I was reminded by a reader that I was interested in gathering a collection of shopping local options for the holidays. I am grateful for her nudge!
Here is a completely unscientific listing, put together by suggestions and goodwill, word of mouth and past experience. Feel free to add your own ideas on the comments page on Facebook. You can get some of the most interesting gifts by shopping local and you are supporting your neighbors as well. This year feels like a particularly good time to make that investment.
First off, several folks recommend supporting favorite restaurants through purchasing gift cards. Some ideas there: