The clock is ticking. Fast. Only a few shopping days remain until Christmas Day arrives and Kwanzaa begins. Have you finished your holiday gift shopping? The thought of visiting a local mall this weekend giving you nightmares?
Don’t despair! There’s still plenty of time to get that perfect gift for your loved one or best friend. Without ever going to a mall. Even if it’s December 24th and the family gift-giving fun is only thirty minutes away.
How? With eGift cards! There are so many options, so many designs, so many places from where to purchase eGift cards. Where to start your search? Think of the person to whom you want to eGift. Does she have a favorite store? What are his hobbies? Do they like to eat out or make home cooked gourmet meals? No matter the person, there is an eGift card to match their style.
Ready to get that last minute gift shopping finished and avoid the local mall? Here’s a selection of festive, fun, and in some cases, unique online eGift card resources that will have all your gift shopping completed in no time.
eGift Cards For Just About Anyone
Just not sure what to give? You can’t go wrong with an eGift card from one of these gift giving websites.
Giftly – Giftly is an online personalized eGift card service that takes traditional gift-card giving to a whole new level. In short, Giftly makes gift-giving easy. With complete personalization, rest assured that when you give a Giftly, you are gifting exactly what your recipient wants. Read more about Giftly at Give a Gift from Giftly.
Amazon – Yeah, we all know Amazon! And that’s exactly why an Amazon eGift card makes for a great gift. There’s something for everyone at Amazon.
Gyft – Gyft is new to me, but I love it! Gyft is a digital gift card app that uses your smartphone to purchase, send, and store gift cards. So if your best friend needs a gift, and you both have an iPhone or Android phone, go on and simplify your gift giving and gift her with a mobile Gyft card!
ScriptSmart eGift cards – ScriptSmart eGift cards’ unique Gift Card Score system rates every gift card they offer. With over thirty attributes factoring into each rating, you can rest assured that you are giving only high quality eGift cards. Want the best of the best? Then you want a Gold-ranked ScriptSmart eGift card. Their Gold gift cards are considered some of the best available and will make excellent gift choices.
How About a Theme Orientated eGift Card?
Here’s several more eGift card ideas focusing on a specific theme. Give your loved one an eGift card for his favorite past-time and your shopping list will be finished in no time.
For The Movie Buff
Don’t forget the popcorn and sweet treats! Complete a movie lover’s gift package with a popcorn or sweet treat eGift card to satisfy the mid-movie snack attack.
Garrett Popcorn Shops – Popcorn Pavilion – Dylan’s Candy Bar
For the Family Foodie
Treat her to a fancy feast with an eGift card for a favorite restaurant. These restaurant gift card sites both offer a wide selection of eatery choices in every price range, not to mention some sweet discounts at Restaurant.com!
Phantom Gourmet – Restaurant.com
For the oenophile, nothing says “awesome gift” like a bottle of wine! Or a wine eGift card. Check out the wine selections from each of these online wine retailers and discounters, then choose the one that best fits your oenophile’s taste buds.
Wine.com – WTSO – TastingRoom.com – Plonk Wine Merchants
Perhaps an eGift card for award winning fine foods, specialty cheeses and exquisite gifts is just the gift. Your foodie will find just about anything he might want to whip up that next awe-inspiring meal. Who knows – maybe he’ll invite you to enjoy the results!
iGourmet – Dean & Deluca – Earthy Delights
For the Flash Sales Fashion Fanatic
Groupon – Give a Groupon eGift card and he can pick from dinner on the town to a fun, new gadget. Or maybe a massage at that hot new salon! Or so many other offers! You just never know what might come up as a Groupon.
For the Uniquely Fun One
Etsy – If she’s an Esty girl (or guy), great news! Etsy now offers gift cards. Be prepared – so many unique items at Etsy she might just be lost for hours searching for the perfect item to buy with this gift card.
Learn more about Zazzle at Zazzle Up All Your Gift Needs.
For the Eco-Friendly Shopper
Green Gift Card – Go Green with a gift card from iCard Gift Card. You buy it online. He redeems it online. He shops with it online. And, no plastic was killed to create this card! Lots of different retailers to choose from, restaurants too!
Someone on your list who has everything? How about an eGift that give back? Here’s two ideas worthy of a charitable gift that will continue to give beyond the holiday season.
Bonus Tip! Wanna get yourself some savings while you are buying that eGift card? Check Mr. Rebates for possible cash back rewards.
Have you finished your shopping? Do you buy eGift cards? Or are eGift cards a totally last minute gift solution? Let me know in the Comments section below.
Images from Redbox, ScriptSmart, Fandango, Phantom Gourmet, Groupon, Uncommon Goods, iCard, and WWF.