The big superficial debate: how to spend a gift card?
Actually, the title of this should be “How to spend a gift card?” And emphasize the question mark.
I received a $100 gift card to Williams-Sonoma for Christmas. You’d think spending that little sucker would be easy as pie, right?
But I’m stuck on a few things:
1. I don’t want to spend more than the $100 on my gift card.
2. The one thing I really want, Williams-Sonoma doesn’t have:
3. I can’t decide between the five other things in my basket, which range from a juicer to a food processor to a new set of everyday plates.
When my husband and I got married eight years ago, we registered for regular, everyday plates.
They’ve held up well, with a chip here and there, and only one or two plates that have broken beyond usability.
They’re pretty, in a utilitarian gray stoneware kinda way. But I’m ready for something different—something crisp and white.
Williams-Sonoma has fancy schmancy expensive plates (*gulp* over $300 a place setting!!!), but they also have what they call “Pantry” sets. I almost overlooked them, because they’re kind of buried amongst all the expensive stuff.
But, for under $100 I can get six dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, and cereal bowls … and maybe something else small. Sounds like a steal, right?
Yep, I thought so too.
What would you buy with $100 to Williams-Sonoma?
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