Present Perfect

Thirteen places to find great, original gifts

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inding unique gifts is a drag. They’re certainly not waiting for you in the mall, or in those big box stores, which seem to think that nothing says “I love you” like a lame sweater or useless piece of technology. Find something original, meaningful, and—best of all—reasonably priced in these indie stores and galleries. They sell the gifts that keep on giving.

1


An unexpected motherlode of South American silver
 

2


The skinniest
art gallery you’ve ever enjoyed
 

3


Where to indulge yourself in sweet treats by the pound
 

4


A neighborhood shop that’s stocked with vintage cool
 

5


A
chocolate factory you never knew existed
 

6


A secret club for chocolate lovers
 

7


A source for hand-blown glass and handmade gifts
 

8


A tiny gallery that makes art accessible
 

9


A hip wine-and-cheese shop with free daily tastings
 

10


An ultimate game and puzzle shop
 

11


A family-owned, high-quality nut shop
 

12


Cards that don’t look like they’re from the mall
 

13


Where to finally find one-of-a-kind gifts
 

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