Cheap Last-minute Gifts: Gift Cards

Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and other special occasions all warrant one key item: a gift. Gift-giving requires you to know a lot about a person, and it takes a lot of time to find a gift that you think a person will actually like and use.

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When you’re stuck trying to decide which gift is ideal, shop for cheap gift cards.

Statistically, recipients claim that they would rather receive a gift card than a physical gift. Two surveys that prove this point are:

  • CashStar, which found 78% of people preferred gift cards
  • GiftCards, which found 49% preferred buying gift cards

And when you give gift cards as gifts, you don’t have to:

  • Spend hours trying to find the right gift
  • List Worry that the person won’t like the gift
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It’s a lot less stressful for you when you buy cheap gift cards instead of worrying that the person will not like their gift. If you’ve ever had anxiety or doubt that the person you’re buying for won’t like their gift, it’s time to consider a gift card.

Gift cards are the best choice for a last-minute gift.

Plus, who do you know that doesn’t shop online? Gift cards allow consumers to purchase the items they want right from the comfort of their own homes

Top 10 Cheap Gift Cards in 2020

steam gift card

1.Steam Gift Card

Steam is the go-to platform for anyone that is a PC gamer. If you’re not into gaming yourself, don’t assume that Steam has games for every console because that’s not their niche. The company’s niche is computer gaming, and they have a very strong market lead.

Steam also offers:

  • Physical gift cards
  • Digital gift cards

When the person goes to redeem their card, they’ll be able to purchase:

  • Games
  • Software
  • Hardware
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spotify gift card

2. Spotify Gift Card

Spotify is the gift that keeps on giving. When you give gift cards as a gift, you want to know that the person will have some use for the card. If you know that the person likes music, and I mean, everyone likes music, Spotify is a great choice.

The subscription service allows for ad-free music and there is music for everyone on the platform.

When the company last released their catalog numbers, they had over 30 million songs on the platform. Music lovers will enjoy the gift of music and will be able to stream songs from all of the world’s top artists.

The platform is:

  • $9.99 per month; $4.99 per month for students

The person will be able to use the free version of the platform when their premium subscription lapses.

netflix gift card

3. Netflix Gift Card

Netflix is known around the world, and as far as cheap gift cards go, this is one option that is always a good choice. You can choose to gift the service to someone, or pay for their membership.

It’s fast and easy to setup, and the person will gain access to:

  • Television shows
  • Movies
  • Exclusives

When you give someone a Netflix gift card, the card will work like cash. The person can apply the balance to their account, and either use it to subscribe or to continue with their account. You can purchase these cards in stores, but most people will opt to purchase their gift cards online.

If a person doesn’t have an account and opens one, they’ll gain access to Netflix’s vast library of content and can enjoy content recommendations, too.

itunes gift card

4. iTunes Gift Card

Apple iTunes is a great choice for anyone that uses Apple products. The iTunes gift card is a digital funhouse offering entertainment for all ages. There was a time when iTunes as all about music, but that time has passed.

The iTunes gift card allows for the purchase of goods on the iTunes and App Stores.

A person can quickly apply the card to their account, and they’ll be able to use the card for:

  • Millions of apps and for in-app purchases
  • Apple Arcade for game enthusiasts
  • Apple TV+ to stream movies and television shows
  • Apple Music which has quality and a library that rivals Spotify
  • Audiobooks and all books available on Apple Books
  • Access to Apple News+

You can access a lot of great content from Apple, from magazines to music, apps and games. The card is definitely one that any Apple user will appreciate. If you see someone walking around with an iPhone and want to buy them a cheap gift card, an iTunes gift card should be at the top of your list.

offgamers gift card

5. OffGamers Gift Card

An OffGamers gift card is a really good choice because this one single gift card allows you to purchase anything on the OffGamers store. The store includes gift cards, so the recipient is able to choose what they want to buy.

A few of the cards I’m seeing in the store at the time of writing this are:

  • Spotify
  • PSN
  • Steam
  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Multi Game Card

But it gets even better than having all of these cards to choose from. You’ll also be able to find a lot of great discounts. OffGamers sells their own gift cards for the store in small amounts and with options over $1,000.

When browsing through their store, you’ll find that the company has discounts for most major gift cards. The discounts allow a person to purchase a Spotify card for a slight discount. For example, I saw a $60 card for sale for $58.

The difference may be minimal, but for anyone that wants to stretch their money as much as they can, the 3% discount is definitely an added bonus.

playstation gift card

6. PSN Gift Card

If the recipient of your gift card is a gamer and doesn’t focus on just PC gaming, there are three main gift cards that you can purchase:

  • PSN
  • Nintendo
  • Xbox

You need to know what console the person owns, but that should be an easy task. PSN is PlayStation’s gift card. You’ll have to pay attention to the type of card you’re choosing because the two types are drastically different:

  • PlayStation Store allows the person to make purchases of games, movies, television shows and add-ons directly from their PS4 console.
  • PlayStation Plus allows the person to pay for PlayStation’s multiplayer online platform. Plus also provides free games and exclusive discounts to the player.

If the person is using PlayStation, they can download any of the games that they purchase directly to their console.

And if you have PlayStation yourself, you can also play with the person in multiplayer games.
When PlayStation finally comes out with the next generation console, you can be sure that the PSN card will still work on the platform.

amazon gift card

7. Amazon Gift Card

Amazon is the world’s largest retailer, and if you know absolutely nothing about a person, you can be confident that anything they like will be available on Amazon. The retailer has a massive selection of nearly everything, including:

  • Apparel
  • Jewelry
  • Household items
  • Food
  • Electronics
  • Games
  • Software
  • Hardware

Amazon really does have virtually everything, and this one single card will also allow you to purchase books, audiobooks, movies, television shows and other great products. There’s also a lot to love with Amazon, including fast shipping.

There is a major perk with Amazon that is easy to overlook: customer service.

If the person has an issue with the product or they want to return the product that they’ve purchased, Amazon is the one company that will reimburse the consumer without any issue.
Amazon also allows for gif cards to be:

  • Sent by maile
  • Sent through email or text
  • Printed and given to a person

You can purchase a $25 card or a $100 card with a slew of other pricing options, too.

xbox gift card

8. Xbox Gift Card

Xbox also has their own gift cards, and the company’s card is a lot like the PSN card we discussed earlier. Gamers that opt for Microsoft’s console will often choose a digital gift card because it’s a lot easier to send the digital code to the recipient than have to give the physical card to someone.

The card allows a person to gain access to all of the games available on Xbox and purchase exclusive titles, too.

Users are able to download the games right to their console, but the recipient will have a lot of additional items that they can purchase. This gift card allows you to be able to purchase:

  • Apps
  • Downloads
  • Movies
  • Television shows
  • Devices
  • More

Gamers can also add the gift card balance to your account and make other in-game and map purchases. A great gift for gamers, the ability to use the card to buy hardware is huge.

Microsoft has devices and accessories that you can purchase using their gift cards. You can purchase a new Xbox bundle or buy a headset from the company.

Xbox does very well with their gift card and really allows the recipient to make a purchase that they truly want to make.

google play gift card

9. Google Play Gift Card

Google Play is a lot like the iTunes gift card. The two companies have a monopoly on the smartphone OS business, and they have stores that are very similar. Google allows you to purchase a lot with their gift cards, including:

  • Apps and games that are available on Google Play
  • In-app purchases for your favorite apps or games
  • Movies and television shows
  • Books, including all of the top novels
  • Music from Google Music or YouTube

But a person doesn’t have to use their Android only for all of these purchases. The purchases can be used on a variety of devices and screens. The person will be able to redeem their card for use on:

  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Web

When you buy cheap gift cards like these, you can redeem them in seconds and no credit card is required for your purchase.

If the person is going to use their gift card on an iOS device, they can do so to some extent. You cannot use the apps on Google Play on iOS, but you can use the gift card for YouTube and Google Music, which both run perfectly on iOS.

nintendo

10. Nintendo eShop Gift Card

Nintendo is the final console on the list, and if you’re giving gift cards as gifts to someone that plays Nintendo, it’s the perfect choice. But Nintendo is a lot different from PlayStation or Xbox. The company’s main difference is that they have more than one console.
The eShop gift card can be used to make game purchases for:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo 3DS

Going digital is easy, and the recipient will only have to make a Nintendo account to get started. Linking the gift card to the account is easy and allows you to make purchases on any consoles. eShop funds can be used to purchase games on Nintendo.com and from the eShop directly from any of the company’s console.

And Nintendo also allows a person to gain access to exclusive, customized discounts and enter into the Nintendo rewards program.

When you want to buy cheap gift cards, you’ll find that there are a lot of cards that do not have low increments for their cards. Nintendo allows you to purchase cards that are $10, $20, $35 and $50.

Cheap gift cards are a great choice for any recipient. When you want to make a purchase for a gamer, you will have a lot of options from all three major consoles and OffGamers. OffGamers is a great catch-all option that allows the recipient to make their own gift card purchases.

If you’re seriously in doubt or this is a very last-minute purchase, an Amazon gift card is a good option. Amazon has a lot of great products and impeccable customer service.

Of course, mobile gift cards are the go-to choice for anyone that is glued to their phone.

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