Break distance barriers: Gift loved ones in Australia with Gift Card Store

Gift Card Store can accept orders from customers residing in the US, England and New Zealand however the delivery address must be within Australia. 

Away from home for Christmas? When you’re living overseas and enjoying December’s sub-zero temperatures, stay in touch with your Australian family who are planning Christmas at the beach! Save time and money by using Gift Card Store for all your Christmas gifts to friends and family back home.

Gift giving by Australians abroad

If you are one of the growing Australia diasporas in the UK, EU, USA or NZ^ you can avoid the hassle of choosing a gift plus the cost of parcel freight. Just order direct from Gift Card Store at

The best gift is always the one you choose yourself, so give your nearest and dearest the opportunity to buy what they want with an Australian gift card that can be used in Australia or worldwide. Your friends and family will thank you for it.

Reversing the seasons from summer to winter

While you’re experiencing snow on the other side of the world, choosing a gift for those back home is a reminder that they will be battling the heat and humidity that so often come with an Australian Christmas.

Remember when Christmas was at the beach or the family enjoying a backyard barbecue? While you’re shivering with the next snowfall, your family is wondering how to shoo the flies away from the ham and turkey.

The festivities may be the same – but the temperature will be the opposite.

Christmas Gift Cards make gift giving simple

Choose your Mastercard, Visa or eftpos gift card from the range of Christmas-themed designs at Gift Card Store. From humorous Santa to cosy winter firesides or beach scenes, you’ll find one to suit at  It’s easy to order and send:

  1. Choose the design
  2. Select the amount you want to load on the card
  3. Compose a personal message
  4. Enter your address
  5. Enter the Australian address of the recipient
  6. Choose your delivery method – Australia Post or courier
  7. Pay by credit or debit card
  8. Tick off your Christmas gift list!

Choose a selfie for DIY

For even more fun, you can do it yourself and design your own Mastercard Gift Card at Gift Card Store. You can take a selfie with a winter wonderland background and upload it online for your card to be truly individual and remind your family of the Christmas you are planning on the other side of the world.

Email or SMS delivered Mastercard gift cards makes giving easy

If you’ve left it to the week before Christmas, you can send a Mastercard E-Gift Card.

A Mastercard E-Gift Card can be used for in-store or online, at any merchant around the world that accepts Mastercard. Your lucky recipient can easily add their gift card to their preferred phone wallet so they can shop ‘til they drop!

Alternatively, you can send a same-day delivery Digital Mastercard Gift Card. Sent straight to your recipient’s phone, they will love the ease of adding to their Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay wallet, ready to spend anywhere in-store or online. No unwanted gifts!

Check your time zones!

Make sure you have the time zones right as Australia is ahead of the northern hemisphere, so check the difference in times and days, or you may find your Christmas E-Gift Card arrives on Boxing Day instead of Christmas Day.

Here’s a quick summary of the difference in time zones, so make a note in your diary to make sure your gift will arrive before Christmas Eve.

  • When it’s 8am on Christmas Day in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart, it’s Christmas Eve in New York (4pm), Los Angeles (1pm), London (9pm).
  • Remember that New Zealand time is a couple of hours ahead of Australia and at 8am (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart) it’s 10am there.
  • Other state capital comparative times are Brisbane (7am), Adelaide (7.30am), Darwin (6.30am) and Perth (5am).^^

To find out the time in your destination and compare it with your home state, go to

Get in early for Christmas

Ordering your gift card before December will ensure your favourite people will have the opportunity to spend their card before the big day. Or suggest they wait until the Boxing Day sales to maximise the value on the card!

Then when you facetime the family on Christmas Day, you’ll be the star of the family get together while you still have Christmas dinner to come!

Go to and order now for Christmas.


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4 Gift Ideas to share the love this Christmas

We all know that Christmas is a special time to be surrounded with family and friends. With Christmas tree lights glistening, there’s laughter and joy while gathering around the dinner table, enjoying delicious food. Not to mention the fun in exchanging presents. 

Beyond the gift giving, Christmas brings the magical feeling of gratitude while spreading the spirit of generosity. It’s the look of surprise and delight on our loved ones when opening our presents is priceless and to be treasured. 

Christmas is about the extra effort and thought in what we give our family and friends to show them how much we care. 

Here are 4 gift ideas to share the love this Christmas 

Capture a special moment in a personalised gift card: 

Is there a collection of special photos of loved ones that you’re dying to share with them? Maybe it’s a sweet snap with mum taken the last time you saw her. Perhaps there’s a silly selfie with your favourite sibling (Admit it, you have one!). 

A personalised Mastercard gift card makes the memory last even longer. It’s a great way to tell a family member or close friend how much you treasure the moments, and how grateful you are to have them in your life. 

Simply pick one of your favourite photos together. Go online to our website and design it to make something extra personal. That special someone will love having a gift card they can use instore and online. You’ve also given them a happy memory as a keepsake. 

Click here to design your personalised gift card today. 

Put a smile on their dial with a pre-designed gift card: 

Can’t decide on which card to get? Grab some inspiration and choose one from Gift Card Store’s wide collection of beautiful designs. Whether it’s for a close relative or a colleague, there’s a gift card that will help send the perfect Christmas message. 

Spread some Christmas cheer with a Surfing Santa (Welcome to Christmas Down Under!) or a cute Christmas Reindeer Dog. There’s plenty of fun designs, guaranteed to make anyone smile. 

The joy of Christmas will continue whenever the recipient uses their gift card, wherever a Mastercard is accepted instore and online.  

Click here to shop pre-designed gift cards.  

Same-delivery E-Gift Cards, the perfect last-minute gift: 

Did you accidentally leave out Aunty Maria from your Christmas list? Do you need to send an extra gift in a hurry?  Don’t fret! An E-Gift Card will have you covered with same-day delivery via email. 

Ideal for friends and family who live far away or sadly can’t spend Christmas with you, an e-gift card can help bridge the distance. You also don’t have to worry about delivery delays or presents getting lost in the Christmas post back log.  You can rest easy with complete control when sending your e-gift card through email, knowing it’ll safely arrive right on time. 

No one gets left out with an E-Gift Card, as a special Christmas surprise is waiting in their inbox!  

As soon as it arrives, the happy recipient can use their E-Gift Card to shop online. They will thank you as they treat themselves with the best gift of all – endless choices! 

Your special someone can use their e-gift card wherever prepaid Mastercard is accepted online. 

Send an E-Gift Card today for same-day delivery.  

Same-day delivery Digital Gift Card. Send Christmas cheer straight to their mobile phone. 

With the mobile phone becoming more essential in daily life, the Digital Gift Card is ideal for those who love to Tap and Pay with their phone. 

Directly sent to their mobile phone via SMS, recipients can immediately activate their Digital Gift Card and add it to their preferred phone wallet, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. It’s all simply done through a user-friendly app. 

While it’s often tricky trying to catch up with everyone over the busy Christmas period and trying to give presents on time, the Digital Gift Card makes sure no one is disappointed.  

Super easy and secure to use, everyone will love their Digital Gift Card. They can buy whatever they want and wherever Mastercard Prepaid Cards are accepted, both online and instore. Unlimited shopping choices! 

With 3 stunning designs to choose from, you can send your digital wallet gift card with a  personalised message. Family and friends will appreciate the thought and effort. They’ll also be delighted with a present that they actually want, straight to their phone! 

Digital Gift Cards can be loaded with funds up to $250 and can be used immediately after card activation. Tap and Pay or purchasing online, the gift card is ready for a shopping spree! 

Send a Digital Gift Card today! 

The true meaning of Christmas 

Every year we look forward to that special time in December when we can all relax and enjoy each other’s company. This year is no different. 

Whether your best friend lives interstate or you struggle with what to buy for dad, we have the perfect gift card for any Christmas situation.  

Gift Card Store can help you share the love and joy this Christmas with their range of gift cards. Celebrate this special season showing your gratitude for family and friends with a Christmas gift that everyone will appreciate and always remember.  


10 ideas to design your own Christmas gift card at Gift Card Store

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: 

  1. Your favourite photo of the recipient 
  2. Combined selfie shot with you 
  3. Favourite pet with the recipient 
  4. A baby photo, or in school 
  5. On wheels, with first car or bike 
  6. A shot of friends and family at a special place 
  7. Family home decorated for Christmas 
  8. Playing sport or as a team supporter 
  9. Celebrating Christmas, a birthday or graduation 
  10. 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. 



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Ultimate last-minute gifts for 2024

Tired of frantically trying to find last minute gifts for friends, family and colleagues? Birthdays and anniversaries always seem to creep up on us when we’re most busy.

Does it stress you out looking for a present? Worried whether they’ll like it or already own it? Not to mention the pressure in making sure that whatever you buy, is delivered on time.

If distance has stopped you from celebrating a special occasion with a loved one, all is not lost. You can still let them know they’re in your thoughts, despite the miles apart with a memorable gift.

Gift Card Store’s same-day delivery gift cards are here to help you send a thoughtful gift, ending the stress of trying to find the perfect gift. With two options to choose from, the E-Gift Card (sent via email) and the Digital Gift Card (sent via SMS) are the perfect solutions for any occasion and last-minute situation.

Most of all, you will be sending something they actually want. No more buying unwanted gifts.

Gift Cards: Loved by everyone

Buying presents in the eleventh hour leaves little time in finding something genuine and thoughtful. It also opens up the chances of wasting money on an unwanted gift.

Gift Cards are not only easy to order but it’s a gift that everyone actually wants. Whether it’s sending a special thank you to a friend who’s supported you through tough times or saying congratulations to newly-weds, gift cards are practical as well as memorable. Recipients can use gift cards to buy what they’ve been longing for, completely guilt-free!

Mastercard E-Gift Card: Sent straight to their email inbox

Forget rushed flowers or belated boxes of chocolates. With same-day delivery, the Mastercard E-Gift Card will make sure you never let a birthday or anniversary slip by again.

Simply order the E-Gift Card from Gift Card Store and it will be delivered by email the very same day. Choose from our range of pre-designed cards, or if you wish to mark a memorable moment, you can select an E-Gift Card design for a specific occasion.

Your loved one will receive their E-Gift Card directly in their email inbox. Make it extra special and send it with a personalised message. Perfect for would rather use their gift card from their laptop or computer, and would also like the option to add to their preferred phone wallet for instore shopping.

As a Mastercard E-Gift Card can be loaded up to $1,000, ready to use anywhere instore or online that accepts prepaid Mastercards; giving your recipient the ultimate shopping experience with endless choice. They will love you for it!

Mastercard Digital Gift Card: Sent via SMS, ready to add to the recipients preferred phone wallet.

With the mobile phone becoming more of a necessity for every-day life, the Digital Gift Card is ideal for tech-savvy individuals who love to Tap and Pay with their phone.

Order your Digital Gift Card for family, friends or colleagues and it will be delivered on the same day to their smart phone via SMS. Recipients can activate their card immediately and add it to their preferred phone wallet – Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, all within our user-friendly app.

Convenient and completely secure, recipients can use their mobile gift card wherever Mastercard Prepaid Cards are accepted, online and instore. Endless choice!

Choose from our range of designs when ordering your digital wallet gift card and accompany it with your own heartfelt message. Your loved one will know that when it comes to gifting, you got it absolutely right! Being able to use it instantly from their phone, the mobile gift card will leave a lasting impression.

You can gift up to $1,000 on their Digital Gift Card, ready for your recipient to Tap and Pay wherever their heart desires. They’ll be able to buy whenever and wherever they want.

Easy online ordering for last-minute gift cards

Don’t get stuck for ideas or time when it comes to last-minute gifts! Whether you want to send an E-Gift Card via email or a Digital Gift Card via SMS, Gift Card Store makes ordering simple and hassle-free.

Click HERE to order now.

Got questions or want to make a bulk order? Feel free to drop us a line!


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