Post # 1
My niece is turning 18 next week and also graduating from high school in early June.
I planned to give her a $50 gift card to her favorite store, for her b’day, and $100 in cash for graduation.
I thought I was going in on her b’day gift with someone else, so I purchased a gift card for $100. As soon as I was in my car, driving away from the store, I got a text from the person saying they decided to go another route. I didn’t have time to go back to the store to see if I could return the gift card.
I’m trying to decide if I should:
1) Go to the store, see if they’ll return the $100 gift card and issue me a $50 (does anyone know if this is even possible?!)
2) Give her the $100 and call it a b’day present and then give her $50 cash for graduation
3) Give her the $100 gift card and tell her it’s part b’day and part graduation and then give her an extra $50 on graduation day.
Post # 3
I would see if the store will correct the amount first.
If they won’t (or can’t), I’d give her the $100 gift card and tell her it’s part b’day and part graduation and then give her an extra $50 on graduation day.
Post # 4
Don’t tell her it’s part b’day and part grad. That’s just not right.
Just give it to her as is and give her the $50 on graduation, maybe also give her a “real” present on graduation, like a cool cell phone cover or something.
Post # 5
I used to work at victoria’s secret, and I had several people return giftcards. If you have the receipt it will probably be fine.
Post # 6
$50 cash for birthday and the $100 gift card for graduation?
Post # 7
Thanks for the input so far…. I didn’t really want to do the ‘combined gift’ and was short on time (getting to the store takes about 30 minutes round trip and I’m short on time).
I asked her what she wanted for her b’day (a gift card) – or the suggestion @ToTheMoonAndBack: had would be PERFECT…. guess I can still do that, though! 🙂
Post # 8
If its a store you would shop at as well, could you just go back and buy a $50 gift card with the $100 and then you would have $50 for your next purchase. I guess this does not work if it is not a place you would normally spend $50. In that case I would just give her the gift card adn say it is a combo birthday and grad present. I think combo presents are fairly common and then she would be happy to get the additioanl $50 at grad.
Post # 9
I’d give her $50. check for her birthday (or cash) and give her the gift card for graduation.