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.

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



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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?