Best Gift Shop - 2012
A gift-purchasing excursion can be fraught with second-guessing and agony. That is, unless you're shopping at Q Boutique in the Central West End. Adjoining the World Chess Hall of Fame, this shop has something for everyone — even if you're not a huge fan of the board game. Expect to find striking jewelry for your hard-to-please sis, cool toys for your niece and nephew, stylish home-décor pieces — such as picture frames and vases — for Mom and perhaps a chess set for Dad. Just refrain from shouting checkmate at the family gift exchange. Sure, your present from Q Boutique will outdo anything you receive in return, but you needn't rub it in.