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Gift cards

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Christmasplease, Sep 22, 2018.



  1. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    Gift cards are becoming more the “go to” gift in my family. I personally love to open a gift. I do understand that some people like to pick out their own things.

    What’s your take?
     
  2. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Kringle Radio DJ Louann Jeffries Award Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew Santa's Elf

    Our family usually gets gift cards for Mr. and me (whoever draws our names) because we have such esoteric interests (vintage film, etc.) that they just don't know what to get us. It IS exciting to open a gift, but it's also exciting to have a gift card to splurge on something we might not ordinarily want to spend the money on. So I'm okay with it. We're okay with giving gift cards, too. I'll often throw in a small wrapped gift to keep it interesting!
     
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  3. omalkm

    omalkm Tinsel Straightener MMC Premiere Member 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    I agree with Merry! I would rather get somebody something to open that they live, but a gift card lets them get whatever they want.

    They might not let you know what they actually want.
     
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  4. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    It would be nice to know people fo exactly what they wanted!
     
  5. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew

    Maybe wrap the gift card with a small gift .. like tucked inside slipper socks, a pair of gloves/mittens, attached to favorite candy bar, etc. Another option is to make them work for it (which in our household at least one gift is wrapped like this) .... Wrap the gift card, tuck in a small box, wrap the box, tuck into another box, wrap that box etc.
     
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  6. SnowflakeMom

    SnowflakeMom Christmasologist MMC Lifer

    I think gift cards are great especially for teenagers/adults. I always try to put a little something with it too, like their favorite candy or lotions, body spray, etc..
     
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  7. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    Oh I LOVE THIS!!
     
  8. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    Yup, I’ll be buying more gift cards this year!
     
  9. Ornamentmaven

    Ornamentmaven Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    My daughters are 33 and 24 now and all they want is gift cards! So, their primary gift is a card to their favorite stores. I usually wrap the gift card in an extra large box, so they have something special to open. I also do buy each of them several smaller gifts and wrap them separately!
     
  10. shrcpark

    shrcpark Reindeer Feeder Technician Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    I'd rather get a gift to wrap. To me, gift cards are too impersonal and not much thought goes into them. However, they are very convenient and wonderful to buy if you do not know the recipient that well, (i.e., my child's teacher or mailman).
     
  11. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    I taking some creative ideas from this thread.

    Thank you!
     
  12. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger Santa's Elf

    It’s official, my oldest two have asked for Amazon gift cards. I’ll get them some
    Little gifts too. I love them having something to open so I’ll wrap them in another gift.
     
  13. Maebeary

    Maebeary Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    I prefer a gift but if they know what I like, gift cards are okay. They just aren't as much fun. I'm to the point where I don't need "more stuff."
     

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