Shopping for your besties should be time consuming, brain draining, heart wrenching, and entirely awesome… otherwise you're not doing it right. However, if you're not sure where to go to unearth the best of the best, the process can feel as rewarding as the search for El Dorado. Luckily, our local editors are probably the slyest shoppers around, and they've provided some insider knowledge as to where to go to unearth the best gifts in all of their towns. Find your personal Holy Gift Grail — if you live or shop in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington D.C., that is — by checking out each of our local editors' must-hit shopping spots.
And, in celebration of Small Business Saturday today, we're urging anyone with some local love to shop our cities' best small businesses (AmEx is even providing $25 for anyone who pledges to do so — so head over here for all the deets!).