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.


March 16, 2022

The Rise Of Gift Card Scams

Fact or fiction: The top payment method for imposter scams in 2018 was gift or reloadable cards. Fact or fiction: In 2018, there were 77.9 million in total dollars lost (reported) with gift cards or reloadable cards used as a payment method. Fact or fiction: There were nearly 550,000 imposter scams reported in 2018. Curious about the answers? All three are facts according to the …

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February 22, 2022

Top 24 Best Gift Cards for Employee Appreciation Presents

Are you looking for a great gift idea to recognize employees for a job well done and let them know you care? Giving gift cards for employee appreciation is one of the most popular ways to recognize your staff. People love being recognized for their hard work. And with gift cards, you have a variety of options for employee recognition presents. They make perfect …

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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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