Whether it’s for Christmas or New Year, there’s nothing like sending a digital gift for free. While you can do so with a simple Paint program, there are plenty of apps that let you send stunning online presents. That’s why I decided to narrow down the list so you have some idea of which ones will suit you best.
Now, I’m not going to follow the trend of just looking at apps for basic digital creation and sending. I made sure to include some interesting twists along the way, especially for the gamers and video editors out there. Let’s jump right into the best apps to create digital gifts for free.
Amazon gift e-cards
For a start, let me introduce you to Amazon gift e-cards. These are digital gifts you can buy directly from the Amazon Shopping app. They include shopping vouchers, Robux for Roblox, virtual gift boxes, and more!
With the customizable e-cards, you can include a personal message for the recipient. While the app is free to use, you’ll still have to pay for the actual gift that you want to send. It may not be the best option if you want to send something that will cost you nothing.
Gift Card Pro
Here’s an app if you want to focus specifically on making digital cards. Gift Card Pro has many design templates to get you started, and you can edit them as you please to make them personal. You can even upload your own design if you don’t find something you like.
There’s a free trial to test the app, which means you can get your Christmas and New Year e-cards out of the way before the trial ends. From there, it requires a monthly subscription if you want to continue using it. The trick is to use it for what you want and get out before the first payment appears.
Visme Gift Card Maker
This electronic card maker is free to use and comes with plenty of stunning effects. You can animate the digital cards, which brings them to life on the screen. What’s lovely is that you can add monetary values that are linked to various online stores.
Now, once again, you’ll actually have to pay for those gift cards so the recipient can use them. It doesn’t have to be like that, though. It’s easy to customize e-cards in a way that just carries a lovely sentiment instead of any real money to spend.
I promised my gaming readers a way for them to share digital gifts with gaming friends and family. Steam has an excellent mechanism for sending e-cards on the platform, which usually consists of gift vouchers. Yes, you’ll have to pay for the actual value of the card, but you’ll put a smile on someone’s face.
Also, you can send inventory and avatar items if you have any you’re willing to share. The best part is that you can buy games for them as gifts, making sure to select them as gifts for someone at the checkout. It’s ideal if you’ve heard someone speaking about how much they want a specific game.
This section is for all the Twitch streamers! You have a free way to send your followers gifts all at the same time. As you may well know already, we call them Drops. It’s when you play a specific game for item drops when the game publisher makes them available. Not only do you get to spend time with your followers and play games, but they’ll receive awesome skins and items!
If you’re new to Twitch, you won’t be able to add Drops to your streams just yet. There are several requirements to being a Twitch affiliate and enabling drops. Therefore, this method is more for our experienced streamers looking for a way to gift followers.
I’m in no way encouraging anyone to open a TikTok account. It has a long way to go before it becomes a less toxic environment. If you’re already on the platform, though, there are many ways you can send someone a digital gift with a video.
The world is your oyster as far as video-creation is concerned. On TikTok, you can add several images with festive music in the background, adding someone’s name to personalize it. Also, you can feature in it yourself, and then share and tag your friends on any other social media platform. Just be creative and use the free app to make someone feel really special.
Alright, let’s take a look at two free ways you can manually make digital cards and gifts for free. While Canva has a paid version, you can still use the free version with some limited features. There are some templates for you to look at, making the designing easier.
Canva is more for those really creative types who want to make something special. Once you’re done with your design and text message, you can save or print it. From there, it’s so easy to share with anyone. You may want to check our Canva tutorials to see what’s possible.
If you want a fun app that focuses on avatars and emojis, you should try Bitmoji. Not only can you make your own avatar, but you can include it on gift cards and other digital media. It includes stickers and other fun icons to plaster on the screen.
You can even send a standard text message with your avatar on New Year or Christmas, making the festive season more delightful. It’s entertaining for both you and the recipient.
Now you can also make digital gifts!
As you can see, there are many free and fun ways to send digital gifts to your friends and family at any time of the year. Sure, some of the gifts actually involve paying for vouchers, but they’ll still love it. Also, gamers and video creators have plenty of ways to express their creativity. So, it’s time to get started!