4 Etiquette Tips to Digital Gift Giving

Available for Interviews: Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge (“True Trae”) is a shopping expert and the national spokesperson for GiftYa, which is an exciting, new way to send gifts to the people we care about. GiftYa is like the Venmo of Gifting. Sending Gift Cards, are old, impersonal, and out-dated. Sending GiftYa by text is new, exciting, can be personalized, can never be lost, and wont lose value.

What Trae can say in an interview on
Digital Gift Giving:

A new survey just came out: 67% of people are going to shop digitally this year:


During such a tumultuous year as 2020, everyone is looking for a bit of balance and thoughtfulness that the holiday season usually brings. However, there are some who just want to “check the box” and “get their holiday gift giving duties done quickly.” 

A popular choice amounts to the old “Tie Gift for Dad”—giving the same boring gift year after year, with many opting to even give the same gift card each year. Here are 4 tips to Digital Gift Giving Etiquette.

1. Give it some thought. Do not go into a chain drug store last minute and just take whatever gift cards may be on the rack. Think about what the recipient likes, enjoys doing, or has been talking about buying.

2. Decide ahead of time the dollar amount. General etiquette is usually under $20 for casual acquaintances, like co-workers, $30-$75 for close friends and family members and more for someone like your spouse or for a big occasion, like a wedding. 

3. Be smart if you re-gift. It’s okay to re-gift a gift card you don’t want or will never use. However, be careful not to seem unappreciative to the person who originally gave you the gift card. Remember to re-gift the card to someone outside the group of friends, family members, or acquaintances in which you received it.

4. Use Giftya, the next evolution in gift cards. This new digital gift giving platform is a cashless, contact-free solution that enables the user to send, receive, and use their “gift card” by connecting it to one’s debit card, just like using a Venmo account. With hundreds of national, as well as well-known and loved local merchants around the United States as members of the platform, you don’t have to worry about your gift card being “re-gifted.” GiftYa allows recipients to switch retailers electronically if they’d prefer to shop elsewhere so the gift will always be used.


Interview: Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is a smart retail expert with a passion for helping people save money and get the best value from their purchases. She is now excited in helping to get the word out about GiftYa, the newest trend in digital gift-giving—and a most welcome safe and convenient way to shop during our trying times amidst the Coronavirus. GiftYa, a beautifully presented personalized gift alternative that cannot be lost or stolen, provides the ability to buy an e-gift for any merchant—local and national, small and large—anywhere in the country and delivered in seconds. From the convenience of your smartphone, you can deliver an immediate e-gift, or schedule it for a special date, personalize it with a photo or video, a message, and most importantly, select that special local store, restaurant, spa or bed and breakfast that lets the recipient know and appreciate how much thought went into it.

Trae is a super saavy shopper with a love for thrift stores, modern art, good food, and exploring new places. When she’s not helping the masses find the best deals out there, she’s hanging with her 14-year-old daughter, Sadie Mae and her husband, Chris. See why True Trae is the consumer’s best friend. Happy Shopping!

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.


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