How to create Gift Card Products

A gift card is a special type of product. Its value can be used as payment toward future orders from your online store.

You can use gift cards in any of the following ways:

  • Sell them in an online store like any other product.

  • Share links to gift card products on social media.

  • Issue a gift card to a customer for free as a reward or incentive.

How to add or update a gift card product?


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Gift cards.

  2. Add a new gift card product, or select an existing one:

    • If you want to add a new gift card product, then click Add a gift card product.

  • If you want to update an existing gift card product, then click the gift card product name.

3. Enter the gift card's information into the following fields:

  • Title - Enter a name for this gift card product, for example InspiredTheme's Gift Card.

  • Description - Enter a description of this gift card as you want it to appear on your store.

  • Media - Upload product media, such as an image. Product media is shown on the product page of your online store.

  • Denominations - There are several default denominations created for a gift card product in the currency of your store. Each denomination is saved as a variant of the gift card product.

  • Search engine listing preview - This is a preview of how your gift card product might appear in search engine results.

  • Sales channels and apps - View and change the availability settings to publish the gift card and sell it through your sales channels. You can click the calendar icon beside Online store to set a specific publishing date.

  • Product organization - You can add optional information about the product type and vendor, add the gift card product to existing manual collections, and add tags.

4. Click Save.


  • When you create a new gift card product, it's hidden from your active sales channels by default and is published to product catalogs. To begin selling it, you need to publish it to one or more of your active sales channels.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products > Gift cards.

  2. Click View gift card products.

  3. Click the gift card that you want to edit.

  4. In the Sales channels section, make the gift card available to one or more of your active sales channels.

  5. Click Save.

  • When you fulfill an order with a gift card, the customer receives an email that contains a digital gift card with a unique code that they can use at checkout to redeem its value.

  • The gift card feature is available on all Shopify subscription plans.

How to add recipient fields to the gift card product?

Customers buying a gift card for someone else have the option of completing extra fields for recipient name, email, and message fields. After purchase, a personalized email containing the message and gift card code is sent to the recipient. The customer receives a notification containing the gift card code to confirm that the gift card was sent to the recipient.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.

  2. Navigate to the theme that you want to customize, and click Customize.

  3. In the theme editor, select a gift card product.

  4. In the Product information section, click the Buy Buttons block.

  1. Click the checkbox Show recipient information form for gift cards.

  2. Click Save.

How to assign a gift card template?

The gift card template includes all features and settings of the default product template. You can also customize the page layout with theme sections. See our Sections article for a full listing and overview of all InspiredTheme sections.When your template is ready, you can assign the gift card template in the Shopify admin to make it live.


  1. In your Shopify admin, Click the gift card product.

  2. Click to open the gift card product that you want to use the gift card template.

  1. Click the Theme template menu and select gift-card to assign the template to your gift card page.

  1. Click Save.


  • The gift card template is included in all Inspired Themes.

  • Templates can't be assigned on unpublished themes. Your changes to templates will be saved and can be assigned when you buy and publish the theme.

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