Gift cards always get a bad rap. They can tend to feel like a cop-out, but we’re here to prove that wrong. The perfect gift card, one that feeds into the person’s habits or aspirations, can make a meaningful gift — whether that’s for their favorite store (or a store they’ve always wanted to shop in) or for something practical to help them save throughout the year. They’re especially useful for picky friends and family and serial returners. We’ve rounded up the best gift cards to get someone this year.
Parachute Digital Gift Card
If we’re being honest, buying someone sheets or towels as a gift can be a bit of a gamble. But getting them a gift card to Parachute allows them to customize their household linen upgrades based on what style they enjoy.
Door Dash Gift Card
Food delivery is a splurge for most, so why not let them splurge? Even a $50 Door Dash gift card is easily a full dinner for two and some of lunch the next day in most metropolitan cities.
Starbucks Gift Card
My cousin gets me a Starbucks gift card every year. I don’t normally get myself Starbucks, but I do after Christmas and I splurge. It’s worth it! Help save someone a couple of bucks a week on their coffee consumption.
Allbirds Gift Card
What I appreciate about Allbirds Gift Cards is that it’s a set price of $95 (the price of any of the original Allbirds styles). That means you’re basically giving someone their choice of almost any shoe that Allbirds makes and they don’t have to deal with an awkward amount of leftover money.
Everlane Gift Card
Everlane has so many great gift ideas, it’s hard to pick just one. So instead, give them the choice of what to get. And even if you’re on a budget, there’s something for basically any price point at Everlane, so you can still feel like you’re getting them something meaningful.
Amazon Gift Card
The classic Amazon gift card is one that really never goes out of style. I’ve gotten one every year and use it to buy things like phone cords or laptop cases, things I don’t think about asking for as gifts but that I end up buying during the year anyway.
Chewy Gift Card
Someone you know probably got a pet this year. Instead of saddling them with more toys or a leash they may not need, gift them a gift card to Chewy so they can pick and choose what they need for their new furry friend.
The Sill Digital Gift Card
Everyone could use some companionship this year, so why not give them that in the form of a gift card to The Sill? They can choose their newest plant friend, the type of pot they want, or even add an accessory or two.
Rastelli’s Digital Gift Card
Food delivery was a huge thing this year and it continues to thrive. Give them the gift of the best steak they’ll ever have, on their own terms. They can choose from dozens of cuts of meat, seafood, or even oven-ready meals to make their dinnertime easier.
Goldbelly E-Gift Card
Do they live on the west coast and crave some New York Bagels or just moved up north and can’t get Texas BBQ to save their life? A Goldbelly gift card will enable them to ship their regional favorites right to their door for a little slice of home for the holidays.
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