The 13 Worst Holiday Spending Blunders

by Caleb Reading

I liked that they noted the most common reason for overspending on gifts is, “I was trying to be ‘fair’ to everyone.”

The 13 Reasons summarized:

Guilt-related reasons
Homemade gift guilt
Equalizing to excess
Surprise-gift guilt
Reciprocal retaliation
Rejection rebound

Last-minute largesse
FedEx folly

Irrational Exuberance
Debt of 1,000 gifts
Parental panic
Manic Martha-ism

Miscalculations in terms of volume, time or value.
Shopping by the truckload
The 12 days of shopping
Art fair amnesia