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Best Online Last Minute Gift Ideas - E-Gift Cards and e-Gift Certificates

Electronic E-Gift Cards Give Last-Minute Internet Shoppers Digital Gift Ideas


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The technology of e-commerce redefines last-minute gift giving by making instant virtual gift-giving possible in the form of e-gift cards and e-gift certificates. Beyond the convenience that e-gift cards and e-gift certificates provide, they are becoming an essential offering for the largest U.S. retail chains that want to capture their share of the $200 billion that are spent on gift cards every year.

This is a comprehensive list of e-commerce websites that offer e-gift cards and e-gift certificates, which can be purchased online, and delivered digitally via e-mail or cellphone. This list is arranged by categories, according to the type of merchandise that each retailer sells.

Apparel Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Abercrombie & Fitch e-Gift Cards

  • Delivered via e-mail
  • Same day delivery upon payment approval
  • Denominations from $25 to $500
  • Redeemable in the US and Canada stores
  • Redeemable online
  • Delivery dates can be scheduled for any time, up to 60 days after the purchase
More details about Abercrombie & Fitch e-gift cards >>

Gap e-Gift Cards
  • No extra fees
  • Value may be added to eGift Card at any time
  • Redeemable for cash when the balance is less than $5
  • The eGift Card is sent on the date you choose
  • You can use card at any U.S. Gap brand, Old Navy, Banana Republic or Athleta
  • There is no expiration date
More details about The Gap e-gift cards >>

Books Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Audio Editions
Details about Audio Editions e-gift cards >>

Details about Books-A-Million e-gift certificates >>

Powell's Books>
Details about Powell's Books e-gift cards >>

Computer and Consumer Electronics Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Apple e-Gift Certificates
  • Can be purchased in the amount of $10 to $50
  • Gift certificates may not be used to purchase gift certificates
  • You will be required to create an Apple ID to purchase
  • The gift certificate will be emailed to the recipient’s email
  • A receipt for the certificate will be emailed to you
More details about Apple e-gift cards >>electronics

Best Buy e-Gift Cards
  • You can order single cards or bulk orders from a mailing list
  • Redeem at any Best Buy store in the U.S. or online
  • Full value remains on the card until used, without fees
  • E-gift cards can arrive within minutes
  • Choose from multiple designs and personalize your messages
More details about Best Buy e-gift cards < >

Details about Crutchfield's e-gift cards >>

Dell e-Gift Cards
  • There is no expiration date
  • You can use your Gift Card online or via phone
  • Credit card is charged at the time of purchase
  • You will only be charged the value of the Gift Card
More details about Dell e-gift cards >>

Department Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

J.C. Penney
Details about JC Penney e-gift cards >>

Details about Macy's e-gift cards >> >>

Details about Nordstrom e-gift cards >>

Sears e-Gift Cards
  • Available in preset increments from $5 to $500
  • Email is sent to recipient within hours of purchase
  • No delivery fee
  • Can be used online and in store
  • eGift cards never expire and are not subject to fees
More details about Sears e-gift cards >>

Discount Department Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Details about Kohl's e-gift cards >>

Details about Target e-gift cards >>

Details about Wal-Mart's e-gift cards >>

Drug Store E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

CVS Caremark e-Gift Cards
  • You will only be charged the face value of the eGift Card
  • You can cancel your purchase by contacting Customer Support
  • Choose the date when the eGift Card alert message is sent
  • Use your eGift Card at any CVS location
  • There is no expiration date
More details about CVS Caremark e-gift cards >>

E-Commerce Retailers E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Details about Amazon's e-gift cards >>

Details about BagsBuy e-gift certificates >>

Details about Cooking.com e-gift certificates >>

Details about eBags e-gift cards >>

Genius Babies
Details about Genius Babies e-gift certificates >>

Grocery and Supermarket E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Meijer e-Gift Certificates
  • May be used only for the purchase of merchandise online
  • Cannot be used for payment on a Meijer credit card
  • Purchases do not qualify for Meijer Rewards
  • Meijer eGift Certificates are not redeemable for cash
  • Cannot be replaced without proof of purchase and PIN
More details about Meijer e-gift cards >>

Home Improvement Stores E-gift Cards and E-gift Certificates:

Home Depot e-Gift Cards
  • eGift Cards have no fees
  • Valid with purchase at any store in the U.S.
  • Not redeemable for cash
  • Cannot be applied to Tool Rental or phone purchases
  • Check your balance at any Home Depot store
  • You may not return or cancel eGift Card

More details about Home Depot e-gift cards >>

Details about Lowe's e-gift cards >>

More e-Gift Cards and e-Gift Certificates >>

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