It’s almost that time of year again: the holiday season. While this time of year might inspire festive music and general good tidings for some, it can also make people stressed out and tense: what should I buy for my loved ones? Is a gift card a good gift? We’re here to tell you that it is.
Here are 5 reasons why a gift card is a good gift for the holidays:
1. It saves time.
According to Consumer Reports, the average American spends about 42 hours buying, wrapping, and returning gifts for their friends and family every holiday season. After all, have you ever found yourself standing in a store, wondering: Will they like this? Is it the right size? Is it the right color? Will they even use it?
With a gift card, you eliminate all this wasted time wondering if you’ve picked out the right gift. Instead, with one deft purchase, you’ve chosen a gift guaranteed to please.
2. It guarantees your loved one will be happy.
If you’re not sure if a gift card is a good gift for the holidays, consider this: isn’t there something that you’d like to have, but you don’t want to spend the money on yourself? Maybe it’s treating yourself to a nice dinner out or buying that expensive cashmere sweater that you don’t really need, but you want all the same.
This is why a gift card is the perfect gift: it guarantees that your loved one will end up with a gift that they love because they can choose it for themselves.
Wouldn’t you love the feeling of walking into a restaurant and ordering the most expensive thing on the menu or going into your favorite store and picking out anything you want, knowing you don’t have to pay for it?
With a gift card, you can make sure your loved one gets exactly what they want for the holidays, guaranteed.
3. It eliminates holiday stress.
Since giving a gift card to your loved one guarantees that they receive a gift they love, the typical holiday, gift-giving stress is eliminated.
No longer do you need to worry if your dad will like the tie that you’ve picked out? Or if the sweater you bought your sister will fit her? Or if your aunt will ever even read the book you chose for her?
When you give a gift card as a gift, you can relieve yourself of the stress of trying to find the perfect gift and, instead, focus on just enjoying the holiday season.
4. It means your money won’t be wasted.
Think of how many gifts you have received over the years that, while well-intended, were simply not the right gift for you. Maybe it was clothing that didn’t fit, something that you didn’t like, or just some useless bauble that you didn’t really know what to do with.
Now, think: how many of those gifts ended up in the trash or, at the least, shoved un-used in the back of a closet? At that point, didn’t the gift-giver’s money end up going to waste?
When you give a gift card as gift, you can have confidence that your money will not have gone to waste, because you won’t have blindly guessed (and, possibly, failed) to pick something your loved one may like. Instead, you’ve given them the freedom to get something that they will definitely love – and that’s money well spent.
5. It is not a cop-out.
Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that giving a gift card as a gift is not a cop-out.
Many people worry that, if they give a gift card as a gift, they will seem like they don’t care and simply couldn’t be bothered to take the time to pick out a better gift. But a gift card can, in fact, be a very thoughtful, considerate gift.
For instance, do you know your loved one’s favorite restaurant? A lot of people will rarely go out and treat themselves to a nice meal; so, giving your loved one a gift card to their favorite restaurant is really giving them a fun night out to dinner that they can enjoy, guilt-free. And that is certainly not a cop-out.
With the holiday season coming around the corner, you may already have started thinking about what to get for your friends and family.
This year, don’t stress yourself out and waste your time and money trying to think of gift ideas.
A gift card to PCFP is the perfect gift for friends and family. Give your loved ones the chance to treat themselves to a delicious lunch or dinner at our Providence, North Kingstown, or Westerly locations.
Stop in to any of our locations to pick up a gift card, or easily buy a gift card for your loved one online.
Visit PCFP to learn more.