they want in the New Year – a Perth Concert Hall gig, a theatre show, a lovely meal or some fantastic purchases from Perth’s many independent stores.

3. On the third day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your retired relatives

Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents, they probably have everything they need, so why not give them a gift that lets them choose from loads of brilliant experiences? Give them a Perth Gift Card and they could enjoy trips to the cinema, afternoon tea with a friend, swimming sessions, a boat trip on the Tay, art classes and much more.

4. On the fourth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..the kids (your own or other people’s)

Children often get a lot of gifts on Christmas Day, and it can be a bit overwhelming to be surrounded by all that “stuff”. If kids, especially older kids and teenagers, get a Perth Gift Card or two, they can enjoy choosing their own things, going for a meal or having a cinema trip in the New Year when the festivities have calmed down!

5. On the fifth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your kids’ pals

If your kids want to buy gifts for their classmates, you know you’ll probably end up doing the gift-buying for them! So you can’t go wrong with the Perth Gift Card. You can buy all the cards in the same place (see Where to buy the Perth Gift Card, below), saving you time and energy. And their friends can spend them on whatever they like, including cinema tickets, meals, clothing, styling products or accessories

6. On the sixth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your best friend

They’ve always been there for you through the ups and downs of life. What better way to tell your best friend how much they mean to you than by giving them a Perth Gift Card for a bit of pampering? They could get a massage, manicure, haircut or personal trainer session – or the two of you could go out for drinks or dinner with it. After all, sharing is caring!

7. On the seventh day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your colleague who’s leaving

They’ve always been there for you through the ups and downs of life. What better way to tell your best friend how much they mean to you than by giving them a Perth Gift Card for a bit of pampering? They could get a massage, manicure, haircut or personal trainer session – or the two of you could go out for drinks or dinner with it. After all, sharing is caring!

8. On the eighth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..a brilliant teacher

Want to show your appreciation to the inspirational teacher who’s guided your child (or you, if you’re an adult learner!) through the year? A Perth Gift Card is a great way to do it – you could either buy one by yourself, or club together with some other parents or students and give them a really special gift.

9. On the ninth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your loved ones who live in Perthshire  

If your friends and family live in Perthshire, but you don’t, you might often shop online and get Christmas gifts delivered directly to them. But what if you also like to support local businesses and keep the high street thriving? Well, with the Perth Gift Card, you can do both! Simply order a Perth Gift Card online and get it delivered to the recipient. Easy purchase for you, and a win for local Perth businesses!

10. On the tenth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..your friends who are getting married

Instead of having a wedding list at just one store, your friends could make the whole of Perth their wedding list! They could buy homewares and accessories, fine wines, a piece of art, concert tickets or some fabulous jewellery. (And if they want to check what balance they have left on their Perth Gift Card, they can just visit our website!)

11. On the eleventh day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..someone you want to thank

If you’re lucky enough to have someone who’s always there when you need them, who always helps out at the drop of a hat without expecting anything back, you could give them a lovely surprise with a Perth Gift Card to say thank you. And they’ll have a whole year to think about what they’d like to spend it on!

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas, you could buy a Perth Gift Card for…..someone who’s visiting Perth soon

Do you know someone who’s coming to Perth for a visit – a holiday, a short stay, a college exchange visit, a work assignment, or even a hen night or stag night? Or they might be moving house to Perth for the first time. What a brilliant treat it would be if you gave them a Perth Gift Card to spend. It’d help them get to know the city, too, discovering many of the 70-plus businesses they can spend it in!

So there you have it – 12 ways in which the Perth Gift Card can solve your gift-buying dilemmas. We hope we’ve given you some great ideas and helped you with your Christmas shopping. And we hope all those lucky recipients enjoy spending their cards in our beautiful city!

 Where to buy the Perth Gift Card

You can buy the Perth Gift Card at the following Perth businesses:

Byers and Co jeweller, George Street

McCash’s Country Store, Feus Road

Fun Junction toy shop, High Street

Tayberry Gallery, Princes Street

Or buy online and get it delivered directly to the recipient!

Where to spend the Perth Gift Card

You can spend the Perth Gift Card in over 70 different locations, from cafés to concert venues, jewellers to clothes and gift shops, galleries to great days out.

Check out the list of businesses accepting the Perth Gift Card

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