Did you glance at the calendar today and suddenly realize that Christmas is less than two weeks away? Are you in all-out panic mode over what to pick up for those hard-to-buy-for people on your gift-giving list this year?
Ok, maybe that’s just me … but at any rate, I took a stroll down Stephen Street the other day and was amazed by the terrific gift ideas I found at the independent stores in just one block. The shop owners and clerks were more than helpful, and the experience was interesting, unhurried–and downright delightful.
I’m happy to share a few of the gift-giving ideas I found on Stephen Street and please feel free to add your suggestions from stores in other parts of town in the comments section of this story, as well.
A list of the stores I visited this week on Stephen Street follows. Click on the name of the store for more information–and be sure to take a virtual shopping tour of the stores by clicking through the photos.
Second Chance Thrift Shoppe, 44 Stephen St.
Belle De Jour Salon Suites, 108 Stephen St.
Smokey Row Antique Shop, 112 Stephen St.
Bart Barter’s Trading Post, 114 Stephen St.
Aurora Rose, A Unique Boutique, 111 Stephen St.
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