Giving a gift is a wonderful way to celebrate someone, whether it’s for a major occasion like their birthday, a gift-giving time like the holidays or just because you want to make their day a little brighter! eGift cards are a wonderful way to easily send someone a thoughtful gift in only a few steps, right from your phone or computer, especially when you send one via Evite!
Evite offers dozens of eGift cards to top retailers like Target, Sephora, Starbucks, GameStop and Amazon. And we make them more convenient and WAY more fun to send and receive. You can include an eGift card with our digital greeting cards (BTW—the greeting card is free when you purchase it with an eGift card from us) and your recipient can redeem it easily through Evite. Here’s everything you need to know about sending (and receiving) eGift cards!
How to send an eGift card in a few easy steps via Evite
Sending a digital greeting card with an attached eGift card is seamless with Evite. AND, when you purchase a greeting card with an eGift card, your greeting card is FREE! Thought you’d love that. Here's how to customize your greeting card by adding an eGift card to it:
1. Choose a greeting card.
2. Customize your greeting card with an envelope, liner, stamp, background and stickers.
3. Choose the eGift card you want to send.
4. Select an amount for your eGift card.
5. Add your recipient(s).*
6. Customize your card message(s).
7. Review your card and make changes (if needed).
8. Choose when you want your card to be delivered (you can send it instantly or schedule for a later delivery date).
9. Complete your purchase!
That’s it! Evite will deliver your eGift card and greeting card on the date you choose via the delivery method selected. We’ll also send you an email to let you know when it’s delivered, and you can check your “My Events” page on Evite to see when it’s been opened! Easy, right?
*Evite offers multiple features on this step to make gifting even simpler. You can send your eGift card via email or text, and add a new recipient, import recipients, or use a past guest list if you’re sending a gift to the people you’ve partied with before. You can also send the same greeting card and eGift card to multiple people in one transaction! The greeting card and eGift card will be the same for everyone on your list, but you can personalize your message to each recipient. We highly recommend taking advantage of this feature if you’re sending eGift cards to your colleagues or as thank yous to your guests!
Tips on sending eGift cards from Evite
Choose a greeting card that’ll make them smile
The first step is to find a greeting card that matches the occasion, like a birthday card, teacher appreciation card, Christmas card, holiday card or thank you card. Then, find a card design that suits your recipient’s personality and style, and customize it with an envelope, liner, stamp, stickers, background and a personal message.
Find an eGift card that matches their interests
Do they love fashion? Trying new restaurants? Decorating their home? There are eGift cards for every interest and person imaginable! All you need to do is think about your recipient and what they’re into and gift them something that speaks to it. Some of our top picks:
For the fashionista: H&M with this card
For the fitness lover: lululemon with this card
For parents-to-be: Baby Gap with this card
For teens: Sephora with this card
For kids: Build-A-Bear Workshop with this card
For co-workers: Starbucks with this card
For teachers: Target with this card
For college students: DoorDash with this card
Choose the right time (and delivery method) to send your eGift card
You can opt to send your eGift card instantly (we’re looking out for you, last-minute gifters) or schedule it to be delivered at a later date. Either way, your recipient need never know when you actually chose their gift!
Fun fact: You can send eGift cards from Evite via email or text! While sending eGift cards by email is still wildly popular, sending one via text is a great way to ensure it doesn’t end up buried in your recipient’s inbox.
Write a personal message that will melt their heart
Of course, they’ll love your gift. But writing a thoughtful message to them adds the personal touch every gift needs. Consider mentioning why you chose the eGift card you chose, how much they mean to you, how you hope they’ll enjoy the gift and that you’ll see them soon. If it’s a thank-you gift, include specifics around what you’re thanking them for.
A little inspo to get you going:
Cheers to another year around the sun, ____! Here’s a drink (or two) on me. ;)
Happy birthday, ___! I know you have an epic video game collection, but I know there’s room for more!
Dear, ____, I just want to say thank you for being the best teacher ever! No one deserves this coffee more than you!
Congrats, ____! I can’t wait to meet the little one (and see what cute outfits you choose for them)!
So happy for you and ___! I know you’ve been waiting ’til after the wedding to renovate your home, so I hope this helps make your dream kitchen come true sooner. <3
Congrats, _____! Now that you’re headed off to join the workforce, it’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. :D
Happy holidays to you and your family! In addition to your end-of-year bonus from the company, I’d like to personally thank you with a small token of my appreciation for being an amazing team member. Your hard work is truly invaluable!
Evite eGift card FAQ
How do eGift cards work?
eGift cards work just like physical gift cards, only they’re digital so recipients don’t have to worry about losing them or forgetting them when they’re ready to shop. You can purchase eGift cards from Evite to use at dozens of retailers and restaurants. Once your recipient redeems their eGift card via Evite, they can use it online or in person at the retailer or restaurant the eGift card is for. All they need to access it is their phone or the internet, and they’re ready to enjoy your gift to them. Pro tip: Screenshot your redemption page with your eGift’s barcode and info if you’re planning to use it in person. That way, you’ll have it handy when it comes to showing it to the cashier.
Why should you send an eGift card as a gift?
There are so many great reasons why eGift cards are excellent gifts, including:
- They’re convenient—for the sender AND recipient. You can send and receive them right from your phone or computer, and the recipient can use theirs online or in person.
- They’re customizable. From the retailer or restaurant they’re valid for to the amount you give, you can find eGift cards for all your friends and family. You can also include a personal message to your recipient(s). And when you pair them with one of Evite’s greeting cards, you can really turn your eGift card into a moment they’ll cherish long after they use your generous gift.
- They’re affordable. As mentioned above, you can choose to spend exactly the amount you want, and you don’t have to waste money on gas or shipping charges.
- They’re always the right size. If your recipient is a fashionista, but you aren’t sure of their size/current most-wanted trend, an eGift card allows them to find exactly what they want.
- They’re fun and trendy and people love receiving them! While eGift cards are undoubtedly a fantastic option from a gift-giver’s perspective, they’re also just as welcome to a recipient as well. With an eGift card, the recipient is guaranteed to end up with something they’ll truly enjoy, all while still feeling warm and fuzzy about receiving a present from someone.
Who can you send eGift cards to?
Simply put—anyone! They’re especially popular for people celebrating birthdays, grads getting ready for the next step in their lives, teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, employees during the holidays, and friends who deserve a little, “Hey, you’re fabulous!” pick-me-up.
How can a recipient redeem their eGift card?
Evite will email or text recipients the exciting news that they’ve received an eGift card (along with the name of the person sending the gift) and provide detailed instructions on how to redeem their gift on Evite.com. A few important things to note:
- Recipients do not need an Evite account to redeem their eGift card from Evite.
- Evite uses mobile verification, so recipients must have a valid U.S. or Canada mobile phone number.
- eGift cards cannot be redeemed on the Evite app.
If they need assistance with their eGift card, our Customer Service team will be happy to help!
Long story short, eGift cards are an awesome gifting option, and we’re so excited to make giving and receiving them even more exciting and fun! Want to take the celebrating beyond the gift (epic though it may be)? Plan a party to remember using one of Evite’s birthday or holiday invitations!