Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gift Cards & Certificates

gift cardSo. You’re a procrastinator.

Oh boy.

It’s December 24th. Christmas Eve. And you still have to get your shopping done. I know, I know. You’re heads swimming right now. Maybe you’ve done some work and have jotted a list of gifts down to aid you in your shopping mall adventure today. But maybe you haven’t done that yet either.

Either way, we’ve got your back with easy, quick ideas for holiday gifts. Follow me after the jump for the 411 on the easiest of easies…the gift card!

Shopping Mall Gift Cards

When talking about gift cards, let’s start with the “catch all” shall we? I thin kit might often be overlooked, kind of like “not seeing the wood for the trees”, but the mall gift card might be the easiest and best gift card of all. I mean, it can be used at ANY store in the mall from where you purchased it! Don’t know if the receiver of your gift wants electronics or toys or books or jewelry or clothes or kitchenware? No worries. This gift card will cover all of those bases – and more!

Visit the information stand at your local mall and grab one, two or a few more of these. You’re covered!

Electronics Shop Gift Cards

Right now, someone in your life is looking for electronics. They’ve probably got a new television set, laptop, wireless speakers, cell phone or tablet staked out for an opportune Boxing Day blowout! Why not give them a helping hand with a gift card from a Future Shop, Best Buy, Circuit City or other electronics shop?

You know that’s going to be put to good use.

And when they invite you over to watch Lord of the Rings on their new giant size LED LCD in 2015, you reap the rewards too!

Well played, friend. Well played.

movie theaterMovie Theatre Gift Certificates/Cards

Oscar season will be here before you know it and your circle of friends will soon be heading out to see all the hopeful candidates. With theatre prices as expensive as they are, every gift card or certificate that can get a movie lover into a film for free is a gift worth giving!

Visit your local theatre chain and pick a few of these up. You can’t go wrong with the gift of entertainment.

Coffee Shop Gift Cards

Does someone in your life need to be constantly caffeinated in order to survive a daily existence? Coffee chains like Starbucks, Second Cup, Tim Horton’s, Timothy’s and many others make it easy for you to help your wired friend by conveniently placing gift cards at the cash stand.

All you need to do is conveniently pick one up and fill it with $10, $20, $50 or even $100 of pre-paid, hand-shaking, fast-talking goodness!

Besides, it smells great in those shops. Pick up a lazy hot chocolate for yourself while you’re at it!

comic book storeComic Book Store Gift Certificates and Cards

Ah, the comic books! Of course it was going to make this list! If you’ve got someone in your life that loves the comic, the graphic novels, the little toy figurines or the pop-culture t-shirts, then a gift card or certificate from your local comic book shop is the way to go.

You might be fearful about buying them something they might not like or might already have, but there’s no fear in granting them their own choice. They will call you wise and thank you for it, profusely.

And pick up a little something from here or here while you’re at it for yourself. You deserve it this year. And you’ll thank me for it, too!

So there you have it. Quick fixes for a stressful holiday problem. Good luck with your shopping and drive and walk-and-text safely.

xmas DCAll of us here at Biff Bam Pop! wish you and your loved ones all the best over the holiday season and a very prosperous New Year! “Excelsior” indeed!

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