When emails first became popular, the average person would go to cyber cafes to check their inbox, because not many people had access to computers. However, in this digital age, emails are one of the fastest ways to connect with people because everyone has phones (including kids), and these phones already have Gmail and Yahoo pre-installed on them.
The fact that everyone can easily have access to their emails has also made gifting easier. This is one of the beautiful things about technology; everything becomes easy, including gift-giving.
While you cannot send your friend that vacuum cleaner she has been eyeing via email, you can send her a gift card that will enable her to make that purchase by herself.
There are two major kinds of gift cards; physical gift cards and e-Gift cards. In this article, I will be focusing on e-gift cards and will share four reasons why I think you should make use of technology to send your gifts.
Why You Should Choose eGift Cards
1. Convenience: When I said technology makes everything easier, I meant it. Nothing beats scrolling to a store’s website wherever you are, and buying a gift card for your loved one at whatever time.
2. They Are Instant: One of the brilliant things to note about eGift cards is the fact that they can be bought and sent instantly, you do not have to wait for a certain amount of days before they are delivered to you. So if, a loved one is having a bad day, sending them an eGift card can instantly put a smile on their face. Another example of where the instant nature of eGift cards can prove to be a lifesaver is if you forgot to get someone a gift prior to their celebration. You can always purchase one and be sure that they’ll get it immediately.
3. They Can Be Personalized: Many of these popular stores like Nordstrom, Sephora, and Nike give you the option to make your gift card really personal by allowing you to choose the name of the receiver and add a photo. This will be sure to bring a smile to their face.
4. They Can Be Scheduled: If for whatever reason, you’ll be too busy on your mother’s birthday or any special occasion, you can always schedule a gift card to be sent to her, all you have to do is select a particular date and time that you would want her to receive it, and she’ll get it.
An eGift card is a really convenient gift option in this day and age where everyone is so preoccupied with so many things, and the good thing about them is that many popular stores like Nike, Foot Locker, and more offer this option.