It's been another weird week in retail. Tiffany aims to add a little $112,000 sparkle to consumers' lives, The Fresh Market wants to take care of the whole Thanksgiving meal and Target is already rolling out the holiday decor.
This, and more, in this week's retail therapy.
Tiffany wraps a $112K bow around the holiday season
With the holiday season just around the corner, consumers are beginning to think about what to gift everyone on their lists. But for that person who already has everything they want, consider getting them something absolutely nobody needs.
Tiffany has just the thing. The storied jeweler is selling an advent calendar filled with everything you would expect from Tiffany. While several of the items are jewelry pieces like necklaces and bracelets, many slots are reserved for products from the retailer's "Everyday Objects" collection like a sterling silver paper cup and a clothespin. There's truly no better way to celebrate Advent — the period where Christians prepare for the anniversary of Christ's birth — than by unwrapping a sterling silver harmonica.
The best part? It costs a cool $112,000. Whoever said money can't buy happiness was never gifted this exorbitant treasure chest of junk. But if you want to get your hands on one of these this holiday season, you better act fast. Tiffany is only making four.
Imagine buying your boo the $112,000 Tiffany Advent Calendar just to find that it's filled only with the hella expensive Tiffany paper clips pic.twitter.com/9XaMHduP2L— Heidi (@heidnicolee) October 28, 2019
The Fresh Market wants to handle Thanksgiving dinner
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks. But for those in charge of planning the big meal synonymous with the holiday, it's a time full of stress and anxiety. Thankfully, The Fresh Market is here to take care of everything (and we really do mean everything).
The grocery store is selling holiday pie that's filled with all of the Thanksgiving essentials: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberries. What may sound like a child's cooking "experiment" could end up being a saving grace this Turkey Day. But if you're not quite ready to ditch the elaborate meal, perhaps consider this for a Friendsgiving celebration. Pair it with Aldi's ravioli stuffed with turkey, cranberries, stuffing and cheese, and you've got yourself a feast.
And with all the time you save in the kitchen, you'll have plenty left over for some good-old Geller Cup fun. Just don't pass the ball to Rachel.
Target's fresh take on the holidays
While some people may still be sorting through their Halloween candy, retailers are going all-in on the holidays. But for some, filling their stores with the same old decorations just won't do.
That's why Target this year is selling a couple of less-conventional items. In a bid to take on the dated pine tree, the mass merchant is offering consumers something a bit more tropical. Enter: the six-foot artificial Christmas palm tree. The $69.99 tree is 36-inches wide, making it a great option for those living in smaller spaces.
And if you're sick of being yet another house on the block with light-up reindeer, fear not. Target is also selling a life-size Buddy the Elf inflatable. As they say, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is throwing up a six-foot eyesore that's impossible to ignore. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, my friends.
Thanksgiving tees no one wants to see
Some people live by the motto "go big or go home" during the holidays. Researching the perfect recipes, scavenging for one-of-a-kind table settings or perhaps finding a festive outfit.
However, one company selling Thanksgiving-themed T-shirts didn't quite hit the mark. Online retailer Jane is selling shirts that feature popular Thanksgiving dishes, including turkey, green beans and pumpkin pie, with their nutrition facts printed on the front.
While the idea is creative, there's a high chance no one at the table will be thrilled to see what's really behind those creamy mashed potatoes (butter, it's always butter).
Holiday calories don't count, or at the very least, they shouldn't be on display during the feast.