It's getting close to Christmas, and perhaps you're still struggling with ideas for what to get for the friends and family around you. Enter the trusty gift card! It's so easy to pick up a card in a festive pattern, throw it into a cute / funny / beautiful card, and just be done with it all.
But if you're overwhelmed with the options even within the world of gift cards — and there are many, since this is a popular time of year for stores and restaurants to offers special freebie promotions — then perhaps look to the tried-and-true sellers.
Gift Card Granny, a resale marketplace for discounted gift cards, took a look at the 300,000 alerts that customers created through the site. What they found is that there's a clear top 20 for the most desired gift cards amongst consumers. So if you're not sure what stores might have broad appeal for your giftees, consider these options.
The 20 Most In-Demand Gift Cards
- Home Depot
- Best Buy
- TJ Maxx
- Trader Joe's (not sold online)
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Olive Garden
Readers, have you resorted to gift cards yet? Are you still planning to do some shopping this weekend? Are there better broad-interest gift card options out there? Sound off in the comments below!