Here's what I'm getting at, for the past few years we've gotten my sil and her hubby a gc to different local restaurants, they've gotten us various gifts that are just as impersonal, but with the added bonus of being completely not our taste. One year they gave me a pair of oil lanterns that hang on the wall "because you like the country look". Now admittedly I grew up on a cattle ranch, but we have no country influences in our house at all.
So I guess my question if would you rather get a gc that while maybe doesn't show a lot of though, does at least let you get something you would actually like. Or would you rather get a gift that shows that the person does not know you at all - or that they know you, but don't care enough to find something that is actually your taste?
The "I grabbed the first thing I saw in the store mentality" is why we only give to children now. I don't need to send my brother a gift card so he can send me a gift card. And I definitely don't need my MIL to buy me shoes (happened more than once, I have trouble buying shoes when I have my feet along to try them on. There is no way in he!! that she is going to be able to by me shoes! What a moron!) So anyway, not that I am ungrateful either, but it is easier to focus on the kids.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 4:03 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
Unless I say Specifically something I want, I rather get a gift card.
Answer by Mom2princessq at 4:04 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 4:05 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
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Answer by MommaRox4683 at 4:06 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
The best gifts are the ones that people hear you say you would like to have. It's usually something that I wouldn't buy for myself mostly because it's not a necessity and seems a bit frivolous. I love buying things like that for people, too. That's why we need to really listen to what people are saying when we are with them. They are always giving us gift ideas, and it makes shopping so much fun.
Answer by NannyB. at 4:06 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by Amberoz at 4:09 PM on Dec. 23, 2009
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