The 12 Days of Christmas, Davis-style

Here we are, approaching the first day of Christmas, and if you’re like me, you still have loads of shopping to do.

If you have a hard-to-buy for person on your list, I feel it’s my duty — my gift, if you will — to help locals find just the right thing. Sure, we could jump on the Internet or scour those big-box store ads, but where’s the joy — nay — the creativity in that?

This being the city of all things odd and interesting, let’s take the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and give it a Davis twist to help guide our shopping spree. We’re going to start on the final verse because if you really have shopping still to do, you don’t have time for us to go through all 12 verses.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my (insert relation here) gave to me:

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