How's this for an innovative gift idea?
Nothing says "I Love You" more than Medical Gift Cards
When it comes to Christmas presents, Stacey Smith was stumped over what to give to her husband's grandmother.
"Especially an older person … they really have everything they need," Smith said.
But now she's found something that fits perfectly -- the "gift of health" through a medical gift card.
"She can use it towards her prescriptions and her medical bills or anything like that," Smith said.
This gift card can be used for doctors' visits or deductibles, prescription co-pays, contact lenses and even elective surgery.
"It's a first of its kind; no one has ever offered a gift card like this," said Kim Bellard of givewell.com.
The card is issued by Visa, so it can be used anywhere Visa is accepted for health-related services. They are not sold in stores and need to be purchased online or over the phone for up to $5,000.
So, if dad or grandma needs money for prescriptions, or a gym membership, or new dentures or if mom needs that tummy-tuck...this might be the perfect solution - and it's easier to wrap too!
Ahh ... capitalism ... and the free market
always finding and delivering innovative products.