Amazon.com offers a large variety of gift cards that can be purchased online. In addition, many businesses, such as Target, Best Buy and Applebee's, sell their own gift cards on the Internet.
Online gift cards are available for restaurants, clothing stores, specialty shops and entertainment venues. Some cards are sent through the mail, while others are delivered through email. Certain businesses provide several choices for gift card values.
Individual vendors often have gift cards available for many occasions, such as birthdays, baby showers, weddings and graduations. Customers typically select the card's amount and indicate the quantity needed. Depending upon the company, both e-cards and traditional cards are available.