Now that weÃ¢â¬â¢re in Christmas season, I feel itÃ¢â¬â¢s appropriate to discuss giving gift cards as Christmas gifts. I admit there may be cases where they are ok, but for the most part they are not.
Do you remember growing up, and were told that itÃ¢â¬â¢s not the gift you give; itÃ¢â¬â¢s the thought that counts?
How much thought goes in to buying a gift card? Why even bother with it?
If youÃ¢â¬â¢re too lazy to do a little shopping, donÃ¢â¬â¢t waste youÃ¢â¬â¢re money.
Giving a gift means:Ã¢â¬Â I thought of you and bought thisÃ¢â¬Â. A gift card means Ã¢â¬ÅI couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t find five minutes to make it past the customer service desk to find you a gift, hereÃ¢â¬â¢s a gift card, go buy your own giftÃ¢â¬Â.
Christmas only happens once a year, why not buy them something they will remember and appreciate? DonÃ¢â¬â¢t punish them buy sending them back to the store, just when they thought they were done Christmas shopping. Now they have to buy their own gifts!