With the holidays coming up, gift giving is on our minds. And while our latest issue of Rue has our gifts for everyone on your list – from your mom to your work colleagues – and we have our editor’s personal wish lists coming up next week, sometimes the thrill of holiday shopping is in the hunt.

To that end, we bring you seven great boutiques around the country that curate a wide selection of independent makers. We’re 100% staying out of crowded malls this time of year, but these shops are cozy enough to lure us inside (and since many are far away, we made sure all have online shops!)

Check out our selection of great gifting boutiques in the slideshow!