Psst . . . what if I told you that you could do all of your holiday shopping within a half-mile radius, beat the mall madness, save gas, and support local businesses? Here you go, and you are welcome!
Your gift guide:
Adults (spouse, parents, teachers, co-workers, grab bags, friends, various relatives):
Let us begin by thinking outside of the box. This year, why not give less “stuff” and more fun? The gift of music, art, and language are gifts that will last a lifetime/keep on giving/give back, etc. Choose your cliché, but, hey, it is true. Gift certificates to CreativeWorks for Children, and Farmington Valley Arts Center will allow the recipient to choose from a variety of wonderful programs such as Mommy & Me, Blissful Baby, Music Time with Miss Carrie, Spanish, painting lessons, sculpting, and more.
After you stroll around their open galleries, visit The Fisher Gallery at Farmington Valley Arts Center and support our local artists. Here you will find truly unique and beautiful items. Whether you are looking for a small hostess gift, a magnificent sculpture, or something in between, you will find it here: jewelry, ornaments, cufflinks, ties, scarves, sculptures, prints, pottery, and more.
Next, head across the street and find adorable gifts for the little ones in your life at Over the Moon. They carry unique, high-quality clothing and toys, and the best part is that there is no need to fight crowds at the mall or spend hours searching for the perfect gift online.
You know you’re buying something for your dog. So, for the furry friends on your list, visit Brownstone Bakery for Dogs. You could serve a cookie tray from this shop and your guests would probably enjoy it. Not that I’m suggesting it, but their products are organic, healthy, and human-grade. Quite frankly, their treats are probably better than some of the stuff that we eat. Check out their cute accessories and toys too!
Next, pick up some gift certificates for some pampering at Teazed Salon. If you have plans for a holiday party, get manicure while you are there. Have an athlete on your list? Pick up a gift card at Biker’s Edge.
Last but not least, indulge those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, and stop in at Taste by Spellbound - you will not be disappointed! Taste’s truffles make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and I-have-no-idea-what-to-get-for-her gifts. Have a cup of coffee and order your holiday party treats while you’re there.
Now go home. You are done! You’re welcome.