Have you ever received a gift you didn’t like? Then, you either had to go through the hassle of returning the gift for something that you actually do love or let it sit in your closet and collect dusk. That’s why I believe that gift cards are the perfect gift.
Gift cards tend to get a bad rap though. Many people believe that they are too impersonal and that they are given just because someone was too lazy to pick out a “real” gift. Unless someone tells you exactly what they want, you’ll never really know whether to not they will like the give that you picked out.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, here are five reasons why you should choose to give a gift card this holiday season.
Save Money and Time
Thoughtfully curating the perfect gift for everyone on your list may take you a lot of time whether it’s short or long. And if you procrastinate until a few days before Christmas, not only is your time now limited, but the available gift selection will be as well. To eliminate any unnecessary stress, choose to give gift cards to some, or all, of the special people in your life. Not only will you be saving yourself time, but you’ll also be able to stick to your holiday budget as well, preventing any overspending.
You Can Make Them Personal
Many people believe that gift cards are impersonal, but I beg to differ. Gift cards can definitely be personalized by gifting one to someone’s favorite place. You could cover someone’s coffee for a week, pay for their next trip to the salon, or gift them an experience they’ve been wanting to try for a while. The options are endless and your thoughtfulness will be much appreciated.
Forces Them to Treat Themselves
Gifting a gift card forces the recipient to treat themselves. If you hand over cash, those funds can easily go towards a bill, their kids, or groceries. Now they’ll have no excuse to not do something that they love while getting in some much-needed self-care in the process.
A Gift They Won’t Return
We place a lot of pressure on ourselves to get the perfect gift during the holidays. But our hard-earned money shouldn’t go to waste. Choosing to give a gift card ensures that your gift is actually wanted. Plus, returning gifts are a hassle, especially after the holidays.
Send a Gift No Matter Your Distance
Many of us have family both near and far. If you aren’t able to physically see your loved one this Christmas, you can still show them how much you care by gifting a digital gift card. There are no extra postage costs, no long lines, and no contact needed. Their gift card will arrive straight in their inbox and they’ll be able to spend it how they wish. This option is also great for the environment, which is also a plus.
Give the gift of choice this holiday season by giving a gift card. Don’t spend your time picking out a gift this holiday season. Gift cards are the perfect gift option. You’ll not only save yourself some time and money, but you’ll make your loved ones happy as well.
In the comments below, let me know how you feel about gift cards.