If the malls are too busy for you as we approach Christmas, just remember your local fish store probably isn’t crawling with thousands of grump people standing elbow to elbow. Instead, these often calming stores are probably only full of your fellow aquarium nerds, but with plenty of room to spare. So, if you need a break from the crazy shopping season, head on over to your local fish store and treat yourself to an early Christmas present. Or, if you’re on the hunt for that perfect gift for a loved one who happens to own an aquarium, a fish store can be a one stop shop. Gift cards, aquarium equipment, and even livestock can all be great gifts.