With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to start shopping for your family, friends and loved ones. If you’re not sure what to get someone or you’re worried about your presents arriving on time, why not give them the gift of gift cards!
There are many reasons why people are looking for gift cards and vouchers this year. Due to the cost of living crisis, monthly bills have become more expensive, so instead of splashing out on the latest gadgets this year, it’s more cost effective to give a gift card where you can stick to a budget.
Another reason gift cards are looking like the best option this year is there’s news of an upcoming postal service strike in December. To minimise the risk of your Christmas gifts not arriving on time, giving someone an eGift card helps you avoid this entirely. Finally, you might have absolutely no clue what someone wants so a gift card is a safe option where they can spend it on what they want whenever they want.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best gift cards and vouchers to give this Christmas. For more gift inspiration, check out the best Christmas gift ideas (opens in new tab).
Amazon Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
The most popular gift card year on year is the Amazon gift card. With an Amazon gift card, the receiver can shop from a variety of departments, brands and products, so the possibilities are endless. All you have to do is select a design (choose by holiday, digital, physical or boxes) and pick your balance of choice (prices start from £10 and go up to £1000).
Apple Gift Card: Prices start from £25 (opens in new tab)
If you know someone who’s an Apple fan, give them an Apple gift card for Christmas. The Apple gift card can be used on the App Store, iTunes, Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Books and more. With it, you can purchase apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, products, accessories and iCloud+.
ASOS Gift Voucher: Prices start from £20 (opens in new tab)
An ASOS gift voucher is the obvious choice for the fashion obsessed. ASOS has a wide array of clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty and designer brands up for grabs. ASOS runs many sales throughout the year so giving a gift voucher will help the receiver save more money on the latest fashion trends.
B&Q Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
At B&Q, choose from physical, eGift or business gift cards this Christmas. If you know someone who’s about to undertake a DIY project or wants to get their garden ready for next year, this gift card is a great choice, with prices starting from £10.
Boots Gift Card: Prices start from £20 (opens in new tab)
The Boots gift card is a good choice for someone who loves makeup, skincare, pampering set and more. It’s worth noting that while you can buy Boots gift cards in store and online, they can only be used in person.
Currys Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
Currys is a go-to retailer for all things electricals. From kitchen appliances to TVs, headphones to smartphones, Currys has everything you could possibly need, so if someone you know is due a few tech upgrades, give them a Currys gift card.
Disney+ Digital Gift Subscription: Give 12 months of Disney+ for £79.90 (opens in new tab)
Give a year's subscription to Disney+ for just £79.90 (12 months for the price of 10). This gift subscription unlocks the full Disney+ catalogue of movies, TV shows, musicals, documentaries and more, plus you can watch the latest content from Disney, Pixar, Star, Marvel and National Geographic.
IKEA Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
An IKEA gift card is a great option for those who have recently moved or are headed back to university. Choose between digital gift cards that can be used online or physical gift cards that can be used in stores (Swedish-style meatballs, anyone?).
John Lewis Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
If you’re really not sure what someone wants, a John Lewis gift card is the best choice, as you can find décor, fashion, appliances, TVs and more in store and online. For something extra, John Lewis has Experience Gift cards where you can give someone a home design appointment, personal styling and nursery advice.
M&S Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
Similar to John Lewis, Marks & Spencer has multiple departments to shop from, including home, fashion, food, furniture and beauty. In the lead-up to Christmas, there are Christmas deals on decorations, lights, garlands and hampers.
Next eGift Card: Prices start from £5 (opens in new tab)
Perfect for men, women or children, a Next gift card starts from just £5 and there's loads to shop from. Fashion is the obvious choice, but the Next home range is stocked full of brilliant offers on candles, mugs, pillows, and more.
One4all Multi-Store Gift Card: Choose from hundreds of retailers (opens in new tab)
If you have no idea what someone wants for Christmas or even what stores they like, choose the One4all Multi-Store Gift Card. This budget-friendly gift card is accepted by hundreds of retailers, including restaurants, supermarkets and department stores.
PlayStation Store Gift Card: Prices start from £5 (opens in new tab)
Something for the gamers, the PlayStation Store Gift Card unlocks a large library of PlayStation content, including thousands of games, subscriptions and add-ons. If a game isn’t available yet, it can be pre-ordered and pre-loaded onto the console to play as soon as it releases.
River Island Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
For designer fashion fans, the River Island Gift Card is a must-have. With prices starting at £10, get Christmas party ready with beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories from River Island.
The White Company Gift Card: Prices start from £5 (opens in new tab)
The White Company is the home of luxury homeware, from glasses to bed linen, headboards to candles, pyjamas to jewellery. With so much to choose from, The White Company gift card removes the guesswork and lets them buy what they want.
Virgin Experience Days Gift Cards & Vouchers: Prices start from £20 (opens in new tab)
A Virgin Experience Days gift voucher has many day tours, spa days, mini breaks, afternoon teas and restaurant visits to choose from. There are loads of experiences to browse through like skydiving, hot air balloon rides, zip lining, cinema trips and more.
Waterstones Gift Card: Prices start from £5 (opens in new tab)
If you know a bookworm, give them a Waterstones Gift card and let them buy all the books they could possibly want! Other than books, they can find plenty of book-ish accessories, games and stationery.
Xbox Gift Card: Prices start from £10 (opens in new tab)
For Xbox gamers, choose the Xbox gift card. This digital gift card can be used at the Microsoft Store, via Windows or on the Xbox. It can be used to buy the latest Xbox games, apps, films, TV episodes, devices, add-ons downloads and other accessories.