This feature is on our roadmap for a future release.
Online-only Gift Cards via a 3rd-party extension will be available very soon, through NRO Extras (http://extras.nrostores.com). This solution will allow you to sell virtual “gift cards” through your NRO store that can be redeemed on NRO purchases. This solution will not integrate with Counterpoint Gift Cards.
Support for Counterpoint-integrated Gift Cards is currently planned for 2015. We know many of you are anxiously awaiting this feature, and we wish that we could offer this capability in 2014, but that isn’t currently possible. There are some security issues to work out before we can accept Counterpoint Gift Cards online.
We’re also working on a feature to support payment by SVC (Stored Value Card).Jnarowe commented
Are the 3rd Party Gift Cards like an electronic gift certificate? That's what I really need. The ability for an online customer to buy a gift certificate that is electronically transmitted to their recipient to be used in our online store.