We know a lot of our readers still head out to the nether regions of the 'burbs to shop at the big malls in Plymouth Meeting and King of Prussia, the big boxes just off the Blue Route, and some romantics still even ride the train into Center City to get in an annual trip to the Crystal Tea Room as part of the seasonal gift-buying experience.
And of course there's online shopping.
But for this poll, tell us where you prefer to shop for Christmas and / or Hannukah in our local Patch. Do you prefer just parking it in Suburban Square, where you can hit Macy’s, and Gap, the Apple Store, and maybe some new bags for a college student going abroad at Seidenburg Luggage? Are Dandelion, Victoria's Secret or Urban Outfitters among your favorite stores?
Or would you rather wander the streets in downtown Ardmore, where you can browse Harry's Treasures and Collectibles, the Pennywise Thrift Shop, A Taste of Olive, Sharon Stone of Ardmore, and Past*Present*Future, among many others?
Vote in the survey below, and click on the links above, too, so you can rate and review each place on its Patch Place listing—and since we can't list them all here, be sure to tell us in the comments about your favorite store for holiday shopping.
(If we get enough write-in votes, we'll add it to the poll—and start the store off with that number of votes.)
In the event of a tie on our survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written below about the tied businesses, so please let us know why you think your choice is best.