They say that it’s better to give than to receive, but I’m not convinced. You spend all this time on trying to find the perfect gift and agonizing over sending the right message when all you really want to do is give them a gift card… at least I do.
Getting things is so much easier. You just fake a smile, say thank you, and return the item to the nearest store for a gift card. (Moral of the story, apparently, give gift cards.)
No harm, no foul. …Until Grandma visits and wants you to wear the sweater she gave you. To bad you already returned it (evern though it was hand knitted) and exchanged it for a video game.
So, I guess both ways are fraught with pitfalls. Navigate with care, friends.