Thursday, December 9, 2010
There is a limit.
This year my wife and I decided we would set a limit to the dollar amount we would spend on each other. The big question is will we both stay in the guidelines. Hints have been passed around over the last few months. I hear words like Stella McCartney and Jil Sander. Unless Stella is doing a Target line I am in trouble. There are numerous websites touting 50 to 80% off . Do I get a deal? Is that cheap of me? Can I get something wholesale through our industry connection? Is that discounting my love? Does a slightly freight damaged Balenciaga say I love you 60%. Are my emotions marked down? All I know is she rarely asks for anything extravagant but I feel this is the time for spoiling her. Honey I was saving for a vacation home but I got you this purse instead. What if she out gifts me? or me her? I am not 12 I am happy with anything she gets me. She is also cool with thoughtful not necessarily expensive gifts from me. Why is it then I have the urge to go nuts at Christmas? It's a simple answer really I am a retailer and feel that I should be spending money this time of year. Mostly it's just that she puts up with me all year. How do you put a price on that?