Christmas Day is nearly here and it's crunch time for last-minute shoppers. While there are plenty of gifts you can still get by Christmas Day, maybe you don't want to chance it. Or chances are you're not sure what to buy someone, looking for a stocking stuffer or forget to pick up a present. If you're stuck in any one of these dilemmas — a gift card is your best bet.
Some would say gift cards are impersonal, but let's be real — who doesn't want the gift of free spending cash for Christmas? Look at this way, your recipient can buy exactly what they want and not get stuck with an unwanted gift. It's a win-win situation for both parties.
Amazon and big box retailers like Best Buy offer gift cards in a range of physical and digital holiday gift cards. Simply choose the denomination you wish to give and you can have the gift card mailed to you or emailed directly to your recipient.
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Amazon Holiday eGift Cards: from $25 @ Amazon
Amazon offers a wide range of holiday eGift cards. Choose from digital gift cards, animated gift cards and specialty gift cards for hundreds of brands like Apple, Sephora, Starbucks, Uber and more. You may also personalize your gift cards by adding your own photo or video. Heck, you can even print gift cards at home.
Best Buy Physical Gift Cards: from $15 @ Best Buy
Best Buy offers physical gift cards from $15 to $500. Choose from several designs including holiday, tech icons, music and more. Best Buy gift cards ship to arrive by Christmas or you can order online and pick it up at a Best Buy location near you.
Best Buy Digital eGift Card: from $25 @ Best Buy
Best Buy offers personalized digital holiday gift cards from $25 to $500. Simply enter the name of the recipient, your name, an e-gift design (or upload your own photo), then chose the denomination you want. Add a personal message, enter the recipient's email address, set a delivery date and add to cart.
PlayStation Store Gift Card: $75 @ Best Buy
One of the best gift for gamers is a PlayStation Store digital gift card. Choose from PlayStation digital gift cards up to $100. This lets your beloved gamer shop the store's catalog of games, add-ons and subscriptions. Get instant delivery with this last minute gift idea.
Valve Steam Gift Card: from $20 @ Best Buy
Treat your PC gamer or Steam Deck to a Steam gift card for the holidays. They can spend this digital cash on games in the Steam store courtesy of you. Valve's massive library is stocked full of PC games like 2023's game of the year, Baldur's Gate 3, top new releases like Dungeons 4 to retro arcade games like Galaga.
Nintendo eShop Gift Card: up to $99 @ Best Buy
That Nintendo Switch fan you know will appreciate a Nintendo eShop gift card. Gift up to $99 in Nintendo Store in digital cash and have the code sent directly to the recipient's email address via checkout. Or, pick it up at your local Best Buy within an hour.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.