Gift certificates can be a dicey choice for Christmas gift giving. So, given all the variables of gift certificates, it’s important to take the pros and cons into consideration when purchasing a gift certificate for your loved ones this Christmas:

 PROS

CONVENIENCE

You walk into a business, purchase the gift certificate, and you’re done. No wandering around the store trying to figure out what to buy. No dilemma between purchasing one gift over another.  It’s easy.

UNIQUE

Whether it’s a certificate to your favorite restaurant, or a series of yoga classes, you share your favorite eateries and or hobbies that the recipient may have never been exposed to. So depending on what kind of certificate you select, you have the opportunity to share an experience you enjoy with a recipient that may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.

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The Pros and Cons of Gift Certificates

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  1. Thank you for the article, Erica. There are some wonderful points that you made about the pros and cons of gift certificates. I would be worried about the reuse of gift certificates. Does that money just go away or does the git certificate receiver just get the cash back? Luckily gift cards save the money that you have not used as a remaining balance on the card so you are able to reuse it, which seems unlikely for gift certificates. Thanks again for the article!

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