Carytown is a great place to bring out-of-town guests. You'll find lots of great gift ideas in the many shops, boutiques and antiques stores. Be sure to check out World of Myrth, one of the coolest toy stores I've ever seen. Mongrel is also packed with fun stuff. There are plenty of places for the hungry shopper to grab a bite to eat. I recommend Nacho Mama's for great Mexican food and excellent margaritas. Parking is scarce, so be prepared to search around for an open spot and make sure you can parallel park! It's also a good idea to wear comfortable shoes. Oh - and be sure to get out of here before nightfall. Most of the stores close anyway, and the area isn't safe when the sun goes down.
Pros: Lots of charming shops
Cons: Limited Parking, Scary after dark