Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogues, forcing fathers to sneak into airplane wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fair trade goods at Ten Thousand Villages on 8th Street.
Featuring artisan goods from around the world, Ten Thousand Villages is part of a network of 156 retail outlets and boasts a head-spinning variety of home decor, jewelry, gifts, and more. Just like soap opera plot lines, Ten Thousand Villages’ wares are expertly handcrafted in some 38 countries by artisans who have received a fair price for their work in advance. Stop in and peruse a wide range of merchandise. Plop a few goldfish paperweights ($7, Vietnam) into a coy pool to confuse the locals or make each day a bit more thoughtful with an African wisdom calendar ($12, Kenya). A bevy of items are priced under $25, perfect for gift giving and caressing slowly while repeatedly mumbling “precious.”
140 N 8th St. #125
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508Get Directions