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 certificates open in Microsoft Word and similar word processing programs, while others can be edited and printed from start to finish right from your browser. You can customize them with your own 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, 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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    Canva

    A Green and Yellow Birthday Gift Certificate Template

    Canva

    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 one from scratch if you want. That means you get to make all the decisions about the design from the beginning.

    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 as free.

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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 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 DOCX file if you want to make the changes in a word processor program.

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    Microsoft

    A Gift Certificate Template in Blue and Orange

    Microsoft

    Microsoft has a few dozen templates that can be used as gift certificates for a birthday, holiday, or any other occasion. Most of what's available here is just basic templates, and they open in Microsoft Office Online, or you can download the file and open it in Word on your desktop.

    You can't change the designs or colors, but you can change any of the text. Not all of them are free, but those are cleared marked as such.

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    Word Templates

    A Gift Certificate Template for a Company

    Word Templates 

    WordTemplates.org has a collection of over 10 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. They download in a ZIP archive, so you'll need to open that first.

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    Vertex42

    A Birthday Gift Certificate Template

    Vertex42 

    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 these templates are in the popular DOCX format, but are also available in ODT for use in OpenOffice.

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    Hloom

    A Blue Christmas Gift Certificate Template

    Hloom

    Hloom.com has full-page gift certificates for donations, birthdays, dinner and a movie, general gifts, golf gift, spa, discount voucher, and more.

    Check the download count next to the item you choose to see how popular it is compared to the others. They are all available in the DOCX format, and have a good sized preview of the template before you get it.

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    GiftTemplate

    A Father's Day Gift Certificate Template

    GiftTemplate

    GiftTemplate.com is a bit different than the websites listed above, because instead of having you download a Word document to edit it, you do all the editing on the website and then download an image to print off (which you can then put in the Word document if you want to).

    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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    PosterMyWall

    A black and white gift certificate template

    PosterMyWall

    PosterMyWall has hundreds of templates that you can use to create your own gift certificates for your business or personal use. Lots of customizations are supported.

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

    The only free option for saving when you're done is a lower-quality JPG. The site says it'll save with a watermark, but that doesn't appear to always be true.