We all have hard-to-buy-for people on our list—from a friend who has everything to long-distance relatives or even those who are tough to please. So, what do we buy them? For the 11th consecutive year, the National Retail Federation has named gift cards the most requested gift. So, this year, the perfect presents for the hard ones on your list are likely waiting for you at GiftCards.com or at your local Gift Card Mall. I've rounded up a few...
One trend you’ll see this year is giving items with a touch of personalization. So for family and friends, give personalized gift cards. Using GiftCards.com, you can upload your own photo onto a Visa or Mastercard gift card that can be used where Visa or Mastercard is accepted, which means your loved one receives a custom, thoughtful gift he or she will love! My nephew would get a kick out of seeing his picture printed on one of these!
Another reason giving gift cards is the way to go is because we’re busy this time of year! You’ll probably find yourself short on time, right? Well, you can create a gift basket in 30 minutes or less at your local grocery store or big box retailer. Stop by the Gift Card Mall kiosk, choose the gift card you wish to give and create a themed gift.
For example, pick up a movie theater gift card and place it in a bowl with popcorn pouches and movie-going snacks! Or, for a gift that’s as easy to send as it is to spend, find the perfect egift card at GiftCards.com.
If you have gadget lovers on your list, you might find yourself perusing the aisles in search of a drone, tablet or fancy headphones, but it can be hard to decide what item is best. Instead of guessing, gift cards also can be the perfect present when it comes to those who prefer to pick their own gift. Gadgets are always a hot gift giving item for the holidays, for example, and gift cards will allow the recipient to pick their own gadget or device that is most useful for them. And let’s not forget that gadgets tend to be pricey, so a gift card is a great way to at least contribute a portion of the cost.
Lastly, for adventure-seekers on your list, check Gift Card Mall kiosks and GiftCards.com for experiential gift cards. Think SpaFinder for a relaxing day, Airbnb for travelers or even Uber for those constantly on the go.
Gift cards are the best gift to give for the holidays and can save a hard-to-buy-for list, just like that!