That is what we do when we receive gift cards and cash. We don't look at these types of gifts as something that we need to spend right away. We hold on to them (as long is there isn't some kind of limit or penalty) until we really want to buy something or need something. We don't rush to spend them. This way, when you use your gift card or gift cash...it really feels like a bonus.
If you don't have to concern yourself with finances...well treat yourself to something you really wanted that you didn't get because we all deserve that handbag or pair of shoes or movie tickets once in a while. By treating yourself, it helps to curve the itch to spend for no reason at times. It feels like a breath of fresh air.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Week!
Now the Countdown to the New Year is on! Then TAX TIME!!! Whooo Hoo!