Typically on Christmas morning, the stocking is the first thing everyone opens. It’s usually filled with trinkets, candy or necessities, which aren’t always the most exciting things to get. If you’re hoping to give a few stocking stuffers that will be received with excitement, consider slipping some gift cards in with the candy this year. Gift cards are a great stocking stuffer, because you’re able add a fun and thoughtful gift without spending much extra cash. If you’re stuck on what sort of gift cards to give, here are a few that are available for purchase online.
Google Play Card
This is a great choice for any Android user in your life. Google Play is the company’s answer to Apple’s iTunes marketplace. A Google Play card gives its recipient access to Google’s extensive library of music, movies, Android apps, books, newspapers and television shows. If you want a tangible gift card, they are easily purchased at just about any big box store. However, if you’re hoping to do all of your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home, these gift cards are also available for purchase as an e-gift that the recipient will get via email.
iTunes Gift Card
For the diehard iPhone lover in your family, an iTunes gift card is a quick, easy way to ensure their stocking will be stuffed with a gift they’ll love. An iTunes gift card gives the recipient access to both the Mac app store and the iPhone app store, iBooks Store, iTunes Radio, an Apple Music membership or other iTunes-exclusive content. You can purchase an iTunes gift card code online, from a big box retailer or send an e-gift via email for instant access.
Skype Call Credit
This is an especially useful gift for family members who live long-distance or are frequent Skype users. Unlike the Google Play or iTunes options, however, a Skype credit gift card can only be given via email. If you’re hoping to get someone started on Skype, you can still give them the gift of Skype credit. They will be given the option to set up a Skype account and from there will be able to load the gift card onto their account. Skype balances can also be shared, so if the person receiving the credits wants to “pay it forward,” they can also give a little credit to a friend.
Who says stocking stuffers can’t be just as exciting as the gifts under the tree? This year, give the gift of choice. By purchasing a gift card, you’re able to give the perfect gift with no stress to you.