When my son joined our family, a friend gave us a gift card to our local grocery store. This was an amazing gift because it freed up some cash in our grocery budget that we could then use on much-needed baby supplies.
I was thinking about this grocery store gift card when creating our shopping list for the upcoming holiday season. A good number of people on our list will be receiving gift cards for things they usually buy, so they can free up some money in their personal accounts for other things they want. Random gift cards to places they don’t typically frequent could be a bad idea, but if you know the exact places your friends and family go, you can help them out this year.
Consider practical gift cards, to services and places such as:
- Grocery stores.
- Gas stations.
- Favorite restaurants.
- Movie theaters.
- Hair salons.
- Coffee shops.
This list is obviously not inclusive of every possibility, so please provide even more ideas in the comments.