We have developed, tested, and fully released one of our first new extensions for Virtuemart 2. This plugin will allow any store owner to quickly set a specific Virtuemart 2 category, or multiple categories, as flagged for gift certificate products. This means that any product found in one of these categories will generate a gift certificate for the purchasing customer.
Specifically the gift certificate comes in as a Virtuemart coupon (no hacks needed!) and the plugin generates a unique code for the customer usage. An email is generated for the administrator, and the customer, giving both of them all of the unique codes and values so that they can use the gift certificates for your shop.
This plugin installs in a few clicks, and is completely integrated with the Virtuemart 2 platform, no core hacks or modifications needed. Install it or uninstall it any time without any ill effect.
Have a new feature request? Let us know, we're adding things all the time.
Creating an automated gift certificate product for your Virtuemart 2 store has never been easier!