Shot of Brandi* 2013 Gift Guide: Mall Maddness

Friday, November 29, 2013

Welcome to the sixth year of the annual Shot of Brandi* gift guide!

Shot of Mom has always said that this time of year brings out the amateurs – the people that don’t shop all year and come out just for Christmas shopping. Not like us ladies that go on a weekly basis.

I spent some time at the mall the last two weekends and let me just say it makes me MAD! Specifically:

·         The massive amounts of people that are walking around the mall with NO BAGS. What!? You are going to wait all year to come out and NOT buy anything!?

·         Strollers. I’m sorry moms, but stores just weren’t made for your double wide stroller. I don’t like running into you in stores and by the sounds of your kids, they don’t want to be there either.

·         Parking Lots. Just when you think you’ve found a spot, the person who you think is getting into their car proceeds to take 10 minutes to back out. THEN someone comes out of nowhere and tries to take the spot that you’ve now been waiting 15 minutes for!

·         I recently went into Express & The Limited for two specific things: tights and a solid t-shirt. I spent under $20 on both, yet both stores had to ask me: if I wanted a credit card, if I wanted to sign up for rewards, for my phone number and my email address. Both stores got 4 no’s from me!

So in conclusion, what does the mall do to me? It makes me MAD!

The theme of my gift guide this year is Mall Madness. In honor of me being angry and one of my favorite board games ; )

Over the next few weeks, I plan to show a number of gifts for family and friends categorized by different stores at the mall. I may throw in some online stores as well – you never know!

Sit back, relax, grab a glass of wine and let’s shop online.