Is cash a good Christmas gift?
Yes, but with a gift card you can only shop at one place. What if, for instance, you got a Walmart gift card but they don't have what you want, but say Target has exactly what you want and it's cheaper too. That is why cash is awesome, you can use it anywhere.
Cash is the best present in my mind... it's WAY better than gift cards.
I'm not saying everyone should just give everyone cash. I love giving presents I know people will like and getting presents that are thoughtful. but I also like occasionally getting some money, because sometimes I'm saving up for something big, or don't get everything I asked for. that's all.
how can you waste money like that??? put it in the bank or something, it'll come in handy!
From my parents, no. From other family and friends yes.
When I get cash, it's called lost money. Because I end up either using it to buy junk, or giving it away, or it just disappears somewhere.
Well it is always in style, a nice color and multifunctional
If everyone just have each other cash, are you really giving presents or just swapping money for money?
As much as I enjoy receiving cash for Christmas, it's extremely impersonal, lazy, and really doesn't show your love for the person which is the reason behind gift-giving in the first place. Even a gift card to a favorite store is better than straight cash.
For those who said no, pass it my way.
preat its not my fault that everyone here is crazy and I generally agree with the rest of the nation -.-
i got $329 for christmas!
I like fruit cake
If I can't think of something I want or need cash is great. This year my mom asked me for months what I wanted and I couldn't think of a single thing so she got me cash.
That's so much better than having to get to know your nieces and nephews and spending time finding something uniquely wonderful for them.
Enjoy! In our neck of the woods we are having tornado warnings and rain. However, the kids are worn out and asleep, so it's a very Merry Christmas here too!
My family had a similar rule. If you didn't ask for anything then you didn't want or need anything. So you got what you wanted: nothing
The whole ritual is about caring and loving people enough to want to get them something they'd like, not send them out to buy something for themself. Why not just swap cash across the table and be done? I mean, what's the point if it's just shuffling money?
you can buy whatever you want with it. some call it lazy, i call it genius.
Depends how much cash we're talking about here lol
My family had a rule if you didn't decide what you wanted by Thankgiving you got cash.
It's really dark 'n' cold in my neighborhood right now, but it's so cool going out onto my front porch and seein' all the living room lights on, up and down the street. This has NOTHING to do with our happy poll question. I'm jus' yakkin'! Merry Christmas!
I send cash or gift cards to nieces & nephews. It's easier and they can get what they want.
If that is what the individual wanted and you were happy to give it, I don't see a problem at all.
Some people are just impossible to buy for! I usually do a gift card.
How would your wife take it if you just handed her cash on Christmas morning?
Yes it's good to get cash
it really depends …
Be thankful to have received a gift at all!
So unthoughtful. So little effort.
Cash is always fine. If you think otherwise please send me all your unwanted cash cause I'll gladly take it. Maybe a big old lump of coal would make you happier. ????
It always has to be Mississippi.
They're trying to keep up with Guam. ????
@preat...well it may be more than rare times happened.
But to just throw cash into a card just to get out of having to actually THINK about someone is missing the point, IMO.
As sweet as it is to pay your Water Bill for Christmas I'd prefer to give you something with a little more cheer than just checking off your financial to-do list.
Money to just fill the void of a gift is crap.
If the reciever has a need or want I'd at least want to give cash knowing it's going to save up for a new computer, or for a big bill, or into a cash pool for a new big ticket item that no one giver could afford.
Munkey: Heehee, I was aiming for that. =) I guess that's the equivalent of getting coal in the stocking when it's a Cash Christmas
If i receive cash i am grateful, but a thoughtful gift (no matter how cheap) is what i prefer.
This is rare - most of the time it's Nevada.
Again twice, why must Mississippi be the weird state in US?
Just like the uneaten fruit cake.
Btw anybody from S FL who reads the Key West citizen: My comment on page 2 that the author of the Big Nate cartoon should get Nate the dog he so much wants wasn't for Mr. Peirce (I could have mailed) but to encourage parents to heed the wishes of their kids.
The cash will be gone but not necessarily what you buy with it - it could become an heirloom for generations to come
I think I have a more thoughtful reply than what I said below: the best (material) gift is what the recipient wants. If for whatever reason it's cash, cash it should be.
Too many people rather give what THEY like or think is appropriate instead of what the recipient wants.
it's kind of a lazy gift, but at least you can be sure it will be put to use.
Yeah, the poor sap you give it to will hate ur guts for life.
I gave a buddy of mine arma 2 combined ops through steam. Vidya games make great gifts.