‘Tis the season of giving, and practically everyone has been chatting about what the best gifts to bestow upon your friends, family, bosses, colleagues, nieces, hosts, cousins and neighbors (seriously, does this list seem to get longer every year or what?!). Stumped on what to buy? Why not try expanding your horizons... and more specifically, your zip code. We know a thing or two about the best shops in the world, and sometimes they are not always ‘round the corner (ahem, Shakespeare and Company is the best bookstore in the world and those quirky Gashapon vending machines produce the tiniest, not to mention coolest toys). So, in the spirit of the season, we’re going to fill you in on a little secret — some of the world’s most iconic stores will deliver right to your doorstep. Never mind the crazy mall parking or breathlessly sprinting from store to store in the blistering cold — we’re dishing up how you can purchase gifts from all over the globe without leaving your desk. And with a few simple clicks, your worldly goodies will arrive in no time.
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