Gift Card News

The gift card industry changes quickly. Bankruptcies, new websites, changing regulations, fraud, mobile gift cards, electronic gift cards and public perceptions are just a few issues we keep track of for you.

You'll also find links to articles and press about your favorite gift-giving octogenarian, Gift Card Granny.


December 1, 2021

The Best Holiday Gifts for Men at Any Age

Selecting the ideal holiday gift for the men in our life can be challenging. The old standbys of a new tie or a new sweater become boring after a while, and you should feel excited about the gifts you bestow on others. More importantly, you want him to feel enthusiastic about his present. This Christmas, select a present that's tailored to his personality. We've included gifts …

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December 1, 2021

Holiday Gift Card Survey Results 2021

Gift Card Granny has been surveying users since 2016 to gain insight on gift card usage and trends for the upcoming holiday season. Over 1,200 US-based consumers who have visited responded this year. Read below for topics such as the most requested gift cards for 2021, eGift card trends and trends on gift card purchasing. Results from the 2021 Holiday Gift Card Study Most Requested Gift …

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November 24, 2021

Top 22+ Affordable Baby Stocking Stuffer Ideas This Year

Are you worried about finding the best baby stocking stuffer ideas for Christmas this year? Luckily there are plenty of presents you can buy babies at a variety of stages. From newborn stocking stuffers to gifts for toddlers, we've created a giant list of some of the best Christmas stocking ideas for babies. So, you’ll have plenty of gifts to choose from when you go holiday …

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November 22, 2021

Holiday Gift Ideas For Teachers

Tasty Treat Ideas Teachers appreciate tasty treats because many of them have a sweet tooth. Many teachers also prefer receiving gifts they can eat and then get rid of, instead of it cluttering up their classroom or their home. Check about food allergies before giving a teacher food items. Milk Bar Confetti Cookies Give your children's favorite teacher a box of these Milk Bar chewy confetti …

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November 18, 2021

The Best Black Friday Deals for Amazon 2021

The holiday season is coming fast, and the best time to shop for presents at the lowest prices is just around the corner. The only thing better than Black Friday itself is the Black Friday deals for Amazon. So, if you're looking for the best Amazon sales, we've got a great list for you, plus a smart way to shop on Amazon on Black Friday. Are Amazon …

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November 17, 2021

20 of the Best Gift Ideas for Teens

Teenagers often are one of the most challenging groups to shop for during the holidays. They’re no longer interested in toys and games, except when they are. They have particular tastes in music, books, and fashion, so it makes it hard to surprise them without having a detailed list. We did some research and found 20 gift ideas for every teenager. Whether they’re into gaming, …

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March 26, 2021

A Guide to Creating Custom Easter Baskets

Easter is less than three weeks away. Because of the pandemic, many of us may have a tough time buying the “perfect,” Easter basket for the children or teens in our lives. I’m going to show how to create custom Easter baskets, where you consider the recipient’s personality and hobbies. This way, each basket is thoughtful and unique and something they want. We provide an …

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December 1, 2020

Holiday Gift Card Survey Results 2020

Since 2016, Gift Card Granny has sent out a survey to users for insight on gift card usage and trends for the holiday season. This year, over 2,000 US-based consumers who have visited responded. Topics such as most popular retailers, purchasing behavior and virtual gift card growth were analyzed. To find out how this year compared to years past, keep reading for all the …

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October 2, 2020

How To Use A Visa Gift Card Online

Updated 10/2/2020 Want to know a little known fact? You can shop online with a Visa gift card. So if you recently received a Visa gift card and want to redeem it for online purchases but aren't sure how it works, read this quick guide for how to's and helpful tips. How to …

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September 30, 2020

How To Use A Mastercard Gift Card On Amazon

Updated 9/30/2020 Wondering what to do with the remaining balance on your Mastercard gift card? Here's the perfect solution...use your Mastercard gift card on Amazon! It's a quick and easy way to use up Mastercard gift card balances. No matter how much is left on your gift card, you can load the remaining balance into your Amazon account. Learn how by following the simple steps below. …

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