Great Gift Ideas: Unique Gift Certificates!

12/11/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

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While standard gift certificates for books or music are always great, this year we decided to go a little more exotic. So we scoured the web for the best unusual gift certificate options that no one will forget.

Give the gift of a weekend escape. lets you purchase gift certificates redeemable at nearly 4,000 B & Bs nationwide with no expiration or blackout dates. They offer several pretty gift card designs, and they’ll even let you create your own by uploading any photo you choose. lets you toast any friend with a certificate card redeemable at over 120 exclusive bars and restaurants in New York, Boston, D.C., Chicago, L.A. and New Orleans.

She’ll feel like she really cleaned up this holiday with a gift certificate for maid service from

Fulfill every girl’s wish for a great massage or fabulous facial with a gift certificate from, which can be used at over 1500 spas across the country.

We just love The web service helps you create an extra special day for a loved one in any region of the country by scrolling through hundreds well-selected adventures and activities. You can give everything from an afternoon of wine tasting, to a historic walking tour, or brunch on a luxe sailing yacht.

FILED UNDER: Gift Ideas , Holidays , Shopping
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