Presenting the Winners of Best Local Gift Store for Best of SRQ 2021

Hunting & Gathering

BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY APR 15, 2021

Finding the right gift can be tough, but these local troves make it a little less of a chore and more of a fun treasure hunt for that special someone in mind. Scavengers Marketplace SRQ became the top-shelf contender in First by a long shot while The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime’s co-op in-door market had Second in the bag. Molly’s - A Chic and Unique Boutique speaks for itself in the name, securing Third while Elysian Fields rang up Fourth place. Honorable Mentions go to Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique, Shelly’s Gift and Christmas Boutique, Canned Ham Vintage and Artisan's World Marketplace who were close calls in the running. 

Scavengers, April Haley: It is always a treat to enter this store, even with two other stores, they still keep the merchandise exciting and fun and different from their other stores. You never know what treasure you will find or finds you. Whether your taste is vintage, boho, farmhouse, shabby chic, coastal, mid-century and everything in between you will find something perfect.

The Bazaar, Alyssa Martina: It’s your one-stop shop for all things cool. Not only can you find the coolest one-of-a-kind items, but you can also find items that are not and then turn them into one-of-a-kind. Like my Gypsy Gardner planner – Teresa added black and white Bruce Springsteen images to my cover that was already beautiful enough thanks to her artwork. One day, I found a vintage Playboy magazine from 1960 for $3 that came from Barbara Winners booth Creative Hands. I’m a huge music fan, so the Box’s booth filled with guitar pick earrings is my favorite. Also, the fact that I can hear live music while I shop is probably what puts The Bazaar at the top of my list of favorite places to shop.

The Bazaar, Jenny Townsend: The Bazaar has the most unique and great gifts. They offer you the opportunity to support 30 small businesses. After shopping, you can enjoy lunch in the courtyard. 

Molly’s, Moira Garcia: Their superior customer service, stylish decor, unique gifts/clothes, great shoe selection and they're an impeccably clean store. I fully enjoy shopping there. I always find something special.

Pictured: Platinum winners Scavengers Marketplace SRQ for Best Local Gift Store

For the full Best of SRQ Local Competition feature, check out the April 2021 edition here.

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