Ardie's offers Gift Certificates. $20.00 minimum purchase required. Gift Certificates from Ardie's Coins are good for up to one year after the purchase date.
Gift Certificates used to be thought of as impersonal gifts, that should only be given as a last resort or to people you didn't care much about. However, in recent years all of that has changed. In fact 80% of people hope to receive a Gift Certificate instead of an actual present, and in 2010, the most sought after gift during the holiday season was a Gift Certificates or card as well. Here are some of the benefits of giving and receiving a Gift Certificate that has made them such a popular present in recent years.
No More Disappointment
Since very few people will actually tell you what they truly want as a gift, a Gift Certificate can eliminate the disappointment that is evident when you get someone something that they do not enjoy. With a Gift Certificate, the receiver is free to pick out whatever they choose, instead of relying on your psychic abilities to provide a good present.
Everyone has a hideous sweater, unsightly tie, or a dozen useless knickknacks lying around that they have received from friends and family members throughout the years. When give a Gift Certificate to someone, you are ensuring that you will not be the giver of one of those disappointing gifts.
Gift Certificates are Great for Last Minute Gifts or New Acquaintances
They are also perfect for those new acquaintances that you do not know well enough to purchase a real gift for. Business owners big and small alike should also consider Gift Certificates as a solution to holiday or incentive gift giving. Since they probably do not know their employee's tastes that well, a Gift Certificate is an ideal present in such situations.
Gift Certificates no Longer a Giving Faux Pa
In the past, many people have hesitated to give Gift Certificate as presents because it was considered a giving faux pa. It was not acceptable to present someone with a Gift Certificate that let them know exactly what you were spending on them. However, now it considered a courtesy to give someone a Gift Certificate and allow them to pick out something that will truly make them happy.