BE CAREFUL When BUYING GIFT CARDS this holiday. It would be better to give cash or a present. Here's why: Stores across America are being scheduled to close after the Christmas season due to economic difficulties and bankruptcy. If the store closes, the gift cards would be no good. Of course these companies would love you to give them money for a gift card that would be no good later on. Actually purchasing a gift from a store would be safer, since once a store declares bankruptcy they don't have to honor their gift cards.
I love to give and receive gift cards but, have been burned several times after a store or restaurant has closed! And we all know a gift chosen for a special recipient is far more personal anyway! Happy shopping!