Happy Cards

Why Happy gift cards are the perfect gift for teenagers

Buying a gift for a teenager can be tough. Their tastes are always changing, it’s impossible to keep track of everything they already have, and they outgrow stuff faster than you can buy it.

Even gift cards can become a minefield, making sure you pick the right clothes store or games console in an endless sea of possibility.

However, there is another way. Happy gift cards pull together the best of the bunch of Kroger cards to give teenagers the chance to choose where they spend it. Categorizing their tastes, from beauty and dining to an all-round Happy Teen gift card, they’re guaranteed to find a brand they love – placing you firmly at the top of gift-giving glory.

Our handy guide gives you a lowdown on the different types of Happy gift cards and how they work.

What are Happy gift cards?

Happy gift cards are like most other gift cards – but instead of only being redeemable at a specific company, these cards can be used on multiple brands, grouped together by interests or personalities. This gives shopping freedom to choose where to spend the card, ensuring your thoughtful gift doesn’t go to waste.

You can buy a Happy gift card from Kroger, either online or instore. Some of the various Happy gift cards we hold include:

  • Happy Teen: Perfect for teens of all ages, it covers top clothing and beauty brands such as Under Armour and Sephora, as well as popular entertainment chains, like Regal Cinemas and Dave & Buster’s.
  • Happy Student: If they’re getting ready to fly the nest, Happy Student includes all the top brands they’ll want to shop - from bedding at Bed, Bath & Beyond to a laptop at Dell.
  • Happy Dining: Nothing says happy birthday quite like a meal in their favorite restaurant. With six popular American chains to choose from - including Red Lobster and The Cheesecake Factory - you really can’t go wrong.

How do Happy gift cards work?

Simply order a Happy gift card online or purchase one next time you’re doing your weekly shopping trip at any of our Kroger Family of Stores.

Choose the amount you want to load it with - from $20 to $500 - and type or write the recipient’s name and your personalized message.

Once they receive the card, they can spend it at any of the brands included. This could be a big purchase from one store or lots of little gifts across the different companies. The money on the card won’t ever expire – if the valid thru date passes it can be put on a new card – so it’s up to them when and where they spend it.

Which Happy gift card should I buy?

With the ins and outs all sorted, now comes the decision of choosing which card suits them best. Here’s our most popular Happy gift cards for teenagers explained:

For the beauty buff

Are they constantly looking in the mirror, fixing their hair or applying lip gloss? If so, a Happy Beauty gift card is sure to make you the best gift giver ever.

This gift card includes five top beauty brands, so they can get glammed up ready for a party or treat themselves and their friends to a day at the spa.

Sephora is top for beauty products, with over 700 stores across the US. With their Happy Beauty gift card, your teen can treat themselves to makeup products, find their favorite perfume or tackle their spots with a skincare box.

Additionally, the Lord & Taylor department store has everything they could ever dream of, with designer clothing, glitzy jewelry and bedroom must-haves.

For the student on a budget

If your teenager is ready to fly the nest, make sure they have all the essentials covered with a Happy Student gift card.  With top brands including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Dell and JCPenney included, they’ll be off to a flying start.

They are sure to appreciate a gift card for Bed Bath & Beyond, whether they need a full dinnerware set or want some on-trend decorations to make their dorm stand out. A laptop from Dell will help them on the road to success too.

American Eagle and Aerie are also included so they can purchase some new threads ready to impress on campus.

For the teen with it all

Sometimes it’s impossible to know what a teenager wants, and what they’ll actually use. That’s where a Happy Teen gift card saves the day. Combining favorite teen brands across the country - including retail, entertainment and food - it’s a guaranteed winner.

They’ll be over the moon by the variety of choice. They can shop for a new outfit at American Eagle, enjoy the latest blockbuster with their friends at Regal Cinemas or relax with a fruity smoothie after school at Jamba Juice.

Give them a present they’re sure to cherish with a Happy gift card from Kroger.