Holiday Deals in Cincinnati & Northern KentuckyAs mentioned in my SHOP LOCAL post, I love to do our holiday shopping at locally owned businesses.  And one of my favorite “easy” gifts to give is gift cards.  I know, I know, I know….some folks think that giving gift cards is pretty unimaginative.  In my mind, giving a gift card is like giving an experience!  I love getting gift cards to go out to eat or have experiences with my family.

I decided to put together a list of local restaurants and businesses that offer deals for customers who are purchasing gift cards during the holiday season.  Why not get some shopping done and get a little extra in return?  This list will be evolving and growing as I hear of more deals, so be sure to keep checking back!  Happy Holidays!  #ShopLocal

Holiday Deals in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky ~ 

Blinkers Tavern

318 Greenup Street, Covington

Get $25 free to spend in 2021with purchase of $100 Gift Card!  Purchase in store or online!

City Goat

For every $20 spent get a $5 bonus gift card!  We’re big fans of the Big Zach Burger and Ella loves the Raspberry Iced Tea!

715 Madison Avenue, Covington

deSha’s, The Pub & Nicholson’s Restaurants

Black Friday Deals:  All gift cards are 20% off 11/25-11/30

Christmas Bonus Time in December:

Give a Gift and Get Rewarded!

$25 Gift Card = $5 Bonus Card

$50 Gift Card= $10 Bonus Card

$100 Gift Card = $25 Bonus Card

Purchase Online!  Tavern Restaurant Group

Greyhound Tavern 

From now until Christmas for every $100 you buy in gift certificates you get a $20 gift certificate on the house. Order online at or by calling 859-331-3767

The Gruff

129 East Second Street, Covington

Receive $5 gift card for every $25 gift card purchased, through the end of 2020.  They are also going to be starting a gift card promo in which you could get a Free bottle of The Gruff Single Barrel New Riff bourbon with the purchase of $200 in gift cards!!  Our family eats at the Gruff on the regular!  We love their pizzas so much!

Jeff Ruby’s

20% off Gift Cards from Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday 2020!

Libby’s Southern Comfort

35 West 8th Street, Covington

Buy $100 and get a $20 on Libby’s.  As an added bonus they will be doing bourbon raffles with the gift cards!   Also…pick up a Scratch Hand Crafted Oatmeal Cream Pie while you are there!

Mokka and the Sunset Bar & Grille

500 Monmouth Street, Newport

Holiday Deal:  buy $10 get 5 FREE, buy $20 get $10 FREE. They also have homemade buckeyes for $4.50 for 1/4 pound milk, dark and white chocolate.  If you dine at Mokka try the Mokka French Toast and thank me later…it’s amazing.

Montgomery Inn

Black Friday Special:  For each $100 in gift cards that you buy in the restaurants between now and November 29th , you will receive 20% off!


Black Friday Deal:  All gift certificate purchased will be 20% off through November 29th online or in person.

600 Washington Avenue, Newport

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar

2520 Hazelwood Street  Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017

Free $10 Gift card with every $50 Gift card purchase, available until December 31, 2020.

**Does your business offer a holiday promotion?  Submit the details using this easy peasy online form and I’ll add you to my Holiday Deals Page!