With the holidays right around the corner, comes the holiday shopping. I have been freaking out looking for the perfect gifts for co-workers, parents, siblings, and in-laws...I swear my shopping list gets bigger and bigger every year. This year I told myself I was going to try to shop local, as much as possible. Don't get me wrong I still love Nordstrom and J.Crew, but I feel so much better when I walk into a local store and I'm greeted with a real genuine smile. I feel like I'm putting my money back into my community. Here are my favorite hot spots.