Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rich Kid Stockings

Recently I was looking over the Pottery Barn Kids catalog while I ate my lunch. I almost choked (figuratively speaking) when I saw this picture:

Look at the size of the boy's stocking! It's as big as he is! Possibly bigger. I know Pottery Barn is swank and pricey and caters to a certain clientele, the kind of clientele who can get jumbo-sized stockings for their kids and fill them with $200 worth of gifts (or a dozen of Santa's elves--these look roomy enough). But this isn't a rant against the rich (despite the title of this blog post). It's a rant against stockings that are as big as children. I guess there's nothing like gigantic stockings hung on the mantel to set the tone of the holiday, right? Even if I were the richest woman in the world I'd never choose stockings this big. I think it's tacky and very materialistic. I'm sorry Pottery Barn; I really like you and the lovely glossy design layouts in your catalogs, but I'm not buying this (literally!). Stick with the Regular size you offer and discontinue this ridiculous Jumbo size!

What do you think? Am I being an oversensitive Scrooge, or are these stockings too big for even Santa to fill?


Kristina P. said...

Well, that seems perfectly reasonable for every parent to achieve.

Sarah Laurence said...

How true! Even worse, they put a puppy in a stocking. As someone who used to volunteer at an animal shelter I must say that the gift animal is quite likely to end up in a shelter after the holidays.

Have a modest Christmas!

Jessica Sorensen said...

I just got new stockings that are bigger, but not that big and only because are stockings were to skinny and I couldn't even fit an orange or apple in them. Giant stockings should only be used to put cute babies in for picture taking sake.

Donna said...

Wow, I didn't even notice the puppy, Sarah! You're right, that makes it even worse.

I agree Jessica--giant stockings should only be used for cute baby pictures!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I actually got the kids bigger stockings this year, but Santa doesn't plan on filling them to the brim. No where near, in fact. I just like the look of the big stockings on the mantle.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I think stockings should be just that - stockings, not pants. We fill ours with little treats - nothing expensive....and certainly not a puppy!