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DIY Gift Ideas-An e-Gift Certificate Simplifies Gift-Giving

Posted Feb 28 2013 7:00am


One of the amazing advantages that information technology has brought into our lives is the ability to send gifts from the convenience of our homes without having to take time out of our busy lives to trudge through a mall or super-store. Giving an e-gift certificate not only simplifies the task of searching for a gift – it also brings much satisfaction to the recipient.

Many e-gift certificates never expire and offer several delivery methods. You can use email addresses, post your gift on Facebook or other social networking sites, upload a photo or make a suggestion about a product they may need or want.

You can also create a gift certificate, print it from your computer and mail it to the recipient – and even include a gift card. Gift cards are available in all types of designs including seasonal, thank you, for children, pets and many more.

An e-gift certificate gets you off the hook for finding the perfect gift for someone. The gift certificate offers thousands of items for selection and the recipient will enjoy the ‘challenge’ of finding a way to spend it online. They’re usually available in amounts from 15 cents to $2,000 and most can be used to purchase one or several items at different times.

Some gift certificate sites even let you order a gift or gift card amount up to a year in advance. They will then deliver the card on the date you set, so you’ll never have to miss acknowledging an important date again.

It’s important that you read the ‘terms and conditions’ of certificates before you decide which to purchase. Most have general terms of conditions, but others may differ somewhat from the standard form.

You’re sure to find the perfect gift for anyone you choose, whether it’s a spouse, child, business associate, relative or friend. Online shopping has become the ideal way to shop and online gifting has brought thousands of brick and mortar businesses to create online sites to make shopping easier for their customers.

Whether you’re looking for books, appliances, home décor, flowers or almost anything you can think of, you’ll find that you can send an e-gift certificate for it. Businesses such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and many others offer e gift certificates on their sites.

There are even ‘universal gift cards’ that gift card recipients can use at hundreds of retailers. That’s virtually millions of products from which to choose! Like one online e gift certificate site says, “It’s like sending super-express happiness to the ones you love.”

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