A Stockpile gift card is the quickest, easiest way to give someone a gift of stock! You can buy $25, $50, or $100 physical gift cards in two ways: at your local supermarket or retailer, or online at Stockpile.
There are also two ways you can buy e-gifts for $1 to $1000 – at Stockpile, or on our iPhone or Android app. When the recipient redeems your gift card, they get a whole or a fraction of a real stock in a real brokerage account.
Stockpile gift cards are not refundable so please ensure you purchase the amount that you are looking for and treat it like real cash. Don't lose it!
How Does It Work?
Buying a Stockpile e-gift is as easy as buying a book at Amazon! Just choose the stock and dollar amount you want to give (say, $50 of Apple stock), tell us who the recipient is, and pay for your purchase using your credit or debit card.
Your recipient will receive the gift card a few minutes later, and get their stock by clicking on a button in the email and logging into or signing up for a free Stockpile account. Fractional shares of real Apple stock (worth $50 the day the gift card is redeemed) show up in the account and go up and down with the market starting the next trading day.
Does the gift card have an expiration date?
No, not at all. Stockpile gift cards don't have an expiration date. You can redeem it anytime.
What if I’m under 18 years old?
Kids and teens can own stock by having an adult on the account with them. This kind of account is called a custodial account. The minor (referred to as the beneficiary) owns the stock, while the adult (the custodian) has legal responsibility over the account until the minor turns 18.
The minor can set up his own log-in (separate from the adult’s) so he can see how his stocks are doing anytime on his own. In addition, young people can place stock trades with the adult’s consent. For example, if a 15 year old wants to buy $20 of Facebook stock, he sets up the transaction, which is routed by email to the custodian (say, mom) for approval. If mom approves, an order to purchase $20 of Facebook stock is placed and sent to the market to execute. Otherwise, no order is placed.