Tonight is The Salem Shopping Event downtown Salem, which is a great excuse to bundle up and come downtown to do some shopping. And you know you won't find any run-of-the-mill gifts in Salem. From organic baby gear to gorgeous jewelry to home goods that range from the practical to the whimsical (and are occasionally both), in Salem you will find gifts that will NOT be regifted.
There will be great discounts and promotions offered at shops in the Townhouse Square neighborhood (the blocks around Washington Street at Essex Street) and throughout downtown. I know Pickering Wharf shops are staying open late, as are shops on Derby Street and Front Street. Grab that list and get ready to start checking people off!
If you've sent a wish list of your own to Santa, make sure to pick up a Men's Shopping Night post card at participating retailers. You can create wish lists at more than ten downtown shops, check the shops off on the card, and leave it surreptitiously on somebody's bureau (or the dishwasher, or taped to the rear view mirror). I recommend wishing for a lot, and then being pleasantly surprised by what is ultimately selected, wrapped, and left under the tree!
The postcard may be gender-specific, but don't let that stop you. Anyone can create wish-lists!
Shops will be open late tonight - and many are open late on Fridays and Saturdays in December, as well - and next Thursday. There will be drawings, prizes, tastings, refreshments... it's going to be a very merry place to shop different, so shop Salem tonight and throughout this holiday season!