Let’s face it, there is a lot that can be stressful about the holidays. Over-scheduled calendars get put to the test over these couple of months. Shopping can defiantly contribute to the chaos. For Andy and I, one of our favorite traditions around the holiday season is to make a date out of our stocking stuffer shopping. We like to hit up as many local shops as possible, in search of the unique treasures our kids will go crazy over. We hit up Japango for some sushi and a great cocktail and then head home to wrap up everything we found. Andy literally wraps up every single item that we put in our children’s stockings (mine included), down to a little package of chicklets. It’s quite amusing. I look forward to this time every year because we seem to slow down and for that time and try to focus on spending time together. Included are some of our favorites. Enjoy and please support our local stores!