Welcome to my 2023 gift guide! This is my fifth year circulating one. I love doing them, and I’ve received many reports that those of you reading this really do follow the links and buy the things I recommend, often in quantities that are very meaningful for these small-to-medium-sized companies.
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For longtime subscribers, some recommendations will be familiar, because I simply do not believe in rebooting the gift guide every year, the way many magazines and websites feel they must. When you’ve selected a great gift, seen it received with enthusiasm … why mess around?? Every year, for many years, a friend bought me the exact same Bundt cake from Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor. It was wonderful. You could be that friend.
My recommendations are, as ever, U.S.-centric. This is the the part of the world that I know, and this is the part of the world where I shop. International readers: thanks for your forbearance.