I've received more than one email asking for shopping advice. How am I almost done? I've been planning a long time, casually since about Labor Day, more intensely in the last few weeks. How much did I spend? So much less than you'd imagine.
Seemingly everyone is in the same boat this year - the leaky one called No Money, Honey. Accordingly, between now and Christmas I'll be profiling gift ideas, all of which will be
a. available in locally-owned shops
b. for ten dollars or less.
Every gift idea may not strike your fancy, but hopefully they will get you thinking - about supporting local businesses, about giving smaller but still personal gifts, about shopping smarter.
As always, there's a list of local stores' websites in the lefthand column. If you know of any I've missed, email me, and I will happily add to the list.
Today's gift: A serving spoon, perfect for the cook who makes you very happy, available in bright blue, white, and grass green, $5.50 each at The Golden Apple, 3458 Robinhood Rd.