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Rely On Gift Carlsbad For All Of Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Blog Post - October 1, 2020

Category: What's New

With 83 Carlsbad businesses to choose from, Gift Carlsbad can take care of all of your holiday shopping needs. When you by a $25 gift card you'll get a $5 bonus gift card; spend $40 and get $10, and spend $75 and get $25. The great thing is not only do you get a bonus, but the participating businesses receive the full amount weekly and don't have to wait until the card is redeemed. It's an instant stimulus for the small businesses you love so much in Carlsbad.

Handel's Ice Cream, Status Skateshop, Park 101, Gelato Love, Carlsbad Village Music, Village Rock Shop, The Goods Doughnuts, Senor Grubby's, and so many more. Did you know that gift cards are the number one present requested during the holidays and one of the very best ways to support your local businesses during this difficult time? That is why the Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is so excited about Gift Carlsbad, a program perfectly designed to help small businesses now, when they need it the most. Launched Labor Day Weekend, Gift Carlsbad helps fulfill the objective of the City of Carlsbad Business Recovery and Revitalization program by supporting local businesses continue in their recovery from the health pandemic's effects on their bottom line.

Gift Carlsbad is unique in that it will provide both immediate and future benefits. It is designed to put money directly into the bank accounts of Carlsbad’s small businesses right away and benefit them again at time of redemption. And the great news is that it will benefit you too through its bonus amount. It is a win-win for all! Carlsbad businesses can sign up (the sooner the better) at For sign-up details and a link to the Quick Start Sign-Up Guide, email

The concept behind Gift Carlsbad is simple. When a gift card is purchased for a participating Carlsbad business, a bonus amount is given, at no additional charge, courtesy of a generous sponsorship by the Chamber's Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance and matching funds by the City of Carlsbad. In collaboration with the Carlsbad Village Association and Visit Carlsbad that are providing graphic and marketing support, Gift Carlsbad is a joint recovery effort to assist at a time when it is needed the most. And you can be a part of this recovery effort!

Visit to see the list of participating businesses throughout Carlsbad. Businesses of all types are included - restaurants, retail, service providers. Take advantage of Gift Carlsbad now, while supplies last, to help your local business community in a very tangible and meaningful way. Thank that amazing teacher, essential worker, or supportive family member while lifting up Carlsbad’s small businesses and be a part of their ongoing recovery.