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Here are the Most Popular Gift Cards in Every State in America

December 2017
The holidays are just around the corner, presents about to be piled under the tree and stockings hung by the chimney. According to the National Retail Federation, America is predicted to spend $27.6 billion on gift cards this holiday season, with 61% of people surveyed saying gift cards are what they most hope to receive from family, friends and coworkers.
With that in mind, we analyzed several years of sales data to identify the most popular types of gifts purchased across America through giftly.com. What type of gift card do people love the most in your state? See the full list below.
This state-by-state list reflects the most popular type of merchant, based on the total number of gift cards sold where the sender suggested a specific merchant. (Note: Gift cards purchased on giftly.com are monetary gifts. The sender can personalize the gift by suggesting the funds be spent at one of over 2,000,000 merchants, many of which do not have their own traditional gift card programs. See how it works here.)
Gift cards have gained increasing popularity as holiday gifts because of their convenience, not to mention they avoid the hassle of returns and exchanges by letting the recipient choose exactly what to get. But, if everyone is giving gift cards, how do you ensure yours stands out? Click here for our post about How To Give Gift Cards People Want
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Full list, by state:
  • AL - Seafood restaurants
  • AK - Cajun/Creole restaurants
  • AZ - Movie theaters
  • AR - Nail salons
  • CA - Food delivery services
  • CO - Shopping malls
  • CT - Italian restaurants
  • DE - Shopping malls
  • FL - Grocery stores
  • GA - Nail salons
  • HI - Shopping malls
  • ID - Shopping malls
  • IL - Italian restaurants
  • IN - Nail salons
  • IA - Shopping malls
  • KS - Shopping malls
  • KY - Shopping malls
  • LA - Shopping malls
  • ME - Shopping malls
  • MD - New American restaurants
  • MA - New American restaurants
  • MI - Shopping malls
  • MN - Shopping malls
  • MS - Seafood restaurants
  • MO - Shopping malls
  • MT - New American restaurants
  • NE - Outlet malls
  • NV - Shopping malls
  • NH - Italian restaurants
  • NJ - Italian restaurants
  • NM - Movie theaters
  • NY - Italian restaurants
  • NC - Shopping malls
  • ND - Shopping malls
  • OH - Hotels & resorts
  • OK - Movie theaters
  • OR - New American restaurants
  • PA - Hotels & resorts
  • RI - Shopping malls
  • SC - Nail salons
  • SD - Burgers/pubs
  • TN - Shopping malls
  • TX - Nail salons
  • UT - Movie theaters
  • VT - Movie theaters
  • VA - Outlet malls
  • WA - Movie theaters
  • WV - Italian restaurants
  • WI - Shopping malls
  • WY - Department stores
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