Left your gift till the last minute? E-Gift Cards make gift giving easy

Forgotten a birthday? Anniversary slipped your mind? Don’t panic! It’s easy to forget a birthday or special anniversary when you’re busy. We all know the feeling of alarm when you realise you’ve left it too late to buy a present and that big day is coming up – tomorrow! 

Fortunately, Gift Card Store has the perfect solution to solve all your worries. When you’ve left your gift giving to the last minute, an E-Gift Card is the answer! 

Your lucky gift recipient will have the variety to choose what they want from over 37 million retailers that accept Mastercard, instore and online. Endless choice! Let them get what they want, don’t settle for a box of chocolates or some flowers, treat them to an E-Gift Card so they can spoil themselves – guilt free! 

Online ordering makes last minute gifts no problem 

It’s easy to glance at the calendar and realise you’ve forgotten to buy a gift for someone special. To be suddenly reminded of a special occasion when you hear or see the date. 

Don’t panic, we have your back! You can choose the right gift for your loved one as late as the day before, or even on the day! You can personalise the gift with a special message to add that sentimental touch to ensure your gift is appreciated. 

Everyone loves a gift card 

Gift cards are the gift of choice and now E-Gift Cards make gifting even easier. Gift Card Store, Australia’s trusted online gift card supplier, now has E-Gift Cards available which means you can select the card, order and send with a just few clicks. With the branding of trusted global financial services corporation Mastercard, the E-Gift Card is designed for today’s tech-enabled world.

Take advantage of the smartphone generation with Digital Gift Cards 

Gift your tech-savvy loved one a gift you know they will love with a Digital Gift Card from Gift Card Store. Delivered same day via SMS, it’s the ultimate last-minute gift. The lucky recipient can simply add their Digital Gift Card to their preferred phone wallet – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay. 

Your recipient can use their card to pay for whatever their heart desires, from wherever Mastercard is accepted – endless choice! They will have the gift card on them all the time, stored in their phone ready to use at a moment’s notice. 

You can choose from one of the 3 fun designs and add your own message for that personal touch. It’s the perfect gift to give in 2022. 

Find out more information here. 

Make gifting easy with an E-Gift Card 

Last minute is no longer a problem with Mastercard E-Gift Card. You order online, and the card can be sent via email to the recipient within hours. You’ll never miss an important occasion again. 

Gift cards are the gift of choice, and now E-Gift Cards make gifting even easier. You can choose from a selection of card designs, perfect for all occasions the card. 

Activate and use online instantly 

Once received by email, the Mastercard E-Gift Card can be quickly activated on a mobile or desktop. Designed to be used instore or online, a Mastercard E-Gift Card can be easily added to the recipient’s preferred phone wallet, ready to use anywhere prepaid Mastercards are accepted. All E-Gift Cards have 3 years expiry.

At Gift Card Store, you can choose from a wide range of designs for your E-Gift Card, and load up to $500 per gift card.

Never miss an important occasion again 

For more information about Mastercard E-Gift Card, click here. 

Father’s Day made easy: 3 Unique Gift Card suggestions for every Dad

Is Father’s Day gift-giving leaving you overwhelmed? Take the stress away from your Father’s Day celebrations with something Dad can use! 

When considering Father’s Day gifts, Australia loves to reach for a gift card. In fact, Australia’s prepaid gift card industry is expected to reach $40 billion by 2025. 

With numerous Father’s Day gift cards and vouchers available, it is easy to see why prepaid gift cards are the popular gifting choice. 

Read on to discover the gift options available to you this Father’s Day! 

Father’s Day Gift ideas 

Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September each year and is the perfect time to show your appreciation for your father figure. However, it can be a challenge to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for dads who have everything. 

This Father’s Day, avoid the socks or white t-shirts, consider giving a gift that can offer the flexibility to treat himself to something extra special. Give the gift of choice with a Mastercard or Visa prepaid gift card that he can use anywhere that accepts Visa or Mastercard.  

What Is a Prepaid Gift Card? 

A prepaid gift card is a gift card that is preloaded with a value you choose. Spending is limited to the value of the funds loaded onto the card.  

With prepaid gift cards from Gift Card Store, you can gift any value up to $1000, making this one of the most flexible and easiest gifts for Father’s Day.  

Unlike retailer gift cards that are limited to select retailers, prepaid gift cards from Gift Card Store give your dad the ultimate flexibility to shop wherever he wants. 

Why Is A Gift Card Better Than a Gift Voucher? 

A traditional gift voucher is usually limited to one store or franchise. 

A prepaid gift card can be replaced if your dad accidentally loses the card or it’s stolen. He can also add to his preferred digital wallet to spend instore with ease, as well as instore. 

Different types of Gift Cards available? 

Gift Card Store offers a vast array of gift card options to help you find the perfect gift for every occasion. 

Here are the top 3 Father’s Day gift ideas for your dad’s prepaid gift card: 

Design your own Mastercard gift card  

Personalise your gift card with your favourite photo together, in minutes.  

Same-day delivery Mastercard gift cards  

Whether you’ve left your Father’s Day gift to the last minute or are unable to see your dad in person, same-day delivery Mastercard gift cards are the perfect option. Choose from Digital (SMS delivery) or E-Gift Cards (email delivery), add your personal message and send to your dad. Ready to spend instore or online. 

Pre-designed Mastercard or Visa gift cards  

If you don’t wish to personalise your gift card, simply choose from our range of plastic card designs. 

You can even choose a card design tailored to your dad’s interests. 

Outdoor gift card  

If your dad loves the great outdoors, choose an outdoor gift card design 

Whether he loves camping, fishing, or hiking, his prepaid gift card can enable him to purchase the latest equipment for his hobby. 

Experience gift card  

A true adventurer would love to receive a prepaid gift card to put towards a new experience this Father’s Day!  

Preload a gift card to allow your dad to shop for an adventure activity or a once-in-a-lifetime event that he has always talked about. An prepaid gift card can make his dreams come true. 

Tech gift card  

Tech-savvy dads love the latest innovations and gadgets. Buy him a prepaid gift card this Father’s Day so he can treat himself to the software or electronics that genuinely interest him, from any store he likes.  

Travel gift card 

For Dads that love to travel, a prepaid gift card could turn out handy for his next voyage! Choose from Gift Card Store’s beautiful range of travel gift cards to inspire his next holiday. He can use his travel gift card anywhere instore or online that accepts Visa or Mastercard when booking his next holiday. 

Choose Gift Card Store today! 

Gift Card Store is Australia’s leading provider of prepaid gift cards for your every need so choose the perfect gift today.  

Offering worldwide and online acceptance with Visa and Mastercard, let your dad buy exactly what he wants this Father’s Day. 

Gift giving in 2023 – How to choose the perfect gift

How to choose the perfect gift in 2023: Everyone wants to give a great gift that will be loved, appreciated, and most importantly used. So, when you think of gift-giving in 2023, it’s important to consider where people spend their time. The gym, shopping, work, watching TV. There are many places. An obvious answer though, is on their phone.  

I bet you knew that people are using their mobile phones more and more these days. But did you know that we check our mobile phone 150 times a day on average, and that we tap, swipe, and click over 2,600 times per day, spending an average of 2 hours and 51 minutes a day on our smartphones^? 

Whether you strongly disagree with smartphone usage and think their overuse is tearing apart the fabric of society, or you embrace our digital future with open palms and hands, mobile phone usage is here to stay. Our pocket computers are becoming more and more powerful, and more and more advanced, and with that, our usage of them has increased as well. Not only in time, but in scope. In the last two years it seems everyone has started using their phone to pay for things. Get on any bus or train in any major city in Australia, you will find that nearly half the passengers would have tapped on using their phone – either from their Opal app, or from their banking app. On top of this, our identification is now on our phones with digital driver’s licenses being accepted in more and more places. 

Digital Gift Cards 

Stick with the trends for your next gifting occasion with the Digital Gift Card from Gift Card Store. Delivered same day via SMS, it’s the ultimate last-minute gift. The lucky recipient can simply add their Digital Gift Card to their preferred phone wallet – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.  

Your recipient can use their card to pay for whatever their heart desires, from wherever Mastercard is accepted – endless choice! They will have the gift card on them all the time, stored in their phone ready to use at a moment’s notice. 

You can choose from one of the pre-designed cards and add your own message for that personal touch. It’s the perfect gift to give in 2023. 

E-Gift Cards 

Whether it’s for a loved one, friend or colleague, they will be thrilled with an Mastercard E-Gift Card. You no longer need to worry about belated presents. With same day delivery, you can send an E-Gift Card to your lucky recipient by email.  

They can be used in-store or online anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Fancy a new pair of shoes from the iconic? Or want to support a local business by going out for a meal? Your recipient will have endless choice with your E-Gift Card

Our E-Gift Cards come in many different designs for your special occasion. With the capability to personalise the gift with a special message, it’s a gift that will be sure to put a smile on your lucky recipient’s face.  

You can find out more information about E-Gift Cards here

Why should you choose a gift card over money? 

When someone receives money as a present, it often gets lost in day-to-day expenses like phone bills, groceries and repairs. Gift cards can allow for guilt-free spending to buy something special that they may have been wanting to purchase for some time, such as new golf clubs, or running shoes, or an experience that will be remembered for a long time such as skydiving, a festival or a special dinner at a loved restaurant. Gift cards are seen as a special present that recipients can use to treat themselves. 

On top of this, the gift or experience purchased with the gift card will remind your loved one of the present you gave to them. While they may not remember what they spent a cash present on, your recipient will remember the new item of clothing or the concert they went to thanks to your special gift. 

A personal gift in the digital world 

By gifting a gift card, you’re giving your recipient the chance to use the gift on a present or an experience they actually want. You’re giving them a guilt-free chance to splurge and spoil themselves on something they know and love. You’re taking the guesswork out of gift-giving. We’ve all received a horror present we didn’t want, don’t make that mistake! 

On top of this, you have the option to choose an amazing design and a personal, touching message that your recipient will love. Gift cards are the perfect gift in the digital world. They also provide variety and choice, so you know your gift will be loved.  

If you would like to find more information about digital gift cards, click here! Or if our E-Gift Card seems like the more appropriate choice for your next gift-giving occasion, find out more about them here

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Aged Care Employee Day

The 7th of August marks Aged Care Employee Day, when we can acknowledge and celebrate the dedication of aged care health professionals. As frontline carers, they work tirelessly throughout the most challenging times. It’s a special opportunity to say “Thank you” to over 350,000 people who go above and beyond in caring for our older Australians. 

Aged Care superheroes 

When we think of the aged care workforce, nurses will firstly spring to mind. Yet, 80% of employees in the aged care industry actually work in other professional fields. Alongside the important role nurses have in taking care of the elderly, there are also personal care assistants and allied health professionals. We then consider the caterers, chefs, cleaners, gardeners and hairdressers who add their own personal touch of care. 

We also can’t look past the committed work and efforts of the administration, maintenance and management teams. Their passion for their clients ensures the smooth running of nursing homes, retirement villages and at home services for the elderly. 

So many of these carers are indeed superheroes. Some we may see how involved they are in their job. Others don’t receive praise or gratitude and simply get the job done.  

Whether their job involves daily interaction with clients or working behind the scenes in the kitchen or garden, the aged care workforce all equally deserve our biggest thanks. Show them your gratitude with a “thank you” gift they will truly appreciate and remember.  

How to say “thank you” to aged care workers 

Families face great emotional and mental distress when looking after elderly members. Aged care carers are indispensable, helping carry the heavy burden. 

This year, send a “thank you” gift to a special aged care worker. Let them know how much you appreciate the extra care and attention they’ve provided for your loved one.  

Thank you gift cards are easy and quick to send. Most of all, it’s perfect for your favourite, yet extremely busy carer because you’ll be giving them something they want, the gift of choice. 

Thank you gift cards can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted online and instore. No unwanted gifts. Imagine their delight when they receive their gift card, knowing they can use it to buy something special.  

Either order a card with a generic “Thank you” design or choose something a little more personal. Pick a favourite photo of your carer and loved one together, share the love and create a memorable personalised gift card. To accompany the gift card, you can also send a personalised message to help convey your gratitude and appreciation. 

Beyond the daily tasks of looking after 1.3 million older Australians, aged care workers give them daily comfort and joy. Through their professionalism and dedication, they also provide protection and a sense of dignity for the elderly and vulnerable. 

For this year’s Aged Care Employee Day, join countless other Australians in letting our amazing and passionate aged care workforce know how much they’re appreciated every day. Make it memorable and send them a heartfelt “thank you” gift card.  

Click HERE to order your “thank you” gift card. 

Prefer a Design Your Own gift card? Click HERE and follow the easy steps to making your gift card truly personal. 

Reward your amazing team for their hard work with employee Gift Cards

We all know that a hardworking, dedicated team is behind every successful business. And your recognition for your staff’s outstanding efforts makes all the difference to them. 

When staff members experience employee satisfaction, it boosts work productivity. Happy employees also mean a positive and harmonious workplace. And our Corporate Gift Cards can help you achieve it all. 

When “Thank You” goes beyond words 

Building and nurturing fantastic staff for your organisation can take time. It can also be a case of trial and error. When you finally create your dream team, let them know how much you value them. 

Employee Gift Cards will show your team members your thanks and gratitude with impact. Whether for their excellent customer service skills or fantastic ability to hit the sales quota every month, employees will never forget the particular reasons why they received their special reward. It’s a Corporate Gift Card sent with genuine appreciation. 

It’s all about timing  

Are you running a busy restaurant with waiting staff who go above and beyond for customers? Maybe your back-office team is super-efficient in pushing through the urgent deadlines every time.  

Sometimes a fast-paced workplace restricts you from immediately identifying every staff member’s impressive achievement. Yet, your dedicated team members deserve on-the-spot recognition. Timely acknowledgements also help build positivity and productivity. 

Employee Gift Cards make it easy and instant for you to give your staff praise when praise is due. You will also recognise your team’s excellent work performance with a reward they’ll love and can use instantly. 

Give them a heartfelt farewell 

When it comes to resignations or retirements, you want to make sure your colleague ends their tenure on an emotional high. Maybe they’re planning to retire quietly on the sunny coast. Perhaps a team member has decided to tick off their bucket list and travel the world.  

Saying goodbye to a workmate can be warm and heartfelt with Corporate Gift Cards. As a prepaid Mastercard, they can use it anywhere Mastercard is accepted, meaning over 37 million sites are available to them, in-store and online. 

Making every occasion memorable  

Do special occasions like Christmas or staff member birthdays suddenly sneak up on you in the office? Don’t leave these meaningful dates to the last minute, causing shopping panic. 

You can design Employee Gift Cards with your company or brand logo, creating your own special Corporate Gift Cards. Their gift card will no doubt boost team morale. Staff members will take pride in working for a company that cares about them.   

Employee Gift Cards: simple and instant to order 

As Australia’s largest and most versatile gift card supplier, Gift Card Store can cater to your requirements, no matter how large the quantity. 

We make ordering easy and convenient. You can choose whether you want to send your gift card to your recipient’s mobile phone or email.  

Ordering online is safe and secure. Select your desired amount value so you can stay on budget. We will deliver anywhere in Australia, far and wide. Watch your team’s delight as they receive their much-deserved employee gift card. 

Make Gift Card Store your ideal employee reward when you want to ensure your team stays happy and consistently recognised for their tremendous efforts. 

Order yours today. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Perfect for Long-Distance Celebraions

It’s that special day to let your Mum, Grandmother and all maternal figures in your life know how much they’re loved and appreciated.

If you’re unable to spend this year’s Mother’s Day in-person, here are some suggestions on how you can make Mother’s Day even more personal than ever.


Through the years, how often have you been reminded on Mother’s Day to “Call your mum!”

Thanks to video apps like FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom we can get close-up and personal.

Make her laugh and sing a song or remind her of a funny childhood memory. She will appreciate the extra thought.

Some video applications allow group chats for free. A great way to round up the clan and cheer her up.

For the movie buff mum:

If your mum is missing her nights at the movies, a streaming gift card for Netflix, Amazon Prime or Stan will be appreciated.

Netflix Party also allows you to link up with your mum and host a movie night on Mother’s Day. You can both curl up with some popcorn in your respective lounge rooms but still stay connected and enjoy each other’s company.

For the book nerd mum:

Whether your mum loves suspense crime novels or romantic chick lit, an audiobook or e-book subscription is the perfect gift.

Personalised Mother’s Day Gift Cards:

If your mum has everything, why not treat your mum to an online or instore shopping spree instead?

A Mastercard E-Gift Card will give her the freedom to buy what she wants from any online site in the world that accepts Mastercard. She can also add to her preferred phone wallet to use in-store. How’s that for endless choice?

Click HERE to choose which design you’d like to send her and simply select an amount. Simple and thoughtful.

You can also design your own card with a special photo of the two of you. (After all, you are her favourite, right?).

About the Author

Grace is a freelance writer with over 25 years’ of experience in business, having held senior roles in marketing, finance to sales.

Graduating from the Australian National University, Grace spent 10 years working with multinationals in Asia. She is multi-lingual, fluent in Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.

On returning to Australia, she then carved out a successful career in financial services, IT and telecommunications.

In addition, Grace has run her own small business focused on issues such as parenting, financial literacy and digital security.

Send your Raksha Bandhan blessings with something they want

Silly squabbles and sibling rivalry aside, we can’t underestimate the unique bond between brothers and sisters. In India, the Hindi festival Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, celebrates the selfless love and unbreakable tie between brothers and sisters.

Held on the full moon day of the month of Sravana, (usually July/August), the word Raksha means “protection” and Bandhan is the verb “to tie”. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers to protect them against evil influences, and pray for their long life and happiness.

Together, the festival symbolizes the eternal love of brother-sister relationship which does not mean just the blood relationships only. It is also celebrated among cousins, sister and sister-in-law, fraternal aunt and nephew and other such relations.

The actual ritual is simple yet sweet. Sisters, as well as female cousins will tie a knotted bracelet (similar to a friendship bracelet) called a rakhi on their brother and male cousin’s wrist. The rakhi signifies her bond she shares with her brother and cousins.

In return, the female sibling or cousin will receive a gift which can range from chocolates to jewellery to cash. Boys hold the responsibility to always protect their sisters and female cousins from harm and life’s problems while offering his own blessings for her to have a prosperous life.

Once gifts have been exchanged, the sister places a sweet in her brother’s mouth.

The beauty of Raksha Bandhan is that it’s not necessarily limited to siblings and relatives. Close friends can also tie a rakhi on each other’s and exchange presents to show their appreciation and deep respect of each other’s friendship.

Whether it’s distance or lack of time, don’t let it stop you from commemorating this year’s Raksha Bandhan with your sibling and loved ones. Special relationships need to be nurtured. Let them know that despite all the obstacles, nothing comes between your close connection with them.

Gift Card Store makes it easier for you to keep the tradition of Raksha Bandhan alive. It’s the perfect gift for a sister, brother and anyone you love just as much.

Not only will it be a lovely surprise, a gift card can provide the most loving gesture for Raksha Bandhan because:

  • You will be avoiding unwanted gifts.
  • Send your Raksha Bandhan blessings with something they want – a gift card!
  • They can use their gift card wherever Mastercard is accepted, instore and online.
  • You can personalise the gift card with a special sibling photo or selfie.
  • You can send it via email with same day delivery.
  • Express delivery is an option and is available Australia wide.
  • Sending an E-Gift card means fast email delivery. Straight into their inbox!
  • Include a personalised message with your order. Recipients will feel special!


Growing up with a brother or a sister can be filled with frustration and irritation. There’s that time your sister took forever doing her make-up and hair in the bathroom. Remember how jealous you were when he got a car as a birthday present? But selfishly never offered to drive you anywhere!

For all the times our siblings irritated and annoyed us, there’s a special memory we have filled with humour and love. A special gift card will let your sibling, cousins and closest friends know that you remember and cherish them all.

Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Click HERE to order your gift card and choose from a wide range of designs for all occasions.

Do you have a nostalgic sibling photo?

To add a personal touch and design your own card, click HERE.

Unique last-minute gifts for her

For those familiar with the hit comedy series ‘Friends’, you will recall Rachel Green as the-girl-next-door-who-has everything. You would also have to agree that Jennifer Aniston played the character with perfection.

Rachel was often picky about the gifts her friends and family gave her because well, she had everything. We can all relate because we all have a Rachel Green in our lives. A special lady who is dear to our hearts but when it comes to finding them the perfect present, it can be a tricky affair.

While you’re nodding your head in agreement, here’s how we think a gift card can be the perfect and unique last minute gift for her. Whether it’s for your partner, sister, friend or colleague, a gift card will meet the needs of every type of girl. She will not only find it thoughtful but will love and treasure it too. We promise.

For the Fashionista

Fashion is forever changing. What’s trendy today may not be so much tomorrow. For that special Fashionista in your life, trying to find out which handbag or dress she really truly wants can be like trying to pin a cloud.

Trying to get the size right may also create extra stress. Here’s some fashion gift ideas that you can buy at a whim:

  • Classic sunglasses like wayfarers or aviators
  • On trend accessories like fedora hats, pom pom beanies and infinity scarves
  • Simple yet striking jewelry like diamond stud earrings or a smart dress watch
  • A beautiful coffee table book about the history of fashion or fashion photography
  • High quality leather goods like a belt, gloves, tote bag or a wallet
  • Feminine hair accessories like headbands or oversized hair clips

Still stuck for ideas? Give your stylish belle the freedom to shop whatever she wants with a Prepaid Mastercard or Visa Gift Card.  With 37 million online sites and shops that accept Mastercard or Visa, she will have countless brands and designs to buy from simply at her doorstep.

You don’t have to worry about getting the wrong colour or size. A gift card lets you get it right the first time, every time.

For the Sentimental Sweetheart

Does your special someone remember every single anniversary date – first time you kissed, first date you had, first time you exchanged “I love you”? Have you been caught out forgetting your wedding anniversary?

Forgetting special milestone moments can be easily forgiven with a personalised gift card.

Grab a favourite photo of the two of you or take a quick selfie and use it to design a gift card to create a lasting memory. Your romantic loved one will love the personal touch. It makes the perfect last minute thoughtful present.

For the Sporty Gal

Gym sessions, early morning boot camps, triathlons! Is your head spinning yet? If you’re looking for a last-minute present for the get up and go gal in your life, take a deep breath and put your feet up! Here are some ideas for your fitness enthusiast:

  • Sports/fitness watch
  • Yoga class passes
  • Gym duffel backpack
  • Subscription to online fitness classes
  • Boxing gloves and pads
  • Foam roller
  • Yoga mat with matching carry bag
  • Matching gym towel and water bottle

If you’ve run out of time and still scrambling to find a last-minute present, simply order an E-Gift Card with a personal message. Fast email delivery guaranteed.

For the Outdoors Lover

Believe it or not, there are women out there who would prefer camping and bushwalking over a shopping mall spree or spa treatment.

If you’re trying to shop a present for an adventurous outdoor babe, remember she still may want creature comforts while she’s in the wild. These ideas will let her enjoy the outdoor air and star gaze in style:

  • Deluxe reclining camping chair – complete with drink holder!
  • Portable bluetooth speaker
  • Stainless steel durable wine glasses
  • Packable hammock
  • Travel coffee maker and mug
  • Travel games like Mini Scrabble or Jenga
  • Beach towel hoodie
  • Cosy picnic blanket

Who said you had to rough it in nature?

For the Woman of the Arts

Buying a gift for someone with a creative flair can be risky. Like in all arts, books and music, good taste is subjective. Don’t get caught out in getting a gaudy gift. See if any of these suggestions will get your budding artist inspired.

  • Art and wine classes
  • One-hour online Masterclass with famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz
  • A leather-bound art journal
  • Tripod for her smart phone
  • Paint by colour canvas kits
  • Drawing and Painting App with Digital Brush
  • Adult colouring in book with coloured pencil set
  • How to do origami book with 100 sheets of origami paper

Get her creative juices flowing!

 For the Travel Lady Bug

She’s been everywhere, man. Yet, she’ll soon be on the road again! For the female who constantly has the travel itch, there’s some great gift ideas that will inspire her to get more stamps in her passport:

  • Bluetooth noise cancellation headphones
  • International travel adapter
  • Airplane travel kit complete with neck pillow, eye mask and ear plugs
  • Foldable sun hat
  • Comfortable bed socks and slippers
  • World map with pins to place on places and countries she’s already been
  • Travel guidebook for the next country she plans to visit

If your woman of the world plans to be making multiple stops, a gift card will be a safe and secure option for her travel funds. She will be able to use it to shop online anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard or VISA.

For the Woman Who Well and Truly Has Everything!

So, you’ve exhausted all shopping avenues. With little time to spare you, still haven’t found anything for the woman who seriously has everything. Not to panic. E-Gift Cards are instant and yet the most thoughtful last-minute present you can give her.

Giving her a gift card will not only let you off the hook, the other benefits are:

  • You will be avoiding unwanted gifts
  • She can buy whenever and from 37 million shops and online sites that accept Mastercard
  • There’s a gift card for all occasions
  • Express delivery option available Australia wide
  • Same day delivery
  • E-gift cards allow fast email delivery

Click HERE to order your gift card and choose from a wide range of designs for all occasions.

To add a personal touch and design your own card, click HERE.

About the Author:

Grace is a freelance writer with over 25 years experience in business, having held senior roles in marketing, finance through to sales.

Graduating from the Australian National University, Grace spent 10 years working with multi-nationals in Asia. She is multi-lingual, fluent in Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.

On returning to Australia, she then carved out a successful career in financial services, IT and telecommunications.

In addition, Grace has run her own small business focused on issues such as parenting, financial literacy and digital security.

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Gift Card

Raising 3 sons, my mother-in-law had very little opportunity to buy presents for a girl. Then I came along and well, what can I say? From clothes to books to cute knick-knacks, my sweet mother-in-law uses every special occasion such as birthdays and Christmas to shower me with presents (there could be worse things in life, right?) Along with all these wonderful gifts, she also knows I like to have my own shopping splurge. Occasionally, she will send me a gift card. Always accompanied with a beautifully hand-written card. Bless.

Gift cards may be a popular option for last minute presents or for someone who’s picky or seems to already have everything. However, the gift cards I receive from my mother-in-law are chosen with careful thought and consideration. It appears she’s not too dissimilar from many other Australians. Statistics show Australians spend approximately 2.5 billion dollars every year on gift cards.

I definitely appreciate every gift card my mother-in-law gives me. I also love telling her about what I used it for. Whether it contributed to a new pair of shoes or paid for the sports watch I’d been eyeing out for months, it makes her happy that she’s been part of something special to me.

As with anything you buy, doing your homework before purchasing a gift card will help avoid any confusion or disappointments. You want to make sure that the recipient will be able to use and enjoy it the way you had intended.

To make sure you cover all the bases, here’s our list of 5 things you should consider before purchasing a gift card:

Date of Issue and Expiry Date

In the past, gift cards usually had 12 months expiry. Consumer groups such as CHOICE (The Australian Consumers’ Association) argued that 12 months was not long enough.

On the 1st of November 2019, the Australian Consumer Law was amended to include new gift card laws. From the 1st of November 2019, gift cards were to have the following requirements:

  • A minimum three-year expiry period
  • Expiry dates and date of issue must be clearly stated. Gift cards are to also clearly state if there is no expiry date
  • Ban on post purchase fees for the gift card

If you can’t see or find the date of issue or the expiry date on the gift card, contact the retailer or the place of purchase. Ask them to write on the expiry date on the card. It’s also a good idea to keep a copy of the purchase receipt.

Know Your Consumer Rights

Along with the gift card expiry date, also check the requirements for activation. Some gift cards are activated automatically upon purchase. Others must be activated by the recipient before they can be used.

Be wary of struggling retailers. Before purchasing a gift card, consider what will happen if the retailer goes bankrupt or finds itself in financial difficulty.

With Prepaid Visa and Mastercard gift cards, Gift Card Store guarantee financial stability and safety for its users and consumers. The gift card will never be rejected and will always be accepted wherever Visa and Mastercard is accepted.

Where the Gift Card Can Be Used

The more options you have with your gift card, the bigger your gift of choice. Some retail cards can be used for multiple brands but others are limited to the one retailer.

Before your gift card purchase, make sure it’s for a store or brand your recipient will like. Still unsure? A Gift Card Store gift card gives your recipient a choice of 37 million stores and online sites, wherever Mastercard or VISA is accepted.

Unlike retail gift cards, Gift Card Store will give your recipient something they will definitely prefer – freedom of choice!

Purchase Gift Cards from Reliable Sources

The best places to buy gift cards are from the actual retailer or their online site. Again, to be 100% certain that you haven’t purchased an empty card, be sure to ask for a receipt. At all costs and no matter how attractive their gift card offer or promotion, avoid unknown websites, spam emails and unsolicited sales people at your front door.

Having been in the business of selling gift cards to Australians for over 13 years, Gift Card Store is Australia’s largest and most reliable gift card supplier. 100% Australian owned, Gift Card Store has a wealth of experience in providing:

  • Express delivery services throughout Australia
  • Secure and easy to shop online
  • Worldwide and online acceptance with Visa and Mastercard

The Gift Card Store offers a wide variety of Prepaid Mastercard and Visa Gift Cards, as well as E-Gift Cards that can be instantly email delivered and Digital Gift Cards that can be sent instantly via SMS to the recipient. For a personal touch, you can even design your own card!

Personalise Your Gift Card

Unlike retail gift cards, Gift Store Card give you the option to design your gift card with a selfie or a special photo. If you’re buying a Mother’s Day gift card, use your favourite family photo. Got a friend who’s a dog lover? Find a photo of them with their pooch.

Your recipient will have a lasting memory of your present in their wallet! You can also include a personal gift message to add a sentimental touch.

Why Choose Gift Card Store?

Purchasing from Gift Card Store not only guarantees a present that your loved one will truly appreciate. Once you order your gift card, Gift Card Store can deliver the gift card direct to your lucky recipient, leaving your recipient to enjoy the benefits.

Gift Card Store provides the ideal gift card because:

  • Spending is limited to the value of funds loaded onto the Prepaid Mastercard or Visa Gift Card.
  • Recipients can buy whatever, whenever they want, wherever Mastercard or Visa is accepted. No unwanted gifts.
  • Recipients have endless shopping choices with over 37 million stores in-store and online that accept Mastercard or Visa.
  • Mastercard gift cards can be easily added to your recipient’s preferred phone wallet – Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
  • Gift cards are more powerful and memorable than cash.
  • Unlike cash gifts that disappear into household funds or paying bills, gift cards are spent on special and much desired items.
  • Gift cards save you time. We can directly send the gift card to the recipient for you.
  • Prepaid Mastercard and Visa Gift Cards are more secure than cash.
  • Unlike retail gift cards, lost or stolen gift cards can be replaced.
How to Activate Gift Card Store Gift Cards

Gift Card Store gift cards are easy to activate and highly secure to use.

If you’re the lucky recipient of a Gift Card Store gift card, all you have to do is:

  • If your card number starts with ‘424’, ‘436’, ‘522’ or ‘529’, please visit universalgiftcard.com.au to activate your card.
  •  If your card number starts with ‘527’ or ‘502’, please visit ugca.au to activate your card.

If you’re trying to activate your card after 3 months of receiving it, not to worry! Contact us at activate@giftcardstore.com.au. We will reactivate your account by promptly sending you a new card.

Don’t forget: All cards, including E-Gift Cards have 3 years expiry.

Gift Card Store: Giving you peace of mind

Ordering the perfect Gift Card Store gift card is simple and instant. Most of all, we will arrange the direct delivery to the recipient, giving you peace of mind that your present will arrive on time and received with deep appreciation.

Click HERE to order your gift card today. Still have questions? Just send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

About the Author:

Grace is a freelance writer with over 25 years experience in business, having held senior roles in marketing, finance through to sales.

Graduating from the Australian National University, Grace spent 10 years working with multi-nationals in Asia. She is multi-lingual, fluent in Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.

On returning to Australia, she then carved out a successful career in financial services, IT and telecommunications.

In addition, Grace has run her own small business focused on issues such as parenting, financial literacy and digital security.


How to Say Thank You with a Gift

Thank you. Two words that should say so much yet often can fall short when trying to express true appreciation. Whether someone’s act of kindness to us is big or small, how we say thank you in return needs to also be thoughtful. A thank you gift can be more than just good manners or being polite. It’s sends a deeper message of positivity and helps strengthen relationships.

How to Get It Right

Showing deep gratitude to someone can be subjective and extremely personal. There is great difficulty determining what measures up to someone’s thoughtfulness. Finding the right gift or present is essential in letting someone know their generosity of time and effort will never be forgotten.

Finding an Appropriate Gift

When invited to a wedding or an engagement party, a gift registry can ease the pressure to search for the perfect present as it can guide guests to choose what the happy couple need or desire.

Whether it’s thanking a friend for their emotional support during a time of personal hardship or your neighbour who watered your plants while you were away, it can be tricky finding an appropriate gift that doesn’t fall short in conveying the perfect message.

 Lack of time may also make sourcing the right gift even more challenging.

 Time is of the Essence

Finding the right gift to say thank you can prove to be all consuming. Unlike birthdays or anniversaries which are regular occasions that we can conveniently plan ahead for, the need to send a thank you present can be spontaneous and urgent. This can leave little time to organise a gift that is appropriate or relevant. Yet, time is of the essence when expressing gratitude. The sincerity of a thank you present can be lost if the delivery is delayed.

An E-Gift Card

When words or gestures of thanks are not enough or difficult to express, sending a Mastercard E-Gift Card with fast email delivery, can let the recipient know how much you value and respect them.

A  E-Gift Card allows you:

  • To include a personal message of thanks and gratitude
  • To easily order online and securely send to the recipient via email.
  • Save time from endless searches by sending the right present in a timely manner with guaranteed same day delivery.
Personalising the gift card

Just as you remember why you’re saying thank you, the recipient will never forget how you returned the kindness. Adding your own special touch to the thank you message will make it memorable.

By choosing the option to design your own card you will:

  • Add a personal touch with a nostalgic photo
  • Remind the recipient of special memories that they can always keep in their wallet
  • Make the recipient feel valued letting them know the card is especially for them
  • Show how much you respect their kind deeds and generosity
  • Help you strengthen your relationship
Wide range of gift card designs to choose from

With a wide range of designs to choose from, you can send a gift that holds sentimental value. Being able to choose from a variety of different cards:

  • Makes it easy to order and sending the perfect card
  • A guaranteed quick delivery, making sure the recipient knows how appreciated they are
  • Allows you to include a personal message, making the gift card even more special
Why they will love a gift card

Sending thanks with a gift card is not only avoiding unwanted gifts, but it also removes the inconvenience of returning or exchanging goods or items. A gift card provides something other presents can’t – autonomy and choice.

When sending a Prepaid Gift Card, your recipient will:

  • Enjoy the freedom to buy whatever they want at over 37 million online stores that accept Mastercard or Visa. Your recipient can easily add to their preferred phone wallet.
  • Avoid disappointment that come with unwanted gifts
  • Enjoy the convenience and security of online shopping
  • Always remember fondly what they bought with the card
  • Feel special and use the card to buy something luxurious or indulgent rather than using the funds for household items or bills
“Isn’t a gift card impersonal?”

Designing your own gift card gives you the freedom to be as creative and personal as you want. When saying thanks doesn’t seem to be adequate, say it with a powerful and sentimental image.

Some photo ideas can include:

  • Your favourite photo of the recipient
  • Flashback selfie of the two of you celebrating a happy occasion like a birthday
  • A nostalgic family photo
  • Cute picture of the favourite pet
  • A wedding photo
  • A celebrated sports victory
  • A speech they presented at an important event like a wedding or anniversary
  • A picture of them with their special loved one
 “Do I really want them to know how much I’ve spent on them?”

By giving someone a gift card, you are giving them a present that is practical and will be used with gratitude. You can’t put a price on a present that makes good sense but is also thoughtful.

9 out of 10 people prefer receiving gift cards because there are no unwanted gifts to return. They will think of you fondly because you made the effort to say thank you with something they can truly use and not let go to waste.

“How can you put a monetary value when saying thanks?”

You can’t. No one can put a dollar sign when it comes to saying thank you.

A gift card is priceless because it lets the recipient know you care about them so much, you want them to use the card on something they want for themselves.

More than just thank you

How you say thanks to someone goes beyond the gift. A gift card keeps you connected with those whose help and support have been appreciated beyond measure. It isn’t simply a token of politeness. It helps strengthen families and friendships. Sending a gift card of thanks will reciprocate the emotional positivity that people have given you.

Click HERE to order your Thank You Gift Card and let someone know how much they’re appreciated and their compassion is cherished.



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