We know that finding the perfect gift is often more about finding the perfect store. Once you zone in on that magical She’ll-love-anything-from-here place, the rest is easy. Which is why for this year’s holiday gift guide, we hook you up with both. We not only rounded up more than 40 of the greatest sweaters, bags, toys and home accessories, but got them from our 40 favorite local shops—special places where you’re guaranteed to come across the sorts of gifts that make the holidays memorable. (If only everything in life were this easy.) Happy holidays!
Contributing writers: Noelle Kearns, Katye Marino, Brittany McLeod and Megan Schnader