martes, 4 de diciembre de 2012

Gift cards


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I’m back after a couple of weeks away that helped me get fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm towards my blogging tasks. Time went really fast and now we’re in December getting ready for my favorite holiday: Christmas. While I think we should go beyond the gifts and the parties to really live this day, I know gifts are going to come, and I have a particular point of view about it I want to share with you.
All of you have experienced the feeling of receiving a gift you don’t like. You can’t change it, you don’t want to wear it, it goes completely against your style, but you have to wear it because you have to maintain a good impression on the person who gave it to you. That’s what happens when people that don’t know you (very well) try to do something nice for you.
We have to thank stores for creating one controversial gift: the gift-card. Some people say it is very impersonal, like you get into a store, buy a card (maybe a dozen) you give them to everyone and voilà! No thinking about what to offer. But let’s look at it on the bright side:
When someone gives you a gift card, you have the chance to choose what you need and what you like. And this is quite valuable.
Imagine you need a pair of black rain boots, you have a very clear idea of what you want: comfort specifications, high of the heels, weight, etc. And a very nice friend of yours gives you a pair of black rain boots, but they have an ugly sole, are too heavy and wearing them will be a tiring task.
Another example: you want a new coat. You (like me) love minimalism and are impatient to buy a white beautiful coat in wool. But your friend was very generous and guessed you needed a new coat so she bought it for you. The problem is it is made on an animal printed fabric. A bright animal printed fabric.
Of course you can still buy what you want, but if money is going to be spent, and space in your closet is going to be occupied (a big deal when you live in Paris) it is better to think about this twice. You can be very happy with a gift card to go and buy whatever you want. And if the limit on the card is not enough you can pay it yourself. This way you can actually wear what you receive.
I’m not complaining, I love all the gifts I’ve gotten so far, because my family knows me well (my mom and I have very similar tastes) and my friends do too. But that’s because they know my style and I know theirs. It doesn’t happen like that with anyone.

What about you? Have you had any funny experience with gifts? What do you think about gift cards? Are you buying them this Christmas?

24 comentarios :

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  2. Gracias por visitar mi blog!!
    Besote!!
    xoxo
    Silvia
    http://bohememoi.blogspot.com

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  3. Great blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love your amazing and interesting blog :)

    xoxo
    http://singingthumbelina.blogspot.com/

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  5. Great post and welcome back!

    Karen,xx
    http://hablemosfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi dear, I´ve missed you posts! I like gift cards, especially when I don´t know the person so well, I buy a gift card. And I love to get gift cards from others:) cool post! kisses chris

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  7. ME encantan las tarjetas regalo, nunca me han regalado una pero lo considero de lo más útil porque siempre compraras lo que realmente quieres. Pienso que mucha gente no las regala porque en el fondo no quiere decir cuanto dinero se quiere gastar en tí y con un objeto es más dificil saber lo que se ha gastado la otra persona
    Un besote

    http://esthermakeup78.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. Prefiero tarjetas regalo y así no hay problemas.
    Besos

    http://thaispsradianteyfabulosa.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Es realmente difícil que alguien te conozca TAN BIEN como para acertar siempre con los regalos por lo que las tarjetas regalo me parecen una idea GENIAL!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  10. Preciosa!! muchas gracias por pasarte y comentar en el blog!!! Me encanto tu dulce comentario :)
    ah! ya tengo nuevo post!!

    un besito muy especial!!
    c.o.c.o.

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  11. Welcome back and nice ideas!!! I am following u with gfc wanna do the same?? Giulia
    Fashionmamas.blogspot.com

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  12. Gift cards can be very useful if you don't know what to buy!!
    Thanks for the comment!!! Would you like to follow each other?
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  13. Bienvenida!!!
    Von lñas tarjetas regalo siemrpe aciertas

    Besitos
    http://jourlejour-marie.blogspot.com.es/

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  14. I love gift cards!! :) They are really useful!!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  15. Siempre son un acierto las tarjetas regalo, así cada uno se puede comprar lo que quiera :)

    Un beso guapa!

    http://breakfastinthefrontrow.blogspot.com.es/

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  16. Personally i LOVE gift cards! It's an invitation to go SHOPPING! And i love to shop! lol Love your blog! Following :) xoxo

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  17. Yes I love when I get a gift card than getting something that I dont like. Thanks for following. Following back on GFC. What about bloglovin? would you like to follow each other on this too.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  18. I lovely gifts cards!
    Thanks for your comment :)
    kisses;

    http://livethatunlimitedhappiness.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. I love cards!!! kisses happy friday! http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  20. Awesome blog!! thanks for commenting on my blog!!:)

    nishalooks.blogspot.com

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  21. I just love gift cards, I know some don't like them as they think it is not personal but I don't I prefer to get one!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  22. hahaha, great post doll!*
    I prefer receiving gift cards too, that little heart attack when you open a present you don't like isn't fun =P

    xXx

    luxachic.com

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