Seriously the malls do not possess the solution to your tiresome holiday-shopping problem. Dad has several ties, even though he barely has an occasion to wear one. Your sister has plenty of ill-fitting sweaters and is throwing them out now instead of sending them to Goodwill. Your brother does not actually collect sports jerseys, and Aunt Sally secretly hates Pat Boone. So instead of going to the supercenters this holiday season, join independent shoppers with open minds (and wallets) at the Find-Your-Inner-Santa Holiday Art Sale at the Jefferson Underground Gallery (2400 South Jefferson Avenue; 314-576-7155). Purchase unique pieces of handmade art that will most definitely upstage the traditional "can-I-return-this-for-store-credit?" stuff you normally buy. The sale features blown glass, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more by regional artists including Shawn Lipe, Con Christeson and Jane Linders. Hours for the sale are 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (December 1 and 2).
Fri., Dec. 1; Sat., Dec. 2