Gift giving in 2023 – How to choose the perfect gift

01 Jan, 23

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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