Sure, shopping for the upcoming holidays can be as easy as click-review-send, track and wait, or it can mean donning a scarf, walking a city sidewalk, entering a cozy shop, and enjoying the art of perusing. Chatting – even behind plexiglass or a mask – with the shopkeep who knows the inventory while you eye the assemblage of items curated with an aesthetic results in gift-giving that exudes personality and thought. Exiting back into the chilly air with a handled paper bag or two, knowing in some small way you’ve helped maintain the dream of owning a business for someone is part of the package. 2020 has been rough on all of us, including small business owners. This year, make room on your shopping list for those locally owned brick-and-mortars who could use a break because without our patronage, shopping online will become the only option. Here are a few items from spots around Providence to get you started!