£6.9 billion
in the UK gift cards are now a £6.9bn industry¹
4 out of 5
of us spend more on gift cards than we do on actual presents¹
98.6 %
of UK shoppers spend their gift cards within a year of receipt¹

Small Cards,
Big Business


Gift cards are big business. In the UK the total market is currently valued at nearly £7bn1.

Up until now, companies have been restricted to mostly non-environmentally friendly materials and processes when choosing cards or been faced with higher costs and greater creative restrictions on the very few green options that were available. Well not anymore!

Green Gift Cards offer a range of eco friendly gift card formats produced on our Invercote paperboard. In our opinion paperboard cards are the only truly viable alternative to plastic with no detrimental effect on the environment once they have reached the end of their short life. Without sacrificing quality they are also often cheaper and quicker to produce compared with the non-paperboard based alternatives.

It's almost impossible to recycle gift cards made of plastic in the UK. Our environmentally friendly gift cards remove the burden on the end user when it comes to responsibly managing the disposal of the cards. They can simply go into regular household waste streams where they can either go to landfill where they will compost over time or they can be recycled with other paper and board packaging.

Our Formats

Our range of card formats provide a solution for every use and are compatible with all the main processors specifications. So, whether you’re a big brand and need your retail gift cards to integrate with multiple processors and distributors or a single site owner-operator, we have a solution to support you.

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plastic-free.pngOur Plastic Free Trust Mark Certified Green Gift Cards are available in four different formats. The Registered Designs for our unique snap format M6 and CR80 ‘Snappy’ cards mean we’re the only card producer able to produce the InComm style M6 cards with a CR80 snap and the Blackhawk Network CR80 ‘Snappy’ in cardboard with a clean edge. You won’t find any nasty perforations or edges here!

Green Gift Cards accept all the same personalisation techniques plastic cards do. They also perform in the same way - we've swipe-tested our cards more than 400 times with no negative effect on the data or the card.

You can choose from a wide range of embellishments including compostable cellulose gloss, matt and satin laminates, foils and even embossing and debossing on the card face. Our minimum order quantity 5,000 for litho printed cards but with our new unique digital capability we can offer quantities as low as 1,000 cards on our 660 micron Invercote coated or uncoated paperboard.
 

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¹Source: GCVA

 

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Tailor made for fashion brand Seasalt

For both the gift and loyalty cards Seasalt opted for our natural look and feel uncoated Invercote to reflect the values, quality and style of the Seasalt fashion brand.

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Foodmaker

With the Plastic Free, recycle and FSC® logos, there’s no mistaking these cards for anything but all natural. They look great with the creative artwork that reflects their off the wall brand.

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Greener

Greener

Compostable and recyclable

Cheaper

Cheaper

Save up to 40% compared to plastic

Quicker

Quicker

Turnaround average 20 working days

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If you would like to talk to us about your next card order or would like to know more about what makes our products so unique, call us on 01794 725 454 or request a call back.

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Whitepaper

Read our latest whitepaper to find out one simple change organisations can implement today to help tackle the issue of single and limited use plastic.

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If you would like to actually feel and see the quality of our Green Gift Card, we will happily send you some samples.

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Partners

We work closely with some of the biggest and best in their field to bring you market leading environmental solutions for your cards. Learn more about our partners.