The first one? I can only call it a little slice of heaven. The wrapping paper section of The Container Store. Oh how I missed you: your reasonable prices, your high quality, the endless mix and match combinations of ribbons, papers, cards, and bags.
And did I mention the containers for any kind of little gift on your list?
This display, on the other hand, at Bed Bath & Beyond kind of made me queasy. I'd have to classify the store as a necessary evil. I did find the zebra bedding ensemble that was high on my younger child's priority list and at a very fair price to boot. But the giant shopping carts and the stacks of merchandise to the ceiling were the very embodiment of excessive American consumerism. If you need this for a snack, maybe you should rethink things.