As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.

Looking for a gift that says pure sophistication? How about some perfume and an accompanying box made of green satin moire?

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This ad from the November 1990 McCall’s is giving off very strong early-nineties floral romance novel cover vibes. It even contains a vase whose color we could safely describe as “ashes of roses.” And how often can you acquire a keepsake for a mere $6 with purchase? Almost never! Yes, Emeraude, I would very much like to play for keeps.


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