Sure, the holiday season is all about carols and cocktails, warm fires and sparkly clothes, wonderful gifts … Oh, yeah. The gifts. Admit it: Finding that perfect one for everybody on your list can seem more like dispiriting duty than Old Curiosity Shop adventure. Which is why this year we turned for help to the in-the-know people we know, the ones whose job it is to have good taste: eight of our favorite area store owners. And boy, did they deliver. On the next few pages, you’ll find 49 crowd-pleasing picks, truly one-of-a-kind finds, cool experiences to be had, and, of course, the most stylish gifts around. So now you can spend your time worrying about
the things that really matter this time of year, like … beer or wine?