A gift card is sometimes considered a lazy gift, but it’s actually safer to go with a gift card and leave it to the recipient to pick what they want than to give them a present they will throw away. Amazon is not the only place to offer gift cards, so if you are looking to get a gift card, here are five other places to get gift cards online.
The advantage of these sites is that they offer one place to get gift cards for hundreds of stores. Of course, if you have a particular store in mind, you can always buy from their site directly (provided they offer this option), but when you buy from a specialized gift card site, you may just get a better deal. Additionally, you can get cards from multiple stores with one delivery, while if you have to pay for a separate delivery from each store, it would cost you more.
1. Gift Card Mall
I am not 100 percent certain Gift Card Mall is the largest gift card site online, but it definitely offers an incredible choice. It offers Visa gift cards (physical and virtual), as well as gift cards from about 800 stores, such as Amazon, eBay, Home Depot, Target, Starbucks, etc. You can also shop for gift cards for different occasions, such as Christmas, birthday, wedding, and more. If you don’t like the designs of the cards you see, you can even upload your own design and have a truly unique gift card.
2. Gift Cards
Gift Cards is another site with a huge selection of gift cards from hundreds of retailers and for dozens of occasions. You can get plastic and virtual (eGift) cards from brands such as Visa, Mastercard, Google Play, Amazon, Best Buy, Uber, and GameStop, just to name a few. You can also get discounted gift cards (when available) or sell gift cards you don’t need. If you are interested in corporate gift cards or in bulk orders, these options are also offered, as well as the option to upload a custom design for your card.
I believe eGifter isn’t as popular as the first two sites, but it’s still a good one and worth checking out. It offers gift cards from hundreds of outlets, but what’s special about it is that it offers group gifts too. Additionally, on this site you can buy a gift card with Bitcoin.
4. PayPal Digital Gifts
While most of the other gift card sites accept PayPal, if you want to buy a gift card with your PayPal funds and nothing else, you can check PayPal Digital Gifts. It offers gift cards from hundreds of stores, though I don’t think they have many, if any at all, gift cards you can’t find elsewhere. Still, you can check to see if the rates are better here for the store gift cards you are particularly interested in.
5. Buy from the Store Itself
As I mentioned in the beginning, very often you can buy a gift card online from the store’s site itself. Not all stores offer this, but the more popular ones – such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, or Apple – do. Just check to see if it’s a good deal or not – don’t assume it will be cheaper if you buy from the store directly.
There are more places where you can buy gift cards online, such as One4all or Gyft, but I decided to include only the ones I like most. I might have missed a site or two, but I think the ones on the list are all great places with a lot of choices when you are looking for the best gift card for any reason or occasion.