Some people are ridiculously hard to buy for like your teenage nephew (you have no idea what he's into... this year); your brother (the seasoned traveler); or your mum (the born again vegetarian hippie some or other).
Fear not gift cards make an awesome present because they say I wanted to get you something you would like, I just have no idea what that is... and because they're not money wasted. They're also great for family and friends who live far away because they can be posted or sometimes even emailed.
Here are some you might want to check out this year.
We might all have different taste in films but most people like whole movie experience and gift cards for the cinema are one of my favourite type of presents. Choose from an adult double pass to a Gold Class experience. Try Event Cinemas or Hoyts to see what's on offer.
The VISA gift card is an easy choice for your overseas present recipients. They can be spent anywhere that accepts VISA and even be used for online purchases. Sure, it's not the most personal of gifts, but it's super practical. Find these gift cards at Australia Post.
A universal VISA gift card is easy and practical
Music is a universal love but while your aunty might like a bit of Shania, cousin Thomas might prefer death metal. Let them choose what goes on their iPod with an iTunes gift card. You can even buy these from Coles and Woolworths. Too easy. ps. This is a great one for teenagers who change their music preferences more often than their underwear.
Give the gift of music without having to decide between the Beibs and One Direction
There are over 2000 gift ideas and experiences on offer at the Red Balloon website. Adventurous friends can use their gift card to go skydiving or do laps in a V8. On the flip side, there are also massages, cooking classes and cruises.
An adventurous friend might use a Red Balloon gift card to go skydiving
Ticketek & Ticketmaster
Concert tickets are expensive, so you don't want to waste your money on the wrong ones for a present. Thankfully, you can give the gift of live entertainment by getting a gift voucher from Ticketek or Ticketmaster. Your mum/dad/brother/friend/whoever can choose to use their gift card for concerts, comedy, theatre and sporting events.