readers speak: holiday gifts.

I’ve had many emails this week asking when the famous Design for Mankind gift guide will be published, and I’ve really been dragging my heels in that department this year. I just can’t justify promoting additional spending when so many of my friends, readers and family members are out of jobs— holiday or not.

I’d love to see our community spending time this holiday season— not money. Visiting soup kitchens, delivering meals, ringing bells. [I would mention caroling, but that would be NO gift from a tone-deaf gal as myself]. What a perfect time for our nation to return to our roots and the real heart of the holidays.

In lieu of gifts this year, my husband’s family is going bowling— all thirty of us, including our 90-year-old grandparents and 2-year-old niece. And to be honest, I’m looking forward to this event WAY more than our traditional Christmas. No preparation, fuss or debt— just bring on the bowling shoes and celebrate our family.

So, when you’re all centered around your Thanksgiving table this year, brainstorm some interesting ideas for this season’s festitvities. Trust me— it will be a holiday you’ll actually remember.

And with that said, I’m taking the extended weekend off and will return to regular posting Monday. No gift guide this year— just inspiring work from top-notch artists and designers. I hope you’ll forgive me, but I just can’t do it!

Any special plans for the holiday season? What are you gifting this year? What do you hope to receive?
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