Why battle through the crowds to buy a present when you can pick up an e-gift card online?

Online shopping was huge business before the pandemic. In its wake, it has only gathered pace. And, when it comes to present-buying, that undoubtedly makes our lives considerably easier; the knowledge that we can pick up anything at a click of a button is a godsend. But what of those friends and family for whom it’s hard to choose? Take it from us, e-gift cards are your friend. Just load one up with however much you want to spend and let the recipient choose for themselves – everybody is happy. Here are a few destination brands that offer this excellent service.

Astley Clarke

Got a jewellery lover to buy for? Astley Clarke is one of the most desirable online jewellers. And, with the magic that is online retail, you can have a natty little gift voucher pinging its way to your intended in two shakes of a lamb’s tail – ahhh and relax! Buy one here.


The brainchild of Nick Jones, this uber brand of cosmetics, toiletries and candles is made from only the finest natural ingredients with oils that disperse the most heavenly aromatic scents (lavender, Franckinsence, lemon to name but a few). We cannot emphasize enough how a room can be transformed with the simple addition of a Cowshed scented candle, or the delight of running your fingers through your hair after a squirt of their Softening Conditioner (one of our favourite products of all time here at The GWG). This really is the gift that will keep on giving, as the potent oils create heady scents that will last and last. Buy one here.

Urban Retreat

Oh how we lust after almost every product on the Urban retreat website, yes they are swiftly gaining ground on established players such as Space NK with their incredibly detailed approach to curating a collection of cult beauty brands that will make your heart melt. You can even put the vouchers towards treatments at the Urban Retreat centres across the UK. Buy one here.

Red Letter Days

Is it an experience you’re after? Something utterly unique that just cannot be replicated in a product? Then Red Letter Days is your source, from £20 -£1000 there’s sure to be something that no one else has thought of – and that’s what the best gifting is all about, no? Buy one here.

Agent Provocateur

‘The pleasure is all yours to give’ purrs the Agent Provocateur. And there’s no arguing with that. AP’s glorious – not to mention red hot – range of underwear is exactly the thing if you’ve got someone to impress, who also wants to impress you. Makes this your e-card destination domain. Buy one here.

The Gift Card Centre

Looking for a one-stop shop, full of a wide variety of amazing E-Gift Vouchers? Well look no further because at The Gift Card Centre you’ll be hard pushed not to find something that will delight, amaze and generally win you some much needed Brownie points. Whether it’s John Lewis, Mamas & Papas or a National Garden Gift Card you’re after, you’ll find it here under one roof. Buy one here.

Audible Gift Card

Who doesn’t love getting lost in a good audio book? An Audible gift card makes a truly thoughtful gift, allowing the recipient to escape into other worlds, whether at bedtime, or while they get on with other tasks. Buy one here.

Pong Cheese

Whether it’s for Christmas – or indeed any other time of year – give the gift of excellent cheese with Pong’s gift subscriptions boxes, from £22 per month. They say, ‘Choose 3, 6 or 12 months of these special selections and let the lucky recipient sit back, enjoy great seasonal flavour combinations and experience the best of our cheeses, from the UK and worldwide. Typically, each month, they’ll get 4 cheeses of approximately 50g to 200g each.’ Irresistible. Buy one here.

Updated November 2021

Nancy Alsop


Nancy is a magpie for the best in design and culture.