Tuesday, Dec 16, 6:27PM

Shake off the shopping stress this holiday season!  Shop with the end in mind and customize your gifts for everyone on your list.  Consider the personal favorites of your friends and loved ones, and match with fabulous finds from fashion to jewelry to home accessories to books or music and, of course, technology and the latest gadgets.

As you shop The Avenue in your local area – make a Giftnote© of the unique items available at your favorite stores.  Giftnotes helps you keep a record of who needs to be gifted and when – birthdays, holidays and just because – remember where you bought it, where you saw it and where to purchase another!

It might be two scarves and a necklace from The Loft and Francesca’s, or a cupcake and coffee from Gigi’s and Starbuck’s. It might even be a new computer from PeachMac complete with lessons or gourmet kitchen tools from William’s-Sonoma with how-to instructions.  Whatever the occasion, make it personal with a thoughtful and unique gift from a store at The Avenue!

Consider also as you plan your shopping list and list your shopping plan – the gift might be even more special if you are part of it!  The perfect gift might be an afternoon out or a night on the town at a favorite local venue at The Avenue like Thai Spice or Ted’s Montana Grill.  It might be a family affair at Moe’s Southwest Grill or Atlanta Bread Company, but it’s definitely better if you’re there to share in the holiday happiness!


By Tonya Curry