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Get smart with Smartbox


Courtesy of Smartbox

Gift cards aren't just for not-so-creative givers or not-so-close recipients. Relatively new to the U.S., Smartbox is a series of gift cards with a bit of a twist: They let the receiver choose his or her own adventure. Available online at or at easy-to-find retailers like Duane Reade, Sam's Club or Borders, each card comes with a booklet of experiences to choose from, ranging from facials and massages to skydiving and winery tours. Pick them up for the entire wedding party and it's one less item on your to-do list. Some of the package options are even designed for two people, so you may want to drop a hint to those gift-giving challenged members of the family. A gift card that let's you choose how to spend it—now that is smart! —Machell Espejo, BRIDES Wedding Style Department

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