It is better to give than to receive, which is why the person who gives themselves a gift must regift it to themselves in order to overcome the despair of receiving it. Break out of a perpetual loop with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of home goods and gifts at Barrington Home Shoppe in Barrington.
Piping-hot lattes and samples of gourmet treats greet shoppers as they stroll into the well-stocked emporium of brand-name gifts and domestic goods. Wedding gifts ($50–$100) from labels such as Michael Aram, Nambé, and Simon Pearce celebrate nuptials, and hostess gifts from Mariposa ($25–$60) express appreciation for invitations to sunny baby showers or shadowy Illuminati initiations. Gourmet-fare items from Rothchild Farm and Stonewall Kitchen fill larders with stylish, wholesome eats ($7–$25), and picnic and outdoor serving ware ($15–$75) set the open-air stage for elegant outdoor dining. Amicable shopping assistants lead guests to the perfect presents before gussying purchases up with complimentary gift-wrapping, shielding them from prying eyes or voyeuristic Christmas trees.
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, Illinois 60010