My favorite time of the year is officially upon us and though it can be a busy month, it doesn't have to be a stressful one. We often forget during this mad Christmas rush that the most important part is spending time with loved ones, embracing traditions and gift giving. It's not the amount you spend, it's the thought that went into it and stumbling around the mall is not my idea of holiday cheer. I've created a gift guide from my go-to Newburyport businesses. Bundle up, grab a coffee and stroll through downtown and hit up our local shops where you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.
One of my favorite events during this time of year is Newburyport's Invitation night - the first three Friday's in December. Local businesses and shops stay open till 9pm and host evening shopping with treats and drinks. It's a fun way to tackle your holiday list.
The best part of shopping local is finding something unique. I take care in the items I'm gifting and appreciate that by shopping small I'm giving an gift that isn't in mainstream stores. Newburyport is home to all kinds of shops and specialty items.
By shopping small, you are supporting our community. Happy shopping!