Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Topic: Gift Cards

Yesterday, NPR did a piece on gift cards: who uses them, when they are appropriate to give, whether they are received with open arms, do they actually get used, why are they better than money, etc. it was interesting.

whipcreamy had heard the report as well. so we had a discussion. ultimately, we decided that they are welcome from an older generation (family) or work and would only be acceptable from friends/peers if 1. the gift card was for a store that recipient loves and 2. if the gift card was not the ONLY gift--it could be the main gift, surely, but something else to say "i am really thinking about what you would like and this is what i thought you would like best but here;s another little something to say i love you" (something like that).

and then, of course, our discussion moved to Taco Bell gift cards. we would love those. at the same time, we think giving anyone a McDonalds gift card is disgusting. unfortunately, when i started writing this post, i had in mind to upload a picture of the singer ("singer") Kelis wearing a dress made up of McD's holiday cards. it's awful. go to if you want to see it.

so the point of this post: gift cards: sometimes appropriate, sometimes not; mcds gift cards: never appropriate, taco bell ones: always appropriate (even from friends!).


Anonymous Michelle said...

I'm a big fan of giving and receiving gift cards. I agree that if given, its nice to add something else, of some thought, no matter how small or stupid. One of the best b-day gifts I ever received was a bag of doritos, a pack of mt. dew and taco bell gift certificates. It was excellent, in thought as well as flavor.

10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

whoa! so there are taco bell gift certificates? michelle, i have to say it again: get your own blog. you've earned it.

2:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Are you trying to stop me from writing on your blog? I can't trust myself with my own blog because when I would come home after a few of the drinky drink, I'd think I'd have words of wisdom for the world but...well, who are we kidding here...

11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

no, please, bring it, michelle! i am just saying that you have enough to say about taco bell--and apparently about the world--that you could have your own.

9:46:00 AM  

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