What are your thoughts on these.......Gift Certificate or Gift Cards have long been, as far as I am concerned, a subject of debate as to whether or not they are really a "gift". I guess, yes, in a sense you are gifting someone with being able to shop for themselves BUT I've also heard them referred to as "thoughtless" and "generic" ways to give a gift without having to be creative.
I kind of stand on the fence with the issue. Sometimes I feel like, rather than wracking my brain and stressing out about getting someone that perfect gift that will be useful, getting a friend the gift of getting themselves a gift is the more sensible way to go. But on the other hand am I really GIVING them a gift if they are buying something for themselves?
All that being said I do give and enjoying receiving them but I'm curious about other's perspectives.
What do you think?