Images courtesy of the retail stores featured.Natalie Matthews, Lucky magazine
After hearing Team Zoe bicker over the pros and cons of gift cards last week, we figured it was time to settle the score. It is, after all, December 8, which means holiday shopping should be well under way. (Emphasis on the "should." Some of us have been browsing those incredible holiday gift guides and flash sales for ourselves, promising we'll give that cashmere sweatshirt to our older sister, then wearing it to work the next day. Oops.)
Back to the gift cards debate: as holiday presents, are they practical or just plain lazy? Having changed my own stance more times than Anne Hathaway changed her Oscar outfits, I've decided it's a situational thing. Absolute rules don't really apply, except one: the more thought that goes into the presentation of the gift card, the better it'll be received.
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