If you have ever purchased a gift for someone, you probably know how tough it can be to get the perfect gift item and make everyone happy. In some cases, you might even get the feeling the recipient is not too happy with the gift choice. Whether you do not know the person too well or you are searching for a gift for someone who seems to have everything, a cash gift can guarantee your gift will put a smile to the recipient’s face and make things much easier for you. However, a cash gift might also seem like you did not put in enough effort into thinking of a gift. 

Well, we have a solution to that: Gift cards! 

Gift cards are basically debit cards loaded with money for future usage. With cash as a gift, the recipient may imply you think they need money. However, a gift card implies you want to get the person something, but you are unsure of what exactly to get. Gift cards offer a lot of options and can be an awesome choice for a picky person. Gift cards can be used for purchasing apps, books, music and movie streaming services, clothes and gadgets, amongst others.

With Barter, you can gift friends and family with virtual cards which are delivered instantly via e-mail and redeemable online. This makes it simple for you to purchase a gift card in the comfort of your home. Since people have different reasons for purchasing gifts, Barter offers you the ability to create personalized messages depending on the reason for the gift. Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary, apology or just as random gesture, you can personalize the gift card to your specifications.

To create a personalized gift card on Barter, 

  1. Download Barter by Flutterwave from your device store and sign up.
  2. Complete the KYC and identity verification process
  3. ‘Add money’ to your Barter account either through your debit card, or bank transfer
  4. Click ‘Create new card’ and choose “Gift Card”
  5. Select your card design.
  6. Enter the purchase amount you’d like to fund the gift card with. (Note: Card creation fee is $4 )
  7. Make it personal by including the details of the recipient.

Purchasing a gift for the people on your “nice list” should not feel hectic anymore. Barter is available on both the Apple App Store and Android Playstore.

Get Barter by Flutterwave now!

Published by Owuraku Ohene Ampadu-Kissi

Senior Manager, Product Marketing