Yes premature … I know … but let’s face it – it’s November 1 and there has been Xmas decor in the stores seemingly since like mid-September. I start to get a little panicky this time of year with all the holiday prep … making travel plans, buying a myriad of gifts for family all over the country, wrapping, shipping, making copious amounts of THESE … and that just complicates my already completely erratic, hectic lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hollydayz, but let’s face it – it’s a lot of work. I also tend to like to make my Xmas presents like THESE and THESE … you know, cuz I really like to jack up my free time.
I’m asked every year by my family to put together a “Wish List”. This is mayhaps one of the most difficult assignments I have all year. I don’t want for much … I already have a tremendous amount of everything … do you have any idea how many vintage neckties I have?! …that’s a story for another day… I’m also very different in that I don’t want the same things that most people (more particularly women at Xmas) want. Which is why I receive “Dexter” bobble heads instead of designer handbags as gifts. In fact I had someone buy me a designer handbag once. I still have it because I know it was expensive. I carried it (obligatorily) literally once. When I opened it, no doubt the look on my face was “do you not know me at all?!” I wonder if this makes me super easy to shop for – or impossible?!!
So perhaps you wonder what to get your friends and loved ones for Xmas? In that regard I thought I’d compile a list of places to shop. These are all my friend’s shops and various other places I like to procure my gifts.
FOR YOUR ARTISTIC FRIENDS:
Check out My artistic friends from the interwebs for many years…
Paul Moschell’s new skins:
and my friend Jason Driscoll’s amazeball creations:
FOR DA’ BABIES:
My friend Dharia has recently opened a delightful Etsy shop:
FOR DA’ KIDDOS:
FOR DA’ BOYS:
My virtual friend Zaidat’s shop:
FOR DA’ GIRLS THAT ROCK:
For your gal friends, mom, or co-workers:
My friend Shannon’s shop: um it’s awesomely called “ScentsNtheCity” – ScentsNtheCity
For the music lover:
My friend Amy’s amazing bluegrass band:
In the Southeastern Connecticut area and want to get rid of all the
Xmas junk of years past??????
Call my old pal Tony Lowe at Lowe Carting & Recycling – 860-442-LOWE