A gift certificate is a type of coupon that has a monetary value associated with it. A gift certificate can be redeemed to pay for items in the storefront.
In Elastic Path Commerce, a gift certificate is a type of coupon with an associated code. When the gift certificate holder makes a purchase, they can choose to redeem the certificate, fully or partially, by entering the code. The certificate balance is reduced by the amount of the purchase. Any unused balance remains availalbe to the customer for future purchases.