Caron's is locally owned and operated and it's always nice to support local businesses. It's a good place to pick up a small gift, maybe for a hostess, teacher, or someone you don't know very well and whose taste you aren't sure . Definitely not great for kids--lots of breakable stuff in a cramped area. They have handmade wrapping paper and greeting cards that are superior to Hallmark's, plus lots of Yankee Candle stuff; you know, things like that. Some of their items are made by local artisans and is therefore more unique than an item you might pick up somewhere else.