It’s unavoidable. We checked. Called a congressman. Switched to the lunar calendar. Didn’t help.
So what you need: a drink.
But also: some gifts wouldn’t hurt.
Find those at Anteks Curated, an ode to the American Southwest that’s flush with stocking-stuffer essentials like hatchets and flasks, now open at Preston Center.
Take a good look around. Sure you’ve got comfortable couches and handsome horse portraits, but you’re here for the stockpile of gift-worthy curios. Here, these ought to get you started.
—Hand-forged hatchets that are probably great for chopping firewood or whatever people use hatchets for these days.
—Rugged canvas bags and all-weather jackets from Filson.
—Hunting knives sporting handles carved from bone.
—Also cheese knives, if that’s more your speed.
—Bottled mint julep and Old Fashioned cocktail mixers.
—Waxed-canvas aprons for protecting your shirt.
—Leather-encased flasks to keep your drinking covert yet tasteful.
—Hand-painted canoe paddles.
—An actual canoe.
And maybe a gift receipt.