The gift that stops giving
Gift cards are a common gift but can leave you empty handed if not used before the expiry date.
Gift cards from larger companies generally expire after 12 months but it pays to check if you are buying from a small business as they often have shorter timeframes on their gift cards such as 3 or 6 months.
Before you are tempted to use the convenient option of giving gift cards make sure you understand the Terms and Conditions.
You can call Consumer Affairs on 1800 019 319 if you need more information.