Head to any shopping center or area mall and you'll see that it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2012 in and around Plainfield. Many stores are already decked out on holiday decor and gearing up for the biggest shopping season of the year.
All kinds of gift ideas are out there.
If you want to stay totally local and like to support mom-and-pop businesses, there are plenty of places in Plainfield that specialize in gifts of all kinds, from fine art to jewelry to items for foodies and wine lovers. Here are just a few:
- Just Ducky
- Lockport Street Gallery
- Forget-Me-Not Gifts & Home Accessories
- Main Street Candy & Toys
- Tawny Tortoise
- Gourmet Junction
- Wine & Cheese by TCC
- Playin Thru Golf Shop
Maybe the big box stores are your thing?
Walmart has already announced it is offering layaway again this year, with the iPad and HP Ultrabook-based laptops on the list of eligible purchases.
The store has changed the policy on its open fee, which is kept if you ultimately can't pay for the item or refunded as a Walmart gift card when the item is fully paid off. That fee — or credit — has been increased from $5 to $15.
Walmart or off the wall, what kind of gift do you want? Tell us in the comments below — and then point your friends and family to Patch!