Going once, going twice: Live Holiday Auction returns

Holiday shopping is in full swing by now, but what can you do if you don’t want to brave the crowds this year? Well at home shoppers, I think I just might have the thing for you. Back by popular demand, Discover Muscatine, along with Pearl City Media and Muscatine Today, will hold their annual Live Holiday Auction!

Nov. 20 and 21, check out Discover Muscatine’s Facebook page or YouTube channel to watch the auction live. Throughout the day, tune in to see local small business owners talk about what makes their establishment stand out from the rest and what must have items they have in the auction. As an added perk, you’ll get to see yours truly as the auction’s host!

Something catch your eye? Head on over to Discover Muscatine’s website to see how you can get it. Some items are buy it now specials that you can snag as soon as you see them, for up to 60% of their typical price. Some of the most popular items will be bid on silent auction style. Just place your bid and see if you win by checking back until the auction ends. Once you have your goods, make sure to pay online and watch for directions on how to pick them up from Pearl City Media’s office located in the heart of downtown Muscatine.

“So Ashley,” you might ask, “just what products can I get in this year’s auction?”

I don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but we do have some pretty neat items this year. Want your holiday decorations to make a statement this year? You can literally do that with a beautifully hand lettered holiday sign customized just for you by Letters for Elliot?

Looking to gussy up your home all year long? Have a gander at the Flower Gallery’s annual gift basket and the Chalking Tribe’s one of a kind sign.

Been interested in trying out yoga but don’t know where to start? Tapas Yoga from the Quad Cities has two things you should check out. Even if you’ve never stepped on a yoga mat before, you’ll be able to tell that their beautiful (and super cushy) Manduka mat is just what you need, whether you want to do yoga at home or in the studio. Speaking of which, Tapas also has a one month new student unlimited online and in person membership available to let you try out any classes you like.

The time before the holidays can get hectic, but your shopping can be stress free this year. Check out this year’s Live Holiday Auction and support small businesses from the comfort of your own home. Oh, and if you stop by social media, say hi to me in the comments!