Amen to that! I’m actually RELIEVED when people give me gift cards, especially to the grocery: groceries have wine/beer, so that’s how I usually use mine.
I know some people hate Starbucks/Wal-Mart/other random gift cards, but they’re perfect for regifting; and even if you don’t drink coffee or tea, Starbucks also has good breakfast/lunch food and other assorted beverages there to drink.
I’m admittedly picky about gifts and have been disappointed far more than pleased with the “thoughtful” gifts people try to surprise me with as an adult...my husband included.
Being a teacher, it’s also kinda funny to discuss with other teachers the “gifts” we receive from parents annually(although I don’t really get them anymore).
Note to parents: your kids’ teachers ALL just want gift cards for Christmas gifts and we will sometimes even secretly trade them out between our fellow teachers later.
Please don’t give us mugs, ornaments, candy, scarves, jewelry or baked goods(admittedly, I’ve tossed out baked goods because I didn’t trust the cleanliness of the kitchen in which it was made).
And I know it’s “the thought that counts” and I’m always grateful, but I can’t help it if I often receive gifts as an adult and think to myself that I’d rather have just gotten the money actually spent for said gift.
I’m otherwise easy to buy for because I make sure to tell everyone I like three things for gifts: fancy/bougie candles, gift cards and booze.