Everyone wants to give gifts that their recipients absolutely love — but what if you’re not exactly sure what your giftee would like or you want to gift them a useful service instead of a physical present? There’s an easy way to show your gratitude while ensuring they get something they absolutely love: buying a a gift card.
Equally convenient for you to purchase and for your friend or family member to use, a gift card simplifies the process of finding something for the person who has everything — and the recipient who has a unique hobby you don’t know much about or the pal who loves having the freedom to browse and pick something out on their own. If you're on the hunt for a gift that your friend or family member is sure to love this holiday season but aren’t sure where to start, check out this collection of the best gift cards available. From cards they can use for clothing and appliances to some unique options that’ll inspire, there’s an ideal card here for everyone.
Gift Cards for the Movie Lover in Your Life
Who doesn’t love the gift of entertainment — especially during a pandemic? Gift your recipient something fun to do during their shelter-in-place downtime with a card that helps them throw amazing watch parties with family. If they’re just getting into cord-cutting, a Netflix gift card will help them learn the ropes with one of the titans of streaming, and a Hulu gift card is great for anyone who loves watching the latest TV shows and an ever-changing collection of movies that aren’t available on Netflix.
Gift Cards for the Music Aficionado in Your Life
Are you gifting a music lover who’s never without their headphones? Consider a Tidal gift card, which will give them immediate access to the subscription service that allows them to stream over 60 million songs and 250,000 high-quality videos, all ad-free. A Sirius XM card is also a great choice, as your giftee can use it to buy access to a wide variety of Sirius XM stations that they can listen to in the car, online or from the service’s smartphone app.
Gift Cards for the Gamer in Your Life
You know your recipient is a bigtime gamer, but you’re not exactly sure what their favorite console is. How do you help them enjoy their hobby to the fullest? You can't go wrong with a GameStop gift card. As one of the world's largest video game retailers, it’s virtually guaranteed to have something your gaming giftee will love, whether that’s the latest titles, some new system controllers or even clothes and action figures.
Gift Cards for the Foodie in Your Life
If your friend or family member is always in the kitchen whipping up new concoctions, help them explore their hobby with a gift card from Sur La Table. It’s like a paradise for chefs, and your favorite home cook will be able to redeem their card for everything from top-of-the-line cooking tools to snacks and ingredients. If your loved one prefers eating to cooking, you might opt instead for a DoorDash gift card. They'll be able to use it to have food delivered right to their door from thousands of different restaurants.
Gift Cards for the Home Improvement Inclined
Perhaps your recipient just bought their first home and is fixing it up, or they love indulging in fun DIY projects during their free time. Sound like your giftee? Then it's pretty much impossible to disappoint with a gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s, two of the biggest home improvement stores around. From building and painting tools to outdoor furniture and plants, each offers thousands of items they might use to spruce up their house or yard.
Gift Cards for the Tech-Obsessed Person in Your Life
If one of the recipients on your list is the type of person who waits in line outside the Apple store on the latest iPhone’s release day, helping them get some cool new tech is a nice way to brighten their holiday. If you're looking for the perfect gift but aren’t sure what latest gadget they don’t have yet, then a Best Buy gift card is always a good bet. They'll have choices ranging from video games and appliances to cell phones and computers.
Gift Cards for the Fashionista in Your Life
Gift cards especially come in handy when you're shopping for a fashion lover whose sizes and style you aren't quite sure of. Look no further than a Nike gift card to give a great new pair of shoes to the athlete or gym-goer in your life. If your loved one prefers edgy over athletic, a Hot Topic gift card can help them express their taste with fun clothing, accessories and toys. Fans of classic and on-trend clothes from The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic will appreciate a Gap Brands card.
Crowd-Pleasing Gift Cards for When You’re in a Pinch
Unsure what to get for that friend or family member who seems to have everything? Worry not — there are several gift cards you can go for that never fail to please. An Uber card is great for friends or family who are always on the go, and they can also use it while quarantining to get some delicious local food through Uber Eats delivery. If they prefer to drive themselves around, a Shell gift card is a thoughtful way to help them get where they need to go.