Gift cards: Good or Bad Gifts?

R. Person By R. Person, 21st Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/q.4kg28v/
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This article tells the negative and positive aspects of gift cards.

Pros

  • Quick, and easy.
  • People can buy whatever they want, and you don't have to worry about getting them something they won't like.
  • Doesn't take up too much space, you can just put it with the greeting card, and it saves you wrapping paper.

Cons

  • They're impersonal.
  • Shows How much money You spent on the gift. Can either make you look cheap, or make you go over your budget.
  • Can make you look lazy.
  • The whole fun of getting gifts is unwrapping presents.
  • People can often forget about gift cards, and they cna lose value.
  • They aren't that creative.
  • There can be extra fees.

Tags

Gift Card, Gift Cards, Gifts, Money, Presents, Retail, Shopping

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author avatar Caveat
7th Nov 2010 (#)

Hmmm have a varied opinion myself Rachel. Love to receive them, but am often hesitant to give them lest people think I didn';t put any thought into their gift.

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author avatar R. Person
8th Nov 2010 (#)

I'm the same way

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