That's right, there's only one more week before Christmas! And if you're anything like me, it might be time to start checking people off of your shopping list.
Worry not, fellow procrastinator. There are plenty of great local businesses throughout Providence that can save your behind with the perfect gift selections. If you're reading this, it's obviously too late for delivery. Luckily, all of the stores below offer easy peasy online orders and curbside pickup!
As you head out this holiday season, check with local businesses for hours and additional safety guidelines.
Books on the Square
For the bibliophile on your list, look no further than Books on the Square. Whether you know exactly what you're looking for or you need a little help figuring out this year's hottest page-turners, their website has all of the resources you need. Shop online anytime and take advantage of their contactless curbside pickup.
The Industrious Spirit Company
Pre-made gift baskets are great — they create a thoughtful, unique gift and they're already wrapped up and ready to go! The Industrious Spirit Company, Providence's first distillery since Prohibition, has you covered with two knockout baskets for the home bartender in your life. Still need to check off a few more people? Head across the street to the Providence Flea on Friday nights or Sunday afternoons!
Browse hundreds of unique and locally crafted pieces on Craftland's online shop and pick them up at their Westminster Street storefront. More than 200 local and national artists are expected to have their wares on display during Craftland's annual Holiday Extravaganza. Don't forget to check out the window displays while you're picking up, and then walk on over to Small Point Cafe for a coffee or sweet treat.
Stop by Frog & Toad on Hope Street to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative. Pick up a Rhode Island-inspired T-shirt, pin, journal and much more. The options (and good humor) are limitless. Visit their online store and grab your goods at the contactless pickup area in no time.
Gasbarro's Wines is your one-stop-shop for all the holiday spirit you need. From fine wines to locally brewed craft beer, Gasbarro's has something for everyone on your list. Not sure what to get? The store's been around since 1898 and, while not there quite as long, the staff is more than happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction for whatever suits your needs.