Northfield is such a great place for holiday shopping – our local independent retailers have such cool, innovative, retro, practical, and quirky stuff. We’ve had lots of conversation here about shopping local, and hows and whys and pros and cons, but at this time of year, it becomes especially relevant.
For the past decade I’ve concentrated on buying the majority of my Christmas gifts in town, although I end up supplementing with online purchases and the inevitable last-minute Target run. It occurred to me that this might be the perfect forum in which to help each other by sharing some very specific ideas for holiday gifts, and in the process help to support our neighbors and work toward a deeper economy. (Really, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I’m trying to find gifts for all my in-laws.)
So, at the risk of upsetting my Locally Grown colleagues, this is a plea for shameless self-promotion by all local retailers. Tell us what you’ve got! And the rest of the LG community, let’s trade ideas.