What do you get your husband for Father's day? What do you get the new graduate? These questions used to be easier to answer. There were things people actually needed, but today, people have almost everything they need and the things they want are super specific.
So you know the way to go - gift cards. Cash just seems lazy. Gift cards make it look like you put a little effort into the gift. At least you had to buy it right? But then you have the problem of buying them a gift card to a specific store that they may or may not like. Ugh!
One way to go is to buy The Western Union Gift and Greeting Card. You can buy them easily enough at WUGift.com. You don't even have to head to a store. You can get a variety of different cards to fit the occasion - like weddings, birthdays, congratulations, anniversaries, thank-you's and more. You can even write a personal message inside (or record a personal voice message for them to hear when they call to activate the card.)
The amount can be loaded from $5 to $100. If you need one for Father's day or a Graduate, take advantage of the promo code "WUGIFTPROMO8" and get 25% off the $5 fee ( Limit one (1) coupon per transaction. No cash redemption value. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited. Offer expires 9/1/2012.) If you select First Class Shipping, the cards ship for FREE.
Your recipient can use the Western Union gift card anywhere debit MasterCard is accepted (online and in stores!) There is a $2.50 inactivation fee after 12 months of inactivity so encourage them to get out and use the card.
It's a great option for the person who has everything or needs the flexiblility to buy what they really need or want. You'll have the option of selecting the value you want and they will be able to buy what they want. It's a win-win kind of gift.
*The Western Union® gift card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank; Member FDIC. A $2.50 per month servicing fee applies after 12 consecutive months of non-use. Gift Card only for sale and shipment to the 48 contiguous states excluding AZ, PO Boxes, U.S. military bases and correctional facilities