It’s December 22nd. That gives you only days left to finish all of your Christmas shopping. Hopefully, you’re just down to stocking stuffers and a few extras. However, if you still have a few VIPs left to shop for, don’t lose hope. Gift cards are here to save the day!
Gift cards have risen from the ranks of last-minute to most-desired for many givers and receivers alike. Whether you’re shopping for a DIYer, foodie, senior, parent, teen, or anyone else, your gift card is certain to be well received.
Pro tip: save yourself the trouble of running around to different stores or restaurants and buy your gift cards from a drug store or supermarket. They have cards for everything from home décor stores, restaurants, entertainment and much more.
Here are a few ideas to help you find the right gift card for everyone on your list.
Gift Cards for Home Improvers
Obviously, if you are shopping for an avid home improver, gifting them with a card from Home Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes, Rona, or another home improvement store is going to make them happy.
If you have an idea of a particular project that they’re planning, you could also attach the gift card to something related to the project. For example, if you know that they’re getting ready to paint a baby’s room, include a paint brush and some painter’s tape. Are they planning a reno? Buy them a new hammer along with the gift card. The additions are both charming and useful.
Believe it or not, gift cards for restaurants (both fast service and sit down) are also appreciated by home improvers. If you’ve ever been through a home renovation, especially a kitchen reno, then you know just how exhausting it can be for the whole household. That’s why giving the gift of a meal out is such a great idea.
Gift Cards for Home Décor Fanatics
Is there someone on your list who is always talking about their favourite show on HGTV, or seems to constantly redecorate? If the answer is yes, then a gift card from a store like HomeSense, Home Outfitters, Ikea, or Bouclair is sure to bring a smile to their face. Chances are, the hunt for the perfect item is part of what they love, so giving a décor-loving friend or relative a gift card actually provides the gift of fun along with the funds for something new and fabulous for their home.
Gift Cards for Techies
Home automation is red hot right now. That’s why giving a gift card from Best Buy, Amazon, or any other technology provider is definitely a smart gift (see what we did there).
Gift Cards for New Home Owners, First-time Renters and Students
Gift cards from Hudson’s Bay, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Canadian Tire and the like are perfect for getting a new home off to a great start. Cards that can help young adults and first-time homeowners acquire essentials like towels, sheets, tools, dishware, and more will definitely be appreciated. Plus, they’ll enjoy the experience of choosing these items for themselves.
Good luck with your last-minute shopping, and Happy Holiday!