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Gift Guide—Instant Gift Card

The no hassle, no return, no stress Christmas gift. 

Have you found yourself lost in a sea of thousands of firearms, boxes of ammo and riflescopes that range in price from hundreds to thousands? Confused? Well, don’t worry. I have a solution. Purchase your gun-loving loved one a gift card from Cheaper Than Dirt! They get exactly what they want and you get to move on with your day.

Black plastic gift card with Cheaper Than Dirt log on it and a red Christmas bow
Save time, save your sanity, and let them pick out exactly what they want this year with a Cheaper Than Dirt gift card.

How much money you should put on the card is what begs the question. You can load the card with as little as $15 to cover shipping for ammo or up to $1,000 to help them buy their dream gun. For those of you whose loved ones asked specifically for a new handgun, a box of ammo, a scope or part for their rifle, you probably have no idea how much to put on the Cheaper Than Dirt! gift certificate. I hope this guide helps you.

Please note: You cannot purchase a firearm for someone else from Cheaper Than Dirt! Cheaper Than Dirt! gift cards are the perfect way to gift them the firearm of their choice. You can purchase a gift card for the amount of the gun and they will be able to transfer the gun to themselves through a licensed FFL dealer.





  • Handgun holster
  • Military surplus bargains
  • Magazine speedloader
  • One Springfield XD handgun magazine
  • Range bag or box








  • Riflescope
  • “Bump fire” rifle stock for AR-15 or AK-47
  • Reloading starter kit
  • Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun
  • Rangefinder


  • .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP semiautomatic handgun
  • .38 Special revolver
  • Crossbow
  • FoodSaver GameSaver vacuum sealer
  • .22 Long Rifle “tactical” semiautomatic rifle


  • EoTech red dot sight
  • GLOCK 17, 19, 42 or 23 semi-automatic handgun
  • AR-15 complete build kit
  • Springfield Armory XD or Smith & Wesson M&P  semiautomatic handgun
  • Nikon riflescope


  • 1911 handgun
  • Bolt-action rifle
  • AR-15 or AK-47
  • Aimpoint red dot sight
  • SIG Sauer P938, P229 or P226


  • Big Smith & Wesson revolver
  • Browning or Beretta semiautomatic shotgun
  • ACOG weapon sight
  • EoTech red dot sight and magnifier combo
  • Night vision binoculars or riflescope

This list is not exhaustive by any stretch, however, it does highlight some of the most popular and best-selling firearms and accessories from Cheaper Than Dirt! The list’s intent is to help guide you in deciding how much to put on the gift card. I know gun guys and gals, and yes we all do have that one very expensive item on our wish list that would make us feel complete—or at least really, really cool. We know budgets are tight and the $50 red dot will still aim straight and a $10 box of ammo will still get us out to the range. No one said our habit and hobby isn’t cheap—so every little bit helps.

Cheaper Than Dirt! gift cards never expire and we never charge a fee if the card is not used within a certain time or by a specific date. The total amount you buy on the card is the amount that stays on the card until it is used. They are easy to use; you can use your gift card online, by mail order, or through our Call Center with phone orders. You may order an electronic gift card, which arrives almost instantly in any recipient’s email, or you may choose to have Cheaper Than Dirt! ship you a physical gift card through the mail free.

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If you receive a Cheaper Than Dirt! gift card this year, what are you going to buy? Tell us in the comment section.


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