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When is a Gift Card Better than a Gift?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. There are few times when I believe a traditional present trumps a gift card, but it does happen. I only break pattern, however, when I am absolutely sure that a gift is the right size, right style, right price and will not need to be returned. Gifts that I believe can be purchased confidently include those that are selected from a bridal or baby shower registry, consumables, such as a dessert or box of chocolates, gifts picked up while the recipient is with you (e.g. shopping with mom) or something the recipient has pointed to and said, "I would love that!" Without those indicators, I go for the plastic gift card or egift card every time. I especially turn to my beloved gift cards when I know the recipient is in a financial crunch such as when things in life are about to change. Below is a list of occasions for which I believe a gift card is better than a gift.While I think gift cards work for literally   Read More »
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How to Send MasterCard Gift Cards?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. MasterCard┬« gift cards, though seemingly generic, are some of the most requested gifts on birthday and holiday wish lists. Why so? Because you can buy just about anything with them. Since they are redeemable wherever  Read More »

How to Send Electronic Visa Gift Cards?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Need to send someone a gift card in a hurry? Then look no further than electronic Visa┬« gift cards. With the same flexibility of plastic Visa gift cards, the recipient can use the value to shop wherever Visa is accepted. The  Read More »
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