Stuff stockings on the cheap with help from Old Navy
So it can be a little bit of a bummer when, as you smugly eye the pile of presents you've amassed by sale-stomping and bargain-chasing, you remember: those darn things hung by the chimney with care still have to be filled.
Stocking stuffing is meant to be a simple tradition, but in the past few years, the idea has ballooned beyond trinkets and tokens.
Just witness this news report from a Fox affiliate in St. Louis, which recommends iPod Nanos, video games and a $600 camera as appropriate stocking stuffers. (If you get a Nikon in your stocking, what's under the tree -- a Ferrari?)
Helping to scale back the stuffing is a sale Old Navy kicked off today: 60 items under $6. There are plenty of scarves, undies, tees and tanks for everyone on your mantle.
And if you want to get even more back-to-basics? Start a new tradition by going retro -- back in the day, stockings usually stuck to candy, nuts and oranges.