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Old 10-20-2009, 08:33 PM
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Fast food gift card from a friend/student to another friend/student as a BD gift

I've come to realize that one of the most popular "gift" ideas around here in the elementary school is for kids to give kids gifts cards for fast food restaurants.

My daughter received 2 gift cards for McDonalds. My daughter was thrilled to be able to use her own "money" to buy her own Happy Meal.

I'm not sure that I would give these as gifts but she didn't seem to mind.

What's your opinion on this?
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:22 AM
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Tami I am not fond of this idea....For one eating at fast food places is not always the healthiest choice....I have bought gift certificates but too a clothes store or a gift card for walmart etc...a music store or something that might be of interest to the child....That being said I do give the kids from the daycare halloween certificates for free fries at mcdonalds as their treat.

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:46 AM
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My kids would be thrilled to receive a resturant gift card there are healthier food selections at all resturants now.

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I don;t like gift cards at all for the most part. I think it is an easy way out for gift buying. No thought to it at all. Matter of fact, for our employee holiday party, we banned gift cards. This way you had to find out more about the person for whom you are shopping. At that age, there should be a lot of ideas for gifts.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:32 PM
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I don;t like gift cards at all for the most part. I think it is an easy way out for gift buying. No thought to it at all. Matter of fact, for our employee holiday party, we banned gift cards. This way you had to find out more about the person for whom you are shopping. At that age, there should be a lot of ideas for gifts.
I feel the same way you do but get this.... My daughter just attended a BD party at Chuck E Cheese for one of her classmates. My dd spent a lot of time looking around the store for the perfect gift for this little girl. She finally decided on a necklace and bracelet making set. We bought paper and ribbon...did the whole gift wrap thing.

At the party, the Mom didn't even call the kids over to watch the girl open her gifts! She opened them while everyone was playing. When we walked over to see if she was going to open her gift, we were stunned to see a table full of presents. My daughter asked the girl if she liked her gift and the little girl said I don't know which one was from you! Her mother jumped in to say that she was sure that her daughter loved everything. When this girl handed out thank-you cards, my daughter asked her again if she liked the gift and she replied "I don't remember what you gave me".

That, to me, was so rude and it hurt my daughter's feelings. That makes me want to give gift cards.
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