A gift card may resemble a credit card or display a specific theme on a plastic card. The card is identified by a specific number or code, not usually with an individual name, and thus could be used by anybody. They are backed by an on-line electronic system for authorization. Some gift cards can be reloaded by payment and can be used thus multiple times.
Stores love gift cards, From the largest chains to the smallest shops, people will find gift cards at almost any retail store.