What Women Wanted For Xmas In 1928

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Cropped haircuts? Moonshine? Dropped waist frocks? Make an educated guess, and then read the actual list of things a 1928 journalist says women want for the holidays. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

I shall not speak about men at this time. Any clever woman knows well what any man wants. But for her critical sisters it is more difficult. I have had no small occasions to observe the ladies, and I find that in most cases they love best the small extravagance of life. Only the unimaginative like the utilitarian gift. A bottle of perfume, a scarf, a jewel, a bag, powder, rouge, a negligee, a flower, anything that is not an actual necessity, but a charming extravagance, is an agreeable gift to almost any woman.


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I agree with the spirt of this list — the perfect gift is something the recipient will use frequently and love, but wouldn't buy for themselves.