PayPal plays the designer gift card

Source: PayPal

Let’s face it. It can be tough holiday shopping for the babysitter, a picky relative or that friend who already has everything.

A recent PayPal study* found that money is the number one gift Americans want this holiday season, and 62 percent wish they could ask for cash instead of traditional holiday presents. But, the study also found that the main reason people don’t give money as a gift is because they’re afraid it’s not personal enough (63 percent).

For the first time, PayPal is collaborating with renowned designer Jonathan Adler to enhance our person-to-person (P2P) payment service so that sending the gift of money for the holidays feels more personal and heartfelt.

Jonathan Adler’s designs have added glamour and luxury to homes, hotels and restaurants around the world. Now, Adler is bringing that creativity to digital holiday cards available through PayPal. He has created six exclusive digital holiday cards, with more in the works, that anyone can use to personalize their gifts of money and add a chic touch to their holiday well-wishes.

The card designs feature the iconic touches, fresh accents and polished style Adler is known for. The cards range from holiday greetings, thank you cards and generic gift giving.

Our P2P gifting experience is available in 17 countries - including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. If you’re a consumer in the U.S. and Canada, you will see designs created by Jonathan Adler, and if you’re located in one of the other countries you will enjoy designs created specifically for your market.

Gift givers can log into their account on, simply select Send Money to make it a gift, pick their favorite card design, designate the amount of the gift, and send*. To see just how easy it is, click HERE for a short demo.

With more people asking for gifts - and giving money - via P2P payments this holiday season, we needed to find a way to make it personal. Our partnership with Jonathan is unlike anything we’ve ever done, and helps consumers stress less. His unique holiday card designs make sending money easy and fashionable - something that gift cards and traditional holiday cards simply don’t provide.

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