“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” –Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
This is the first year that I’ve been ready for the holidays to start a little earlier. Tinsel and twinkling lights have a way of bringing some much needed comfort and joy to a year like no other. My holiday gift guide for 2020 reflects the importance of home—as we have come to know it in the new normal. The place where we both live and work. The place where we have learned to cook. Where we have gussied up our bar carts and poured ourselves a cocktail like we had at the bar in that city when we used to do that.
It also reflects the fact that we don’t need as much as we think we do. Gifts ranging from $10-$100—some consumable—that elevate the every day. But if we have learned anything in 2020, it’s that the best gift of all is the pleasure of someone’s company (even if it’s playing games on Zoom). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope you get to spend it in good health with your people.