I know it sounds weird, but gift cards have always sort of stressed me out. See, they regularly prompt me to buy something that I didn’t need in the first place, and worse, I always end up spending more (sometimes far more) than the actual credit amount. On the other hand, when I attempt to avoid falling victim to this trap, I find myself sitting on the cards for months on end, forgetting about them until they expire, or worse, I lose them. Which brings me to today’s task.
Back in 2021, I was given a very generous $200 gift card to Shopbop that, thus far, has gone untouched. (Luckily, this one never expires.) It wasn’t until after I added 50+ items into my cart during what was supposed to be a casual online-shopping peruse last week that I remembered that I had it. So, in an effort to actually use my gift card and not go over my $200 limit, I decided to cut everything from my cart that surpassed it and round up all of the drool-worthy picks that remained inside my budget.