The Canton Museum of Art is a mecca of gift ideas for that person who’s impossible to buy for. “The art museum is for everyone,” said Danielle Attar, marketing and events director. “It’s not some old stodgy art museum; it’s fresh and young and open for everyone.”
What if instead of asking for material gifts, we all asked for more experiences together? So often after the holidays, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that’s now cluttering my house. I appreciate the sentiment in every gift I receive. But sometimes, I really don’t need another coffee mug. How many cups of coffee can I drink at once? Not seven, that’s for sure.
“What would you like for (fill in looming “gift-receiving” day)?” In a typical year, I hear that question three times (Father’s Day, birthday and Christmas) from family members, particularly from my children, because my wife knows asking for such guidance is a lost cause. Hey, a recent present was agreeing to go halvsies on a new stove. Perfection. (The idea and the stove! And the old one went to someone who really needed it.)
When I was growing up, I always had a long list of things I wanted for Christmas. I’d start mentioning gifts I wanted in October, hoping that the news would make its way to Santa. When I got older, it didn’t stop. It may have gotten worse.
Dale Brown Sr. never got to see Santa as a kid. Growing up in the country, the closest he got was occasionally catching a glimpse of Santa walking around a store. But today, he is Santa—to his family, the children in his neighborhood and anyone who visits Carnation City Mall.
When it comes to gifts, creative packaging goes a long way to enhance the thoughtful present waiting just on the other side of all that paper. Plus, wrapping things up with pizazz will add to the holiday hoopla happening tree-side during the holidays. Let your gifts for loved ones pull double duty this Christmas.
Finding the perfect gift for your guy isn’t hard with all of these options from local stores. Pick up some sports gear for him, or maybe he’s more into fishing. We have everything you’ll need in this Local Gift Guide.
Find the perfect gifts for the special women in your life. Maybe she’s into stationery or the latest fashions. Or maybe she fancies musical gear. Pick up one of these items from local stores, and you’re sure to make her holiday wish come true.
December typically leaves many people scrambling to find the perfect holiday gifts for family and friends. The About staff found many unique items perfect for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. From the pet lover to the foodie, inexpensive gifts to over-the-top, some for the kids or the Stark County enthusiast — we found something for everyone.Happy shopping!