Gift Card Shopping Tips

Giving gift cards is certainly easier than shopping for other gifts, but there are still things to consider. For instance, is it ok to give someone a discounted gift card or will it look cheap? Is it ok to give them a card that has already been used and has a strange balance like $22.22 (short answer: Yes, but only for their 22nd birthday)?

These articles will help you navigate the world of discount gift card shopping by providing tips on which new gift cards might be best suited for your friends, co-workers and loved-ones, and advice on saving the most money when shopping FOR gift cards, or shopping WITH gift cards.

 

September 3, 2021

Labor Day Sales 2021

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with some amazing deals and discounts offered by many popular retailers. As one of the most important sale events of the year, we’re here to fill you in on where to shop, what items you can expect to save on, and how you can make someone’s Labor Day weekend even more special when you send them a gift card to many …

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May 28, 2021

The Ultimate List of Summer Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Love

Summer brings warm weather and fun times with family and friends, whether that’s a backyard BBQ, night out, or a beach party. And nothing is better than a summertime celebration of someone’s birthday, anniversary, or other special days. If you’re searching for the perfect summer gift for a friend or family member, you’re in the right place. This gift guide has 19 …

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May 7, 2021

12 of the Best Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation season is approaching for both college and high school graduates. While cash, checks, and gift cards are always appreciated, there are ways to make your graduation gifts more meaningful to the graduate. Consider your personal relationship to graduate. Are they a family member like a niece or nephew, or a younger sibling or cousin? You have plenty of options from creating some …

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April 16, 2021

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day During Quarantine

Mother’s Day is different this year. While some protocols are loosening up, many of us are still separated from our moms. We’ve tried to think of some fun and creative ideas that will honor mom and remain mainly contactless unless you all live in the same house. This year, many moms are feeling overwhelmed so we’re including things like wine subscriptions, meal subscriptions, and …

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April 9, 2021

The 14 Best Gifts for Boys of All Ages

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special boy in your life? Sometimes it’s hard to find a fun and unique present that he will truly enjoy. And no, he doesn’t want any more shirts or socks. And boys love video games, but you want boys' toys that entice them to do more than sit in front of a TV screen. So, …

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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 www.giftcardgranny.com 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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November 12, 2020

Gifts For Retirees

We’ve all had our lives changed in one way or another by an amazing co-worker throughout our lives, and too often their contributions to the daily runs of our lives go unnoticed and unappreciated. Take the time to remember and acknowledge someone in your life who is entering retirement with these 5 gift ideas for retirees. 1. Kindle Paperwhite For all the books they could ever read. The recent …

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November 12, 2020

Must-Have Dorm Items for Freshmen

Help prepare your darling freshman for the next big step in their lives with these helpful gifts. 1. Shower tote A shower tote is probably the #1 must-have for every college student. Most dorms have communal bathrooms, and unless you’re one of the lucky ones who scores a private bathroom, you’re going to want a shower caddy to …

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November 11, 2020

eGift Cards That Make the Perfect Last-minute Gift

If you need a last-minute gift this holiday, don't stress! Here are 9 popular eGift cards you can send to family and friends when you're in need of a quick gift. 1. Virtual Mastercard Gift Card A pre-paid Virtual Mastercard gift card provides the recipient with a variety of redemption possibilities. It can be used to pay bills …

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