They say it’s better to give than to receive. But choose to give local this holiday season, and you’ll receive even more. When you check off your list at The Junction, you are not only giving your friends and family unique local gifts you might not find anywhere else, but you are also receiving a special connection to your community and the satisfaction of supporting your neighbor. There’s a certain joy in knowing that you’re backing your local bike shop or guitar store, your go-to gift shop or toy store, your favorite barista or friendly farmer. It’s a feeling that harkens back to simpler times and smaller towns when shoppers knew every shopkeeper, butcher and baker by name.

Shopping local sparks the magic of true hometown holiday spirit.

What’s more, The Junction has so much in store for everyone on your list. From antiques, local art and kitchen gadgets to fly rods, hardware and diamonds (the other hardware), the options for creative gift giving abound. So whether you are shopping for him, for her, for the kids, for the home, or for everyone else, consider the joy of gifting local and be inspired by the holiday bounty in your own backyard.


Here are a few fun ideas to get you started:


Gifts For Her


Gifts For the Home

Gifts For Everyone



P.S. Each link above has printable lists with maps that you can take along to shop. Look for them at the bottom of each page. You can also access an interactive map here that shows all the featured stores and where they are located. Feel free to explore The Junction and plan your route as you make your list…and check it twice!