Five Very Bad Christmas Gift-Card Ideas

There has been no single greater advancement in Chrstimas gift-giving than that hard piece of rectangular plastic known as the gift card.

Unlike money, which shows absolutely zero effort in trying to determine what your gift recipient might enjoy, a gift card shows you have thought through the process, at least to the degree of picking a store or restaurant or service.

Some gift cards, however, just don't make good stocking stuffers. Here are five to avoid:

5. "For me? Why, am I showing yet?" For the gal who has everything, especially if she doesn't want it.

Five Very Bad Christmas Gift-Card Ideas

4. Special Wishes in this Holiday Season Sure, Uncle Billy could probably use this, but...

Five Very Bad Christmas Gift-Card Ideas

3. "Wow. Ummm, thanks." No appointment necessary!! Walk-ins welcome!!

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2. "Mom -- You shouldn't have!" No, really, you shouldn't have. Or maybe I shouldn't have posted that status update on Facebook.

Five Very Bad Christmas Gift-Card Ideas

1. To Daddy Easily transferred into sweaty twenty-dollar bills. (For all we know, they might actually sell these things.)

Five Very Bad Christmas Gift-Card Ideas

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