T-minus 3 days until Christmas – are you thinking about just giving gift cards to the rest of the people on your list? Well, I have absolutely no qualms about giving (or receiving, for that matter) gift cards for Christmas. In fact, I think that a well-chosen gift card can be a very thoughtful gift, especially for someone who has difficulty spending money on himself/herself (ahem, me).
In fact, I just ordered a Lowe’s gift card for my mother-in-law so she can buy some new paint for her kitchen (this was on her wish list). I also bought my sister a gift card to her favorite bar/restaurant and my father-in-law a gift certificate to a hot dog/ice cream shop.
If you’re not sure what gift cards your recipients might be interested in, here’s a Top 20 list of the most-wanted gift cards this year along with links for you to purchase them from the comfort of your own home:
- Amazon: instant delivery (email or print at home) or free 1-day shipping in a greeting card or in a gift box
- Walmart: e-gift cards available
- Target: email or mobile delivery by Christmas
- Home Depot: e-gift cards available
- Starbucks: free 2-day shipping for Prime members
- Lowe’s: e-gift cards available
- Kohl’s: e-gift cards available
- Best Buy: e-gift cards available or free 2-day shipping on gift card orders of $25 or more
- T.J.Maxx: e-gift cards available
- CVS: e-gift cards available
- Trader Joe’s: only sold in-store
- Bed Bath & Beyond: e-gift cards available
- Macy’s: e-gift cards available
- Subway: also available on Amazon with free 2-day shipping for Prime members
- JCPenney: e-gift cards available
- Olive Garden: $10 bonus offer for every $50 spent in gift cards, e-gift cards available, also available on Amazon with free 2-day shipping for Prime members
Just a heads up: Amazon has a number of other gift cards available (not necessarily at a discount, but still with free 2-day shipping). Some ideas: Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Applebee’s, Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic/Athleta, Southwest Airlines, AMC Theatres, Sephora, Regal Entertainment, The Cheesecake Factory, and more.
Thanks to DealNews for this awesome list!