Temperatures are dropping; days are getting shorter and ready or not, the first snowfall of the year is right around the corner. While plenty of us are missing the heat of summer, the official arrival of the holiday season can provide all the cheer and comfort you need to get through winter's coldest days. Holidays mean fun traditions, festive decorations, great food, family time and of course gift giving! Some of you braved the crowds and chaos of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday and made a huge dent in your holiday shopping. For those who still have some gifts and shopping yet to do, there are plenty of hidden gems right here in Columbia, Maryland that can fulfill all your holiday shopping needs. Check out these eight local businesses where you can find treasures that are sure to put smiles on the faces of your loved ones.