It is indeed in full bloom and I don’t mean the Christmas cactus residing in the upper reaches of N3 World Headquarters and Endless Emporium of Decorative Christmas Spirit sometimes referred to as ‘Bronner’s West’.
We’re talking gift seeking season. When you’ve Black-Fridayed, and Cyber-Mondayed all those deals on the array of electronics, gadgetry, and big items from big places it’s time to truly shop. I mean go on the hunt for those whose gifts might take a tad bit of thought and exploration while providing a smidge more meaning than, say, a gift card or other artful dodge.
While possessing a prowess for procrastination, particularly when it comes to seasonal gift buying, the Shopping With Ken initiative started several years back to shine a light on local places for presenting led to forging forward much earlier than the traditional day or two before Christmas. Of course I often still wait until the clock starts ticking down but the exploration helps narrow the field of gifts when the panic begins to settle in.
I truly empathize with those who are mystified when it comes to finding just the right gift. I mean we all want our gift to be valued if not treasured, right? It’s just that time seems to always be at a premium these days so this is our effort to bring a little perspective, perhaps provide a pointer or two for present pursuit
Thus the journey ahead. Starting tomorrow we will explore some area options, look for unusual, eclectic, adventurous or frighteningly useful items for gifting and follow through with checking out reader recommendations that might sound compelling.
So send us suggestions and the crack SWK team will investigate and report on the grand array of gifting opportunities that thrive here in our beloved Near North.
And of course always remember….
Rock the Mitten.