Antique carriage full of goodies, Le Grillon Voyageur Origines, Sezanne, France.
Have you braved the crowds to take advantage of special sales on the year's busiest shopping day? If not, it's probably less stressful to shop in small stores or boutiques in your area or stay home and shop online. In Paris, we don't have special Christmas sales to contend with, although we do have the crowds, shopping and "licking the windows." (Photos of the city's leading department stores' Christmas vitrines coming up).
Although there are a few special gifts I search for in shops, I also like buying handmade one-of-a-kind pieces from various artists' etsy shops. What's your favourite place to shop for holiday gifts and/or decorations?