Here’s How to Give Gift Cards Through Cash App
Ready for a hot take? Gift cards are one of the best presents you can get a person—be it your significant other, parent, or boss. While gift cards can be seen as impersonal, sending money to your nearest and dearest’s favorite store shows that you know them well and want to save them the hassle of returning a less-than-stellar gift. Good news for last-minute gift shoppers everywhere: The gift that keeps on giving just became more efficient thanks to Cash App’s newly unveiled gift card section.
As one of the top finance apps around, Cash App makes it easy to save or spend money, track your stock portfolio, navigate the world of bitcoin, and, as of now, buy gift cards for your people. The good news is that using this new feature is a breeze: Simply open up your app and you can send a gift card just as you would buy stock, bitcoin, or reimburse a friend for last weekend’s brunch.
With so many gift card options to choose from, you’re bound to find something for every person in your life. Want to treat your partner to a yummy lunch? Chow down in style at Chipotle. Looking to “wow” your favorite friend? They’ll love a gift card to Nike or Lululemon. And, of course, your caffeine-obsessed colleague will find a lot to love about a Starbucks gift card. As a recipient, the value of your gift card will automatically be applied when you use your Cash App Card at the corresponding retailer. Don’t have a Cash App debit? Don’t sweat it, you can always convert the funds into cash on the app.
Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance lifestyle journalist, who covers shopping and deals for Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and ELLE Decor, among others. Her hobbies include themed spinning classes, Netflix, and nachos.