Come the end of November, cool autumn air gives way to winter’s chill and – oh, no – Christmas shopping season once again. Get ready, the weeks of panicked scouring of department stores are upon us. The race is on to find the perfect gift that shows how much you do, in fact, understand and love the recipient. Or you could go the more enjoyable, relaxing route by attending the Holiday Stroll on Block Island, a three-day bonanza from November 23-25, in which the island’s boutiques and restaurants feature amazing specials and deals. The event runs from 9am to 5pm each day, and the unique Block Island retail community promises a plethora of opportunities to find a perfect gift for any friend, spouse or family member.