Five popular gift card choices

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 12.08.2013
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Buying a present for somebody can be quite difficult as you are often stuck for choice on what to get your loved one, so more and more people have been switching to the popular gift card option which puts the power into the receiver’s hands. There are several different types of gift card that are available on the market, with five of the most popular choices including:

  1. 1. Clothing

One of the most popular choices of gift cards among shoppers is for use in clothing stores, which is mainly because clothes are difficult to buy for others. It can be one of life’s great chores trying to buy clothes for someone else as there are many different variations to choose from: size, design and colour – the list goes on. With a clothing gift card though, you are putting the power into the benefactor’s hands giving them the choice to choose what they want given the limit of the card.

  1. 2. Food (restaurants)

People are fascinated by having meals in a restaurant and for good reason too, as you don’t have to do any work and the standards are usually extremely high – feeding your appetite and keeping you happy at the same time. One of the problems of eating in a restaurant however is that it can be quite expensive, especially if there are several people dining with you, but buying someone a voucher for their favourite eatery can dispel this issue. Eating out is an activity that everyone loves to do, and with the amount of variety that is available you will be sure to find something that you like.

  1. 3. Events

Events such as music festivals are football matches are usually quite expensive to afford, but they are equally sort after as many people try and set aside some of their budget to pay for a ticket. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and they often go without, but thankfully tickets can be now purchased in a gift card that can be used on ticketing websites – something of a popular choice among shoppers.

  1. 4. Cinema

Everybody loves a day out at the cinema, don’t they? Well this is just another experience that can be moulded into gift card form as many people have been purchasing cinema gift cards for their friends and loved ones. Going to the cinema is a favourite pastime for the British public and so buying tickets through a gift card is a very sensible option.

  1. 5. Supermarket

Buying the weekly food shop can be something of a chore, as it often proves to be a costly venture eating into much of your budget. Thankfully there is an option available where people can purchase gift cards that can be redeemed at their favourite supermarkets; an ideal gift for a parent or family member.