As Scott Adams of Dilbert fame says, Gift Cards are a terrible gift, because they're as impersonal as cash, only you can't use them everywhere like cash, so they're actually less valuable. I have accumulated a small stash of gift cards. Some go fast, like Barnes and Noble or Best Buy. Some go slower. I have a couple Home Depot cards that I can rarely use because I don't own a home to fix. I have a Bed Bath and Beyond card that I have a hard time with because my house is already full of stuff. I have a couple low-value Blockbuster cards that aren't worth shit anymore since they went into bankruptcy (oops). So occasionally I will try to find the least-traditional stuff at a store for which I have a gift card. For example, you can get A/V cables and a few computer supplies at Home Depot, as well as cleaning products and boxes. FOCUS: What have you bought just because you had a gift card? What item have you gotten from a store that is way out of their normal line of business just to burn some value on a gift card?