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Top Gift Cards for (Almost) Everyone

The Hottest Gift Cards of the Season + 10 Gift Cards to Please Just about Everyone! Since gift cards were first introduced nearly two decades ago, they’ve only grown in popularity. What started as a simple replacement for paper gift certificates has morphed into a multi-billion dollar gifting industry that includes gift cards, gift card holders, gift credits, and more.Until recently, the only changes I saw year after year came in the form of gift card designs—running the gamut from clever images (think Home Depot) to creative packaging (think Target) on up to unique composition (think Starbucks’ wooden gift card). But holiday gift card talk this season will be about five things: experiences, personalization, mobile access, fee-free, and new gifting technology.Below are five of the hottest types of gift cards you'll find this holiday season: 1. Experience gift cards Thanks to social media, people no longer brag about the things they buy or have. They boast about   Read More »
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Top Gift Cards for Women

Best Types of Gift Cards for Women + 10 Nationwide Gift Cards to Please the Ladies you Love! Before I had kids, I shopped Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and other stylish stores in the mall. Though I kept a modest budget and shied away from high-priced boutiques, I bought nice-enough clothes. Now,  Read More »

Visa Gift Card Not Working?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Is your Visa® gift card not working? There are a number of reasons why a gift card may be declined. The most common reasons are that the card hasn’t been activated, the cashier is running the wrong type of transaction, the  Read More »
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