GIft from friend- want to share with friend.
I recently recieved for my birthday a gift certificate to a restaurant from a friend who I do not wish to begin gift giving for lots of reasons. I think she is great, I like her but honestly my birthday budget for the year is busting at the seams from parties our four kids attend.
I asked her to come to lunch with me to share in the gift certificate and she said she wanted to go to lunch but not use the gc- she wants me to use it with DH. Well my lunch budget is also bust this time of year with Christmas coming...
Should I just thank her for the gc and drop it or should I take her to lunch as a thank you, or insist on using the gc with my friend?
Also can I stick to a card for her birthday or do I need to make a greater gesture since she gave the gc???