holiday shopping by bike
I got an early start on my holiday shopping this past week. I found myself with some free time on my hands and figured I might as well go for a bike ride and work in some early holiday shopping while at it. Since I wasn’t planning on purchasing anything that big, a bike basket would be perfectly capable of hauling my finds back home.
My first stop – Aldi. Perhaps your familiar with this German chain store that’s made its way over to the US as well? I was hoping to find some chocolate Adventskalender, but no such luck. Instead, I did nab some of my favorite dark chocolates ever and a bag of Haribo gummy bears for T. (Haribo macht Kinder froh, und Erwachsene ebenso…)
Then I moved on to Borders and Best Buy where I was hoping to find some books and gadgets that were on my gift list. I was welcomed to Borders by a hot pink plastic Christmas tree… nothing says holidays like pink plastic, right?
After having found what I needed, I loaded up my bike basket and ventured home. But not without a quick ride through the more quaint historic Main Street, where I knew I’d encounter more holiday lights and prettily decorated storefront windows.
Not to be left out, my favorite bike shop had its own festive display ready to go. I love the tiny dangling bikes along with the snowflakes.
Have you started your holiday gift gathering yet? I’m pretty bad and usually don’t start very early. I consider late November to be a respectably early start to it all. And are you planning on running any of your holiday errands on bike?