The problem with gift cards is that once used, they don't serve any other purpose. However, these five creative examples still have functionality long after being cashed in. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Glowing Wii Gift Card
Available in denominations of $5 - $1000, these geeky Wii-inspired gift cards from Target are illuminated with a cool blue glow, just like its Nintendo-made counterpart. Unfortunately, controllers and games are not included, though feel free to use whatever is on the card to purchase them.
4. USB 2.0 Flash Drive Gift Card
Every dual-purpose gift card needs to not only be loaded with redeemable credit, but function as something else, and this one doubles as a Speed Racer USB 2.0 flash drive. Plug it into your computer, and you'll see 62.8MB of storage space, with 51.8MB filled with promotional material that can be deleted if desired.
3. R/C Car Gift Card
When closed, this cheesy gift card looks like any other. Flip it over, and you'll see a tiny R/C car that can be controlled with the card itself. You can either purchase it in-store or online -- $25 minimum required if purchased online.
2. MP3 Player Gift Card
Sure, it can only hold 15-songs on its built-in 64MB of memory, but that's 15 more than a standard gift card can play. It's powered by a single AAA battery and boasts USB connectivity for easy drag-and-drop song transfers. That's right, you won't need iTunes or any other music software to load it up.
1. Digital Camera Gift Card
Can't think of any gift ideas for friends and family? Look no further than this $50 Target Gift Card. Not only can it be used for merchandise, you can snap photos afterwards -- call it a freebie if you will. It features a 1.2-megapixel camera, 50MB of internal memory, and USB connectivity.