EUROPEAN DEPARTMENT STORE GIFT CARDS
AMERICAN DEPARTMENT STORE GIFT CARDS
EUROPEAN SPECIALTY STORE GIFT CARDS
AMERICAN/CANADIAN SPECIALTY STORE GIFT CARDS
BRITISH & EUROPEAN ONLINE STORES
AMERICAN & CANADIAN ONLINE STORES
GIFT CARDS – GIFT CERTIFICATES – GIFT VOUCHERS
No matter what you call them or what the retailer calls them, sometimes the very best gift you can give someone is the choice to pick out their own gift from you. I am certainly one of those people that appreciates being given the choice. Why? Because there are very few people (if any) that know exactly what I am interested in getting at that moment. Even if you happen to be talking to a friend and in casual conversation mention something you like, that doesn't necessarily mean that item is at the top of your gift wish list. You could like twenty different items and that one you mentioned is number twenty on your list. When you are given the choice of picking your own gift, via a gift card, gift certificate or gift voucher, you are able to make that decision considering those types of unmentioned factors that no one else would know. In this way, the value of a gift card is often much higher than not only the face value, but the value of a more expensive gift given to you which doesn't relate to your style, taste, needs or wants.
This scenario applies across just about all gift-giving occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, baby showers, retirements and, of course, major holidays holidays.
Many of the retailers above offer a multitude of gift cards, specific to different events or occasions. This time of year, you can find gift cards for graduations, gift cards for weddings, gift cards for Fathers Day, etc. Examples of those stores offering an assortment of gift cards based on the occasion are:
Some retailers also offer the ability to personalize gift cards with a photo of you or image you want which conveys a special message to the recipient.
So next time you are needing to give a gift and aren't sure exactly what the person might like, opt for a gift card, gift certificate or gift voucher and give the person the gift of choosing their own gift…. they WILL appreciate it!