Wouldn’t you love this to be the year that you actually get your shopping done before the night before Christmas or Hannukah? 5 PM? As the shopkeepers are pushing you out the door and telling you, "come earlier next year?"
If you can get it together and make your Christmas list now, you must head right to Mahar Drygoods, one of CMP’s favorite online boutiques. At Mahar, select artisan goods are available for preordering by October 31, to give the artists time to fill your order by the week of December 4.You’ll find something for everyone on your list, including phenomenal felt Christmas stockings, a wonderful handmade hobby horse, an abominable snowman hooded towel (a nice change from duckies and kittties for a new mom in your life), and the really spectacular Bambolettta doll shown here. In fact if you act right away, artist Christina Platt is making an extremely limited number of custom dolls, featuring your choice of skin color, eye color, hair style and clothing. 10% of every preordered item at Mahar will go to CASA, to help provide advocates for children in need. Holiday spirit indeed. –Liz