Yep, buddy, they’ve got enough socks and scented candles already. If you’re already tired of giving your friends and family the same played-out gifts that make them feel like they have déjà vu, it’s time to switch up your gifting game and give them something unique and unforgettable! Introducing Airbnb gift cards!
These cards are the best presents for adventure-seekers and travel junkies in your life because what’s a better gift than new experiences? Give these to people and watch yourself transform into Santa Claus himself in their eyes!
This article will discuss everything you need to know about these awesome digital stocking stuffers.
What are Airbnb gift cards?
Airbnb gift cards are digital or physical cards you can purchase and give to your loved ones, just like an Amazon voucher but for a short-term rental. These cards can be used to book stays in Airbnb properties worldwide.
You can purchase these cards online via Airbnb’s website. You can buy a physical gift card at participating Target, Walmart, Best Buy, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, and Whole Foods stores.
You can also buy the cards on Amazon.
Why should you give gift cards for Airbnb?
So you’re wondering why anyone would gift someone a voucher for Airbnb. Here are some reasons why…
- They are a unique and thoughtful gift that your friends or loved ones will appreciate. Unique is the key here. They’re an unusual gift, and that’s what makes them special.
- Secondly, they allow your friends or loved ones to travel and explore new places, and let’s face it, we all love traveling and exploring.
- Thirdly, they could allow your friends or family to experience new cultures and lifestyles.
- They are easy to use and can be redeemed online.
- Lastly, they are available in various denominations, so you can choose the amount that best suits your budget.
All in all, they are just a really lovely idea. When we buy friends and family gifts, we tend to buy them stuff. All sorts of stuff. But these vouchers provide a different experience and the memories accompanying it.
How to purchase Airbnb gift cards online?
So, you’ve decided these gift cards are a perfect fit for an upcoming special occasion. You can purchase Airbnb gift cards online, via their website or on the mobile app, or in select retail stores. To purchase online, visit this page directly, or click on the gift card option at the bottom right of the footer (see below).
You’ll then be prompted to choose a design for your gift card and select the amount you wish to purchase.
You can choose from $100, $150, $200, or $500 cards or a custom amount.
You can also send the gift card via email or print it out and give it to your loved one in person.
Next, select your preferred delivery type and enter the recipient’s name and email address.
Then enter your details and when it should be sent. The date to send is particularly handy if you use the Airbnb gift card as a birthday, Christmas, or wedding gift.
If you prefer to purchase the gift card in person, you can visit select retailers as listed above.
How to redeem Airbnb gift cards?
Redeeming an Airbnb gift card is easy. Simply follow these steps:
- To begin with, visit https://www.airbnb.com/gift and log in when prompted.
You can sign up here if you don’t already have an account.
- Secondly, enter the gift card code (pin number) at checkout when you book a stay.
- The value of the gift card will be applied to your booking.
Here’s a short video showing how to redeem your gift card on mobile
Where can your vouchers be used?
Remember, it’s important to note that gift cards cannot be used for long-term reservations or experiences.
Gift cards are only available in 17 countries: the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and Brazil.
In the US, gift cards can only be purchased by or gifted to individuals in the US. You must check your location to see if you can buy gift cards. I’m in Denmark and can’t buy gift cards here.
If in doubt, contact Airbnb before buying.
Airbnb gift cards can be used to book stays in any Airbnb property worldwide. This means that your loved ones can use the gift card to book a stay in a cozy cabin in the woods, a luxurious villa by the beach, or a trendy apartment for a weekend break in the heart of a city.
How to check the balance of your cards?
To check the balance of your gift card, simply log in to your Airbnb account and click on “Gift cards” from the menu. After that, you’ll then see the remaining balance on your gift card.
Corporate gift cards
If you run a business, you could use Airbnb gift vouchers to reward employees or as a thank you to clients.
- Discounts are available for large orders purchased in one transaction.
- Employees can choose from thousands of unique stays and experiences for a memorable break from work.
- You can choose how to deliver the cards; rest assured they’ll never expire.
FAQs about Airbnb Gift Cards
Q: Can I purchase an Airbnb gift card for myself?
A: Yes, you can purchase an Airbnb gift card for yourself.
Q: Can Airbnb gift vouchers be used for long-term reservations?
A: No, Airbnb gift cards cannot be used for long-term reservations.
Q: Can I use multiple gift cards for one booking?
A: Yes, you can use multiple gift cards for one booking.
Q. What can gift cards be used for?
A. Gift cards can be used for any stay, Experience, or Online Experience on Airbnb.
Q: Can Airbnb gift vouchers be used internationally?
A: Yes, Airbnb gift cards can be used to book stays in any Airbnb property worldwide.
Q: Do Airbnb gift cards expire?
A: No, Airbnb gift cards do not expire.
Q. How can I pay for the gift card via Airbnb?
A. Airbnb currently accepts major credit cards and Apple Pay for digital gift cards purchased on Airbnb.
Q. Can I pay with my PayPal account?
A. Yes, you can pay with Paypal. Just visit https://www.paypal.com/us/gifts/brands/airbnb
You can’t choose a design, but other than that, you are good to go.
Q. How do I check my balance?
A. Once you redeem your card and add the funds from the card to your account, you can go to Payment Methods in your Account and check your balance.
Q. Can I get a refund on my card?
A. No, Airbnb does not give refunds on gift cards.
Q. Can I give my card to someone else to use?
A. No, you cannot give your gift card to anyone else.
Q. What do I do if I have problems with my card or balance?
A. Just contact Airbnb via their help center (see below)
Q. How do I contact the Airbnb help center?
To contact Airbnb’s Help Center, you have several options:
- Online Help Center: Visit Airbnb’s website and go to the Help Center section. Here, you can find answers to frequently asked questions and get help with specific issues.
- Through Your Account: Log in to your Airbnb account and navigate to the Help section. From there, you can select the issue you’re experiencing and follow the prompts to get support.
- Phone Support: Airbnb offers phone support in various countries. You can find the specific phone number for your region in the Help Center on their website.
- Chat Support: Some users may have access to chat support through their Airbnb account. Check your account to see if this option is available to you.
- Social Media: You can also reach out to Airbnb via their social media platforms like Twitter, where they have a dedicated support account (@AirbnbHelp).
- Mobile App: If you have the Airbnb app, you can access the Help Center and support options directly through the app.
Remember, the availability of certain support options may vary depending on your location and the specific nature of your inquiry.
In conclusion, Airbnb gift cards stand out as a unique and thoughtful present, perfect for those who cherish experiences over material gifts. They offer a flexible and enjoyable way for your loved ones to explore new places, immerse themselves in different cultures, and create lasting memories.
With the convenience of online and in-store purchasing options, various denominations to suit different budgets, and the ability to use them for a wide range of stays and experiences worldwide, these gift cards cater to diverse preferences.
Additionally, the ease of redemption and the non-expiry feature enhance their appeal. Whether for personal gifting or corporate incentives, Airbnb gift cards encapsulate the essence of thoughtful giving, allowing recipients to choose their own adventures.
Overall, these vouchers are more than just a gift; they are an invitation to explore, relax, and experience the world uniquely and personally.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Airbnb made the gift card adverts
Alan has been working in the vacation rental sector since 2004, when he first created a listing site for his property management company. He has been helping short-term rental owners and managers to stand out in an over-saturated marketplace for over 12 years and has written thousands of articles in that time.
He has written books on vacation rental photography and was the first in the industry to create online marketing courses for hosts.
He has given keynote presentations across various subjects at The Vacation Rental World Summit, VRMA, VRMintel, Host, and The Book Direct Summit.