Money would just go towards bills. Which is no fun. I have sentimental attachment to things, so I would prefer things I can’t consume.
Nobody will ever get me what I really, really want (this year it would be a thermal label printer or label maker, alternatively a Henry Hoover imported from England) but I would appreciate the little things like a funny mug or a keychain more than x10 the cash equivalent.
I’ve been told I’m a good gifter, so perhaps my problem is that I expect the same amount of thought or perceptiveness from other people.
I’d rather have an item. When I get money I usually spend it on either something practical like bills. Or something average like dinner. At least if it’s a gift (something I want not some random bs) I have something to keep and use. Hell even if it’s nice chocolates I’m going to eat them and probably wouldn’t have bought them for myself. Although I was considering buying some Sees candy the other day. Haven’t had any in well over a decade. My dad used to ship some at Christmas, now he just sends cash or gift cards.