Why Gift Cards Make Great Holiday Gifts

Gift cards are rising in popularity because of the convenient benefits for givers and receivers.

By Navy Federal November 7, 2018
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The saying “good things come in small packages” is certainly true when it comes to gift cards. While they may be small in size, gift cards continue to surge in popularity because of the convenience they provide. According to a survey by WalletHub, 41 percent of respondents said they’d like to receive a gift card as a holiday gift. Not sure what to get your uncle who has everything? Gift cards eliminate the guess work for gift-givers and allow recipients to get exactly what they want. It’s a holiday slam dunk!

A Gift With Plenty of Possibilities

Here are a few reasons why gift cards are great gifts to give and receive.

  • You can make them personal. Gift cards don’t have to be impersonal. Make them special by including a note with each card about the recipient or pictures of hobbies they enjoy. “A great artist might need some more supplies!” or “For your next camping trip!” shows you have their interests in mind.
  • Easy to mail. Sending gifts to long-distance loved ones can be stressful with early holiday deadlines and extra packaging and shipping costs. Gift cards are easy to send by mail. For cards of $200 or less, Navy Federal will even send them to the intended recipient for you.
  • A hit with children and teens. Kids can be pretty picky about colors, brands, sizes and more, so a gift card can help them choose exactly what they want. Not only do gift cards offer shopping enjoyment, but they also provide a learning experience about checking prices and spending money wisely.
  • No risk of returns. Giving a gift card means you won’t have to remember to ask for a gift receipt at checkout for a gift you’re unsure about, or search for the receipt later if the recipient needs to make a return.

Easy and Enjoyable Holiday Shopping

Make your holiday shopping easier by giving a Navy Federal Visa Gift® Card. You can purchase them in branches or online, where you can personalize your card with the recipient’s name, a custom message and design. Navy Federal Visa Gift Cards are accepted all over the U.S. and available in amounts from $15 to $500.1 Order a gift card today and give the gift they want.

1Cards ordered online between $15 and $200 can be mailed to the purchaser or card recipient. Cards ordered between $201 and $500 must be mailed to the purchaser. Cards are mailed with instructions and the terms and conditions. Terms and conditions apply to gift cards.

This article is intended to provide general information and shouldn't be considered legal, tax or financial advice. It's always a good idea to consult a tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to your situation and about your individual financial situation.