If you plan on purchasing gift cards for loved ones this holiday season, you’re not alone. According to new research, surveyed shoppers’ holiday gift card spend is expected to increase 7% from 2018, with shoppers spending approximately 35% of their total holiday gifting budget on gift cards.
But what gift card should you buy and how should you deliver it in a way that still feels thoughtful and personal?
Take the holiday gift guide quiz above.
With just two questions, I will show you how I have been turning gift cards into thoughtful gifts for over a decade. The recipe is simple. First, think about the type of gift card the recipient might enjoy. Then pair it with a little something extra that can be enjoyed in the moment. Add a few words to a gift tag and you’re done. Let me give you some examples:
Gift for a Teenager What do teens want? Gas money, cell phone data and technology. Get your teenage driver a gas station gift card. Pair it with a hands-free phone holder for the car and write the words, “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that leads you home.” on a gift tag.
Gift for a Parent Get a gift card to a favorite restaurant pr the movie theater. Deliver it with a note that reads, “Seems like you’re the one who needs a time-out now!” Pair this cute gift with a bag of movie snacks or a pre-made dessert.
Gift for a Sibling Remember the days of dress up and acting silly? Take an old photo and turn it into a custom gift card. Deliver it inside a new pair of fuzzy socks, fancy gloves or a holiday scarf. Add a note that says, “Dressing up never gets old.”
Find gift ideas like this and many more when you take the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Quiz above.
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