Christmas shopping terror? -We can help!- Local shop’s “staff picks”.

So, admittedly I am not good at buying presents… Some people are super good at it. I have a friend that rented out an entire outdoor theatre for a date with his wife.  He is good at gifts. NOT me. But I want to get better! I love my wife, and I love it when I can make her feel special. So I was pretty insanely happy when this new shop Sage on Sage came to town. It’s like a gift giving cheat sheet. As the terror of trying to find gifts that aren’t too expensive, totally pointless, or too practical sets in, I thought it would be fun to spread the cheat sheet around the class.  So here it is, 10 gifts you can buy within four blocks downtown Hillsboro.

Click the link under each photo for more about these sweeeet shops.47452965_217420725863008_4802338671804022784_n

Sweet addictions-Variety candy box       Home made candy right downtown!


Sage on Sage -Bonsai tree set and other goodies.  This place is packed with interesting stuff. It’s a good first stop if you have no idea what to get for an aunt, uncle, mom, or even your wife!


Black Rabbit Coffee Roasting– Mugs, coffee, shirts, and general happiness.


Jai Renee Handmade– Scrabble message boards.  Instant message?


The Refinery Vintage Goods– Spirit of St. Louis painting, radical couch, ashtray, rug, lamp. I love lamp.


Sullivan Drugs of Hillsboro– Cocoa mugs!


The Dressing Room– Handmade Christmas signs.

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Nzuri Boutique– Boooooots! Fur included.


The Gold Pan Records & Recording– Gold Pan shirt, Llewyn Davis, Billie Holiday.  Goodies, oldies, and comfortable”ies”.

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Opera House Brewing Company– Handmade mugs.  I guess you could even drink coffee out of beer mugs, eh? Boom. Mind blown.

I wish you luck on your present quest! A few of these shops are really geared toward gifts.  So, take a walk this Friday (For Friday Night Lights!) or anytime up to Christmas. Stroll, shop, check out all the good renovating going on downtown, (really, it’s crazy.) and generally, keep it local.  It’s going to be a fun Christmas downtown!

-Small Town Cool-


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