Photograph by Paula Norton
The one-stop shop nature of the mall may hold some appeal, but anyone who has gone to Kenwood this time of year can tell you it’s not exactly the most pleasant place to be right now. However, just a little southeast of the mall you can find plenty of great shops and services in Madeira. These shops are small and local, so you’re supporting business owners who help your city thrive. Moreover, they carry quality goods and, between them all, you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list. You may need to drive from store to store on chillier days, but even that won’t be so bad: You’ll get to enjoy views of Madeira’s charm along the way.
Here’s a look at just a few of the shops where you can start crossing lines off your shopping list:
Gilson’s Engraving: This quaint shop just celebrated 10 years in Madeira and offers a wide selection of ornaments and gifts for anyone on your list! And their on-site engraving will add a personal touch to any gift this holiday season.
Romualdo: For the gentlemen on your list, stop in to Romualdo for the latest in men’s fashion. Suits, jackets, custom shirts and accessories – Chris and Tim can help them look their best. And who knows: You may even get “Hey buddy” from Romualdo himself!
The Bookshelf: The book lover in your life will fall for a gift from The Bookshelf. This neat little shop has plenty of tomes to explore, but they also have the most important thing a bookshop needs: a well-read and thoroughly enthusiastic staff. Not sure what to pick up for your niece who loves Tolkien or your cousin who can’t wait for the next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire? They’ll be able to point you in the right direction
These are just a few of the shops where you might be able to find something great for the people you love: Take a look at the full list to see where else you might be able to go.
Grab a Bite
Hungry from your shopping trip? End your day with a stop at one of Madeira’s local restaurants. A Tavola is a great stop for pizza and pasta. Or, if you’re out early in the day, you can stop by Bruegger’s for a delicious bagel and a caffeine boost!
Get Stuff Done
Moreover, Madeira’s hundreds of service businesses can help your family and friends get more done, from household to-do’s and maintenance to personal services such as alterations, financial needs or wills & trusts – consider a gift certificate or recommendation or any of their trusted pros!