If the mere thought of braving large crowds at the mall or big-box stores this holiday season makes you tired, you're not alone.
At small businesses, you’ll find personal guidance and thoughtful, one-of-a-kind treasures inside. You can also opt to give gift certificates for that favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant you've been dying to tell your friends and family about, a massage or facial at a local day spa, or an invigorating activity such as martial arts lessons.
Start your shopping list off right by shopping local. For a complete list of local businesses, visit the Sewickley Patch Directory.
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