Some times it seems like there was a lot less to buy in the 60's compared to now.
I'm probably wrong about that and it probably seems that way to me now since I am no longer a kid.
Also, probably seems that way to me due to all the various kitchen gadgets and stuff for people other than kids, today.
Yeah, I think most everyone, even adults, got winter wear at Christmas time.
School coat and/or Church coat, gloves, sweaters, boots, ear muffs, etc. Ice
Skates was always a big seller, I am sure. Bikes, but for me, that was something
I got for my birthday, not Christmas.
Games were always a very big seller but that was something I never got unless
I bought it myself. I wasn't allowed to have playing cards or dice. So anything
that had cards or dice with it, I did not get at Christmas......although there were
games and cards I would sneak and buy on my own.
I always got dolls at Christmas. It was the barbs doll era. I remember wanting
the barbie that had hair that would grow and I got it one year at Christmas. She
had a hole in the top of her head and to make her hair grow, I would simply pull
it out of her head.
One year an uncle married and my new aunt got me one of the Christmas gifts
that I will never forget. I was surprised I got a gift from her, for starters so that
may be one reason why I remember it. Another reason I may remember it is
because it was the big snow year that made history in Chicago land..... 1967.
It was an entire set of 'Love's Soft Lemon'. Someone, 'Twiggy' or maybe it was
'Marianne Faithful' advertised that cologne, and it was glorious to me. I think
some times it can found for sale on Amazon but people complain it doesn't have
the same aroma.