Top 10 most popular gift cards
When giving a gift card, one quickly notices that there is a large number of gift cards available. To give you some overview and inspiration, here is a complete list of the types of gift cards available.
What should you consider when choosing a gift card?
The validity of the gift card How many products can the recipient choose from Is the company doing well? (In the event of bankruptcy, the gift card becomes worthless)
Are you really getting value for your money? Some gift cards provide something that costs half the price without a gift card What restrictions are there when redeeming the gift card? Sometimes hotels or restaurants offer very poor conditions.
Types of gift cards Below is a list of the types of gift cards available; Gift card from a brand Gift card from a retail chain Gift card for reading material Gift card for an experience Gift card for a meal Gift card for a local store Gift card for a weekend getaway A self-made gift card.
If you choose a gift card from a brand, such as Nike, Adidas, Playstation or Adidas, you limit the recipient to buying a product from that brand.
For true fans, this is usually not a problem, but since larger brands are often available at retail chains and online shops, you might as well purchase a gift card from there.
A gift card from a retail chain is an option that provides a broader range of products. Think of retail chains such as M&S, Argos, Boohoo, ASOS or an online department store such as Amazon. The product range is large, which is certainly an advantage.
The disadvantage is often that it is somewhat impersonal. A retail chain is too generic.
Is the person you want to give a gift to a reading enthusiast? Then a book voucher or magazine voucher is fun. With this, the recipient can choose a book or magazine subscription themselves.
There are millions of books and hundreds of magazines available in the Netherlands, so it’s nice if the recipient can pick them out themselves.
Experience gifts are often well received. Doing something together is just very nice to plan. It is also not so impersonal.
But… you have to be careful with experience vouchers. You can order a product in 5 minutes, but you really have to plan an experience. These are the types of vouchers that often expire.
There is another disadvantage to these types of vouchers; you don’t always get the value you would like. Sometimes, with the voucher, you can do considerably less than if you had paid for the service in cash for the same amount. That feels a bit unfair because you paid for it.
Virgin experience days and Red Letter days are great examples of this, but of course, the classic Cinema Voucher as well.
Nice to go out to dinner together! Almost everyone gets excited when they receive a dinner voucher or restaurant gift card.
However, there is a downside to this voucher, namely that many restaurants offer less choice when you come to eat with this voucher. Furthermore, with some vouchers, you are very limited in the restaurant options in the city where you live.
A great benefit of a gift card from a local store is that you’re supporting a local business owner. That’s always a good thing!
Another advantage is that you’ve been able to select a specific store for the recipient, making the gift very personal.
Just be aware of the expiration date of the gift card, and of course, the product offerings of the store! Local stores are more likely to go out of business than large chains.
This is a great gift card, but make sure you don’t let it expire!
The fun part about a weekend getaway is that you’ll really have an experience. You can go with the recipient or the recipient can choose to bring someone of their choice.
Making a gift card yourself is also fun. The big advantage, of course, is that this gift card will not expire, and you can come up with something fun for the recipient to use it for.
If you’re going to give a gift card, a homemade one is very personal!
Popular gift cards
All gift cards from the USA
1800Flowers gift card
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings gift card
Cake Beauty gift card
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen gift card
Cold Stone Creamery
Dave & Bters gift card
Guitar Center gift card
Hotels.com gift card
Saks Off 5th
Saks Off 5th gift card
The Cheesecake Factory
Virgin Experience Gifts
https://www.giftomatic.co/Virgin Experience Gifts gift card
Walmart gift card
https://www.giftomatic.co/Yankee Candle gift card