If you’ve procrastinated until the last minute to buy a gift for someone close to you, or if you’ve still got a few people on your shopping list you don’t know well, an online Christmas gift card/certificate may be the solution for your gift giving dilemma this holiday season.
Several years ago, it was harder to feel confident about giving an online Christmas gift card to your friends and family. Not everyone was web savvy and many people were leery about shopping online. Now virtually everyone shops online, so your gift is likely to be well-received.
Online gift certificates and gift cards are great presents for almost anyone of any age. You can give gift certificates for toy stores or video stores to kids, cards for clothing shops or jewelry stores for women who love fashion, and certificates for sporting goods stores for men who love the active life. And if you can’t decide, you can select an all-purpose Christmas gift card that the recipient can use at the store of his or her choice. For instance, SuperCertificates from GiftCertificates.com can be redeemed at any of the 200+ merchants on that site. You can also create personalized photo gift cards at GiftCards.com.
Some online gift certificates can be printed out so you can stuff them in a Christmas card and give them directly to your gift recipient. Others will be emailed directly to the person, but you can usually add a personalized message to go along with the gift certificate.
If you need ideas about a specific Christmas gift card for friends and family, here are some options:
- For men: SportsMemorabilia.com, Omaha Steaks Gift Center
You can go directly to your favorite merchant to buy a gift certificate or shop at a gift card mall such as GiftCertificates.com. If you shop at an online gift certificate mall, just remember that it’s the individual merchants that set the rules for their gift cards, not the site where you’re making the purchase.
An online Christmas gift card is a great last-minute gift for coworkers, family and friends.They’ll love getting to pick their own present and you’ll love the simplicity of it. Happy shopping!