Yelp’s Holiday Gift Guide: Saving shoppers from boring gifts & mall trips

As that most hectic time of year draws near (holiday shopping!), we’ve created a little something to make this season’s gift giving ordeal a little smoother than before. Following the launch of Yelp Gift Certificates earlier this year, we are now debuting Yelp’s Holiday Gift Guide which highlights some “ooh” and “aah” worthy gift certificates for a range of businesses in major US metros.


A 2012 Nielsen holiday shopping survey revealed gift cards and technology products are the top items people plan to spend more on this year. With that in mind, why not gift a spectacular experience at a one-of-a-kind spot and support local business to boot? With one of these puppies in hand, you’re sure to charm that hard-to-please grandma or friend who’s already got everything. Gift giving is not a contest (some may say), but Yelp’s Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you look like a pro with gifts packed with local flavor.

Choose from drool-inducing restaurants, cooking schools, fire-dancing classes, indulgent spa experiences, Hollywood stunt training and more to show that special person on your list that you really put some thought into their gift. They don’t have to know all of your shopping was knocked out while lounging on the couch in your underwear drinking eggnog and watching “A Christmas Story” on TV for the third time. In fact, they’ll never know.