I think someone ought to start a "Stupid Gifts" blog. I have the first item that he or she may want to review. I was standing in line to purchase a gift after work one day, and I scanned the "stocking stuffers" displayed. Of course these items are always under $10 and meant as an add-on because after standing in line for ten minutes, you have convinced yourself that someone you know cannot live without this item. I did not, however, fall into the marketing trap. I was laughing at the desperateness of coming up with said items.
The winner of the stupidest item on the rack was the head scratcher. As my joints no longer bend the way they used to, I get the back scratcher. But a head scratcher?!?!? It actually would require a more complicated body contortion than would be worth it. Actually, the item itself for some reason really creeps me out; it reminds me of a spider trying to eat my head. Who knows . . . maybe I should go back and purchase one to have wrapped under the tree for that hard-to-buy-for person. Naw . . . a box of chocolates is much more practical!