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November 30, 2011 11:00 ET

Bloomspot Packages Great Local Experiences for Unique Holiday Gifts

New Gift-Giving Feature Makes Holiday Shopping Even Easier

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - In the spirit of the holidays, Bloomspot, the best place to find exclusive offers on everything from the hottest restaurants in town, to great getaways and spa services, now makes it easy to give these experiences as gifts to friends and family through its new gifting feature.

"A big trend this holiday is to give the gift of an experience. Whether it's a great massage at the most indulgent spa in town, or an incredible meal cooked by a celebrity chef, Bloomspot puts extra effort into packaging these experiences to create exclusive offers that make unique holiday gifts," said Lily Shen, chief marketing officer of Bloomspot. "Experiential gifts are great for three reasons: They create meaningful memories, they stand out as unique among holiday gifts, and you can choose to enjoy experiential gifts together, creating a shared memory that material gifts can rarely offer. These gifts stand the test of time." Experiential gifts are also perfect for the hard to shop for.

With the holidays fast approaching, Bloomspot is scouring cities for the best that local businesses can offer, creating exclusive offer packages to share with friends and family. Gift-giving is easy with Bloomspot's newest feature: just click on "Give this as a gift!" as you check out, enter the name and email address of the recipient and add your personalized message. 'Gifted offers' can then be emailed directly to recipients or printed at a later time to personally deliver. The value of the gift is not disclosed.

From spas to travel, fine dining to fitness, or events to great retail offers, Bloomspot offers the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and presents exciting new offers in local markets every day.

A few offers expected to be popular as gifts include:

  • Ole Henriksen
    Looking to spoil a loved one? Bloomspot recommends a "Day of Indulgence Package" from the Ole Henriksen spa in Los Angeles. The package includes a deep Swedish massage, hydrotherapy soak, advanced facial, manicure and paraffin treatment and a gift bag of face and body goodies to take home ($215 through Bloomspot, $415 value). LA members interested in this deal should purchase the deal soon at bloomspot/los-angeles; the offer expires on December 7th.

  • Alpha Omega Winery
    The wine aficionados on your list will swoon for a private tasting for two ($35 through Bloomspot, $70 value) or wine and cheese pairing for two ($55 through Bloomspot, $110 value) at Napa's critically acclaimed Alpha Omega Winery -- available to San Francisco-based members from December 3rd-6th.

  • Russian Samovar
    Help someone special fight the winter chill with an exotic evening at the Russian Samovar. Transport them to Eastern Europe with a date for two that includes caviar, blinis and champagne or vodka ($48 through Bloomspot, $100 value), or an intimate two-person Sunday champagne brunch at this theater district hideaway part owned by famed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov ($30 through Bloomspot, $65 value). This offer is live now at bloomspot/new-york and ends early December.

According to CEO Jasper Malcomson, Bloomspot expects a 35 percent increase in sales as holiday shoppers turn to Bloomspot for the best local offers -- whether they're looking to treat themselves to something special, or find great gifts for loved ones.

About Bloomspot
Bloomspot ( is the best place for sophisticated shoppers to discover the best their city has to offer through exclusive offers on everything from the hottest restaurants in town, to great getaways and spa services. For merchant partners, Bloomspot offers unmatched accountability and transparency: Bloomspot guarantees profitability, eschewing a commission if targets are not met, and offers visibility into customer spend and return visits. Bloomspot is available in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, San Diego and Seattle.

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