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Downtown Salisbury shoppers share favorite Christmas gifts

By Amanda Raymond
amanda.raymond@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY – From new electronics to just spending time with family, people spending their day after Christmas in downtown Salisbury seemed appreciative of the gifts they received this Christmas.

A quick search of best sellers on Amazon.com revealed Cards Against Humanity as one of the most popular games and the second-generation Echo Dot, a voice-controlled device that can play music, control smart home devices, provide information, set alarms and more, and Amazon Fire TV Stick with an Alexa Voice Remote, a streaming media player, as the most popular in electronics.

Mackenzie Reid received an Amazon Fire TV Stick this Christmas and said it was one of her favorite gifts, along with a Polaroid camera.

Lisa Myers, walking downtown with Mackenzie Reid, son Justin Reid and grandchildren Maverick and Aria Reid, said her favorite gift was the time she got to spend with Justin, who is in the United States Navy. Her favorite gifts that she gave were cross necklaces that she gave her whole family.

Young Maverick and Aria said their favorite gifts were Jesus and God.

Brandi Greene and boyfriend Joe Sink gave each other their favorite gifts this year. Sink gave Greene a ring and Greene got Sink a fishing rod and reel.

Greene’s daughter Chloe Zerweck said her favorite gift was a pair of black Nike sneakers because they would be easy to match with her outfits. Her favorite gifts to give were the ones she gave to her parents and Sink, including a candle.

“I just got it for them and I knew they were going to love it,” she said.

Kassidy Stanford also loved the gift she gave her mother – bath bombs, products that foam and fizz to release oils, scent, bubbles and color to bath water. She said her mother had been talking about the bath bombs for a while.

Her favorite gift from this year’s holiday was a black purse she was carrying on Monday. Her friend Kailynn Poole was also sporting her favorite holiday gift, new boots from L.L. Bean.

Poole said her favorite gift to give was jewelry from Pandora.

Sammy Gaines and Mary-Maxwell Chambers, out with grandmother Gloria Shoaf, said their favorite gifts were smart watches.

Shoaf said she usually does not exchange gifts on Christmas, but her husband did give her a bracelet from Windsor Gallery Jewelers.

Sisters Lauren and Haley Watts’ favorite gift to give was the one they gave their mother — tickets to see singer-songwriter Bruno Mars in concert.

For themselves, Lauren and Haley said the favorite gift that they received was simple.

“Just spending time with my family,” Lauren said, with Haley agreeing.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond 704-797-4222.

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