Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift Cards

For years I resisted the urge to buy gift cards for presents. It just felt so impersonal.
However, I've slowly come around and I've found myself buying a few gift cards here and there.
Teachers get gift cards for coffee as Christmas gifts and some teens on my list will get gift cards too. I have to mail a bunch of gifts and, hey, there's no denying gift cards are cheaper to mail then, say, golf balls.

I admit a Starbucks card makes my day.

How about you? Are you on the gift card bandwagon? Do you like getting them?

8 comments:

wend said...

People in the UK are wary of them at the moment as so many of our shops are going into receivership and leaving you with a worthless giftcard! This month we have lost Woolworths! That said some friends of ours have opted for a similar type of thing for their wedding - instead of having a gift list, they are taking money towards their honeymoon and have set up an account at a travel agents!
other WR

Jane said...

I like to buy and receive gift cards. I think it's great because the person can pick out what they want.

Wendy Roberts said...

WR, we had Woolworths here but it closed years ago :(

Jane, you make a good point. It is nice to pick out what you want.

Tori Lennox said...

I love getting gift cards! Especially for stores where I can use them online like Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million. :)

Wendy Roberts said...

Tori, me thinks you like books just a little bit LOL!

Dru said...

I love gifts cards because you can get what you want and like Tori, it's all about the books.

Marianne said...

A nice giftcard for Joann's can give me a great and relaxing couple of hours feeling up fabric and patterns. :-) A bit of my time. Book giftcards are always welcome, because there are always more books to buy. :-D

Marianne

Tori Lennox said...

Gosh, what gave it away? *g*