I'm buying for a friend I don't see very often. We spoke the other day about how hard it is to buy for each other. I told her to keep going with the festive or hostess gifts she's given me over the years, I treasure them. When asked what I should get her, she didn't say anything specific, but did mention several crafts she's trying to keep up or start in her limited free time.
I can't buy items related to her crafts (it would be like a non-knitter trying to buy for us, where would they start??) and don't want to just give her a gift certificate to a craft store. So I went shopping with the idea that I could get something festive/hostess-y for her along with the craft store gift certificate. Ended up with a Christmas teapot that I really think she'll like.
Now I'm undecided. Should I go with the teapot and craft store $$, or forget the craft gift certificate totally and buy 2 matching mugs?
I agree with the others...Since the GC is for a place she would WANT to spend money, I think it's a great gift....Last year I asked for GC's for Michaels and my LYS and ended up with over $100 in GC's and boy was I a HAPPY camper...er...knitter!! lol...had they been GC's to places I don't go to unless I have to, well, that would have been a disappointment...It's too hard for people to try to buy craft things for others unless told specifically what to get so I think a GC for a place she likes is definitely a nice gift...
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