Thoughtful gift cards. For some people, that phrase is a contradiction. They believe gift cards are impersonal. Others believe the quality of a gift is determined by the price tag or where it was purchased. But, it’s based on the thought behind it. No one knows your loved ones better than you. With our gift cards,  you can pick just the right brand for them and then make it thoughtful by adding a heartfelt message, cherished photo, and hand-picked card art from our templates. 

Thoughtful Gift Card Ideas

A thoughtful gift will be different for every person. But with gift cards, there’s always something for someone. Here are a few different categories to get your search started.

Something Practical

Sometimes a practical gift is a thoughtful gift, too. Keeping the car on the road or helping tackle that next home improvement project may not seem like the most glamorous gifts, but they’re appreciated.

Home Depot Gift Card

Spa Day

More pampering is always better than less pampering. Help your others hit the pause button and focus on themselves.  These gift cards will help pamper!

  • Bath & Body Works
  • Soothe 
  • Ulta
  • Pampering Spa gift card box
  • Calm Your Mind gift card box

Spa Gift Basket

Night Out

Everyone loves a great meal out! So be that hero and give the gift of a night out.

  • Bone Fish
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Olive Garden, LongHorn, Cheddar's Yard House, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Red Lobster
  • Family Meal Time gift card box

Darden Gift Card

Night In 

Sweat pants. Family bonding. Time on the couch. The only thing better than a night out is a night in. After a long, stressful week, you can give the gift of a relaxing evening at home.

  • Uber Eats
  • FandangoNow
  • iTunes
  • Hulu
  • HBO Now
  • CBS All Access
  • Streaming Movie Night gift card box

Movie Night Gift Basket

Find Adventure 

For some people, the perfect gift can’t be held in their hands. It has to be experienced. Gift cards are a great option for those who are always looking for that next adventure.

  • Airlines like Delta, American Airlines
  • iFly
  • StubHub
  • Envy The Adventure gift card box Gift Card

Give Back

What could be more thoughtful than a gift card that allows someone to support his or her favorite charity? With a CharityChoice eGift Card, your loved one will get to choose from over 250 major charities along with many local causes. Save the environment. Cure diseases. Support the military. You can give the gift of a better

Those are just some of the many thoughtful gift card ideas you’ll find here on BuyGiftCards. And with the option to email or text, your gift cards can be thoughtful as well as instant.