Amasty Gift Card vs. Aheadworks Gift Card for Magento 2

Let your customers give gifts without fear of making a mistake in choosing by providing them with gift card functionality.
  • printed, virtual, and combined gift cards
  • customizable design
  • fixed or open amount price types
  • unlimited number of gift codes
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To find a perfect solution for your store, you need to research, analyze and compare multiple options. This time, we did all the hard work for you and created this comparison page for the 2 most popular Gift Card extensions: Aheadworks and Amasty. Our extension has 3 pricing options, so we’ll take the most feature-rich plan.

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Features of Aheadworks Gift Card for Magento 2

Features of Amasty Gift Card

Basic functionality

Aheadworks Gift Card for Magento 2 comes with all the basic features you may need. It allows you to generate an unlimited number of card codes and pools. The extension supports 3 cart types:

  • printed
  • virtual
  • combined

Also, you can create gift cards with predefined card values or let your customers enter any sum they want.

User experience features

This extension helps you improve the user shopping experience by adding small but necessary features to the product page. Your clients can choose one of the several possible card designs, enter a personalized message and choose a delivery date. Thus, their gift will be more individual and arrive right in time. Also, they can preview how their gift card will look before sending it.

Card recipients will also get a seamless shopping experience in your store. They will get email notifications about any changes to the gift card status. In the customer account, they can check the available balance and expiration date. And the gift code can be applied on both the shopping cart and checkout page. Moreover, the extension by Aheadworks supports One Step Checkout integration.

Basic functionality

As well as an extension by Aheadworks, the Amasty’s includes all the basic features:

  • support of printed, virtual, and combined card types
  • possibility to generate card code pools
  • support of predefined and open card values

User experience features

Amasty Gift Card extension offers almost the same set of features for a better shopping experience:

  • personalized message
  • delivery date
  • preview
  • email notifications
  • gift card application on the cart and checkout pages

But there are several differences. Firstly, users can not only choose among pre-made card designs but also upload their images. Secondoval, card recipients can track several gift codes at their customer account:


And finally, this extension comes with a custom widget that you can place on any page of your website and let users check their card balance without distraction from purchasing flow.

Admin functionality

Store managers can place orders and send gift cards right from the backend. They can set card expiration dates and check the card balance.

Import and export

This extension supports REST and SOAP API. Thus, you can import and export gift card codes to any CRM or ERP system.

Admin functionality

In addition to placing orders and sending gift cards from the backend, store admins can refund gift card balances and redeem card balances for store credit using Amasty’s extension.

Import and export

This extension comes with built-in import and export functionality and allows you to migrate gift card data using various sources, including REST API. Moreover, it is compatible with the Export Orders and Import Orders solutions.

Advanced features

Aheadworks gift card plugin is GraphQL compatible, so you can adapt it when working on PWA, for example.

Advanced features

Amasty Gift Card extension has GraphQL compatibility for both read and write.

Check out how to use GraphQL →

Also, it is compatible with SMS Notification Pro, so you can use them together and keep your customers updated.

Included extensions

The premium version of the extension comes with 2 additional plugins:

Features comparison

Key FeaturesAmasty (Premium)Aheadworks
Support of printed, virtual, and combined card types
Card code pools
Fixed and open amount price types
Card designs
Support of custom image upload
Gift message
Delivery date
Gift card preview
Email notifications
Gift card widget
Admin management tools
Refund of the gift card balance
Possibility to redeem card balance for store credit
Import and export
GraphQL compatibility
Store Credit
Customer Group Auto Assign

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Version 2.11.0
Last Update: Aug 29, 2023
2.11.0 - Aug 29, 2023
  • New gift cards codes auto-generation was added to the ‘Code Pool’ settings (Note: the compatibility is available as a part of an active product subscription or support subscription)
  • New we added the possibility to automatically change order status to ‘Processing’ when it fully covered with a gift card
  • Improvement the ability to set up emails PDF file names was added
  • Improvement now gift card emails PDF file fits the size of a gift card image as intended
Version 2.10.0
Last Update: Jun 28, 2023
2.10.0 - Jun 28, 2023
  • Compatibility we added the compatibility with Hyvä Theme for Gift Card Pro version. You can find the 'amasty/module-giftcard-hyva-compatibility' package for installing in composer suggest (Note: the compatibility is available as part of an active product subscription or Support Subscription. For the correct Hyvä compatibility work, the GraphQL module should also be installed. You can find it in the composer suggest 'amasty/module-gift-card-graph-ql')
Version 2.9.0
Last Update: May 10, 2023
2.9.0 - May 10, 2023
  • New we added the possibility to download Gift Card images stored in AWS Remote Storage
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Amasty Gift Wrap was added so now it is possible to pay for a Gift Wrap with a Gift Card
  • Improvement now the delivery date format is displayed according to the selected store locale
  • Improvement we added the possibility to send Gift Card Account emails via REST API
  • Fix we eliminated the error occurred when generating Gift Code Accounts in bulk
Version 2.8.7
Last Update: Sep 20, 2022
2.8.7 - Sep 20, 2022
  • Fix we fixed the issue with duplicating gift card codes
  • Fix we resolved the problem with the incorrect amount transferred in partial refund
2.8.6 - Aug 12, 2022
  • Fix we fixed the issue with placing orders with Gift Cards and sending them by email
2.8.5 - May 23, 2022
  • Improvement we improved a gift card items deleting process, so now it can be deleted by double-clicking or by clicking on the trash icon directly on the item
  • Fix we eliminated the cart error when Printed Gift Card was added
  • Fix we fixed the issue with incorrect input types
  • Fix we corrected the image adding issue when website with ID1 doesn't exist
  • Fix the issue with a gift card preview was resolved
  • Fix resolved the problem with email template displaying in the gift card preview
  • Fix the issue with message field placeholder translation was resolved
  • Fix now the phone field data is being sent in Web API as expected
  • Fix now after online refund a new gift card account is not being created
Version 1.0.0
Last Update: Nov 17, 2021
1.0.0 - Nov 17, 2021
    Version 1.2.4
    Last Update: Mar 06, 2023
    1.2.4 - Mar 06, 2023
    • Compatibility now the extension is compatible with Magento 2.4.5-p2, 2.4.6
    • Fix fixed an issue with Store Credits applying when the 'Encourage Using Store Credit' setting is enabled
    • Fix now it is possible to accrue more Store Credits than the amount of the order when making a refund 
    • Fix we solved the problem with a Credit Memo creating in an order that has a partial refund
    • Fix we solved the problem with removing several products at once when editing an order
    • Fix PayPal payments are now successful when paying for an order once Store Credits are applied
    1.2.3 - Sep 06, 2022
    • Fix the issue with the Store Credits applying when the Braintree Payments is being used was resolved
    1.2.2 - Jul 06, 2022
    • Improvement we added the possibility for using a comma to separate decimals in the Store Credit amount
    1.2.1 - Apr 21, 2022
    • Compatibility now the extension is compatible with Magento 2.4.4
    1.2.0 - Nov 12, 2021
    • New now the extension comes with the Buy Store Credit feature so you can allow (a) your customers to purchase Store Credit as a product from your website and (b) your store managers to place such orders for customers from the admin panel
    • New We added the Admin Name column in the Transaction Grid to let a store owner always be aware of who makes changes in customer balances without digging deep in the Magento logs
    • Improvement we upgraded the manual balance change workflow on the Customer -> Store Credit & Refund page so that admin users can see balance changes immediately after page reload without the necessity of switching tabs
    • Fix The Credit Memo button does not appear anymore on the View Order page in cases when the whole order had been paid with an offline payment method was already fully refunded to store credit.
    • Fix We eliminated incorrect balance changes in the credit memo creation workflow in cases when a user applies for an Adjustment Refund.
    Version 1.1.1
    Last Update: Aug 11, 2021
    1.1.1 - Aug 11, 2021
    • Fix we solved the problem with the store credit decimals for the orders in the admin panel.
    • Fix we eliminated the ability to accept negative store credit amount.
    1.1.0 - Jul 30, 2021
    • New we implemented a new feature that allows specifying the products and categories store credit can be applied to.
    • New we added an option that will let you choose between whether you’d like to encourage customers to use store credit or not.
    • New now the administrator can decide whether their comment will be visible for customers after the manual balance update.
    • New we refactored the logic of storing the applied store credit. Now the store credit will be proportionally split between products in the order so that the right amount of it is automatically suggested during partial refunds.
    • Fix we solved the problem with updating applied store credit after the reward points were used.
    Version 1.0.6
    Last Update: Jan 14, 2021
    1.0.6 - Jan 14, 2021
    • Improvement information about used store credit was added in order API
    • Fix we solved the problem with refund store credits for multiple currencies
    • Fix we solved a few problems with credit memo creating
    • Fix we solved the problem with using store credit with PayPal payment method
    • Fix we solved the problem with changing store credits from admin area
    1.0.5 - Mar 06, 2020
    • Fix we solved the problem with store credit deduction if order wasn't placed
    1.0.4 - Feb 13, 2020
    • Improvement now API include new method GetStoreCreditsByCustomerId
    • Improvement now translations include Store Credit Balance phrase
    • Improvement we added validation for \"Add or substract a credit value\" field on admin side
    • Fix we solved the problem with incorrect prices after their updating on client side
    • Fix we solved the problem with partial payment of order by store credits
    • Fix we solved the problem with extension installing on Magento 2.2.2
    • Fix we solved the problem with applying store credits for virtual products
    • Fix we solved the issue with refunding store credits to customers after credit memo creating
    1.0.3 - Dec 26, 2019
    • Fix issue with the refunded amount not being displayed in the Order Totals section was fixed.
    1.0.2 - Oct 29, 2019
    • Fix we solved the problem with adding double store credit points on Google Chrome v. 75+
    1.0.1 - Sep 02, 2019
    • Compatibility with 3-rd party extensions was enhanced
    Version 1.0.8
    Last Update: Aug 10, 2022
    1.0.8 - Aug 10, 2022
    • Compatibility now the extension is compatible with Magento 2.4.5
    • Improvement we enhanced the cronjob performance
    • Fix we resolved the issue with creating a customer group via API
    1.0.7 - Mar 29, 2022
    • Fix we solved the problem with customers address field validation
    1.0.6 - Mar 05, 2022
    • Compatibility now the extension is compatible with Magento 2.4.4
    1.0.5 - Nov 09, 2021
    • New we added a new setting to the customer group editing page to let you show the group at customer accounts on storefront
    1.0.4 - Oct 25, 2021
    • Improvement now you can set up a rule for customer group auto-assign based on Ordered Products By Condition
    • Fix we fixed the issue with the calendar when configuring date conditions
    1.0.3 - Jul 24, 2020
    • Fix we fixed the issue with the general setting used for different stores on Magento Commerce 2.3.5
    1.0.2 - May 27, 2020
    • Improvement we improved the performance of ‘amasty_groupassign_update’ cron job
    • Fix we resolved the issue with the priority of rules
    1.0.1 - Apr 21, 2020
    • Fix we fixed the issue with loading the default configuration

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