(Closed) NWR – It's your 23rd b'day, would you rather receive…

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: You are turning 23... what would you rather have:
    $50 cash : (85 votes)
    66 %
    Stud earrings - birthstone cushion cut YELLOW gold : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Stud earrings - birthstone cushion cut WHITE gold : (20 votes)
    16 %
    Stud earrings - birthstone princess cut YELLOW gold : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Stud earrings - birthstone princess cut WHITE gold : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Other (see my awesome suggestion below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 5
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Cash for me cause I never change my earrings.

    Post # 6
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @oracle:  I don’t wear earrings much because I have a nickel sensitivity, so I’d probably rather have the cash. (Also, I don’t really love the color of my birthstone.) But those you posted are gorgeous!

    Post # 7
    2573 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Cash. I have WAY too much jewelry, and I’m actually trying to downsize my possessions b/c we’ll be moving next year. And right now? Cash would be very useful.

    Post # 8
    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Another vote for cash, I don’t wear earrings.

    Post # 9
    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Cash. I wear maybe three pairs of earrings, max, and I usually stick with my diamond studs 98% of the time.

    Post # 10
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Gimme the money! I prefer monetary gifts for any occasion… I love gift cards too.

    Post # 12
    730 posts
    Busy bee

    If she doesn’t have a ton of jewelry then she probably doesn’t want it. I would figure most 23-year-olds would go for the cheap type of jewelry over some classic stud earrings anway. I’m 28 and I still wouldn’t really care about birthstone stud earrings.

    Post # 13
    6113 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Cash. I prefer to only wear clear stones in my ears.

    Post # 14
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Call me old fashioned, but I prefer getting an actual gift. Not that I don’t appreciate cash, but there’s something really great about opening up a gift that someone picked out for you. Plus, I actually like those princess cut studs.

    Post # 15
    31 posts

    Something not cash because I would never buy myself something fun with cash at all.

    Post # 16
    4525 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Depends how close I am to the gift giver. This year, family knew I needed cash, since I spent the summer volunteering abroad. But I’d never tell a friend I wanted cash, kwim? And when I give gifts, I never give cash, and try to avoid gift cards even. I guess when you’re more broke than 99% of your gift recipients, the gift of money seems out of place, lol

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