'Tis the season to get our friends and families gifts. For many, that usually means freaking out over finding great presents for everyone.
But fear not, avid Arlington Patch reader. Starting today and going until Christmas week, we will bring you shopping ideas for everyone—mom, dad, little sister and distant cousins you've never met.
If you're looking for a gift for mom, here are five great places to try:
: In the home section one can find specialty soaps, mini pepper mills and unique pottery. The stationery section has cards, papers and books. There is also a jewelry section, which comprises some of the store's most popular items. As the focus is on handmade goods by small artisans, the inventory changes frequently, making the shopping experience fresh for frequent visitors.
: This specialty gift store offers a wide range of unique gifts, specializing in Native American jewelry and crafts, as well as accessories and holiday items. Some products offered include locally made Arlington items, jewelry boxes, ornaments, Jewish items, menorahs, pottery, as well as sports items, such as Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins novelties. Additional selections include Russian dolls, handbags, wallets, necklaces and children’s toys.
: This specialty gift shop brings Waterford crystal, fine ceramics and other gift options. Regina has a special Christmas section, where you can buy anything from little Santa figures to Nativity scenes to snow globes. Gift wrapping is complimentary and the service is personal, fast and friendly.
: Is mom an art lover? 13forest Gallery sells contemporary art and crafts, from New England artists who are both established and emerging. 13forest Gallery sells art of different types of media to first-time buyers and to those with extensive art collections. Fine art and gifts for all occasions are available.
: We all now moms can't resist some beautiful flowers. Believed to be the oldest operating florist in Arlington, Anderson's Florist has long attended to the floral needs of the Arlington community. With a focus on finding the very freshest flowers and an eye for uniqueness and creativity, Anderson's is known for composing arrangements with clean lines and a natural look. In addition to flowers, it carries various gift items such as Baggallinni bags and Earth Diva Fair Trade Made in Nepal children's puppets and purses. It also sells ceramic topographical maps of Arlington, which have been a popular item. Through its connection with Teleflora, it can arrange for flowers to be sent to destinations in distant towns or out of state.
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