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Best Gift Cards To Buy For Christmas



To help, we bunched up all the gift cards below into different categories, so you can jump right to what you think your gift recipient would want the most. Oh, and psst: Digital gift cards and subscriptions just happen to make excellent last-minute gifts if you're in a pinch.




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Brooklinen makes the best high-end sheets at some of the best prices on the internet. Have a gift card delivered digitally or in a gift card box. They can choose from sheets made from linen, cashmere, and more. The company's weighted comforter is the top pick in our buying guide.


Give them a new pair of sneakers, some new athletic gear, or cool athleisure with a gift card that lets them pick out their favorite pieces. Adidas has physical gift cards, e-gift cards, and a bulk gift card offer if you're looking to buy cards for a big group.


Airline gift cards are perfect for frequent travelers (and even better for family members who see trips home as opportunities to score more miles on their go-to airline). It's also easier than booking a trip for them yourself.


For older teens or college students who are just getting into investing, or seasoned financial pros who take their portfolios seriously, Stockpile gift cards are a unique gift that keeps on giving. Choose from a selection of popular and high-performing stocks, or let your recipient pick their own investment with a choose-your-own-adventure card.


The following gift cards are projected to be the most popular among consumers this holiday season, according to WalletHub data. You can also see how the most popular gift cards have changed over the years.


Yes, you can buy Visa gift cards with a credit card online through Visa and at some stores. Retailers such as Walmart, Staples, and Target allow people to buy Visa gift cards using a credit card, while others, like the grocery chain Giant, only let people buy Visa gift cards using cash or debit cards.


Some stores may not allow gift cards to be purchased with a credit card because they frequently had people buy gift cards with counterfeit or stolen credit cards. You should check beforehand with a store to see whether a credit card payment is acceptable when buying a gift card.


Getting a Visa card costs as little as $0, depending on the type of Visa card you get. Visa gift cards often have a one-time fee of $2.95 to $6.95 at the time of purchase, based on the gift card's value, whereas most Visa debit cards and credit cards cost nothing to get. Some Visa credit cards charge an annual fee for the privilege of owning the card, though, and the checking account a debit card is tied to may have monthly maintenance fees.


You can buy a Vanilla Visa Gift Card with a credit card online, through vanillagift.com, as long as your card isn't on the Mastercard network. More specifically, they accept cards from the rest of the four major credit card networks (Visa, American Express, etc.) as a payment method.


You can also buy a Vanilla Visa Gift Card in-store, at participating merchant locations. However, there is a chance the merchant doesn't accept credit cards as a payment method. Some popular merchants that accept credit cards for gift card purchases are CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens.


You can buy a MyVanilla Prepaid Card with a credit card at participating merchant locations. However, as with the Vanilla Visa Gift Card, some merchants might not accept credit cards. So, it is best to ask them beforehand.


The desire for gift cards stems from people's bad experiences with receiving gifts, said Dan Horne, a professor of marketing and associate dean for the School of Business at Providence College. About 15 percent of Christmas gifts are never used, said Horne, who has studied giving and gift cards.


WalletHub looked at the best gift cards this year, factoring in the five measures: popularity, buyer discounts versus the value of that card on major gift card exchanges, resale value if the recipient doesn't want the card, the shopping experience at that retailer and the shipping cost to send that gift card.


Read the fine print before buying network-branded gift cards such as those from Visa, Mastercard and Discover, WalletHub said. They come with purchase fees and can have inactivity fees if they're not used often. And if you've waited until the last minute, consider purchasing an e-gift card.


  • In the U.S., legally, a gift card must be valid for at least five years. However, always check the terms and conditions, as some retailers charge dormancy fees every month if the card is not used within the first twelve months."}},"@type": "Question","name": "How do you check a gift card balance?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "How you check the balance of a gift card will vary depending on the brand or retailer. Generally, you can get a cashier to scan it in-store, or if it was an online purchase, you can log into the website and insert the card code or your log-in details.","@type": "Question","name": "Can you buy gift cards with a credit card?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "Yes, in most cases. Sometimes you might want to do this to earn rewards or get cash back from the purchase (although this isn't possible in all cases). Some retailers, however, might limit the number of gift cards you can purchase at one time on a credit card, and, occasionally, buying cards in-store may only be possible by cash or debit card payment."]}]}] .icon-garden-review-1fill:#b1dede.icon-garden-review-2fill:none;stroke:#01727a;stroke-linecap:round;stroke-linejoin:round > buttonbuttonThe Spruce The Spruce's Instagram The Spruce's TikTok The Spruce's Pinterest The Spruce's Facebook NewslettersClose search formOpen search formSearch DecorRoom Design

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Yes, in most cases. Sometimes you might want to do this to earn rewards or get cash back from the purchase (although this isn't possible in all cases). Some retailers, however, might limit the number of gift cards you can purchase at one time on a credit card, and, occasionally, buying cards in-store may only be possible by cash or debit card payment.


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