GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Thanksgiving and Black Friday are two weeks away. That means the holiday shopping season is upon us.
However, if you're stumped by what to get, what to wear, what to eat, or if you are time challenged, KARE 11 @ 4 has some quick fixes, courtesy of Shop Girl Alexis Walsko.
1. Holiday Shopping Plight: You have no idea what to get someone on your list.
Solution: Shop at stores that offer free personal shopping for the holidays.
This is especially true of kids and gifts appropriate for certain ages. Thanks to Creative Kidstuff's partnership with St. David's Center, Creative Kidstuff is also a great shopping resource when looking to buy for children with disabilities.
November 12 - 15, shoppers can make personal shopping appointments with a Creative Kidstuff Toy Expert. The service is free.
2. Holiday Shopping Plight: You have no time to shop.
Solution: Have someone do it for you for free!
CakeStyle let's you go online, complete a quick survey of information about the women you are shopping for, and it ships a box of hand-picked clothing items and accessories items right to your door. Each box contains a number of looks giving the receiver more to choose from.
It makes shopping a piece of cake because you don't have to drag yourself to various department stores or boutiques trying to track down the perfect items the lady in your life. When you sign up online a real-life CakeStylist will do the shopping for you and simply send a personalized box to the recipient. As an added bonus, all shipping and return costs are free.
3. Holiday Shopping Plight: You need to out-do last year's gift. Solution: MCAD Art Sale.
Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, the MCAD Art Sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.
Now in its fifteenth year, the sale is a Minnesota tradition that has generated more than $1,875,000 for emerging artists. All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.
Dates and Tickets-
November 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m., $150, buy now.
November 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., $20 in advance, buy now. $25 at the door
November 17, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Free
4. Holiday Shopping Plight: No time to fix a great meal.
See if your favorite restaurant delivers. Many are open to delivering it to your home. Alexis serves up the St. Paul Grill.
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