The holiday catalogs are starting to pile up in my house. I will recycle them eventually, but in the meantime, I enjoy paging through to see the offerings. I will admit that part of this is about marveling over things that, even if I had all the money in the world, I would not want.
Take this lovely handcrafted hippopotamus sofa from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. At a mere $95,000, it offers the discerning home owner the chance to provide “a reliable place to read or entertain guests while paying tribute to the animal ancient cultures revered for its intrepidity, tenacity, and bravery.” Oh my. I know part of Hammacher’s thing is providing crazy stuff (like the Dark Vader Pancake Maker, which I am actually somewhat drawn to). But still.
What gifts have you seen out there that, even if the giver or you had all the money in the world, you really wouldn’t want? I think I’d put a new puppy in this category as well.
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Lol on the hippo couch. The darth Vader pancake maker intrigues me as well. I feel that way about most traditional gifts. What I really want, money can’t buy, I just have to do it myself.
@Omdg – same here. There are things I’d like to do, but much is not dependent on money. It’s about getting my act together.
I love the Unclutterer’s unitasker Wednesday. If I receive a gift like that, I don’t feel in the least bit guilty taking gifts that are only hours old to the goodwill.
@J – yep, unitasking gifts are generally a bad idea!