We understand; you've got a list a mile long to check off, so you can't be dillying and dallying over every booth at every holiday craft fair. Instead, head to the Noise Pop Holiday Shop this Thursday at The Verdi Club from 5 to 10PM, and make a beeline to the vendors below. You'll be like a well-oiled, gift-giving machine, side-stepping possible time sucks (do you really need another witty t-shirt?) and emerging like Santa with your sack full of gifts.
The Target To-Go holiday pop-up shop in Mint Plaza is officially in full swing. The "store" opened to the public at 10 a.m. this morning and hoardes of bullseye-loving cityslickers are already pouring in. The concept, which we blogged about earlier this week on Domain, is simple—a range of products behind glass cases that brings the idea of window shopping to life. You grab a clipboard with purchase form and then check off the numbered items you would like to buy before heading to checkout. Your items then come to you via "conveyer belt," in the form of neatly packaged presents already wrapped and ready to take their spot under your tree. It's all very Santa's workshop.
Don’t let the drama of the holidays get to you just yet. Sure, trying to come up with the perfect gift can be a daunting task, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. From arts and crafts to fashion and books, we’ve compiled a list of fun shopping events to help you check everyone off your list, stress excluded. For even more non-mall holiday shopping, check out our post on holiday Pop-Up Shops.
Rivaling as-yet-unexplained mysteries such as crop circles and the exact contents of Hormel Spam is another age-old conundrum that plagues us, especially at this time of year: why are guys so &*%^@&*%! hard to shop for?
We may not have an answer to the question, but can offer the following suggestions for the gaps in your guys’ gift lists.
When you can’t be there to help, the How-Tie ($18) from the Curiosity Shoppe will remind him exactly what he needs to do.
Are you filled with fear over the thought of elbowing your way through crowds and getting into a fist fight over this year's most coveted bag? Avoid the annual Black Friday shopping disaster and opt instead for a more relaxed holiday gifting experience. DNA (designers+artists) will host a pre-holiday pop-up shop, bake sale and donation drive to benefit St. Anthony's. Expect great deals in women's and menswear, accessories and delectables from local talent such as Pretty Little Things, Alyssa Bird, Paola Cotto of Paola Loves to Shop and more.
It seems that everyone is trying to scale back this holiday season, but that doesn't mean gifts have to go to the wayside. Make something, donate, or check out our picks for inexpensive finds for any holiday budget...
Important notice for procrastinators everywhere: There's officially no excuse to buy a lame present this year. Starting today and for the remainder of the holiday season, the good folks from CITIZEN:citizen have put together a pop-up department store in the Upper Fillmore, offering chic fashion and quality design goods at warehouse prices.