There’s a way to take the guesswork out of Christmas presents and that is with giftcards
What do you get the person who seemingly has everything for Christmas? It can be really hard, whether it’s a shopaholic in your life or someone who seems to constantly have gifts it can be really tricky to know where is the best starting point.
As someone who has been dubbed ‘difficult to buy for’ in the past, I found last year one of my most treasured presents was actually easier than you’d think. A gift card gives the giftee the freedom to splash out on something they’ve really been wanting – yes you could just hand over money but more often than not that slips away on taxis, snacks and forgotten bills.
When you pick out a shop and assign a certain amount of money for it exclusively, it’s a gentle nudge to our loved ones to treat themselves to that thing they’ve had their eye on but haven’t forked out on yet.
So if you’re looking to get your hands on the perfect gift card for a friend or loved one this Christmas, keep reading as we’ve rounded-up the high street’s top options below.
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Amazon is where so many of us buy something last minute or go to check out prices before making a purchase as the prices are so competitive. The best part about the shopping giant is that it sells pretty much everything. Whether you’re after Kindle books, a skincare treat or even a new TV it’s got you covered. If you don’t know what to get a loved one then this is a pretty safe bet as somewhere they’ll find something that they can enjoy. There are lots of different styles and you can purchase a gift card with a value of up to £1000.
So many of us love getting a little treat from the coffee shop whenever we leave the house, whether it’s a festive latte, a sandwich or a cute little cake it’s not unusual to spend £10 here and there. This makes it a lovely option to get someone for Christmas as you can cover their coffee orders for a month or their treats out while they’re out shopping the Boxing Day sales.
Gaming gift cards
When it comes to the gamer in your life they probably already have the big games they’re after or it’s been top of their Christmas list and likely already snapped up by someone else. That’s where gift cards come in handy, you need to know what console they play on in order to pick the right card but Steam is a good option for those who play on PCs and X-Box Live or PlayStation Store are good options too.
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Selfridges is a popular option for gift cards as you can spend it on luxury makeup, home goods, clothes and a seemingly endless list of things. One of our editors even loves this as a gift as she can get her makeup done for free before a special occasion and then buy the products using the voucher.
Giving the gift of a pamper session is something that’s sure to be appreciated by whoever is on the receiving end. Whether it’s a massage to soothe out aching muscles, a manicure or pretty much any treatment you can get in a salon they often make us feel that little bit more relaxed. With Treatwell you can give a set amount for pampering and let your giftee decide when they want to use it and exactly on what.
It can be hard to know what to buy for the reader in your life, especially since they have a tendency to slip and buy four books when browsing so they might end up buying the book you’ve picked for them before Christmas day comes along. As a result Waterstones vouchers are a great option, they can spend guilt free on hardcovers, limited edition prints and even games and book related merchandise. You can get anywhere from £5 to £100 on a gift card online.
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