I don’t know about you but I love receiving gift cards as gifts. My favorite thing about them is that I can buy what I want, rather than receiving a gift I don’t want or won’t use. That is why I usually give gift cards as gifts. Mainly at Christmas time but also for birthdays and thank you gifts. I just love knowing that the person receiving it will not only love it, but will be able to get something they want or need with. Or if it’s a gift card to a movie theater or a restaurant, that they will have a great night out. A great idea is dinner and a movie as a gift. Everyone can appreciate a night out, especially parents 🙂 I like to give gift cards for dinner and a movie to my family members when they watch Bug for me.
Since I love giving and receiving gift cards I thought I would share some fun ways that I like to get creative in gift card giving.
In Stockings: I like to put gift cards into stockings since it is a happy little surprise while the kids or my hubby are looking through their stockings. The popular gift cards for the kids are iTunes and Build-A-Bear, Toys R Us, they love getting those gift cards.
Inside a bag or box of candy: I love this because they will think they got a little treat from you, when there is more inside! So fun to see their reaction.
Wrap it up big: Sometimes gift cards can be an obvious gift due to their size, so it is fun to wrap them up in a larger box so the recipient won’t have a clue it’s a gift card. This is especially fun for the person who specifically asked for a gift card. They will think you didn’t listen to their request, when really you did and your just messing with them a little 😉
Place it on the tree: This is always fun because they usually don’t get noticed here. I usually have to point it out, and say “what is that on the tree?” making it a fun last gift on Christmas morning.
No matter how you wrap it up or give it to the recipient, they will be thrilled to get a gift card. Have you ever heard someone who received a gift card say “I’m taking this gift card back” or “I didn’t get what I wanted”. Nope. That is because everyone loves receiving gift cards. There is nothing better than being able to choose your own present.
Here are a few great ways gift cards can help you:
- Save at the pump – Consumers can earn significant fuel discounts when buying gift cards in grocery stores nationwide through fuel savings programs.
- Earn rewards – Many grocery stores offer rewards on your next shopping trip when purchasing gift cards.
- Save time – one of the most precious savings of all is your time. Gift cards are available at your grocery store offering a one-stop shopping experience with hundreds of top brands all in one place.
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