Finding the perfect gift for someone is definitely not easy, especially if you don’t know what it is that she/he is hoping for to receive. Not to mention, it is not always convenient to give a particular (physical) gift for someone who lives abroad. Thanks heaven, Amazon provides Amazon Gift Cards as the right, if not perfect, solutions for it.
Let’s talk about the main benefits of the Amazon Gift Cards:
- They are redeemable toward millions of items at Amazon
- They have no fees and never expire
- They can be purchased in any amount: denominations $0.15 – $2,000 (Amazon US) and £0.10 – £1,000 (Amazon UK)
- They can be spent right away or be applied into the recipient’s Amazon account
- Any balance left over will stay in the recipient’s account for future use
- They are available in both digital and pysical cards and can be delivered in several ways
- They are available for every occasion from birthdays, wedding to baby shower
- Also available for every type of personality, from bookworms, gamers, foodies to pet-lovers
After visiting the Amazon US Gift Cards, some of you are probably wondering how to send customized Amazon Gift Cards to your special someone when there are so many variations and designs? It is easier to choose and send Amazon Gift Cards according to theirs delivery method:
The recipient receives an Amazon Gift Cards email along with your personal message, generally within 15 minutes if you choose “Now” as the delivery date. Otherwise, you can schedule the delivery date in advance.
There are 4 variations of customization when you choose for sending Amazon Gift Cards by Email: Use Amazon Designs, Upload your photo, Vidoe Gift Cards and Suggest a gift. You can order up to 400 e-mail gift cards per order. Other Amazon Gift Cards by Email’s features are custom message and custom amount: denominations $0.15 – $2,000 (Amazon US) and £0.10 – £1,000 (Amazon UK).
Note: you can also specify a delivery date up to 1 year in advance of the purchase date.
Keep in mind that the only people who can see the gift card amount and claim code are the recipient and you as the gift card sender. Once your Amazon and your Facebook accounts are connected, choose a gift card amount. After going through the checkout process and paying for the gift card, the Amazon’s Facebook application makes a “post” on the recipient’s Facebook Wall to let him/her know that you’ve sent them a gift card.
There are 2 variations of customization when you choose for sending Amazon Gift Cards by Post to Facebook: Post to Facebook and Video Gift Cards. Other Post to Facebook’s features are schedule in advance, custom message and custom amount: denominations $0.15 – $2,000 (Amazon US) and £0.10 – £1,000 (Amazon UK).
Note: Post to Facebook is not yet available at Amazon UK Gift Cards & Gift Certificates (as of December 2012).
When you choose the Amazon Gift Crads by Print at Home option, Amazon creates a PDF gift card specific to your order, which you can access from the confirmation e-mail or the Order Summary in Your Amazon’s Account.
There are 3 variations of customization when you choose for sending Amazon Gift Cards by Print at Home: Print & Fold, Print & Cut and Print & Color. Other Print at Home’s features are custom message and custom amount: denominations $0.15 – $2,000 (Amazon US) and £0.10 – £1,000 (Amazon UK).
Note: you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open and print the PDF file.
The Amazon Gift Cards will arrive in a 5 x 7 inch sealed envelope with an additional envelope for gifting. The plastic gift card is attached to the inside of a blank greeting card.
There are 3 variations of design when you choose for sending Amazon Gift Cards by Mail: In a Greeting Card, Amazon Gift Box and Amazon Multi-Packs. Other Amazon Gift Cards by Mail’s features are FREE One-Day shipping, Buy in bulk (15+) and fixed amount of denominations.
Note: you can’t print a custom message directly onto the Amazon greeting cards. However, a separate gift note will be added if you check the box to indicate that your order is a gift during Checkout.