Honestly, if you do stockings for Christmas, either for a spouse or children/grandchildren, how much do you spend? Do you have a budget for your stocking stuffing?
The things I am seeing advertised as “stocking stuffers” is kind of ridiculous, if you ask me.
Who buys a car for someone and drops the keys in a stocking?
Who buys a refrigerator at a stocking stuffer? (never mind the other implications of buying an appliance as a gift…)
Who spends hundreds of dollars to fill a stocking?
I know companies gotta sell their wares, but seriously do the people that write these commercials or the marketing department even consider that most people are working on a budget and can’t afford the lavish gifts they are pushing as stocking stuffers, let alone as a gift during the holidays.
People in the real world gotta work within a budget and I don’t think my budget has ever been above $50 per person ($60-70 if you include all the stocking stuff). That happened to be a pretty generous year as I ain’t made of money and isn’t typical at all.
Besides, Christmas isn’t about gifts anyway…well, at least it shouldn’t be ya dang heathens…