If you're reading this right now, there's a good chance you're still trying to find that perfect holiday gift. And if you're a marketer, you're probably also worried about how you've advertised that perfect holiday gift. Well, chill out. Those who've come before you have done much, much worse. In the spirit of giving, allow us to take you on a quick trip back through the decades for a peek at some of the worst gifts ever stuffed into a stockingand the correspondingly bad advertisements that made people buy them.
Nothing helps spread that holiday cheer like a little carbon monoxide.
Hey kids, enough with the milk and cookies. Leave Santa some cigs, eh?
C'mon, you sentimental fool, give her a chore machine!
For that special V8 engine in your life.
Don't lay off those workers before Christmas. Pipe in Muzak and they'll just quit.
You're right dad, playing with toy trains is a lot more fun in my underwear!
What's tackier than a six-pack of Schlitz for Christmas? A five-pack.
Sammy says: Don't let gas and bloating ruin the party, Daddy-O.