If you want to make holiday shopping fun, this is the place to go

6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
419 Candles, $18 These Ohio made candles come in wonderful scents like black currant, coriander and vanilla, rosewood and fig and heirloom grapefruit.

A recent chalk sign advertising that Heart Mercantile was open for business read: “All I want for Christmas is you. Just kidding. I want wine.”

It’s that kind of tongue-in-cheek humor, kitchy merchandising, quality gifts and love for its city that has continued to propel Heart Mercantile two years later into a larger storefront and as one of the Oregon District’s go-to shopping destinations.

A quick glance through their Instagram feed offers many reasons to chuckle.

“May the bridges I burn light the way” patches.

A letter board display that says, “Auto correct can go straight to he’ll.”

“Safety first, drink with a nurse” glass.

A Mike Tyson “Happy Holidayth” card.

This is a business that doesn’t take itself too seriously and has humor aplenty — all of which comes together to make shopping a whole lot of fun. That and it’s conveniently located near a stable of bars and restaurants to help you to relax when you find yourself falling into a holi-daze.

Here is just a sampling of fun items that recently caught our eye that can help you finish up Christmas shopping with a congratulatory drink waiting next door.

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