Thursday, December 11, 2008

What gifts to give this coming holidays season

Buying gifts had always been a problem for me. See My first grandchild at his grandfather's 57th birthday gathering. I just received a message from Gift Card MallTM which gave me a good idea - give gift cards. That will solve my headache of trying to figure out what gift to buy. By giving gift cards, the gift recipient will choose his or her own gift and thus there will never be the problems of receiving duplicate or even triplicate gifts or gifts which the recipient has no use for.

However, there is still a problem. It seems there are rumours circulating that retailers are going out of business and thus not accepting gift cards. If true, this will be another gift headache. The message from Blackhawk Network is reassuring. According to Blackhawk Network, the rumour of a very long list of retailers not accepting gift cards is not true, being greatly overstated. This I take to be that there may be a small number of retailers closing business not accepting gift cards, but a vast network of retailers still do accept gift cards. Not only that, it seems that according to a holiday survey by NRF (National Retail Federation), more than half of consumers preferred gift cards.

So folks, if you have problems deciding on what gift to buy for your loved ones, get gift cards.