Call for Holiday Gift Guide entries

FutureHeights has issued a call for entries for its annual Holiday Gift Guide that the Heights Observer will publish in its November issueEntries are due by Oct. 18.

The guide is designed to help Heights residents discover the unique items Heights retailers are offering this holiday season and assist them in “shopping local first” to support the local economy.

The 2019 guide will contain listings in each of the following categories: Stocking Stuffers ($10 or less), Gifts Less Than $50, Gifts $50 to $150, Gifts More Than $150, and Gifts For the Person Who Has It All.

Heights retail business owners are invited to e-mail high-resolution photos and brief descriptions of items they would like to be considered for publication in the 2019 guide to Jessica Schantz ( no later than Oct. 18. Put “Holiday Gift Guide” in the subject line. Entries must be purchasable at a brick and mortar store, and not available exclusively online.

Submit the following for each item: item category (one of the five categories listed above), item name, item price, name of business submitting the item, and a JPG photo of the item. Please limit descriptive text for each item to one sentence, or no more than 30 words.

The guide will remind readers that local retailers have gift cards for goods or services so there is no need to submit those as items for consideration.

The guide will appear in the November print issue of the Heights Observer, as well as in weekly e-newsletters in the lead-up to the holidays, and online at

The annual guide is just one of the ways in which FutureHeights supports locally owned, independent Heights businesses and encourages residents to “shop local” for the holidays.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 12, Issue 10, Posted 11:03 AM, 09.24.2019