Left your holiday shopping to the last minute? No stress!
I've compiled my top 8 Holiday eGift Card Ideas for Women.
About eGift cards
eGift cards = electronic gift cards.
They can typically be sent directly to the recipient via email (and some, even timed to deliver on December 25th). Or, you can send it to yourself and transfer it to the recipient or print it out.
Check with the retailer's terms and conditions first.
Why eGift cards
They are a good last minute gift. If you're overwhelmed shopping for dozens and dozens of people, hosting family, cooking dinners etc. etc., it takes one thing off your plate.
You don't have to brave the malls, or worry about finding parking.
You just have to go online, add to cart and press buy.
How to make eGift cards thoughtful
Note, when buying gift cards (which people often pass off as not thoughtful.... and I vehemently disagree!), think carefully about something that the recipient would LOVE to receive and use (not what's easiest, or something YOU may like).
Even better, what is something they wouldn't get themselves. Is there a purse they've been coveting but pass off as too expensive? Have they been holding out investing in a new journal? Is there a book or store they cannot stop talking about?
Listening is the first step to understanding what could be the perfect gift.
My top 8 eGift Card Ideas for Women
Based on the ever official self-research, of being a woman. :)
Moorea Seal - Offers a curated selection of makers based in the US who all give back through their designs. Beautiful items, and endless selection for a woman who loves to stand out. eGift cards here.
Danielle Laporte SHOP - Danielle is a Canadian inspirational entrepreneur. On her shop are her highly revered and coveted books, the Desire Map and Fire Starter series, and also spiritual gifts such as her truthbomb deck. Sure to inspire her to get 2015 started off on the right foot! eGift cards here
Brika - Brika is a Canadian-based 'curated Etsy' shop. Full of independent makers that design specifically for women, their eGift cardsare sure to deliver something unique.
Starbucks - I mentioned it above but Starbuck's platform lets you send an eGift card electronically that the recipient can load into their app directly or even tweet them a coffee. You can even add a personal message.
Anna with Love Shop - Inspiring travel photography by professional photog (and Instagram star) Anna. Her eGift cards will give the recipient the option to decorate their walls with photos that will ignite their wanderlust. My favourite is the Paris collection!
Encircled - I would be a horrible entrepreneur if I didn't plug my versatile fashion line for women who love to travel.Click here to check out our eGift cards, and give the gift of versatility!
Chapters Indigo - This Canadian amazon-competitor (aka... they started with bricks and mortar bookstores, remember those?) now has an amazing selection of best-sellers and gift items (i.e. the entire Kate Spade collection for desktop which I know she will love!). eGifts here.
Nordstrom - Though a big box store, Nordstrom still brings their customer experience to life with love. One of the most admired retailers for a reason with a huge assortment, that any woman would love to shop from. eGifts here.
Wishing you happy eGifting!
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