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Empty Birthday Gift Card Prank


This is one of the most dastardly birthday pranks evah – you know, in a playful kinda way. We will anonymously send someone you know a birthday card with a BLANK gift card inside.

Let that sink in for a moment. The gift card is BLANK – zero dollars on it. No balance. Empty.

They won’t know who sent them the birthday card, which will totally drive them nuts, but you best believe they’re going to use that gift card. And when they do, they’ll have to fork over their own cash at checkout — or skulk out of the store. Classic.

It’s a triple-whammy of frustration for the recipient. First, wondering who sent them a nice card and gift card. Second, finding out the card is empty after spending all that time shopping. Third, realizing they got pranked big-time and have no idea who did it.

Add your own message – or we will hand-write the following inside the card:

I hope you have an amazing birthday! Love, Sarah*

Gift cards will be for popular, widely available retail stores, such as Walmart and Target. If the card does not have a dollar amount printed on it, we will write $25 on it. Gift cards are real and in new condition (they just don’t have any funds loaded on them).

What else makes this prank so special:

  • Each card is custom made to order.
  • It’s actually a premium birthday card.
  • You can upgrade it to a glitter bomb card if you want.
  • We hand-write the message in the card.
  • We hand-write the mailing address and return address
  • Sent anonymously from one of several U.S. postal addresses.
  • We use a colorful stamp on the card (for U.S. addresses, international may be metered).
  • We put a cute birthday sticker on the color envelope for that extra-personal touch. This will not be overlooked as junk mail.

* Why Sarah? It’s one of the most popular names. Just about everyone at least knows a Sarah. But you can provide any message or name that you want.
Please note: Birthday card will not exactly match the one shown due to secrecy, but it will be a premium birthday card.

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Add Custom Message

Your personal message for the card up to 350 characters. Remember, the only way they will know this is from you is if you include your name here or you choose the “take credit” option. Otherwise it’s totally anonymous.

Special Requests?

Let us know if you have any special requests, like a heart or emoji, or trying to match a theme (ie: 21st birthday, princess, superhero, etc.), or targeting a certain delivery day – we’ll try our best to do it.

Upgrade to a Glitter Bomb or Confetti Card

Upgrade this to our world famous Glitter Bomb Card or a fun Confetti Card. We have several options to choose from. Our Funky Glitter Mix is a colorful blend of colors and sizes, including fine. Our Funky Confetti Mix does not include any glitter – just easier-to-clean up confetti. All mixes include a special piece of “Happy Birthday” confetti that they can keep. Tell us the age they are turning (in the special requests area) and we will include confetti for that number in the mix if we have it.

Fun Add-ons

Customize your card with some of these fun add-ons. Trading cards (Pokemon, baseball, football, superhero, etc) include random new or classic cards and are sent in a protective cover. Fake scratch off lottery tickets have a prize amount between $5000 and $50,000, depending on the ticket. They won’t know it’s a fake until they read the small print on the back – most likely after they’ve run around screaming that they won! Seed packs are for planting in a pot or garden.

Anonymous or Not?

Our standard practice is to use our private return address without any mention of you or us on the envelope – it’s anonymous. But you can also choose to take credit on the envelope so they know it’s from you.

Ship to you for hand delivery?

If you want this shipped to your address so you can hand-deliver it yourself, then choose this option. It will be sent inside a bigger envelope. It will not have any addresses written on it or have any postage stamps.