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Best Gift Card Ideas

Updated on December 4, 2014

Online Gift Card Ideas

Gift cards are a great gift idea. Looking for easy to purchase gift cards online? Buying gift cards online is one of the best ways to make sure you get what you need when you need it. Electronic (e cards) gift cards are my favorite. You'll find those below with a variety of other available cards you can buy online quickly.

Gift Cards are the perfect gift for anyone at any time--especially now with such a variety of available online gift cards because you don't have to leave your house to get exactly what you are looking for--even for that hard to buy for person in your life. Shopping has never been so easy. Check out some of the best online gift card ideas below from Amazon, Kohl's, JCPenney's and Aeropostale to fun gift card ideas like Build-A-Bear and Game Stop.

Photo details: Christmas Gift Card

Whether you are buying for a birthday, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, last minute gift or just looking for an "I love you" gift--we have a great selection of gifts cards listed below.

*New* Just added restaurant gift cards for Outback, Subway, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, as well as some more unique and unusual ideas.

Don't miss the AMC movie gift cards--everyone loves movies!

Updated December 4 2014

Amazon Gift Cards - Email a Gift Card

Gift cards for every occasion--birthdays, thank you, Christmas, etc.--plus free one day shipping. So if someone's birthday is soon and you forgot, you still have time to get a great gift!

Need a gift fast? You can't go wrong with the Amazon Gift Card---you can send this gift card through email, facebook and even with free one day shipping now---an e gift card, if you will or electronic gift card when you need a gift right now. Free One Day Shippng for Amazon Gift Cards also available or simply print the gift card off your computer. It's one of the easiest purchases you will ever make. Check out the details below:

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This is my favorite gift card option simply because sometimes I either forget and wait to late to get a gift or I honestly don't know what to get someone---this gift card can be sent immediately through email, so no one will know you let a big day slip your mind! And of course, it's perfect too for that person who absolutely has everything.

This is one of the best gift cards to send for Christmas as you can get just about anything on Amazon. Especially good for those who have kindles. I love sending Kindle Gift Cards.

Best Restaurant Gift Cards - Popular!

Gift Cards from more of your favorite restaurants. I love receiving gifts cards to my favorite restaurants--and it's a great gift for couples especially, but having time to run over to someone's favorite place to eat can be hard to do in our busy lives. The answer? Get those food gift cards online! It'll be in your mail box before you know it.

IHOP Gift Card
IHOP Gift Card

Open all night--great idea for college students.


Toy and Play Gift Cards - Just Fun Time --for Kids and Adults

Kids love toys and their games---but sometimes, it's hard to know which toys are hot, which are the ones kids are looking for or hoping for--what's the latest game? I promise, you that they know exactly what they want, so giving them a toy gift card is a great way to go. Not only do they get to pick out their own gift or toy, they also get to pull out their gift card just like Mom and Dad do when they pay. It makes them feel 'all grown up' and they love it. Here are just a few of the best gift card ideas for kids:

GameStop Gift Card
GameStop Gift Card

$25 Game stop Gift card for the video game player!


Gift Card Ideas on Ebay - Buy A Gift Card Online

On Ebay, you can find just about every gift card imaginable --with high balances at discount prices:

© 2010 Vikki

Do you like getting gift cards as gifts?

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      5 years ago

      I love this lens, nice work. You have shared a wonderful selection of 'gift card ideas'. Thanks for sharing. I started giving gift cards as gifts a while back and love the results. Everyone seems genuinely happy that they get to pick their own gifts without having to pay for them.

    • maceemiller123 profile image


      5 years ago

      I love gift cards, especially when they are free .... that's how I get mine :)

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      Avi Wolfson 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yes but they're not as thoughtful..

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      Lori Green 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      You can never go wrong with a gift card.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Gift cards are great ideas, especially when they can be used on a variety of items and never expire. Nicely done. I added a link from my Gift Card From Amazon lens.

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      7 years ago

      You have put together a great range of gift cards and it was a really great idea for a lens, I normally get gift cards from my sons, but my favourite gifts are ones that people make for you, I appreciate all of the effort that they went to.

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      8 years ago

      Gift cards are very popular and make a perfect last minute gift. Nevertheless I prefer to give something personal.

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      8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. Congratulations.


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