GIFT CARDS ANYONE WOULD LOVE
Let’s just say it:
Gift cards are the best present for almost everyone on your list.
For proof, look no further than The Gift of the Maji, a classic O. Henry story in which two lovers set out to buy each other gifts. Despite their poverty, the wife scrapes together $20 to buy her husband a chain for his only possession: an old pocket watch. In order to pay for it, she sells her beautiful long hair. But the husband trades his watch to buy his wife ornamental hair combs, leaving them both with nothing of value.
There are a lot of lessons here, like don’t ever sell your hair for watch accessories, but let me get to the most important one: Wouldn’t they both have been happier with Stratagem gift cards?
Instead of getting caught up in the need to be thoughtful, to the point where both parties sold their most treasured possessions for pretty mediocre presents, they could have spent their gift cards together and gotten a sweet make over or started planning their next milestone event.