Whomever said gift cards were impersonal presents obviously hasn’t heard about the brand new offer from Starbucks. This holiday season you can create customized gift cards for your family and friends that will undoubtedly bring a huge smile to their faces. The customization goes beyond your basic choice of adorable illustrations. You now have the opportunity to immortalize your signature drink spelled out on a Starbucks cup, or marked off in the “secret language” of Baristas via those little boxes. You can also create a cartoon of your recipient and place them in various settings, or finally you have the opportunity to add a highly personalized message to your card. Perhaps you can thank them for being a great sister or remind them about the time they stole your Barbie and chopped off her hair. The possibilities are endless.
Best of all it can be done from the comfort of your own home. So avoid the insane mall parking lots and surly shoppers and get the coffee lovers in your life something they’ll really use. There is a $4 fee added onto the dollar value you apply to the card. This covers processing, printing, and shipping but since a lame greeting card costs that much anyway I think it’s a small price to pay for being a highly original gift giver.