Gift Cards as Presents
June 18, 2017 2:50pm CST
This is a hot topic debate among shoppers when a special occasion arrives. Is it okay to give gift cards as presents? I do give gift cards, mainly to my dad and my brothers. I don't mind shopping, however they can be difficult to shop for and I figured gift cards would be of more use to them. I like to give them cards to their favorite stores or restaurants that way they can buy what they want or go out for a nice meal. I know people don't like gift cards as presents, yet I don't see anything wrong with it. Afterall, it's the thought that counts. What do you think about giving gift cards as presents?
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• United States
We give gift cards because it is easier that way for people you don't know well or are hard to shop for. I mean with the gift card they can buy what they want instead of keeping a gift they don't like or a gift they will regift or sell, or return. Cards are just easier and I prefer gift cards over something that I don't want from someone that doesn't know me that well or doesn't know my taste for clothes or other things.
• United States
I love getting and giving gift cards! My kids and grandkids all like to pick out their own things, so cards work out well. At Christmas we give three gifts to each person. (If three gifts were good enough for Baby Jesus, they're good enough for us!). It's usually a gift card, some cash in a greeting card, and something personal to unwrap.
Personally I'd rather give a gift card or cash so they can choose something they want. It seems better than wasting money on a gift that goes unused or they already have one! I always loved getting gift cards or cash as gifts especially when I was in my teens.