Post # 1
I’m trying to decide what to do for my niece’s 21st b’day. I don’t exactly know what she wants, so I’m thinking about sending cash…. but I find that’s so impersonal. I need to mail the gift (she’s in college) so going the cash route is the easiest from a shipping perspective… but for some reason I’m hesitant.
Any thoughts? What would you prefer? A gift or cash?
Post # 3
Not going to lie, I prefer cash unless I’ve said I wanted something specifically.
Post # 4
At 21, I can almost guarantee she’d prefer cash.
Post # 6
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
Definately cash at that age.
Post # 8
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 # 10
@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
- 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
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
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
I appreciate gifts to, especially if the person knows my tastes, but I don’t find cash impressional at all.
Post # 15
She’s a broke college student, send her cash!
Post # 16
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