I did last year, but I didn't like to. It doesn't seem very personal to me to just give money on Christmas. It's like it takes little thought and effort, and that's how I feel when I get them also. And then I have to go out shopping, again, to buy myself something, and I hate shopping! If gift cards are cool, then we should all just keep our money and shop where we want to, not where someone else decides. About the only thing I know of that they would be good for is if someone knoews exactly what you want, but just buys a card to make the $$$ transaction easier, or from a boss on x-mas. But then, what if the gift I buy them isn't anything they want? Maybe a gift card would have been better? A lot of times I get stuff that I wouldn't normally buy. This year I have nearly completed the almost impossible task of buying everyone a useful gift. .