Five Ways to Give a Gift Card (Thoughtfully)

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell

Anyone else rushing to think of last-minute gifts for friends, co-workers, or hard-to-buy-for family members? Give them a gift card! I’ve teamed up with Target to share five fun and thoughtful ways to give a gift card as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign. Though there’s a gifting taboo against gift cards, they can be some of the most helpful gifts, as you give the receiver the freedom to find exactly what they need. No awkward strained enthusiasm. No awkward re-gifting. The best part? Give them a gift card from Target and they’ll be able to use it to buy anything from produce to décor to clothes (personally, I would hit up that Nate Berkus collection). Skip the envelope and pair your gift card with a more thoughtful accompaniment.

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell
Give it with a bottle of wine, and you can even pop the Target GiftCard® into a luggage tag for a fun bonus. Pop on a bow and you’re ready to bring peace and joy to any household.

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell the Target GiftCard® in a chef-friendly package to compliment the cook, and let it serve as a precedent for more good cooking through the following year…

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell a budding fashionista? A food-lover who hasn’t discovered Saveur? Give them the gift of the press to inspire future purchases with their Target GiftCard®.

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell classic silver frame – perfect for a budding photographer or family reunion enthusiast. Slip in a personal note and the Target GiftCard®, and you’ve got yourself a solid (sterling) gift.

How to Give a Giftcard (Thoughtfully) | Thou Swell is a great time for flowers – in the Northern hemisphere we don’t see much of them this time of the year, so a colorful bouquet is sure to brighten anyone’s day (especially if there’s a Target GiftCard® tucked inside)!

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  1. MelissaSayWhat wrote:

    What really great ideas? I should have been more thoughtful when giving a gift card to my teen. I just wrapped it and put it in the tree. Now that I type it out, you sparked an idea of where I put the scavenger hunt clues for my son to find his Xbox One, which will NOT be under the tree and I just figured out where to hide it!!

    Posted 12.20.14 Reply
  2. Briana Lynn Coelho wrote:

    These are nice ideas-my husband and I are giving his oldest daughter and her husband a miniature tree decorated with gift cards to buy items for their new home!! I’m more excited about the packaging than the gift cards lol hope they enjoy them

    Posted 12.20.14 Reply
  3. GiftGram wrote:

    Love these ideas, especially the kitchen spoon! If you’re sending a gift card, you can add a video with GiftGram too!

    Posted 12.19.14 Reply
  4. Sarah Tomorrow wrote:

    I like the silver frame

    Posted 12.19.14 Reply
  5. Christine Ward wrote:

    Neat! These are some very crafty ideas!

    Posted 12.18.14 Reply
  6. Eavan wrote:

    Great ideas…and creative styling!

    Posted 12.17.14 Reply