Here at BuyMeOnce, we know that even with our staggering range of high-quality products on offer, you’re never guaranteed to get it right when it comes to gifting. In fact, if you're concerned about waste, should you even buy physical presents at all?
We believe there is one way to banish unnecessary, wasteful consumption - and also to give someone a perfect gift they will love, use and treasure forever! The answer? Gift cards. With the launch of our new Gift for Life Card, we want to champion the idea that the humble gift voucher is the pinnacle of conscious gifting. Here’s why:
1. No more unwanted gifts
Buying things that aren’t wanted is not just awkward - it’s a waste of money, time and resources. By giving the gift of choice, a gift card eliminates the chance of a disappointing present, and empowers your loved one to choose something they actually need.
2. It’s kinder to the environment
It’s not just unwanted gifts that might find their way to landfill. If you’re on a budget, choosing cheaply-made gifts does no one any favours. A Gift for Life card can be put towards the purchase of sustainably-made item that could last a lifetime. And no wasteful wrapping paper required!
3. The perfect gift while we practice social distancing
With the Covid-19 outbreak situation rapidly changing, there's every chance that you won't be deliver a gift in person. The Gift for Life card arrives in your inbox instantly: a timely gift that still expresses that you care about your recipient. No contact required!
4. Contribute to something bigger
Would you rather have one amazing present, or ten rubbish ones? It may be that what your loved one really wants is a dream item, that neither of you can afford alone. With a gift card, you can contribute to the purchase of the ultimate present, whilst working within a budget that works for you.
5. It forces them to treat themselves!
To truly give the gift of choice, why wouldn’t you just give cash? As we all know, life gets in the way, and it can be difficult to put money aside into making a dedicated 'treat' purchase for ourselves, even when instructed to. A gift card is a conscious present that means your giftee will have to treat themselves to something they love, instead of the weekly shop.
6. Money well spent
The gift-giving expectations we place upon ourselves are so strong, we can easily forget our money is hard-earned, and shouldn’t be thrown away thoughtlessly! Gift cards ensure that gift purchases are productive, thought-through and wanted. This is a way to respect your money, and the time you spent earning it.
7. There’s no accounting for taste
Clothing and accessories consistently top the list of gifts that miss the mark. This is because taste and style are so personal, even if you think you know what someone likes, it’s fairly likely you don’t. Even worse, now they have to wear it every time they see you! Let them choose something they actually love, avoiding any awkward unwrapping moments.
8. Don’t rush into a bad purchase
We’ve all been there - that anxiety-fuelled power walk around the high street buying a ‘that’ll do’ gift you know isn’t right just before the shops close. Purchasing a Gift for Life Card is not only stress-free and instantaneous, it allows the recipient to carefully select their own gift, without any rush.
9. Loved for life
‘Emotional durability’ means an item’s ability to stand the test of time as a loved object. Maybe you’ll buy your dad that wallet with the lifetime warranty on it - but what if he hates the design? You can’t always guarantee a gift will stay in someone’s life forever, but by letting them choose, it’s far more likely to happen!
So, do you think gift cards get a bad rap? If you’re ready to give the gift of choice, check out the Gift for Life Card by BuyMeOnce.