Gift giving: Going the cash way.

unwanted-gift-cardsIt’s December! Snow! Winter! And three very cool weeks of holiday. Siiigh.

Of course, December also means Christmas. Which means good food (mmm), and parties (excellent), and spending time with family (hurrah). It also means, fortunately or unfortunately, gift season.

I don’t know that I’ve ever been given a gift that I absolutely hated, but then I’ve also been lucky to have friends and family who are, I think, eminently reasonable. Doesn’t fit? Here’s the gift receipt and exchange it. Don’t like it? We’re not offended – here’s the gift receipt and exchange it. Really don’t know what to give me? Gift cards are excellent, but dude, since you asked, give me cash any day.

Maybe it’s my Chinese heritage, but I don’t mind giving and receiving cash, especially when I have no idea what gifts would be appropriate, to ask for or to give. When it comes to giving […]