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The Ultimate Slacker Present: Nordstrom's virtual gift card



Let's face it. Gift cards are not creative. For the gift giver, they require little research and no effort beyond going to a store to pick them up.

For the gift getter, gift cards inspire no feelings of, wow, this person really knows me. On the other hand, that's not such a bad thing if the giver's idea of "knowing you" means puffy pink socks you'll never wear, trinkets you'd never display or sweaters that look like they came from grandma's closet.

Because really, who doesn't like getting free money to spend on something they actually want?

Virtual gift card Enter Nordstrom's virtual gift card, which I'm officially christening the Ultimate Slacker Present. That's not necessarily a bad thing. With a few mouse clicks, you can send these suckers out to all of your loved ones. (Amazon has gift cards you can e-mail, too.) Sure, they won't have anything to open on Christmas morn, but think of the trees and gas miles saved. And you get to complete your holiday shopping from the couch, without ever having to put down your hot cocoa or interrupt your annual viewing of the Griswold's Christmas Vacation.

Already have your Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa shopping done? Well, next time you forget Mom's birthday until the day of, consider the Nordstrom birthday virtual gift card your alternative to the obvious "I-almost-forgot" FTD flower bouquet.

Deal Diva Colleen, who apologizes in advance for enabling procrastinators everywhere

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:23pm]


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