When it comes to buying stock to give as a gift, GiveAshare.com beats the pants off stock brokers. Brokers are not set up to economically handle one share transactions and effective 1/1/2009, brokers CANNOT provide paper stock certificates on most stocks. At GiveAshare.com, it's our business! In fact, many brokers buy from us and/or refer clients to us. See how our prices compare to brokers.
It can be quite a hassle use a broker to buy stock to give as a gift:
Make sure you understand all the costs before using a stock broker: