Assembling a local-themed holiday shopping guide made us recall our favorite gifts.
WE’RE NOT THE Black Friday types. Getting up early, standing in line, and braving crowds really isn’t our style. We’re more the Cyber Monday kind, the wander-into-a-local-shop sort, or—if we’re feeling particularly motivated—do-it-yourselfers. Our gifts to one another have included, over the years, cross-stitch artwork, miniature paintings, and oh so many baked goods. But no matter its provenance, a well-chosen gift—given or received—can be one of the season’s great delights. That’s why we bring you this issue’s cover feature, “Local for the Holidays” (page 41), with nearly sixty gifts from almost forty stores around the state. Working on it brought up memories of some of the best gifts we’ve been given.
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