gift certificate


: a certificate entitling the recipient to receive goods or services of a specified value from the issuer

Examples of gift certificate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His church has already held two buyback sessions that collected about 350 guns from local residents in exchange for gift certificates at stores. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2024 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course Valentine’s experience featuring cheese fondue, salad, entrée, chocolate fondue, sparkling toast, and $25 gift certificate per couple for a future visit. The Courier-Journal, 5 Feb. 2024 Customers who purchase a 12-month snack box subscription will receive a $80 gift certificate. Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 27 Nov. 2023 For those who’d love some pampering, with a gift certificate from The Spa Los Gatos, your valentine can choose from a wide variety of facials, massage and other treatments. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Better yet, forego choosing a golf gift altogether and simply tuck a gift card or gift certificate to his favorite store into the card, and your gift-giving task is completed. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 7 Dec. 2023 Treat your child's teacher to a new manicure, either with a gift certificate to your favorite salon in the area, or with a whole set of nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and long-lasting polishes in delightful colors. Melissa Mills, Parents, 5 Dec. 2023 From 11/20-11/29 customers who purchase a 6-month snack box subscription will receive a $40 gift certificate. Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 27 Nov. 2023 For guests who want to go off-registry, one editor suggests a gift certificate to a special restaurant, or perhaps a night at a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Patricia Garcia, Vogue, 5 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gift certificate was in 1900

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“Gift certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gift certificate

: a certificate that is worth a certain amount of money and that is given to someone to buy something (as goods or services from a business)
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