Is it gift giving time yet?

White Gift Box with Red Satin Ribbon BowThere used to be an understood rule that you do not begin to promote Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving.  Retail stores would start the ads on black Friday.  They windows would be displayed in full holiday regalia on the Friday morning after turkey day.  That started to slide in the last decade.  Now it is moving almost back to Halloween.  Personally I find it overwhelming.  I liked the old way where it was full on holiday insanity between Thanksgiving and Xmas.  Everyone knew it was the season.  Now the season seems to have bled past that 6/7 week push.

 It makes total sense as the fourth quarter for retailers is where the rubber hits the road.  I like to see businesses that certainly peek in the fourth quarter but are building brands where people want to purchase their products year round.
So in shameless mode for the companies that I am invested in who are the perfect holiday shop with great gifts I am going to promote.  Why not get into the game?
Mouth.  The best Indie Food products under one roof.  Liquor too.  Great for yourself, gifts for friends and corporate gifts
Food52  For the chef in your life.  Incredibly well curated products for your kitchen or your friends.
Parachute Home  Everything for your bedroom.  The cashmere throws are beautiful and at a great price.
The Highline  The most amazing park in NYC has redone their website and their shop is beautiful.  Lots of unique gifts for the holidays.
20X200  Give good art.
Ricks Picks  Always a bonus for the pickle lover in your life.
Start shopping early.  Makes your life a lot easier.