Best gift card deals 2022 — save on Paramount Plus, GrubHub, Apple, more

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The holiday weekend is here and if you're short a few gifts, your options are starting to run out. Fortunately, there are plenty of gift card deals you can take advantage of today. 

While some may think they're impersonal, gift cards are actually very practical gifts. They allow the recipient to pick the gift they want while removing the stress and anxiety of buying the wrong item. They can also be used year-round, usually with no expiration date and no Christmas shipping deadlines to worry about.

Gift cards also make for great last minute Christmas gifts because unlike traditional gifts, online gift cards are not subject to shipping delays or stock shortages. In fact, most gift cards can be sent within minutes of purchase. We're rounding up the best online gift card deals you can send in time for the holidays. Also, make sure to check out our guide to the best Christmas deals

Best gift card deals

Gift card sale: spend $50, get $10 card @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Gift card sale: spend $50, get $10 card @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy is offering a wide variety of gift card deals just in time for Christmas. Currently, when you spend $50 or more on select cards, you'll get a $10 Best Buy credit. Eligible cards include Under Armour, Gap, Macy's, and more. 

Paramount Plus: spend $50, get $10 credit @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Paramount Plus: spend $50, get $10 credit @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Paramount Plus mixes live news and sports with originals and recently-released movies, such as Top Gun Maverick and Smile. Buy a $50 gift card and you'll get a $10 Best Buy e-gift card.

Google Play: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Play: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Purchase a $100 Google Play card at Best Buy and you'll get a free $10 Best Buy credit for yourself. 

PlayStation Plus Essential (12 month): was $59 now $29 @ PlayStation Store (opens in new tab)

PlayStation Plus Essential (12 month): was $59 now $29 @ PlayStation Store (opens in new tab)
It's not a gift card deal per se, but you can now get a 12-month PlayStation Plus Essential for just $29. This is the lowest price we've seen on PlayStation's online membership in 2022. With a PlayStation Plus membership you get full access to online play, exclusive PlayStation Store discounts, cloud storage, and a rotating selection of monthly games. 

Apple: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple: spend $100, get $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has an epic deal on Apple gift cards. Spend $100 or more on an Apple gift card and you'll get a $10 Amazon credit on your account. Use coupon "APPLEGC" at checkout to get this deal. 

Amazon eGift Card: from $25  @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon eGift Card: from $25  @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
From AirPods to winter boots, an Amazon gift card lets your recipient buy whatever they want. You can purchase one from $25 or more. 

Apple: $25 gift card w/ free Apple Music, Apple News, Apple TV Plus @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Apple: $25 gift card w/ free Apple Music, Apple News, Apple TV Plus @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Various retailers offer Apple gift cards, but we're fans of Best Buy's offer because the retailer is bundling some epic freebies with their Apple cards. For instance, this $25 card includes three free months of Apple Music, three free months of Apple News Plus, and three free months of Apple TV Plus. (For new subscribers only). The freebies are available with all Apple gift cards (physical or digital).  

Adidas: $50 gift card for $40 @ Adidas (opens in new tab)

Adidas: $50 gift card for $40 @ Adidas (opens in new tab)
Through December 31, Adidas is offering $50 Adidas gift cards for just $40. Or buy a $100 gift card for $75. Pair it with the end-of-year 60% off sale (opens in new tab) to stretch your dollar the most. 

Avocado Gift Card: from $50 @ Avocado (opens in new tab)

Avocado Gift Card: from $50 @ Avocado (opens in new tab)
From pillows and throws to organic mattresses and dog beds, an Avocado gift card gives the recipient an endless array of buying options. Cards can be used at Avocado, Reed+Gwen, and Hass. 

Taco Bell: spend $50, get $7.50 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Taco Bell: spend $50, get $7.50 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Live más with this deal from Amazon. Buy a $50 or more Taco Bell gift card and you'll get a $7.50 Amazon credit to your account. Use coupon "TBELL22" at checkout to get this deal. 

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: first month for $1 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: first month for $1 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to a ton of Xbox games from $9.99/month. However, you can pay just $1 for your first month if you purchase via Microsoft. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.