Restaurant Gift Cards are Perfect Gifts for Making Holiday Memories! – Mommy Digger
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Restaurant Gift Cards are Perfect Gifts for Making Holiday Memories!

When the holiday season comes I always look forward to the great family meals and all the shopping and eating out. Each year my husband and I have made it a tradition to visit the mall we would hang out at when we were young and get lots of our Christmas shopping done and enjoy a meal reminiscing on when we first met and how much things have changed over the past 11 years. It’s a tradition of ours that I look forward to each year! So many memories can be made over a good meal and we’re very lucky to have our pick of hundreds of restaurants all very nearby, including the Darden family of restaurants. All within 15 minutes of us we have an Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and a Red Lobster (mmm, cheesy biscuits!). Olive Garden and Red Lobster are two of my favorites and actually we did our gender reveal between the three of us over dinner at the Olive Garden!

Mealtime memories tend to stick with you and that’s why I think that sitting down with the family to enjoy them is so important. We always have a great time when we eat out at Darden restaurants, the service is wonderful and it’s always a real treat with all the delicious meals that are also budget friendly for us.

Giving a gift card to a restaurant is a perfect gift because everyone likes to eat out and enjoy time with their friends and family. Plus, a night off from cooking is ALWAYS nice!

Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse Restaurant Gift Cards

This holiday season, for every $25 gift card you purchase at Olive Garden, Red Lobster or LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants you’ll recieve a $5 bonus coupon! Visit the Darden Gift Card website for more information and to purchase your gift cards.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Darden. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating

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14 thoughts on “Restaurant Gift Cards are Perfect Gifts for Making Holiday Memories!”

  1. Angela Kinder says:

    I love restaurant gift cards! Not only is it a great surprise, but you can always surprise someone with a dinner!

  2. Amy Orvin says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I like Olive Garden too. I didn’t know about the coupon.

  3. angie says:

    Olive Garden is one of my fav restaurants (even though they keep killing off my fav entrees LOL)! This GC deal would be good to get for myself even. I mean I will be eating there anyway, so why not make a buck? LOL

  4. Jenny Sims says:

    Restaurant gift cards are perfect gifts, because my parents and grandmother don’t need more stuff! They prefer experiential gifts for Christmas and other occasions, and the chance to spend time together over a plate of Cheddar Bay Biscuits (with no clean-up!) is priceless.

  5. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I have never thought of gift cards as a thoughtful gift. I just figured people didn’t want to put any thought into what to get someone. Thank you for changing my mind.

  6. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Restaurant gift cards are one of my favorite gifts. Red Lobster is our family’s favorite.

  7. Rich Hicks says:

    I completely agree. They make great gifts especially for those who are difficult to buy for or have everything!

  8. Janet W. says:

    I have lots of great memories of going out to eat with family members that have since passed away.

  9. ANN*H says:

    I must say I think gift cards for restaurants are good things to give to someone if you cant figure what out what else to get them. Everyone has to eat right. So lots of great places to pick from to get a gift card . There are many a nights I wish I didnt have to cook and would surely wish I had a restaurant card to use for a dinner away from home. Good choice I think

  10. stephanie w says:

    this is def the way to go when getting gifts

  11. Eileen says:

    We never get date night here and I was telling my husband we need to change this. He bought me a calendar and placed a restaurant card or other type of gift card on each month. I LOVED this idea! And guess what? I got one from each of the ones you mentioned. Favorite is Red Lobster also! My youngest chimed in that she hopes THEY (the kids) get to go for that month (my bday month) because of those yummy biscuits. Her eyes rolled in her head and I thought she was going to faint…they are THAT good. LOL!

  12. Jennifer Jordan says:

    I love giving and receiving restaurant gift cards!!

  13. Carole Ingram says:

    We received $50 Gift Cards for Olive Garden this Christmas and we enjoyed a wonderful meal on Sunday after church. Restaurants Gift Cards are always greatly appreciated as we love eating out!

  14. shaunie says:

    I think restuarant gift cards are perfect (its great for a special lunch or dinner) . You can use it on a date or going out with friends