Avoid the stress of choosing a gift and give one of these amazing gift cards

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There’s nothing quite as stressful as trying to find the perfect gift for someone that has everything.

Budget is generally easy to navigate, but trying to find something that will make them happy can be draining.

Fortunately, there is a solution: Gift cards.

Gift cards are the perfect gift. They let you define the budget and the store, while the recipient can choose exactly what they want.

There are a huge number of cards to choose from – almost as many gift cards as there are retail stores.

If you don’t want to have to head to the shops to buy one, here are some of the hottest gift card options you can buy online.

The best gift cards you can buy in Australia

If these don’t help, you could also consider our comprehensive list of gift ideas.

What to think about when choosing gift cards

Believe it or not, there are a few different things to consider when choosing a gift card as a present.

Budget

How much are you willing to spend? Some cards have pre-defined values, while others can be set when you buy them.

If a gift card’s worth is pre-defined, are you happy spending that much to buy it?

The card’s expiry date

Retailers love gift cards because it’s free money without up front cost. A survey from comparison site Finder in January 2022 found that 24% of Australians had let their gift cards expire.

With this in mind, it’s important to make sure any gift card you buy has a long shelf life. It’s also worth avoiding stores that could possibly go out of business.

The recipient’s interests

This one is pretty obvious, but don’t get someone who hates sport a gift card for a sport store. Even though it’s not a present for them to unwrap, it is still a gift, so approach it in the same way.

Consider their interests, likes and passions and try and find an appropriate store. If that fails, consider a larger retailer or department store like Amazon that sells a wide range of products.

When to buy

Don’t just buy a gift card at the last minute if you can help it. If you shop around, you will find many retailers actually discount gift cards.

That means you could buy someone a $50 gift card, but only pay $45 for it.

That’s like paying yourself five bucks for being smart. You deserve it.

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  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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