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The Gift Card Conundrum - it's NOT Lazy IF it's LOCAL

Is a gift card  lame?  If it's from a chain store, yes.  If you shop LOCAL, then no.  Well, that's what the Princeton Insider is going with . . .

Here are some local suggestions for gift cards ( great stocking stuffers) that are sure to bring smiles from everyone on your list.

Kids - who wants tears on Christmas day?

jaZams - what child would not want to enter the holy grail of local toys - slam dunk

Princeton Playspace - 10 session Open Play Pass will go a long way on snowy/rainy days

Labyrinth Books - such a wonderful feeling to buy your own books with your own money

Milk Money Consignment - an even better feeling buying your own toys and clothes with your own money


Teens - yuck yuck yuck - so hard to please but this list will ease the pain

Hoagie Haven - duh

Halo Pub - sweets always trump socks

Arlee's Raw Blends - for those who know better

Small World Coffee - not old enough for the Tap Room, but they still want to socialize

Princeton Record Exchange - what teen would not want to enter the holy grail of tuneage - slam dunk

Princeton Garden Theatre - introduce your teen to the BIG screen and possibly old school date night

Smart Card - what teen has quarters?

Rouge -  give the girl a taste of what she has to look forward to


Significant Others - you think you know what to get them but then . . .wtf

McCarter Theatre  - cultural gifts make you look smart

Zoe - chicest store in town = happy lady

A Little Taste of Cuba - you might not like it, but he certainly does

Hamilton Jewelers - when the last few gifts have been clunkers

Lisa Jones - accessories galore without breaking the bank

The Peacock Inn - bring the magic back with a romantic dinner and overnight (cue up the Al Green mix tape)

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health - give the gift of peace of mind - much needed and long over due

elements  - yep, go big for the person who makes dinner every night for you

Lace Silhouettes Lingerie - for her but really for you


Anyone who is NOT a Significant Other - these peeps are just happy to be remembered

Public Wine & Liquor - beer or bubbly - slam dunk for those who drink

Brick Farm Market - gourmet goods for those who don't

Vibernum - the perfect gift for those who don't like to spend money on flowers

Olsson's Fine Foods - the perfect gift for those who don't like to spend money on nice cheeses and olives

Remember This:  At the end of the eggnog infused, overly stuffed, and feeling like you have not a dollar to your name day - it's always better to GIVE then to receive.

Happy Holidaze!






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