The Top Virtual Gift Cards—AKA: Possibly The Best Gift You Can Give This Year

There's a gift card for everyone on your list.

Caitlin U.
ByCaitlin U.
Staff

Don't overthink it, virtual gift cards can make the perfect present. In fact, it's one of the most popular gifts Influensters hope to get this year. 

 

 

Sure, when considering gifting a gift card, you might think, "But it's so impersonal." Or "If I'm going to give a gift card, why not just Venmo?"

 

 

Well, here's the thing: If you Venmo, the receiver of the virtual cash will probably just end up using it on gas or groceries. A parent might even use it on a treat for their child. And sure that's fine, but it's not necessarily a treat for them. A gift card almost ensures that the person will purchase something for themselves, and that it is something they actually want. 

 

 

And there are so many stores to choose from, you can still make the gift personal by finding the perfect match for their interests. Here, we've gathered the gift cards that are sure to cover all of the people on your list: 

 

 

 

The Beauty Lover

 

Mascara, holiday palettes, a new set of brushes—oh the possibilities are endless. Giving a gift card to Sephora or Ulta to a makeup fan is like giving a kid the keys to a candy shop. Checked any makeup products off your own personal list recently? Let us know how they stack up

 

 

Photo Credit: Element 5 Digital

 

Shop Sephora and Ulta gift cards

 

 

The Fixer Upper 

 

Months of social distancing and quarantine has turned some of the least handy people we know into quite passable DIYers. They'll be delighted to receive a gift card to The Home Depot or Lowe's Home Improvement to start their next project—or finish the last one. 

 

 

Photo Credit: Milan Popovic

 

Shop Home Depot and Lowe's gift cards

 

The Foodie

 

There is no quicker way to a foodie's heart than through their stomach. Make their next meal on you with an Uber Eats gift card or toast to their good health in the new year with a gift card to Winc, a wine delivery service. 

 

 

Photo Credit: Louis Hansel

 

Shop Uber Eats and Winc gift cards

 

The Techie 

 

Whether they will use it to buy upgraded air pods, music, or download a few new apps to their phone, with an Apple gift card, the options are almost limitless. Purchased any tech products already? Let us know what you think of them!

 

 

Photo Credit: Matthias Oberholzer

 

Shop Apple gift cards

 

 

The Free Spirit 

 

With an Etsy gift card, you can show that you care that this person receives something personal, that's handmade and even supports causes they care about. 

 

Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

 

Shop Etsy gift cards

 

 

The Enigma

Have someone who is just hard to shop for? Give the gift of endless possibilities with a gift card to Amazon or Target where they'll be sure to find anything they might want or need. 

 

Photo Credit: Heather Ford

 

Shop Amazon and Target gifts cards

 

What gift cards will you be adding to your wish list?