This is just me. I know that lots of you LOVE gift cards.
My only exception to the rule is when the giver knows that you are saving up for a major expense, and wants to contribute to the cause (but I don't support when brides and grooms specifically ask for a contribution to their honeymoon....pay for it yourself!)
I could go on and on about this...
However, the biggest problem with gift cards, for me, is spending them on ME. I know that is what the giver intended...go by MYSELF something. I usually don't. I usually save them until the kids need something, the house needs something. This usually results in feeling like *I* didn't get a gift (even though I know this is totally in my control). It is a difficult cycle.
My BFF doesn't understand this at all. She has NO problem buying stuff for herself! LOL She is also very generous...so don't get me wrong that I am implying that she is selfish. But if she gets a GC...she runs right out and buys herself whatever it is she wants.
I am currently in possession of the following:
- $50 VISA
- $50 Amazon
- $40 Target
- $25 Kohls
I could get super creative and use all but the Kohls card for groceries or bills.
First world problems...
What do YOU do with gift cards??? Spend them on yourself...someone else? Sell them on line?