Tell them to Guess
Tell them that you got them something they’ve always wanted (within your price range) and ask them to guess what you got them. Their guesses will give you clues.
You can always end the conversation with “you know what, you’re getting close, I don’t want to spoil the surprise!”
Social media is a powerful tool to look into a persons personal life. You can find out what kind of movies they like, shows they watch or even items they admire. Look on their facebook and twitter for likes or wish-lists that can give you an idea.
If anything, at least you can get great information as to what they wear in their pictures or type of things they follow.
See if you can find out what king of phone, car or even gaming console they have. Get them an accessory for an item the already have. It’ll make life easier than resorting to your everyday gift card.
If you have anymore great ideas for hacking gift ideas, please feel free to share them in the comments below!