So what do you think when somebody gives you a gift card? I actually like the idea of gift cards a lot. Usually if it's at a store I want something at I don't mind at all. I got a gift card the other day and it's actually for a place that I will definitely use it, so it turned out to be a very good idea for a gift. It's the gift cards for stores I never go to that bug me. I usually use gift cards as a last resort though. If I can't find something decent for somebody I'll buy a gift card at a store I know they buy from.