We may think of mid-century gift ideas as not particularly extravagant. Things cost much less back then, and many gifts were handmade.
Yet high-ticket Christmas gifts were sometimes given. In looking through old Christmas magazines, I came upon a few of them that my readers might enjoy seeing.
|A sewing machine was a hoped-for gift ....|
|What a surprise!|
|Give the gift of books!|
|How about a Coffeematic, circa 1958? This was an expensive gift at around $30.|
|Ship'n'Shore blouses were a favorite gift for ladies or girls.|
|The gift packaging for these Cannon towels was pretty fancy! Really, some of them were additional gifts in themselves -- fruit baskets or magazine racks.|
|Last but not least, extension phones! These were not advertised as Christmas gifts per se, but as handy helpers during the Christmas season.|