Believe it or not in a blink of an eye November is almost half way over and before you know it, Christmas is upon us! The best way to avoid the pressure of Christmas shopping andlast minute gifting is tostart your shopping as soon as possible. Can you think of a better way to show those you love how much they mean to you than with hand crafted gifts and local finds from right here in Rhode Island? I think not! In the gallery below I'll be proving pictures and links to some of the best DIY projects for gifts, all super simple and guaranteed to make people smile. In addition I'll also be proving some of the Shoppe's "hot ticket" items that will be great gifts for teachers and co-works, not to mention great stocking suffers! Hope these little treasures make your holiday shopping/gifting season just that much more enjoyable!