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Today I wanted to share a free printable gift certificate template that I thought would come in handy for the upcoming holiday season, or really anytime of the year!
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The idea to create this printable gift certificate came from my family. At least twice a year someone will ask me to make a custom certificate for something that they can’t get a traditional gift certificate for.
One year, it was my parents wanting to buy my brother and his girlfriend a new refrigerator. Since they live in a fairly small apartment, my parents wanted them to be able to choose one themselves and decide on which features they wanted and also how much space they wanted it to take up.
So instead of just telling them that they were going to buy them a new refrigerator, my mom had asked me to create a blank gift certificate that she could fill out and give to them on Christmas morning. My brother and his girlfriend were thrilled that they would not only be receiving a new refrigerator, but that they got to pick out the gift themselves.
Another time my brother wanted to pay for my dad to get his truck painted for his birthday present. This was another example of something that you can’t really get a traditional gift certificate for. Once again, I was asked to make another custom certificate!
And so I figured that if my family was regularly looking for custom gift certificates, other people may be looking for the same thing!
Why use gift certificates?
They make great last minute gifts.
Gift certificates are also really great for those last minute presents. Maybe you forgot to get a gift, or just don’t have time to run to the store. Whatever the reason, simply printing out a gift certificate is a great alternative to a traditional present.
They are helpful when sticking to a budget.
With so many people to buy presents for, it can be really hard to stick to a budget. Giving friends and family members a coupon book is a great way to gift something thoughtful and personal, while not breaking the bank!
They are thoughtful and personal.
You can customize the gift certificate to fit your friends and family members very well. It will show your loved ones that you put a lot of thought into the gift.
They are great for giving less traditional gifts.
As I mentioned above, finding a specific gift card for something like a brand new refrigerator might be a little difficult! Printable gift certificates allow you to fill them out for any item or experience that you would like to give!
While we’re talking about ways to give less traditional gifts, you may also be interested in these free printable pillow boxes.
If you’re in need of some fast, easy Christmas gift packaging that still looks professional, you’ll definitely want to take a look at these free printable Christmas pillow boxes. I’ve created 3 easy to put together pillow box designs that would be great for wrapping any small gift or gift card.
We’ve also got a bunch of free printable coupon books that you may like to check out:
Coupon books make great homemade gift idea and they can be totally personalized to fit whoever you are giving it to. Each page of the book has a blank space to write down a special experience or event that is redeemable by presenting the coupon to the gift giver.
Free Printable Gift Certificate Template
Each certificate measures 8×3.5 inches. When trimmed, this will fit great into a standard #10 size envelope. 3 gift certificates will print per 8.5×11 inch page. For the best quality, I would highly recommend printing on white cardstock.
Simply cut out the certificate and fill in the “For,” “To,” and “From” sections with your information. You now have a much nicer looking way to give those types of gifts that are a little out of the ordinary!
Feel free to download and print as many gift certificate templates as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This template was designed for personal use only.