I don’t know about you but I have some very hard people to shop for during the holidays. You know, the person that has everything and needs nothing (MOM), the person that will enjoy anything you get them and is not at all picky (HUSBAND), the person that is a tech genius and wants all the new electronic gadgets that are out, except they already own everything so there’s really nothing you can think of to buy (BROTHER), and the person that is just plain hard to buy for (18-year-old NEPHEW)! When it comes down to the-hard-to-buy-for on my Christmas list, I more times than not buy a few gift cards, making my job as Santa a little easier.
Here are a list of my favorite gift cards to give (and get) and why!
I love the TJX group of stores and because you can find just about everything you need for your home at these stores (necessities like towels or luxuries like candles), this is the perfect gift card to give to a man or woman.
While I buy most of my books via AMAZON, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love to visit B & N and waste a few hours looking through books and magazines. My brother is a magazine “collector” like me so this is the perfect gift card for him! And, my nephews college accepts B & N gift cards in the campus store so it also works for him too!
Ok, while an Anthropologie gift card doesn’t really make a great gift for my mom, husband, brother or nephew, it does make a great gift for ME! There stuff is so pretty and just adds a little “happy” to life!
A Best Buy gift card is great for just about anyone because of the vast array of items they sell in their store. Perfect for the techie, business person, teenager or even a MOM that may need a new vacuum or printer.
The AMAZON gift card is one of my favorites because they sell any and everything AND because if you love books, this is the best gift you could give a book lover!
So I know a Staples gift card doesn’t sound glamorous but I can’t think of anything I hate more to spend money on than office supplies. With a staples gift card, purchasing necessities becomes a bit more enjoyable and allows you to spend your money on fun stuff !
Who doesn’t love Target and who wouldn’t love one of their gift cards! So many things to buy, and especially now, the items from the Neiman Marcus collaboration which are 50% off!
I’m not a coffee drinker but I do love a Starbucks hot chocolate fix in the winter and an ice tea fix in the summer. Starbucks is a little indulgence anyone would love!
And finally, because nothing makes road trips (or even a lazy Saturday morning) more fun than a “free” stop at Cracker Barrel!
So many reasons I love giving gift cards during the holidays and now that most of these companies offer e-cards the gift giving is instantaneous and even easier!
If you need a last-minute gift, click on any of the gift card images above and buy one for someone on your list!
Happy Last Minute Shopping!