ALTHOUGH often described as impersonal, gift cards are a great idea to purchase especially for people into video games.

So where can you buy such gift cards, particularly for Xbox players?


Xbox gift cards can be purchased online and in storeCredit: Alamy

Where can you buy Xbox gift cards?

Xbox gift cards are sold at various online outlets.

The easiest place to buy them is directly from the Microsoft website.

They give you the option to buy gift cards that range from £10-£50.

Upon purchase, you’ll receive an email with a digital code that your gift recipient can use to buy popular games, add-ons, map packs and more.

You can similarly purchase gift cards from:

  • Amazon
  • Currys
  • Argos
  • WHSmith
  • GAME

Which shops sell Xbox gift cards?

If you prefer to purchase gift cards the traditional way and go into a store, Currys, Argos, WHSmith and GAME offer you the option.

However, be sure to check with your local retailer first as products can differ from store to store.

What are the dangers of gift cards?

While it’s often said that giving gift cards is “impersonal,” it turns out most people are just fine with that, as they remain incredibly popular with customers.

People enjoy the flexibility and convenience of gift cards.

Unfortunately, gift cards are prime targets for scammers and fraudsters, and gift card fraud can leave merchants vulnerable to damaging chargebacks from the credit cards that were originally used to purchase them. 

And it seems card fraud is only getting…

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