Do you use gift cards? Do you gift them? Do you ask for them? Do you put them in a drawer and forget you have them?
I confess to having a preference for actual wrap them up and hand them over gifts when I’m the giver. But when I’m the receiver I love gift cards. Now, I like the thought and effort required by giving just the right gift and I’m one of those people who pretty much love anything a friend or family member chooses to give me. But there is something to be said for the fact that no one knows you better than you know yourself. (Now I will also confess that when I get a gift card I tend to hoard them. I check for expiration dates and save them for the next Christmas if they don’t expire before then!)
|OK, yes, I admit it. I’m a gift card hoarder.|
There are times when only a gift card will do. If you have a friend who loves Starbucks more than pretty much anything, well…you can’t exactly wrap up a frappuccino now can you? But a Starbucks gift card is a gift you know they’ll love. Know someone who loves to eat at a particular restaurant? A gift card is a great way to give them a night out.