Online gift cards are available for a wide variety of stores, such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Best Buy and JCPenney as of 2015. Staples, Sephora, GameStop and The Home Depot also offer online gift cards.
Online gift cards can be purchased, gifted and redeemed online. After purchase, online gift cards are emailed or sent by text message to the recipient along with a message from the purchaser.
Cabela's, Gander Mountain, Columbia Sportswear and Bass Pro Shops all sell online gift certificates. These are good choices for someone who enjoys outdoor recreation, such as hunting, fishing, hiking or camping. A Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, The Home Depot or Belk gift certificate is a good choice for a housewarming gift.
Readers appreciate Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble gift certificates. Give a person with a sweet tooth gift certificates from Chocomize or Amella Caramels. Teenagers might like gift certificates from AllPosters.com, Hot Topic or GameStop. Sephora is a good choice for women of all ages.
When selecting an online gift certificate, if you aren't certain that a particular store exists in the recipient's area, be sure that it can be redeemed online. Purchase online gift certificates through individual retailers or through a clearinghouse site such as GiftCards.com.