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Gift Card Statistics

As the biggest discount gift card website, we've collected our fair share of gift card data. With the gift card industry as a whole expected to reach $160 billion by the year 2018, gift cards are only going to become even more popular. Fortunately, you can find the best deals and take advantage of the savings by buying discount gift cards here at Gift Card Granny.  

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2017 Holiday Gift Card Trends

Gift Card Granny surveyed over 2,900 users to discover the latest holiday trends for 2017.


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General Gift Card Trends

  • - As of 2015, nearly 93% of American consumers surveyed have either given or sent a gift card.
  • - 65% of gift card holders spend an extra 38% beyond the value of the card.
  • - Total volume of gift cards is projected to reach $160 billion by 2018.
  • - $1 billion gift cards went unused in 2013 compared to $750 million in 2014.
  • - 40% of consumers surveyed have lost a plastic gift card.

Most Popular Gift Cards By Category

  1. Restaurants: 34.8% 
  2. Department Stores: 34.4% 
  3. Prepaid card (Visa/Master Card/American Express/Discover Gift Card): 22.7% 
  4. Coffee Shop: 20.1% 
  5. Entertainment (movies, music): 17.2%

Digital Gift Card Trends

  • - Digital gift card sales are estimated to reach $15 billion by 2017.
  • - 56% of surveyed consumers would like to keep gift cards stored on their phone. This makes the card easily accessible and decreases the chances of it being lost.
  • - 74% of 18 to 24 year old consumers are interested in keeping gift cards on their phones.
Sources

https://nrf.com/sites/default/files/Gift%20Cards%20Data%202015.pdf
https://www.cashstar.com/press-release/cashstar-survey-reveals-that-gift-cards-top-holiday-shopping-lists-but-are-often-last-minute-purchases/
https://news.cebglobal.com/2015-12-08-2015-Gift-Card-Sales-To-Reach-New-Peak-Of-130-Billion
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/which-retailer-has-the-best-gift-card-082916.html
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/prepaid-card-and-gift-card-statistics-cm548820
https://nrf.com/sites/default/files/Documents/Gift%20Cards%202014%20FINAL%20DATA.pdf
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/750-million-in-gift-cards-will-go-unused-in-2014-2014-11-29
https://www.cebglobal.com/content/dam/cebglobal/us/EN/best-practices-decision-support/financial-services/images/infographics/gift-cards-growth-and-risk-in-2015.pdf