Gift Guides

9 Gift Cards To Make You Feel Close Even From Six Feet Apart

In case you missed it, there's a pandemic outside, and traveling to see loved ones is a whole lot harder this year. It also means in-person gift-giving is basically out of the question, especially if you've got older folks or immunosuppressed loved ones. The pandemic, however, will not stop many from gifting this holiday season. While we may be forced to eat Thanksgiving over Zoom and light the Hanukkah candles from afar, not even a pandemic can take away our holiday spirit.

So this year, take the socially distant gifting route and send your loved ones gift cards. Available for everything from booze to blankets, gift cards are both practical and universal. Plus, buying gift cards is as easy as clicking a button and there is exactly zero shipping time. Ahead, our favorite gift cards to give this holiday season.


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Instacart Gift Card

The only thing better than getting groceries delivered in the winter time during a pandemic is not having to pay for those groceries. So give the gift of food this year and fill the bellies of all your loved ones even from miles away.
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Haus Gift Card

If you want to get specific, Haus is the absolute gem of holiday booze gifting. It's delicious, it comes in a sexy bottle, and there are endless flavors for your loved one to choose from. Give the gift of quality booze without having to guess on flavor choice with this easy to purchase gift card.
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Nintendo E-Gift Card

If you can't be with your loved ones this holiday season, you can at least play Animal Crossing with them!
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Disney+ Subscription

A gift that will last a whole year and give you something to do together on your tenth Zoom of the holiday season.
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Thrive Market Gift Card

In a year that has us all ordering groceries, give the best of the best to your loved ones.
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Omaha Steaks Gift Card

The perfect gift for the family member that got super into cooking this year but doesn't get to cook Thanksgiving dinner for anyone but themselves.
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DoorDash Gift Card

In a year distinctly marked by takeout, what better gift to give than the gift of more takeout. Plus, if you have a Chase Sapphire credit card, you'll get 3x points on your gift purchase. Sounds like a win-win to me!
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Minibar Delivery Gift Card

Let's face it, 2020 has been a hard year, so why not give the gift of hard seltzer or hard tea or spirits or wine this year.
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Etsy Gift Card

Whether your loved one loves slime, cute prints, or homemade blankets, this gift card will both support a small business crafter and make your loved one smile.
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