A recent national survey commissioned by GiftCertificates.com found more than 70 percent of adults like receiving gift certificates.
In addition, more than 72 percent of adults reported they would prefer to receive gift certificates from employers or business associates instead of having a holiday gift selected for them.
Given their popularity, it’s no surprise shoppers can now purchase gift certificates and gift cards everywhere, for everything — from gas stations to fine retailers. In fact, according to the survey, 61 percent of adults are likely to purchase gift certificates as holiday gifts this year. “Everyone appreciates a gift certificate,” said Michael Ahern, chief executive officer of GiftCertificates.com. “A gift certificate allows the recipient to select something they really want or need. Gift givers also benefit because they can get their holiday shopping done quickly and know they are purchasing a gift that will be used and appreciated.”
Many companies have taken the convenience of gift certificates and gift cards one step further by creating universal gift certificates. GiftCertificates.com offers customers the SuperCertificate(TM), which is a gift certificate to GiftCertificates.com that can be redeemed online or by phone for original gift certificates from hundreds of popular retailers and service providers, including adidas.com, Barnes & Noble, Olive Garden, J.Crew, Restoration Hardware, and many more.
The Internet also provides a refuge for shoppers tired of fighting crowds in malls and at the post office. Holiday shopping can be done online in a matter of minutes without leaving the home or office. SuperCertificates and gift certificates can be delivered with a personal message by standard or express mail. For last-minute shoppers, SuperCertificates and select merchant gift certificates can also be emailed.
People trying to find gifts for relatives they rarely see, or shop for bosses and co-workers, may consider joining the millions of others who turn to gift certificates as a solution. For more information, visit [http://www.giftcertificates.com].
GiftCertificates.com(TM) is the leading provider of gift certificates and related services for corporate clients and consumers. The company’s best-selling product, the SuperCertificate(TM), is a gift certificate that can be redeemed at GiftCertificates.com for original gift certificates to hundreds of participating merchants. For more information, visit [http://www.giftcertificates.com]. GiftCertificates.com and SuperCertificate are trademarks of GiftCertificates.com, Inc.