I'm always so stumped over presents to give to some family members. Dad? My brother-in-law in West Virginia? What about my nephews? It's hard to know what they might want, and harder to find something they might like that's affordable.
This year, though, Kmart really came to my rescue. They've got 25,000 different things in their store that cost less than $25 -- so if you had to buy 25,000 people presents, you could get each of them a different thing from Kmart, and each thing would cost $25 or less.
That, together with their Kmart.com website, solved my Christmas dilemma, because they've got games galore, and who doesn't love a game? I headed on over to the website, and
Click! An Uno game for my brother-in-law.
Then Click! Connect Four for the nephew. And...
Click! An oak Chess and checkers set for Dad -- he's old school. $9.99 for that -- way under $25.
I could've kept clicking 24,997 more times and each one would be less than $25 -- so it's possible to click away and away and away and not run out of great ideas for great presents... and not run out of money, too.
I mean, look at what else they have:
• Craftsman® 23-inch hand tool box with comfort handle, $19.99
• Martha Stewart Everyday tall nickel pillar candleholders, $14.99 each
• Route 66 girls fashion hoodies and embellished jeans, both just $16.99 each
• Joe Boxer men’s and women’s two- and three-piece cozy sleep sets, $12.99- $24.99
• Just Kidz® Deluxe soft-bodied 16” doll set with stroller, $20.00
• LeapFrog Leapster Learning Games, various titles priced at $24.99
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Kmart's offering so many presents for so little cost is in keeping with their philosophy. After all, listen to CMO Mark Snyder:
“For more than 100 years, families have turned to Kmart for quality products at prices they can afford... This year more than ever, our customers are conscious about their spending. And through our extensive savings, our layaway program and no payments, no interest for six months, we continue to provide the value and savings to make this holiday season shine for all.”