It’s that time of year again. Â The airwaves are full of ads, trying to convince you that if you don’t buy their particular product as a gift for your loved one, you are a bad husband/wife/sibling/child/human being/etc. Â I especially hate jewelry ads. Â I suppose this quantification of love as a direct derivative of the amount of money spent is an inevitable result of living in a capitalist system, but I still hate it. Â I’m much happier to get a cheap, yet thoughtful gift that shows someone knows me than something so expensive it’s going to break the bank of the person giving it to me. Â Then again, some people enjoy lavishing gifts on their loved ones, and to them, this is an important part of the holiday season.
What kind of holiday shopper are you (if you celebrate at all)? Â Do you prefer to give small, but meaningful gifts, or do you go for the big stuff?
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tip o’ the santa hat to mully410.