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Buy Personal Gift Cards Online

Updated on January 2, 2011

Buy Personal Gift Cards Online

Holidays, birthdays, graduations, and any other celebratory day offer golden opportunities to give personal gift cards. We humans already own just about everything we'll ever need: finding the correct gift is much easier when the burden of actually selecting material goods is transferred to the recipient. We present a compendium of gift cards for every giving opportunity.

Amazon.com $50 Gift Card

Amazon sells more stuff than any conscientious giver would ever have the time to shop through. A $50 gift card eases stresses commonly associated with birthdays and Christmas celebrations. Handing out an Amazon gift card says "I like you a lot, but I have no clue what to get for you. Instead of actually picking out a hamster accessory or a woman's watch, here's a little plastic card that will server as an analog for my thoughtfulness and compassion."

Or something like that.

SUBWAY Gift Card Collection

Subway restaurants exist in virtually every city throughout the civilized world. Subway patrons experience the unique experience of bossing around the sandwich chefs in real time. Gifting a Subway gift card opens up avenues of sandwich construction management opportunities unrivaled at the average kitchen or dorm room.

The Home Depot Gift Card Collection

Everyone's house is falling down. We all need a coat of paint, a roll of carpet, bucket of bolts, or a spare key to put under the mat. Gift cards from The Home Depot meet a veritable plethora of residential needs. These little rectangles of plastic are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, and $200. The $100 unit is highly recommended, for obvious reasons.

Sephora Gift Card Collection

We honestly don't know what Sephora sells, but the card looks cool and it's available in $25 and $50 denominations. If you need it, you'll know it. Watch closely the facial expressions of the recipient: you should have no problem determining if you made the correct decision.

Red Robin Gift Card Collection

Oh baby... given that a cheeseburger may well be the world's most perfect food product, this gift card may well be the world's most useful tiny plastic card that fits in a wallet or purse. Giving an actual cheeseburger becomes problematic in a hurry: they are irregularly shaped and difficult to wrap. We find that wrapping a cheeseburger rarely succeeds because we eat most of it during the paper-cutting step. We find ourselves emotionally sated but back to square-one gift-wise.

Movie Night Popcorn Treats Gift Basket Tub with Blockbuster Gift Card

This gift card comes disguised as a gift basket. Assign this offering to any movie fan on your gift list, or keep all the goodies and stick the card in an envelope. Theoretically, if subdivided judiciously, this product might provide enough gifts for Jon and Kate plus 8.

Cabela's Gift Card

Look no further than Cabela's for cool stuff that you can use to catch and kill other stuff. Dick Cabela launched his company in 1961 as a purveyor of fine fishing files for fly fishermen. In short order his enterprise had grown to shirts with multiple pockets and also deer whistles.

If you want to go outside and play, here's your supplier. Give this gift card to anyone who camps, hunts, fishes, hikes, bikes, or wants others to think they do.

Lord & Taylor White Gift Card

Lord and Taylor is essentially the opposite of Cabels . No one ever shopped 'til they dropped at the former, then stopped by the latter for a few odds and ends. You'll never see erstwhile shoppers trekking through the mall carrying bags from both stores.

The status symbol that is Lord and Taylor represents clothing and gear appropriate for fancy-dress parties. At Dick's Sporting Goods you buy stuff to catch and kill other stuff. Never the twain shall meet. It's all good, but woe betide the unfortunate gift card giver who confuses the two.

We''re pretty sure that United Nations zoning regulations prohibit Lord and Taylor from locating an outlet within 100 yards of a Dick's Sporting Goods.

Gift Card Maze

Receiving a gift, even a gift card, should require some effort. To that end, some devious engineers designed the gift card maze. A gift card is locked inside: either guide the specially designed silver gift maze ball through the maze, or deploy a hammer. Either way, the recipient is guaranteed seconds of amusing frustration prior to actually being able to purchase something.

Conclusion

Hand out gift cards for special occasions or just 'because'. Make friends with everyone you meet and disburse plastic commemorations of your affection. It's all available online.

Buy Personal Gift Cards Online
Buy Personal Gift Cards Online

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    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @drbj: You live to serve.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Not to worry, nicomp, I gave Tom my post office box address and told him I was receiving your mail temporarily.

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Tom Whitworth: Cash is good! Do you have my address? ;)

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      nicomp,

      Good idea , but too confining. What about cash, which can be spent anywhere?

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