Whether or not you buy into the cult of nostalgia, there’s something to be said for tangible, local shopping and giving. The art of discovering the perfect present for your loved ones involves knowing them.
Can you predict what will light up their eyes long after the wrapping paper and seasonal decorations have been stowed away? Even if you didn’t just nod and smile, it’s never too late to become a spy in the so-called house of love.
Like most arts, the big give can be perfected with practice. Whatever your religion or philosophy, the spirit of giving is infectious. Scope our largely analog and entirely local 2013 holiday gift guide to inspire your next great selfless shopping spree.