Ah, I am so excited that Christmas is coming!

I am an official holiday lover. I rock out to carols, appreciate decorations and love to shop for the perfect gifts. I think it’s side effects from growing up with a whacko mother who was a half-assed Jehovah’s Witness. The only part she really obeyed was that whole no Christmas or Birthday fun. Yes, it totally sucked.

But instead of being bitter about the holidays, I’m a big kid when it comes to Christmas and all that stuff. For the first time in many years I don’t have a car so I really want to take the time to do some local shopping. I have no desire to run to any mass market retailers to get my gifts this year.

Off the top of my head here are a few local shops in Greenpoint I plan to check out for those on my Christmas list:

Brooklynski – Just on their homepage I spied these super cute Chandelier earrings that my sister would love. Darn, they’re back ordered.


Dalaga – Their site actually points to their MySpace page but on there I spied an arrow necklace (pictured) that my BFF might like.

Zoe’s – Here you really can’t go wrong. I know my Stepmom and my older sister will enjoy any beauty product I pick out.

Alter – For my sisters stylish metrosexual boyfriend, a gift certificate from Alter will surely hit the spot.

I definitely need to explore some more with new shops opening around town all the time. Sadly, I just don’t get a chance to roam the hood as much as I would like but I think this weekend I’m going to make some time to do just that.

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