‘Ding’ Darling plans his and her holiday happy hours for shoppers

If you have no clue what to buy the special women and men in your life this year, the Refuge Nature Store has the perfect solution: Gender-specific happy hour shopping events.

Ladies, a little wine and cheese certainly can’t hurt your decision-making process. DDWS has planned a free Ladies-Only Holiday Shopping Happy Hour for after-hours on Tuesday, December 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

“And guys, I know we may be over-generalizing, but our Men-Only Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Happy Hour on Monday, Dec. 23, will get your creative juices flowing with beer and pretzels from 4:30 to 6 p.m.,” said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch.

The Refuge Nature Store has stocked some special holiday gift items especially for the two events, and it will have gift consultants ready with suggestions and free recycled paper gift-wrapping.

“All proceeds from Nature Store purchases go directly to benefiting wildlife and conservation,” said store manager Lisa Bryant. “ So we’d thought it would be a fun way to get everyone in the holiday spirit with an altruistic twist.”

The Refuge Nature Store carries a complete line of birding and nature books for adults and kids, wildlife toys and games, gifts made from recycled materials, nature-themed jewelry and home décor, logo T-shirts and hats, and a wide variety of other gifts and souvenirs.

For more information on the refuge shopping happy hours, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or call 239-472-1100 ext. 241.