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I got a starbucks gift card for christmas. I havent been to an sbux in 5 years, I dont recall liking their coffee, I cant imagine going there often, since the line is so long usually. I am thinking of just getting a bunch of stuff for my office one day, coffee and pastries etc. Whats good there? I remember all their breakfast stuff being pretty heavy, but I cant really recall. I assume its a 50USD card, how would you blow it on a dozen people. I dont need to blow it all at once, but that seems easier.

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  1. if you really don't like S'bucks, why not exchange the gift card for cash or another card? There are a number of online gift card exchange services. I haven't used one of these myself... but this link reviews a number of them.


    1. I like their breakfast sandwiches. I usually get the sausage one but Ive heard the others are good too. They're around $4 a piece I think.

      1. I too received a gc, but for $15, luckily. With my dietary restrictions, there really isn't much I can have there. I'll have to look for b-fast sandwiches at the one nearby.

        1. Why not buy some tins of Tazo tea? They come in a variety of types and would be nice to have around at home or in the office?

          1. It's not as though the card will expire any time soon. So... pick up coffee and an assortment of mini-pastries one day after a crazy project. Or after tax-time if you work in finance. Or year end... whatever. 12 people x $3 lattes = $36.
            And, if you actually want 12 lattes... please call ahead :)

            1. Re-gift it next Christmas.

              1. You could buy yourself a nice travel mug or other coffee or tea item. Bigger stores have a wide variety of gift items like candy, CDs, calendars, etc.

                1. Ah wow, thanks for all the responses, I wasnt expecting so man. Thats a good point, the bigger ones have lots of hard goods, even chemex pots I think, but like I said, it has been a while, maybe Ill get that, and some tea, although Im not crazy about Tazo, and see what the balance is and blow that on my co workers w breakfast sandwiches on morning.


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                  1. re: Hey19

                    Exactly... One year, my Hubs and I pooled together all the Starbux cards we have gotten over the years and purchased a bunch of small french presses to give away as gifts... :)


                  2. If someone was kind enough to give you a GC for Starbucks and you are not a fan, pay it forward then. I find that returning/exchanging is tacky. Just my opinion.

                    If people in your office like Starbucks coffee, I would get as many cardboard boxes of coffee you can get with your GC, bring them into the office and tell everyone to enjoy! THAT is the spirit of Christmas.


                    1. Right now, the Christmas blend coffee in bags is 50% off... why not buy a few bags and pass them out?

                      1. Low fat very berry cake is good. I like to Bistro Box lunches too.

                        If you ask the clerk at Starbucks they can tell you how much you have on your card. If it's in the 10 dollar range (or what ever you feel comfortable gifting) a homeless person might be very grateful for it as it means a warm place to hang out in with a hot drink and a sandwich of their choosing.

                        1. Spend it online. They have all sorts of teas, coffees, mugs, etc. or you could buy a bunch of their stuffed animals (probably on sale right now) and donate them to your local rescue squad or police department to give to traumatized kids.

                          1. Whoa! register it first so you get free drinks on your bday, the savour it. it took me a year to get through my $25 card but so worth it