It’s a gift for both.
When it comes to men, it’s important to remember that men are the ones who have more money.
So when you buy a gift card for a man, you can expect to pay for it, even if it’s for him.
For women, it can be a little trickier.
Women are more likely to think they’re buying a gift because they’ve received a lot of cards from men, or because they’re thinking they can spend it on something that will benefit the other party.
So what do you do if you think you might have purchased something from a gift seller and you’ve got a problem?
You should definitely report it, says Carolyn Pfeifer, a business and financial advisor and author of the book Gift Cards: How to Spend Them Wisely.
Pfeif advises you to ask the gift seller for a receipt.
The gift seller can then confirm whether the card has been used.
“That way you can figure out if it has,” she says.
“There are a couple of situations where it could be that the gift was used for something else, like a wedding present or for the kids,” says Pfeife.
She also suggests checking the website for any offers that may not have been approved by the gift card company.
If the company says it’s been approved, then it’s safe to use it, but it could also be a scam, she says, noting that the more you know about the card, the less likely it is to be a genuine gift card.
If you buy something from the gift shop and don’t get a receipt, it could mean that the seller isn’t authentic.
“If you go and buy something and it’s a fake, you should probably go and report it,” Pfeief says.
There are plenty of ways to get rid of gift cards that are not authentic, but you should be careful about buying things from these sites, says Peeley, the business consultant.
Peely recommends avoiding any gift cards with the word “gift” in the name.
“The term ‘gift’ is just the word that was chosen,” she explains.
Pearsall says the best advice is to report gift cards as soon as they appear on a gift site.
“Don’t go out and buy anything,” she warns.
“Report it immediately.
This is when you know that you’ve gone to the right place.”
For more tips on how to spend your gift cards, check out these tips from the National Consumer Law Center.