Go-Withs

The gift card industry has certainly exploded in recent years!  I love a gift card!  Who doesn’t? Maybe you get to shop somewhere you normally wouldn’t without a little extra money? A gift card can help with that.  Maybe you have a son who knows exactly which Lego sets he owns, but you have lost track.  A gift card can help with that.  Gift cards are great!

But sometimes, it seems like an afterthought or just not enough.  I always feel this when we collect money for a teacher gift and get a gift card to a favorite restaurant or store and then just hand over the card at the party; not very special or meaningful, even though it is a nice way to recognize your teacher.  This is when my idea for the “Go-With” was born.  Sure, go ahead and get the gift card, but have a little something, usually themed, to GO WITH the card!