Free Gift Certificate Templates You Can Customize

illustration of a homemade gift certificate in a gift box

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These gift certificate templates will help you create a unique gift for a friend, family member, employee, or client.

Some of these gift certificate templates open in Microsoft Word or another word processing program, while others can be edited and printed from start to finish right from your browser. You'll need to customize them with your text and in some cases colors and photos. Finally, you'll print them off and hand them over. If it's a special occasion, consider slipping them into a ​free, printable greeting card.

There's a wide selection of styles for these gift certificate templates so you should be able to find one to fit your occasion and recipient's style. There is also a good mix of blank gift certificates as well as some that are already for a specific item or service.

If you're looking for a more personal gift, consider giving your loved one some free printable love coupons. They make perfect Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, and birthday gifts.

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    A Green and Yellow Birthday Gift Certificate Template


    There are dozens of gift certificate templates over at Canva. They can be for holidays, birthdays, employees, special treats, hotel stays, massages, photoshoots, just about anything you can think of. It's easy to find a certificate, you can search by keyword or browse categories to find the right one.

    Within Canva you can fully customize the images, colors, and text before printing off or digitally sending these gift certificates. You're also able to create a gift certificate from scratch if you want. That means you get to make all the decisions about the design from the beginning.

    Note: Some of the gift certificates here contain images that you do have to pay for in Canva. You can replace these images with free ones or look for ones marked FREE on the bottom right corner.

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    Creative Certificates

    A Gift Certificate Template With Presents

    Creative Certificates

    You can find around 20 other gift certificate Word templates at Creative Certificates. They each have unique colors and designs that make them suitable in many different contexts. You can't change the designs very much here, but you can change all of the text before printing.

    Something unique about this website is that you don't have to download the MS Word file to edit the gift certificate because there's an online editor where you can make changes and then print the certificate or download it as an image or PDF. Just use the blue buttons underneath the design you like.

    However, you can still download the DOTX file if you want to make the changes in a word processor program.

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    Gift Templates

    A Yellow, Blue, and Pink Gift Certificate Template

    Gift Templates

    Gift Templates has a variety of templates available for all sorts of gifting, with nine templates specifically for gift certificates. There's an email gift certificate and a birthday gift certificate, as well as one for an airline, Christmas, hotel, photography, spa, restaurant, and travel gift.

    Each template download page gives a full description of what it may be used for as well as how to edit it. These templates can be edited in full, meaning you can change any image you wish to make into a gift certificate for any​ occasion, not just the one listed.

    These gift certificate templates are in Microsoft Word's DOTX file format.

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    A Gift Certificate Template in Blue and Orange


    Microsoft has almost two dozen gift certificate templates that can be used as gift certificates for a birthday, holiday, or any other occasion. Most of what's available from Microsoft is just basic templates, and they open in Microsoft Office Online.

    You can't change the designs or colors of these gift certificates but you can change all of the text.

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    Word Templates

    A Gift Certificate Template for a Company

    Word Templates has a collection of 11 gift certificate templates.

    Other than basic ones that can be used for any occasion, there are ones designed specifically for a cash sum, employee, and a restaurant gift certificate, all of unique designs and colors.

    The templates are in the DOT and DOTX formats.

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    A Birthday Gift Certificate Template


    Vertex42 has a Christmas, birthday, formal, and blank/basic gift certificate template available for download.

    Each template has three gift certificates so you can edit three at once before printing them off.

    All of the gift certificate templates at Vertex42 are in the popular DOCX format, but also available in ODT for use in OpenOffice.

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    A Blue Christmas Gift Certificate Template


    Instead of like most of the other templates from this list, the ones at are full-page gift certificates, and they're made specifically for Christmas.

    These templates are of high quality and truly show the Christmas holiday with trees, snowflakes, and more.

    Check the download count next to the gift certificate Word template you choose from to see how popular it is compared to the others.

    Note: The download link for these gift certificate templates may be hard to spot. After selecting the one you want, choose the small Free link from its download page.

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    A Father's Day Gift Certificate Template

    GiftTemplate is a bit different than the gift certificate template websites listed above. Instead of having you download a Microsoft Word document to edit it, you do all the editing on the website and then download an image to print off.

    There are gift certificate templates for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Mother's and Father's Day, Boxing Day, Cyber Monday, and some other occasions.

    Just fill out the text fields like you would in the Microsoft Word templates and then choose Create to see how it looks.

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    A black and white gift certificate template


    PosterMyWall has 600+ gift certificate templates that you can use to create your own gift certificates for your business or personal use.

    You'll make all the changes to the template right inside your browser on the PosterMyWall website. You'll be able to customize the colors, the text, add photos, change the size, choose a different layout, and more.