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!!

kubiak.jpg

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

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: