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Christmas gift ideas to deliver the most-requested gift on holiday wish lists in a most unique way.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

With friends, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbors and others on your Christmas gift list, picking out traditional Christmas gifts can be stressful and time consuming. This year, buy Christmas gift cards instead so you can spend less time shopping and more time celebrating the holiday season.

Below are some Christmas gift ideas that are easy to make and fun to give:

Santa Rescue. Remember last year’s photo with Santa—the one with your two-year-old screaming in horror, arms reaching out for a rescue? Put that photo on a Christmas gift card for the grandparents and write “To All a Good Night” on the embossed message line. Deliver the gift card tied to a tin full of homemade Christmas cookies.

Family Christmas Gift. Rather than buying individual gifts, give the family a gift card they can use together. Upload a photo of the local ice rink, bowling alley, or roller arena. Turn the image into a personalized gift card and add the words “Family Time” to the card. Bundle the Christmas gift card with a pair or comfy socks or warm mittens for each member of the family. Families that play together, stay together!

Kids Choice. Skip the puzzles and walk away from the reindeer pajamas. Kids these days have hi-tech wants and new-fangled needs. Johnny plays baseball? Upload a photo of Johnny in his baseball uniform, write “Future All-Star” on the card, and deliver it with a stack of new baseball cards. Suzie enjoys dancing? Find a photo of Suzie at her last dance recital, write “Just Dance!” on the card, and deliver the gift card with a set of ponytail holders and barrettes.

If you don’t have a Christmas photo of your own, select a Christmas gift card design from our predesigned gallery. The gallery is full of gift cards created by our designers plus thousands of images submitted by photographers, artists, and designers who participate in the PicPaid program.

Christmas Savings

The holidays can be expensive, but you can save on toys, gifts, decorations, and food, simply by using the gift cards other people didn’t want. Make your shopping list, check it twice, then look for discount gift cards to make the holidays nice. Buy toys for less at Toys R Us, save on party dresses at H&M, and fill stockings with discount stuffers from CVS or Rite Aid. Deck the halls with discount décor from Pier One Imports and save on family photos with Picture People gift cards.

If you really want to make a dent in the holiday budget, order discount gift cards in time to use them on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even the elves will be impressed with how clever you are!

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Christmas Gift Tips

“Tuck a Christmas gift card into a holiday ornament or a Christmas stocking. Make the presentation more personal by delivering the gift card with something homemade such as your famous divinity candy or a hand-knitted scarf.”

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10 Great Christmas Gift Cards

Great gift cards for party-planning, gift-giving, decorating, and getting ready for the holidays.

  1. Best Buy gift cards (Look for the latest gadgets.)
  2. Brookstone gift cards
  3. Toys R Us gift cards (Santa’s helper!)
  4. Build-a-Bear gift cards
  5. Hobby Lobby gift cards
  6. JoAnn Stores gift cards
  7. Macy’s gift cards (Deck the halls.)
  8. Sears gift cards
  9. Target gift cards
  10. Walmart gift cards (Stocking stuffers!)