(Closed) When it’s your b’day – do you prefer a present or cash?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you prefer to receive a gift or cash for your b'day?
    Gift - it shows thought, care, and time : (39 votes)
    51 %
    Cash - let me spend it how I want vs. opening a gift I may not really like : (31 votes)
    41 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Not going to lie, I prefer cash unless I’ve said I wanted something specifically. 

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    At 21, I can almost guarantee she’d prefer cash.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve preferred cash since I was about 12… but at 21 and in college, 100% cash. As a poor college student who couldn’t afford lunch yesterday… I’d much prefer cash 😉

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Definately cash at that age. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve always preferred gifts, no matter what age i was. I love the excitement of unpacking them and not knowing what’s inside. I hate gifts that aren’t wrapped in pretty paper.

    If i need cash i can go to the ATM and get it on my own. it’s so much nicer to open something that was given with love and thought.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    At 21…cash!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Usuki: You can only get cash from the ATM if you have money in the bank… at 21 in college, that’s pretty questionable! lol

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

    Haha I just turned 21 and I got some gifts that I specifically asked for (dress clothes because I’m starting a new internship), some alcohol, and a lot of cash.  I’m a big fan of cash so I highly recommend that!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Personally I would have prefered a gift at 21 but I always prefer gifts. I like the excitement of opening them and they mean more. Moneys good though… I’d take money with a smile too.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like gift cards. best of both worlds – specific store that’d I’d shop at anyway, I get to choose the items.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I appreciate gifts to, especially if the person knows my tastes, but I don’t find cash impressional at all.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    She’s a broke college student, send her cash!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It depends… Sometimes if it’s a thoughtful or something timely that I could use I Love a good gift. BUT.. who doesn’t love money? lol

    My only thing about money to a broke college student is it usually gets wasted.. I know I would waste it anyways…. When I was taking classes I would’ve must preferred someone picking up the phone and paying my phone bill as opposed to sending me money that likely wouldn’t even making it to my account. BUUUUT that’s just me. lol

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