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Buy More Stuff

Updated on December 31, 2011

More Stuff You Must Have

Congratulations on surviving the most recent major holiday or seminal event commemorated through the receiving of presents. Your friends and family demonstrated their adoration for you by bestowing voluminous thoughtful gifts and gift cards. As you sweep up the pleasant celebrational detritus, we present a veritable cornucopia of more stuff to supplement your recently received stuff.

Certainly your gift-givers posses a deep and abiding understanding of your personal needs, but they can't do everything for you. You may have missed out on a few crucial goods and services that someone sincerely craved to provide for you, but rent payment or student loans got in the way. No one knows you better than you: take a few moments to peruse our list of stuff. You will find items well-suited to your particular materialistic cravings. We're here to help.

Kindle Stuff

You have several versions of Kindles, but have you taken the time to accessorize them? Gift procurers often stop procuring immediately after wrapping the Kindle itself: don't be disappointed if there was nothing in the box but the Kindle. Depend on yourself to provide yourself with Kindle accoutrement. We heartily endorse Kindle carriers, screen protectors, and mounts.

By itself, your Kindle does provide some modicum of status, but swathed in purpose-built Kindle gear it catapults you to the best seat in the coffee shop. You want your peer group to know it's a Kindle, but you also want to communicate the clear message that your budget includes Kindle equipment.

Clothes Hangers

Sure, your friends and family think very highly of you, but they often neglect to include clothes hangers when they shower you with clothing as gifts. Sweater are easy to purchase, but problematic to gift-wrap when impaled on a hanger. The hanger simply isn't symmetrical and it doesn't fit in the box. Rest assured that your newly acquired cashmere pullover was sold with a matching hanger, but don't plan on seeing it when you unbox.

A seemingly never-ending of clothes hangers can be conveniently ordered online. Go crazy with styles and colors to freshen your wardrobes' wardrobe. Your friends will never be the wiser, unless they paw through your closets, which is a different problem for a different treatise.

Gasoline Generator

Yes, you received a really cool toy or electronic device. Certainly, it's easy to use and cutting edge at the same time. Without question, you now feel affirmed within your close-knit circle of sycophants. Undoubtedly, it runs on batteries.

What happens when the batteries run out? Gift-givers rarely supplement their gifts with lifetime supplies of batteries, unless the product lifetime coincides with the battery lifetime.

A moral imperative it may not be, but your major holiday or other gift-giving event could very well be ruined without proper electric voltage and current. A wonderful electronic gift becomes a digital doorstop unless it has reliable power. Even your precious Kindle needs an external supply of electrons.

University Hoodies

Times have changed: you no longer actually attend a university or college in order to wear the associated stuff. Hoodies emblazoned with every major and minor school can be easily ordered via online channels. Your friends probably have no idea that you are a closet Oxford fan or a rabid follower of Transylvania Tech. Satiate your desire for all-cotton pullovers and embroidered patches without burdening those who purport to actually care about you.

Traditional fashions no longer apply: college hoodies can be safely worn to virtually any event or gathering short of a wedding. You could probably wear a really expensive hoodie to a low-rent wedding as long as you stand in the back and don't make eye contact with the bride's Mother.


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    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @ArtzGirl: I don't permit outbound links in my comments - it takes readers away from my hubs. Sorry.

      Your hub looks great, except for the inane video from Annie.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @ArtzGirl: Ms Leonard is either uninformed or disingenuous, and her video is simple-minded. I can't let you link to it on one of my hubs.

      Just buy some stuff and you'll be OK.

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      SD Dickens 6 years ago

      I didn't realize it until I read this but I definitely think that I now need a generator. Thanks for the insight:)

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Yo, nicomp, I'm off to purchase my Transylvania Tech hoodie to accompany my 'Fokk U' tee shirt. Thanks for the heads up. And have a Happy New Year.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Much as I'd like to buy more stuff, I'm completely out of cash due to Christmas. But I can vote this Up and Interesting.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Based on the theoies and observations of george Carlin re: stuff and house size, I am out of balance since buying this house last fall. There is too much empty space according to George i.e. "Not enough stuff." I'll try to do better but income is government limited.