#sponsored Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse make gift giving better than ever before

I was given a gift-card as compensation for this post.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

Please tell me I am not the only one who gets gift-cards and becomes envious thinking of the person eating at my favorite restaurants!
Worse yet as I order my gift cards I am forced to smell yummy bread sticks and sizzling steaks.  All the while knowing that it isn't for me :(
Well thanks to Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse I now get a bonus for getting gift cards for my family and friends!
        Olive Garden

For every $50 purchased in gift cards get a $10 bonus gift card from now until Jan. 3 (valid for redemption Jan. 4 – March 31, 2016).
      LongHorn Steakhouse (in restaurant offer)

 For every $50 in-restaurant gift card purchase from now until Dec. 24, receive a coupon for $10 off two adult dinner entrees (valid for redemption Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2016).
       LongHorn Steakhouse (online offer): For every $25 online gift card purchase from now until Dec. 24, receive a $5 bonus gift card to use toward purchase of two adult dinner entrees (valid for redemption Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2016).
Treat your loved ones and yourself to a festive holiday meal worth celebrating! Visit Olive Garden and LongHorn’s websites to purchase gift cards online.

This is the gift that just keeps giving!  Not only do you get to make a family member happy, but you get rewarded for doing so :)