Gifts and giving are all part of the holiday season so it’s important to shop around, whether that’s online or in-person. If you are planning on going out, pick the right time, know your price range and bring a mask – never know where they are required or not.
This year, one of the holiday staples – Toys R Us – is no longer open, so the Hollin Hall Variety Store in Mount Vernon stocked up. “Since Toys R Us is closed, there’s not many toy stores to go to,” said Doug Bentley over at The Variety Store.
It’s hard to predict what they are buying, so a little of this and that always works. “Everything across the board,” said Bentley.
Over at Highs and Lows on Richmond Highway, the all-steel Pepsi cooler ($249) screams “retro,” and prices are negotiable in this collectibles store.
It’s only natural for a local coffee shop named Common Grounds to sell a top-grade travel mug with a wooden handle ($28) that barista “Ronnie” displays.
Everything is local at Highs and Lows on Richmond Highway, including this painting by JuJu Kreations called “Gold Leaf Angel,” marked down to $155.
Need to be wearing a special sock to sink the 8-Ball? Here they are, the Fuzzy’s Socks ($4.99) at The Hollin Hall Variety Store in Mount Vernon.
We’re all stuffed up on mashed potatoes, so how about a gun to shoot potato pellets? Get one at The Hollin Hall Variety Store in Mount Vernon ($8.99).
It may be time to put away the flip flops, but not the Sloggers ($33.99). Waterproof and all, these slip-on shoes are adorned with a special chicken pattern at the Village Hardware Store in the Hollin Hall Variety Store in Mount Vernon.
Skateboarding never seems to go out of style, and here at Vans in Springfield Town Center they sell and assemble skateboards, so mixing and matching is not too much to ask. Vans has Bones wheels, Kryptoniks and DJK, like the one here ($99.99).