With the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to make the most of your shopping. And there is no better state to shop-till-you-drop than Delaware - home of tax-free shopping and tons of wonderful stores to choose from; both your wallet and loved ones will be thrilled.

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley has a great variety of places to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Custom Ladies Suits at Entre DonovanType-A Personality: This highly organized individual would love a gift card to the brand new Container Store in the Christiana Fashion Center or perhaps some classes at Zipcode Wilmington, if they're feeling really ambitious. With custom suits made to fit using sophisticated body scanning technology, entreDonovan is sure to be a hit for the lady in your life. The Type-A is always on the go, so they may also enjoy a gift card to one of the many local restaurants, breweries or coffee establishments.

The Bargain Hunter: Bargain Hunters love the thrill of the hunt and would be elated with a gift card to the brand New Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off Fifth, also at the newly opened Christiana Fashion Center. Who doesn't like designer brands at a fraction of the cost and all tax-free, of course?!

The Local Artist: Your artsy loved one will appreciate a continuing education class at DCAD, or the gift of supplies from Jerry's Artarama in Wilmington. Or, give the gift that keeps giving year-round, like a membership to the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts or the Delaware Art Museum would certainly allow the artist in your life to fully immerse themselves into the thriving art scene that's alive and well in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley.

The Explorer: The explorer will be very grateful for a gift from the brand new REI in the Christiana Fashion Center, they offer everything from camping equipment to travel and yoga accessories. Best of all, they give back a portion of their profits to support conservation efforts nationwide. Your explorer will thoroughly enjoy their new gear while adventuring in the beautiful Delaware State Parks. Bonus gift: an annual State Parks Pass makes a great stocking stuffer.

La Fia Bakery + Market + BistroThe Foodie: There are a plethora of incredible restaurants in the area, and a foodie would appreciate the experience to try any one of them! Gift cards are available from local favorites, including: La Fia, Cocina LoLo, Chelsea Tavern, Pochi, Eclipse Bistro or The Hotel du Pont. And, don't miss our Good Taste blog for more inspiration and the latest on where to dine when you #VisitWilm.

I hope this list makes your holiday shopping experience a little easier so you can have more time for the true meaning of the season: spending time with loved ones! For ideas on where to spend your precious time together while visiting Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, check out the "things to do" section of the website. Or, read our blog 12 Ways to Experience Holiday Magic In Greater Wilmington, Delaware.