You can’t say we haven’t tried.
From the eclectic collection of creations that continue to emerge at the Artists Market to the eclectic collection of creations coming forth with froth from Newaygo Brewing Co. the staff of Shopping With Ken, a congenial though somewhat intrusive lot, has poked about to find some last minute ideas for our readers.
Our latecomers guide continues on knowing full well that we may be preaching to the choir at this point. If by now you haven’t dug in with a few ideas there’s no need to read on from here.
Because you have no time!
The rambling repartee’ these pages are noted for….well maybe mentioned as….ok, complained about..will need to be limited because you have to hop to it
You can still get to all the places mentioned in the previous articles (search SWK} a collection of our local faves and in addition here are ideas as you wander about aimlessly wondering where on earth the time ran off to.
If you’re looking for the gift for the special someone you want to convince of their specialness though you’ve not even started to get them a gift….
Guys. If you are thinking about getting a woman who shares your life clothes a few thoughts. When it comes to style and size do not and I mean Do Not guess. While recognizing there are those of you out there perfectly capable of making successful sartorial selections for your spousal partner, many many more of you believe you possess such capacity.
And if you think it’s not a big deal?
You really, really don’t.
So a stop at Rivers End, or 37 North should likely result in a gift card.
A great fallback for a late in the game rush. A cautionary note however. You’d best know what would be pleasing to your giftee because if you’re rolling out something with a little expense attached there’s no pretending you bought it months ago so while a late thought is forgivable a total miss on what might be desired is less so. Ask the friendly folks at Liberty Jewelers about exchanges or similar strategies.
Massage, facials, mani/pedicures and all kinds of other pampering gifts are available locally. The Spa at Tamarac has a number of services focused on helping folks feel their very best and there are massage opportunities in Newaygo with Newaygo Therapeutic Massage.
Hard to miss on these but DO NOT buy a loved one a gym membership unless they said “Please for Christmas Buy Me A Gym Membership” and you have it recorded. Likewise any piece of exercise equipment.
Only advice on this one? Go big.
Not your Primary Present person?
Get a gift card at one of our local eateries for friends, co-workers, neighbors extended family members and others you might feel generous toward. Check our Nibbler section for ideas. Nobody hates food as a present (unless of course it's fruitcake) and listen, don't be cheap. Make sure if you're gifting to make it worth the effort and include enough for a date night.
Got it? Now go get it.]
It’s a sliver of time til Christmas and you’ve still a chance to be a hero.