I both enjoy and dread holiday shopping. It’s fun when you find the perfect gift or come across a great deal. What I don’t love are the crowds, the lines, the relentless advertisements. Even the cheery holiday music gets annoying when you’ve been standing in a line for twenty minutes. As you may have guessed, no, I won’t be shopping on Black Friday. I’d rather skip the big box stores and shop locally. Luckily we have some pretty amazing places right here in Duluth. It’s no Mall of America, but within about a one mile radius you could find everything from great gear/clothing at Duluth Pack to antique treasures at Father Time Antiques, foodie gifts from the Rustic Olive or Northern Waters Smokehaus, there’s even a wonderful toy shop in the Dewitt-Seitz Marketplace. I’m not doing this list of possibilities justice, you’ll have to check them out!
If you spend months getting crafty making homemade gifts for your loved ones, you’re also amazing.
If you missed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday… and the idea of all of this makes you feel overwhelmed and frazzled, hello my friend, I understand you. Every year I somehow pull it off. Often last minute. I try to start earlier, plan better, but there are always those few people on my list that I dread shopping for. They seem to have everything. (Or, I have no clue as to what they want, need, or already have.) No matter the reason, I drag my feet and end up buying something they probably don’t want.
However! This year I had a grand idea! Not only is it something they’ll love, but it’s sort of a two for one gift! Note, this works best if your hard to shop for people are paired off. Give them the gift of a vacation! A gift certificate for the Canal Park Lodge is the perfect choice, hint, hint. A getaway for two on Lake Superior, in one of our beautiful suites really is the perfect gift. They don’t have it already, and even if by some chance they did, who wouldn’t want to extend their stay! So relax, we’ve got you covered, just give us a call and we’ll get your holiday shopping done in no time.
Gift Certificates can be made out for whatever dollar amount you want! Build a perfect get away with friends, for family, etc. Gift Certificates don’t have to be limited to their stay. They could include the cost of any add-on package. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and we’ll be in touch.
I know this may not fit everyone on your list. Your six year old cousin, for example, so lets help each other out. Fill out the comment section below with your best gift idea for those hard to shop for people on your list!