Whatcom Gift Cards
As the most requested gift for over 10 years, it seems that everyone wants gift cards! Hundreds, if not thousands, of plastic gift cards are sold in Whatcom County EVERY DAY. Unfortunately, the vast majority if those are either gift cards for impersonal national brands or even more generic "use anywhere" prepaid cards. Local options? Nope. Gifts that build and strengthen personal connections? Not so much. Spending that stays in our community and supports local businesses and local jobs? Um, well... no.
We're here to change that.
Born in early 2018 and officially launched in December, Whatcom Gift Cards is a Bellingham-based startup that is building an ever-growing network of LOCAL businesses that offer great LOCAL gift card options, making it easy to give gifts that spark truly personal connections. And while we definitely supply and support re-loadable plastic gift cards for in-store use, our website, WhatcomGiftCards.com is an online marketplace where consumers can browse local gift card choices and then purchase and send them INSTANTLY via email (and soon by TEXT!).
Be local. Buy local. Gift local.
Despite our name, we don't consider ourselves a "gift card company"; we are actually a marketing agency with a mission. As a legally recognized WA State Social Purpose Corporation, our mission statement encompasses three goals:
1) Increase the revenue of local, independent businesses,
2) Encourage consumers to "buy local", and
3) Strengthen local economies
Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you in one of our fantastic merchants or online soon!