Do Gift Cards Make Good Thanksgiving Gifts?


We’re not 100% sure, but we think we’re getting close to having written a “Do Gift Cards Make Good (fill in the special occasion here) Gifts?” blog for each special occasion of the year. By now, readers of the Canadian POS Blog are well aware that the undeniable answer to the question posed by each and every one of these blog titles is “yes”.

With Thanksgiving Day coming up (it’s Monday, October 14th, in case you were unaware), we’re approaching the day when gift cards just might be the best gifts you can give. The giving of a gift card is a great way to say “thank you”. And since a lot of people will be attending a lot of dinners during the Thanksgiving long weekend, there will be ample opportunities to offer such thanks.

What do you give the host or hostess of Thanksgiving dinners?

In many cases, it’s a bottle of wine, right? But what type of wine does your host or hostess like? It’s hard to know considering how many different wines there are. This is one of those particular occasions where gift cards work perfectly. A gift card is always a great solution for a “not sure what to get” situation.

On, Amanda Garrity lists gift cards among her top five Thanksgiving gift ideas. She specifies Winc gift cards which offer their recipients their choice of wine. “Rather than showing up with a standard bottle of Pinot, switch things up by giving your hostess the ability to pick exactly the kind of Winc wine she wants to sip on this season,” she suggests.

Who else deserves a Thanksgiving gift?

The real answer is just about everyone you know! However, we understand if you’re not exactly able to afford a gift for everyone in your life. That said, teachers are hard at work these days. With school having started a month ago, you can bet that the special people who teach your children are up to their ears in responsibilities. How about thanking them for their hard work?

As Taysha Murtaugh and Rebekah Lowin explain on, offering a teacher a show of your appreciation is a great way to teach your child the art of gratitude. “Gift cards are consistently the number one thing teachers actually want,” they write, “After all, many educators end up spending their own money on classroom supplies. In the spirit of the season, thank them with a card you can print at home.”

Do you offer gift cards to your customers?

If not, please don’t hesitate to contact Canadian POS to ask us about our electronic gift cards. History has shown that gift cards provide merchants with numerous benefits. Among them is the fact that they bring in new customers. Gift cards given by loyal customers entice friends and families to sample your business. The cards are ideal for promotional mailings, charitable donations, come-back rewards and other marketing programs.

Gift cards are also known to increase sales and profits. Most card recipients spend about 25 percent more than the value of their gift cards – and there’s no cash back required. Get in touch with Canadian POS to learn how you can begin taking advantage of gift cards today! Call us at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.

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