I usually am the first to urge someone to use a gift -- and I take my own advice... most of the time. I wear that new nightgown, use that fancy soap, eat that gourmet tidbit.
However, cleaning out a catch-all drawer, I found not one, not two, but three $25 Amazon gift cards that I evidently had been given that I really have very little memory of. I'm sure my thinking was to "save" these cards and buy myself something, but that never happened. I have now uploaded the gift card numbers to my Amazon account and I can use it as a credit. Easy to do.