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Hillsdale MI Strip |Stocking stuffers

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I did some stocking stuffer / Friend gift shopping downtown Hillsdale Michigan today!!  I love stockings!   I love the little gifts! The meaningful and the unique~ Gift cards are always great!  Humans like to touch things~  Ask my five year old…. A physical gift is so personal.

I have a handful of favorite stores~ I shopped for all the ladies on my list in less than two hours~ EASY!  If you end up at any of these shops to buy gifts send me a picture of what you gifted on my facebook wall and be entered in a drawing for a free photoshoot ($400 value)!!!  Drawing Held  on December 24th!

Most of these shops are open as early as 9:30 am (or earlier if it has the word coffee somewhere on their sign)…Stores on the “H strip”  close about 6pm.

I started at Checker Records for my usual: Medium mocha with almond milk, 2 shots, no whip. I bought a hat for myself and am going back for some guitar strings for Perry’s stocking! Here are a few more stocking stuffers!  (If you have a realllllly big stocking may I suggest a record player?!?!) 2016-12-16_0012

I stepped into the beautiful  Maribeth’s to eye drool all over their ornaments… I don’t like to buy ornaments for myself..  For it to be meaningful it has to be a gift or handmade… i will keep it forever!   This is were I bought my ornaments for ornament  exchanges.  Which I don’t get to go to anymore… because I don’t have employees.  WAIT!  I can still have this party…That means I can buy one for me! Just like bosses day!

They have soap, candles (I was told they will be marked down this week!), the nicest slippers, cups, jewellery, those awesome moon necklaces  are on sale! I bought a sweater (the softest thing ever….I’m not here for me -I am not here for me!)for my mother in law and few little trinkets for my friends!


I popped into Volume One to get some vintage books… Not a stocking stuffer but if you want to go on a hunt for something vintage or super unique this place is fun.  They have a section with some old records!  Love that section.


I got to step into my friend Patti’s adorable (newly remodeled) place (name drop!) Maggie Anne’s!  This is my most favorite places to top off my stockings (and under tree gifts)! What’s cooler than socks for Christmas (socks in a stocking is a need!)  They have the cutest socks in town!  Seriously! Michigan awesome gear (and food… food is the most practice and welcomed gift!) is also available!  Mugs!  I love mugs.. they have great mugs. Stationary, scarves (I bought two!  They are so soft.. the have a couple newer styles I haven’t seen anywhere else too!).  Maggie Anne’s has a few sales going on!  They even have a deal of the day!  I took advantage of the sale socks yesterday!

2016-12-16_00062016-12-16_00052016-12-16_0007Modeling one of the unique scarves I’ve been wanting!  Love it!



Smith’s was inviting as always!  I like to just walk in and sniff flowers and buy chocolate…. If you haven’t had debrand’s chocolate (located in Fort Wayne) then here is your chance for some reallllll good chocolate.  They make this stuff in a castle. Can’t go wrong.  They have yummy teas, trinkets, a brilliant display of body care and smellys.  And because they are a flower shop.. you can’t go wrong with flowers.  They have these tiny poinsettias that i squealed over. I got some for my neighbors!  CUUUUTE.


Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Hillsdale Michigan | Hillsdale College | Michigan best | Shop local |stocking stuffers for her




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