Christmas is the time of gift-giving, everyone knows this. And everyone knows someone that is particularly hard to buy for who ‘doesn’t want anything this year’. To make things harder, they’re also the person who is impossible to buy for.
On the other hand, we’ve all received gifts that we didn’t need or like. Research shows that about one in seven people (15%) have received gifts they were disappointed with.^
What is the best gift of all? We can probably guess what our friends, family, employees or clients don’t want for Christmas, but here’s how to make sure they’ll love the gift you give.
Design your own gift card
The best gift is a gift that is meaningful, useful and flexible. It may be hard to think of a gift that ticks all those boxes, but Gift Card Store has the answer. Design your own card with your favourite photo on a Mastercard gift card. It’s personal because it involves a meaningful image to the recipient. It’s useful as the recipient can use it to buy what they want. It’s flexible as it can be used at over 37 million retailers worldwide, both in-store and online, anywhere that accepts Mastercard.
It’s made even more special as your personalised gift card allows your lucky recipient to treat themselves to an experience they’ve wanted to do, or that special item they’ve had their eye on without feeling guilt that they’re wasting their own money.
Make your gift the most personal of all with a design your own gift card from Gift Card Store. Design your gift card today by clicking here.
Show how much you care with a happy snap of the recipient or a group shot of family and friends. Or for a surprise, choose a photo of their much-loved pet or favourite place. Remind them of you with a selfie – but put them in the picture too!
Top 10 picture ideas for your DIY gift card
Try these 10 fun ideas for a unique photo on a prepaid Mastercard you can design yourself:
- Your favourite photo of the recipient
- Combined selfie shot with you
- Favourite pet with the recipient
- A baby photo, or in school
- On wheels, with first car or bike
- A shot of friends and family at a special place
- Family home decorated for Christmas
- Playing sport or as a team supporter
- Celebrating Christmas, a birthday or graduation
- Special occasion to remember – wedding, engagement, baby.
When you’re the designer, you get to choose the image for the gift card! Check the image guidelines for suitability, design size and format before you start. Choose by the rules and you’ll have a great result!
Personalise with a special message
Decide on the value you want to upload on the card and write a special message (50 characters) for the recipient. It’s that easy. Click to add to cart and complete your order.
Imagine the excitement when the recipient opens the envelope on Christmas Day (or before) and finds a Mastercard gift card with an image specially for them! It’s the best way to personalise a gift.
Make Christmas shopping easy
Preparing for Christmas is time-consuming and can be stressful, battling the crowds and trying to find the perfect gift. Don’t suffer the stress of worrying if your gift will be liked by your recipient. Save yourself the worry and create personalised Christmas gifts online – perfect for friends, family and colleagues!
Choose your photo
Selfies are the most popular photos in the world, but here’s your chance to be different and make the recipient the star of their own gift. It will say more than words about your creativity and Christmas wishes. You’ll wow your recipient with the gift they really want.
Before you start, check the image guidelines here.
A prepaid card offers more
A prepaid Mastercard gift card not only expresses your Christmas wishes, but it also offers added value to the recipient. By using the card after Christmas, they can take advantage of the Boxing Day sales that continue for a couple of weeks after the big day.
By spending when the prices are reduced, they can maximise the dollar value of the prepaid gift card. Just the thing to carry in their wallet for the holiday season!
For more information on how to design your own card, click here.
^ING International Survey special report – Christmas 2016. Available from: https://www.ing.com/Newsroom/All-news/The-truth-about-unwanted-Christmas-gifts.htm