One thing I both love and hate about the holiday season is the rapid acceleration of time which begins with Halloween and ends on January 2nd. I don’t know about you guys, but I usually wake up scratching my head and wondering where the last two months went.
And it’s not just on account of the eggnog either.
It almost seems like a wicked retail scheme designed to force you into the malls at midnight the week before christmas, where you pick and choose among all the conveniently located (and excessively packaged) “gifts.”
But this year, I’m not buying it.
I’m on a mission (and not just during the holiday season either) to spend my money where it matters. To me. I want to feel good handing over my dollar for something, big or small, that truly feels special. So I’m all about unique, local, hand-crafted and/or edible gifts. Or experiences. Or especially experiences involving edible gifts…
And much like parking, these things are in short supply at the local mall.
Not to worry though! I DO have a few good ideas for awesome, edible, and affordable gifts right here in Los Angeles and I’m definitely gonna share! And (squeal) I’ve convinced a few good friends to share their own gift guides for the cities they call home this week while I’m off frolicking in Hawaii.
Which by the way, is gorgeous:
And my niece is darn cute too.
So I’ll see you tomorrow when we check out a few awesome NYC gift ideas with two of my favorite bloggers, Colleen from There Comes a Yes, and Terri from Try Anything Once okay? Be sure to stop by and give these awesome ladies some love!
Also I’d love to hear what type of holiday shopper you are?
Waiting for the sales?
Waiting for Christmas Eve?