Gift Card Giving Tips and Inspiration

  1. Should I give my teenager a prepaid card for Spring Break?

    Is this the year your teenager will be venturing off on Spring Break without you? Or maybe they decided to go on a friend only trip? It can be hard to decide how to give them money when you aren’t there.  Cash can be risky as it is easily lost or stolen. Giving them your credit card is probably a no-go. According to a study by Incomm, 58% of parents have given their child a prepaid gift card to help them pay for something. Prepaid cards are a very flexible and safe form of payment because they (1) can be used almost anywhere, (2) they allow you to set a limit on spending.  and (3) you can monitor the spending.

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  2. Add a little something to make gift cards more thoughtful

    Gift cards are my Go-To gift, but I always have the same thought every time I give one… how do I make giving a gift card more special, thoughtful, and fun to open?  This question has started me on a search, and I’ve found a few great ideas that I want to share with you!

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  3. 10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation Week

    Employee Appreciation Day is right around the corner on March 6th.  Are you ready to show your employees how much you appreciate them?  The task of what to do or get them may seem daunting. But, it’s the simple little things that you, as an employer, can say and do that mean so much to your employees. 

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  4. Gather the Kids and Get Ready for Random Acts of Kindness Day

    February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and it has quickly become a favorite holiday in our household. As a parent, I want my kids to learn gratitude and thanks for all that we have. I want them to understand that we are more alike than different and how kind words can help lift others. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to put actions to our discussions and that’s why it’s a favorite. 

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  5. A Quick and Cute Valentine's Day Gift Idea for Him, Her or the Kids.

    Valentine’s Day gifts aren’t just for couples.  It’s a day to let the people close to you know you love them.

    There’s no better gift than sweets and a gift card!  Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day gift idea for your husband, wife, kids of all ages or a best friend.

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  6. Insider's View On Prepaid Visa Gift Cards And Other Prepaid Gift Cards

    Gift cards are the #1 consumer and business gift. Closed-loop gift cards like a Starbucks card make up the majority of the sales according to Mercator but prepaid gift cards, you know the Visa cards at the grocery stores, make up around 20% of the total market. These cards are very flexible for the recipient but have some drawbacks to gifting them.  Let’s take a closer look so you can make the best choice on what to gift.

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  7. Valentine's Day Gifts For Dad, Mom, Teachers and Others

    While more and more people are choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way, most of us are marking the event in some way.  Maybe this year you are simply treating yourself or celebrating with friends and family by holding a group get-together or maybe it’s more traditional with a night out with your significant other. Whatever the way, we have some great Valentine’s Day gifts for Dad, Mom, teachers and others! 

    According to NRF, most people are purchasing candy, a greeting card or maybe some flowers. While this is practical, we need to add a little jazz to it.  How about some of these ideas.


    Valentine's Day Gifts For Dad

    Tell him how Smashing he is with our Cement Heart

    It's a fun new way to give a gift card! Smash their way to a $25 BGC Card that is good for over 250+ brands including Cabela's, Bass Pro, The Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, and more. 

    Crutchfield Gift Card

    For the techie guy, there is always a new gadget, speaker, or electronic toy that even your guy doesn’t have. Give him a gift card and let him pick out his next guilty pleasure.

    Gift an Experience

    Create a special memory or just a unique day for a special Valentine's Day gift for Dad.

      • StubHub gift cards can allow him to pick whatever even his likes. Sports to concerts to theater/comedy, it’s all there.  Pair it with an
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  8. Keep Your Budget on Track in 2020 with Gift Cards

    Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to become in some way ‘better’ this year.  According to Statista, 51% of American’s planning to make a New Year’s resolution want to work on managing finances better.  It ties for the #1 resolution with eating healthier.

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  9. Employee Gift Ideas: Show Gratitude Toward Your Employees in 2020

    64% of working Americans leave their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated.  How does that statistic sit with you? Pretty gut-wrenching.  In 2020, take the time to say thank you to your employees. We even have our favorite gratitude ideas for you.  Feeling appreciated matters. 

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  10. New Year, New You. Give Yourself Small Thoughtful Gifts.

    2020 is here! Time to sit down and write out your goals. What is it that you want to accomplish this year?


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