Choose the gift you really want with a gift card from Gift Card Registry

Do you smile and gasp with delight when you are given a gift? If you are the giver do you hope to hear squeals of delight and a positive reaction?

Of course, whether we are givers or receivers we want to see the recipient experience a happy response to our gift!  Research shows that our anticipated reactions are a critical factor in what we choose for gift giving.^

Looking for a smile

Givers have a ‘smile-seeking’ motive for their choice of gift while receivers are hoping for something they want. The two experiences don’t always match!

Researchers found gift-givers choose gifts they expect to produce smiles or gasps of joy, but people receiving them prefer gifts which will make them happy over the long-term.

Books and money are most preferred

When 80 people were asked for their favourite gifts, they nominated books and money as first preference. Long-term gifts like money or a gift card are always well-received as they give the recipients the opportunity to choose their own gift – something they really want.

Findings from Blackhawk Network’s Online and Mobile Gifting survey of more than 1,100 U.S. consumers revealed that physical gift cards are the most popular choice for gift card giving.^^

Gift Card Registry makes gifting easy

To ensure your gift recipient can choose whatever they want for a big occasion gift, set up a Gift Card Registry for friends and family to contribute their gifts.

Once the gifting period is over, the recipient will receive a prepaid Mastercard loaded with the gifted funds, ready to use online or at any merchant that accepts Mastercard.

Gift cards make it easy to choose a gift

Give them the choice to use the funds for their own special gift or project which may be a wedding, travel, a house deposit, further education, honeymoon, baby equipment, home furnishings or appliances – the list is unlimited.

Gift Card Registry is easy to set up and makes gift giving easy and secure. You can use a registry for any occasion:

  • Weddings
  • Bridal showers
  • Engagements
  • Kitchen Teas
  • Honeymoon fund
  • Birthdays
  • Baby showers
  • House warming
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Crowdfunding
  • Graduation

With the popular choice for gifting being the gift you choose yourself, promote a ‘smile-seeking’ reaction and choose a Gift Card registry for the special occasion.

To find out more and see a sample registry, go to giftcardregistry.com.au or phone 1300 354 632.



^The Smile-Seeking Hypothesis: How Immediate Affective Reactions Motivate and Reward Gift Giving. Adelle X. Yang, Oleg Urminsky, 2018. Published in Psychological Science. Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797618761373

^^Blackhawk Network 2018 Consumer Gift Card Preferences report. Available from: https://blackhawknetwork.com/consumer-gift-card-preferences/

Graduate to the next step with gifts you really want

Celebrate the milestone of every graduation with a special occasion and a keepsake to remember the experience.

What’s the graduation event you’re planning? Kindy to school; primary to secondary; secondary to university; university to an exciting career?

Whatever the graduation, it deserves marking with a special something for the new graduate!

Try these suggestions for graduate gifts for every life stage.

Kindy to school – the first graduation, and it’s a big event for the whole family when the kindergarten kid starts big school.

Celebrate the occasion with a special family party themed with the latest kiddy-craze – unicorns are the most popular fad amongst the kindy kids, and its easy to make it the theme of a party.

Primary to secondary – the second graduation and it’s another big change when junior goes from being one of the older kids, moves up to Year 7 and joins the youngest group in the secondary school.

The big kids in the primary school will love a party to farewell their friends as they dissipate to different schools for their secondary years.

Secondary to higher education – Bidding Year 12 goodbye can be a very special graduation, with an end of year party for all their friends that may end up being held on the Gold Coast during Schoolies Week.

Graduating from TAFE or University is an epic occasion with all the partying and gifts of a 21st or even a wedding.

Every young person has their own dreams and wish list for gifts and the right gift is entirely dependent on the person celebrating.

Gift Card Registry makes the best wish list

Whatever their aspirations, the gift most appreciated is money, and the most secure way to give them money is through a registry at Gift Card Registry.

The perfect solution to graduation gifts, the registry can be set up by a parent or friend at no cost. Go to giftcardregistry.com.au or phone 1300 354 632.

Online giving is easy with Gift Card Registry

When sending out invitations, mention that gifts can be contributed online, and the guests will be pleased to add to the gifting total, knowing that the recipient can choose whatever they want.

When the registry is closed, the total contributed is loaded onto a prepaid Mastercard and sent to the recipient, ready for them to activate and use.

Prepaid Mastercards can be used online and instore at any merchant anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard. You can be confident that a prepaid gift card is more appreciated, more convenient, and easy to use.

No unwanted gifts with Gift Card Registry

With Gift Card Registry you avoid the possibility of any unwanted graduation gifts and the recipient has the pleasure of purchasing something they really want.

Make your wishes come true

With a combined total to use, the new graduate can choose to pursue further study, take a gap year or buy their first set of wheels.

Younger graduates will be able to enjoy a special holiday, or the total can go towards extra tutoring such as swimming, ballet, sports coaching or music lessons.

More than a gift

A prepaid gift card from Gift Card Registry offers more than other gifts – it enables choice, opportunity and reward.