Some say avoid gift cards as many companies are in financial trouble and may not honor them.
Some say to not give cash. It’s impersonal, and full of germs.
Here is a collection of some I have learned over the years from experience.
Buy online: No stores, no crowds, and free shipping if you are savvy. Plus you get that cool feeling pulling into your driveway, seeing a box, and thinking someone sent something to you, only to discover its shit you ordered for someone else.
Beware who you buy from. When the kids beg for an Elmo doll no one has except some guy in Puerto Rico who charges you $400.00 you should be wary. Don’t be surprised if it arrives with a stitched up back full of small baggys of white powder when the doorbell suddenly rings and there is a guy names Jose wanting to know if you got his “delivery.” Try this next time the kids ask for something that you clearly have no chance of getting at any reasonable value… SAY NO!
Happy Fucking Holidays from the Idiots!