Gift cards – a great birthday present

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 11.11.2013
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What do you want for your birthday? I dunno – sound familiar? Whenever someone’s birthday comes around there’s always that one person who can never make their mind up, so it becomes an almost impossible task trying to find them a suitable gift. You can spend a lot of time and money trying to find something that they might not like or have any interest in, leaving both parties feeling bad because you don’t want to look like you haven’t made an effort and they don’t want to look like they don’t appreciate what you have done – not the most ideal situation.

But that’s the beauty of buying someone a gift card for their birthday, because you are essentially putting a cash deposit down for them to purchase whatever they want with it, and more than this it can be personalised too, so you don’t have to feel guilty about just handing them cash which can be a bit impersonal – a gift card is one of the easiest gifts you can give. Unlike cash, gift cards can be personalised with unique messages or colour schemes that can make it look like you have put a lot of thought and effort into it, which is much better and can really add an edge to the present.

The main benefit  when it comes to buying a gift card for a friend or loved one is that you are putting the choice directly into their hands, so there is no ambiguity or second-guessing when it comes to actually buying something they will like. The ‘right’ present is often the simplest and by getting someone a gift card you are allowing them to choose something that they really want.

The great thing about a gift card is that it doesn’t matter who you are buying it for or what the occasion is, because a gift card is perfect for any situation and will be received in the same way. So whether it is for your best friend, your partner even a colleague – a gift card can be a great way to show your admiration for another.