Amex offered a deal this past Saturday to register your card and receive a $25 credit for shopping at a small business. In signing up for the offer, I knew where I was going to go, and who I was shopping for (her girls).
(Have you seen these wooden boxes at Michaels? Probably not if you live near me, as I cleaned them out)
Bella Cosa is another favorite local gift store, and it even has a display of items that would appeal to tweens. I bought a newspaper covered journal and a peace sign necklace for each girl (the ornament kit was bought last year with the girls in mind after Christmas at the polar opposite of a small business, Target).
I spent just over the amount I will be credited for their gifts (and *of course* found a few items for other people on my list). I love shopping small!
Favorite of the day: It's the Rolo that makes it
Working on: More ornaments