Sunday, December 13, 2009
Christmas is just around the corner and I want to encourage everyone to shop locally. AND I don’t mean the local Target or god forbid the local Wal-Mart. If you live in my artsy-fartsy town or close by…go to the Sign of the Times—they have great toys and games and there is basically no price difference—plus they have nothing but cool toys—so there is no need to worry that you will get a groan from some bratty child.
Two other wonderful shops are Nyack Wine Cellar and Palmieri Wines and Spirits just in case you are looking for something for me.
For the kid who is too old for Sign of the Times—Nyack General Store on North Broadway by the knitting shop—which also looks nice, but is really not my thing, has more great things.
And of course my favorite bike store-Nyack Bicycle Outfitters (also on North Broadway), they have wonderful inexpensive and expensive TREK bikes. It is a great experience buying from Jim because he will adjust the bike for you and you can always ride in with your bike if there is a problem…A MUCH better feeling than buying some cheap bike from Wal-Mart. You might save $20-$50 at Wal-Mart, but you will get far more service if you buy from Jim.
However—if you must just do some massive holiday shopping for all the NON-Special people in your life…you know teachers, postman, assistant at work, your brother’s kids, your kid’s friends…just click on the little Amazon widget on your right and I will get 4% percent commission and you will be done with all that annoying Christmas Shopping. Plus—I offer suggests that you can take…or not.