Gift cards are a common present among relatives with bad imagination. If you have one laying around, and if you are anything like me, a though of using this card to buy something very useful (as always) on AliExpress may have crossed your mind.
Can I use my gift card on AliExpress?
A quick answer: yes. You most certainly can use gift cards on AliExpress.
There are no special cards that are explicitly prohibited from processing. E-Commerce websites like AliExpress are in the business of making money, so anything preventing them from making more money is counter-productive.
If you are a first-time buyer, you may feel compelled to buy a git card for security reasons (there is a certain level of stress associated with putting your credit card on a new website). As I mentioned before, AliExpress is a safe website, so it may be an overkill; but if you are set on getting a gift card instead, note:
The gift card that you are using must work for international orders.
This is something you will want to check prior to buying the gift card. There are some cards that will not work online, there are cards that will not work outside of the country you buy it in. It would suck to get a card only to realize you can't use it, so check first.
If it is a new gift card, chances are you need to register it first before use (which normally can be done online).