I returned a few gifts today. The mall was quiet, polite, clean. I exchanged the fancy $20 ornament for several others, 75% off and more suited to our tree. A blown glass rainbow trout and quail! My husband was so excited.
I've decided not to stockpile so much this year. If I do, the gifts must be extreme deals and/or extremely small to store. I will of course make a pass through Dillard's sales after January 1st, but it will take more to tempt me. March is really the better, knock-down, drag-out clearance time for most stores, anyway.