Whether you’re planning on stuffing it in a stocking or tucking it under a tree, the gift card is a go-to idea for many a harried shopper.
But what kind of gift card should you get for Aunt Sally or Cousin Mike? we looked at the terms and features of 62 different gift cards, including general purpose cards, store-branded retail cards, restaurant cards, airline cards and gas station cards.
Using the chart below, you can compare these cards to find out the one that suits your needs based on factors such as the amount you can put on the card to any fees it costs to buy one. This way, everyone comes out a winner this season.
Loading limits: $25-$3,000. Denomination availability varies.
Purchase fees ranging from $3.95 to $6.95.
Personalized gift cards: USPS $2, NextDay (plus processing) $9.95; photo gift cards: USPS $5.95, 2nd Day (plus processing) $8.95; NextDay (plus processing) $15.95