Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors)

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Susan Laxson CRS
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I actually prefer a gift because it seems more personal than a gift card. If someone takes the time to think of me and purchase a gift, that they believe I will cherish, then I feel blessed by their thoughtfulness.  A gift card seems too impersonal.

Dec 23, 2015 08:41 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I do prefer a gift that is carefully selected with me in mind. I am thankful for any gift.

Dec 24, 2015 04:49 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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I like gifts particularly one's that are personal and someone put a lot of thought into it.  A

Dec 24, 2015 04:41 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Definitely a gift..gift cards are so cold and impersonal.

Dec 24, 2015 03:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I enjoy gifts more than gift cards.  (Most of the time, though there have been some exceptions.)

Dec 24, 2015 03:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Wrapped up my shopping yesterday.

Last purchase was at Henry Bendel NY.

Did not get a gift card. 

It was a purse at the right price....FOR ME!

So, I prefer receiving the gift.

My motto has been don't buy anything for another you would not buy for yourself.

Dec 23, 2015 09:19 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't believe I've ever in my life returned a gift.  I also have never received a gift card - may that run continue!!

Gita Bantwal why can't you buy gifts?

Dec 23, 2015 09:01 PM
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Bob Crane
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I have reached a point in life with too much stuff so I dont need any gifts, and I dont agree with the concept of my friends wasting their money on gift cards that may or may not ever get used.

So I would prefer to just have a visit, a cup of coffee, and a warm conversation.

 

Dec 24, 2015 10:50 AM
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Will Hamm
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Still a gift, funny about that, I put time into buying my gifts for people.

Dec 24, 2015 12:32 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I prefer gift cards these days so I can just pick out what I like and want. I used to prefer gifts, but it just took too much time to exchange for correct sizes, colors, etc. 

Dec 23, 2015 09:31 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Both. Sometimes a gift card is just what you need!

Dec 23, 2015 09:21 PM
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Sam Shueh
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gift card.....,.

Dec 23, 2015 08:58 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I forget to use the gift cards 

Dec 23, 2015 08:55 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Cards are fine!

Dec 23, 2015 08:39 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Card, hands down

Dec 23, 2015 08:37 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree it is practical.

Dec 23, 2015 08:29 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Since no one has time these days to give any "thought" to a gift I prefer a gift card. I hate returning gifts!!!!

Dec 23, 2015 08:27 PM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
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I am over exchanging gifts- we are all in a place wheere we all buy what we want...  doesn't make sense anymore...

Dec 26, 2015 08:21 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Gita. I use gift cards a lot, especially when I know what the person likes or dislikes.

 

Dec 24, 2015 06:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Gita Bantwal if we do not know the personal choices, gift card is a better option.

Dec 24, 2015 02:40 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I enjoy gift cards especially for restaurants. 

Dec 24, 2015 11:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Gifts are definitely more personal, but these days I don't really need anything so cards (or cash) works best.

Dec 24, 2015 08:12 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Nothing like opening a gift, and yes I miss it.

Dec 24, 2015 07:40 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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A gift card is nice as long as the store is near me. I live in a very rural area, and we don't have all of the chain stores anywhere close to us. 

Dec 24, 2015 07:34 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Gita Bantwal I prefer gift card.

Dec 24, 2015 05:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I like gift cards.... and I like to give gift cards....Merry Christmas, Gita....

Dec 24, 2015 05:18 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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I like both, but enjoy opening a gift more than a gift card.

Dec 24, 2015 01:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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A nice thought is preferable.  I don't really "need" more things.  

Dec 24, 2015 12:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For those that are difficult to gift...the card answers well

Dec 23, 2015 11:05 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Gift cards have many complexities as they are restricted where you can use them, what country you can use many of them and even how to clear off the small remaining balance.

Dec 23, 2015 10:29 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I like gifts, but a gift card is sometimes appropriate

Dec 23, 2015 10:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer gifts in the form of food or beverages. 

Dec 23, 2015 10:17 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I don't care for either. I would rather the company of friends and family.

Dec 23, 2015 09:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If it isnt something i want or need, i LOVE gift cards because i can get what i do want or need

Dec 23, 2015 09:48 PM