It's time to stage a holiday intervention. With brainier, do-anything-with-a-tap-on-the-screen gadgets coming out every day, we're only a few software upgrades away from digital servitude. We need to emancipate!
That's why we decided to put a different spin on this year's Gift Guide. Instead of filling our pages with instant-gratification goodies that'll likely get lost in the holiday-morning fray, we set out to find local, action-inspired gift ideas designed to disconnect us from our social-networking feeds and keep us engaged with the city we live in.
Don't worry, we still cover all the usual bases and more. You'll discover adventurous, outside-the-box offerings to satisfy everyone on your list — from play dates for bored little kids and cooped-up pit bulls to workshops for inspired jewelry makers and relentlessly horny hubbies. And, when you consider the time and money you'll save on gift-wrapping, there's even a little something here from us to you. Happy holidays.