Originally Posted by checkmate
I say neither..give it to starving/homeless kids in the 3rd world..it would be the best present to yourself. You'll be surprised how a little money goes a long way in places...
I might not necessarily choose that option, but you raise a good point that one can always donate the money to a good cause.
Edit: removed off-topic stuff. You can check the revision history (click Edited link below), if you really want to know what I think of this specific suggestion.