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 dates to worry about.
Gift cards also make for great last-minute 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.
Online gift cards — Quick links
- Amazon: shop last-minute gift card deals
- Avocado: gift cards from $50
- Best Buy: up to 10% back on select gift cards
- B&H Photo: from $20
- Microsoft Store: gift cards from $10
- Nike: gift cards from $25
- Purple: gift cards from $5
- Target: up to $20 back w/ select gift cards
- Verizon: gift cards from $25
- Walmart: gift cards from $5
Best gift card deals
Gift card sale: spend $50, get $10 card @ Best Buy
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
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.
PlayStation Plus Essential (12 month): was $59 now $29 @ PlayStation Store
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.
Amazon eGift Card: from $25 @ Amazon
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
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).
Avocado Gift Card: from $50 @ Avocado
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.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: first month for $1 @ Microsoft
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.