(Closed) Is a $20 Starbucks card a lame b’day gift for an acquaintance? Need ideas!

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What should I take to this b'day thing for someone I barely know?
    $20 starbucks card : (28 votes)
    64 %
    Flowers : (2 votes)
    5 %
    A nice candle : (2 votes)
    5 %
    A b'day card (no gift) : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Wine/Champagne : (7 votes)
    16 %
    Other... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like your bottle of wine idea!

    Post # 4
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t see anything wrong with a Starbucks giftcard.  It’s generic, sure, but you barely know her.

    ETA-  I voted for the Starbucks giftcard because that’s the gift I’d most like to receive. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I went with a candle because she lives alone and has a cat.  She could use a little romance. HA!  I’m awful. 

    I don’t really know anybody who would be offended by a vase with candle combo and you could get something decent and cost effective at, like, cost plus or something.  It makes it a little more personal than the sbux card without too much of a committment.

    [edit: i reread your original post and you didn’t mention that she was single.  i think this speaks more of me than her. apologies!]

    Post # 6
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted other: my idea is some sugar scrub+lotion from bath and body works would be nice! What lady doesn’t love that!

     

    Post # 7
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I would love that gift. The absolutely last thing I would want would be a candle or bath products. I hate getting those as gifts. I will never use them, and my friend just wasted his/her money. If you know what kind of wine, she likes, taht can be a nice gift, but if you have no idea what wine she likes, I’d steer clear.

    Post # 9
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    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would love the starbucks card!

    Post # 10
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted for the Starbucks card. You can’t go wrong with that. I’m always thrilled when I get one!

    My second choice would be flowers. I never buy them for myself/my home, so it’s always nice when someone gives me a boquet for a special occasion. My only holdback with the flowers is that you guys will be out and maybe she won’t want to look after them and remember to take them home.

    Post # 11
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    999 posts
    Busy bee

    As long as you know she likes Starbucks, I don’t see anything wrong with getting her a $20 card. I actually gave a $5 card to someone that I had met a month prior to at Christmas because I was getting all of our other friends presents. Now she is almost like my best friend.

    Post # 12
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d do the starbucks card because most women have gobs of bath stuff from bdays and xmases already, flowers may wilt a bit while you are out or she may not be going straight home after the get together, and wine is iffy b/c you may not get a type she likes (I’m pretty particular about my wine)  

    Post # 13
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Starbucks card will be A) nice and B) easiest to re-gift if it’s not her thing. 🙂

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