Christmas shopping options – Don’t forget the local pawn shops

As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, there are plenty of shopping options in the local area. Boutiques are offering open houses and fashion shows and Candlelight Shopping is opening up Monroe’s downtown stores for extended shopping hours every Thursday through November and December. But when considering shopping options for Christmas gifts, don’t forget the pawn shops. There are several in the local area that offer a variety to gift possibilities from jewelry to musical instruments, electronics, tools and much, much more.

Pawn shops have an interesting history. Did you know, pawning was used to help fund Christopher Columbus’ journey to the New World? You can find out more of that history in a story written by Melanie Ann Jackson for the latest issue of Walton Living Magazine. Click or tap on this link for the full story.

Don’t forget to shop your local stores as well this Christmas shopping season. Click or tap on this link for Walton Living Magazine’s Gift Guide.

Photo credit: Frog’s Pawn, Monroe, Ga.

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