‘Tis the season…

‘Tis the season…

December 13, 2013

..to be completely and utterly stumped when it comes to buying holiday gifts for friends and family.  You want to get them the perfect gift that they will love, use, and not re-gift to a vague acquaintance who unexpectedly hands them a gift.  Well, fret no more: we’re here to help you find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.  From farmstands and local wines to museum shops and chocolate, the North of Boston region has something for everyone this holiday season!

2677Newburyport Gift Card
The Newburyport gift card is redeemable at a myriad of local businesses, including retail shops, restaurants, salons, inns, toy stores, and so much more!  The gift card can be purchased at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry or over the phone (your card will be mailed to you) at (978) 462-6680.  http://newburyportchamber.org/pages/NewburyportGiftCertificate


Peabody Essex Museum gift shop
The Peabody Essex Museum offers, both online and within the museum gift shop, a wide variety of jewelry, home décor, apparel, toys, books and more.  They have something for everyone on your list.  Looking for a little something to accompany the gift?  Include a pass to the museum and give the gift of exotic cultures, art, special exhibitions, weekend festivals and family art-making programs.  http://www.pemshop.com/


Unique gifts from the Cape Ann Artisans
The Cape Ann Artisans are part of a vibrant arts community.  For the past two years Gloucester has been named one of the country’s top ten Art Destinations by American Style Magazine.  The works by the artisans include jewelry, pottery, mosaics, paintings, and so much more – the perfect gift for the art-lover or someone who collects unique, one-of-a-kind items. http://capeannartisans.com/


Kits, certificates, and gifts from Woodman’s of Essex
Woodman’s of Essex offers a terrific assortment of gifts for the foodie or seafood-lover on your list.  You can never go wrong with a Woodman’s gift certificate, but what about the friend or family member who lives outside of the region?  Woodman’s offers Chubby’s Friend Clam Kit and Authentic Clambake kits so you can bring a delicious bit of New England history into your home.  http://www.woodmans.com/shop/



Appleton Farms gift basket
Appleton Farms has a fabulous on-site dairy farm store which offers farm-fresh milk, unbelievably delicious cheese, yogurt, beef, butter, and eggs along with a myriad of other fresh, locally-made foodstuffs and crafts.  We recommend putting together a gift basket for the foodie on your list.  http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/csa/appleton-farms-csa/dairy-store.html



Salem Witch Museum gift shop
Bewitch your friends and family this holiday season with a gift from the Salem Witch Museum.  The gift shop at the Salem Witch Museum offers a wide assortment of books, jewelry, home decor, souvenirs, games, novelties, accessories, and handcrafted local items.  Passes to the museum also make for excellent gifts!   http://secure.salemwitchmuseum.com/shop/


North Shore Music Theatre gift certificate
Get the gift that’s “Always the right size. Always the right color. Always appreciated” for the theater lover on your list!  Surprise them with a night of a lavish musical spectacular.  Make them laugh. Make them cry. Make their holiday season merry and bright!  http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=2241


Confections from the New England Chocolate Company
The New England Chocolate Company creates, handcrafts, and markets deliciously sweet Belgian chocolate confections at its retail location.  They offer many chocolatey delights from caramels to creams and truffles.  Visitors are welcome to see and learn how the candy is made.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the sweet tooth on your list, we recommend the divine peanut butter cups.  http://newenglandchocolatecompany.com/chocolates.html


ShopView2WEBSITEWenham Museum Gift Shop
The Wenham Museum offers a terrific assortment of toys, dolls, trains, books and more for the children on your list.  We suggest putting a pass to the museum in their stocking as well – a visit to see the museum’s collection (which includes rooms full of dolls, antique dollhouses, and an incredible model train room) can be more fun than the toys themselves!  http://www.wenhammuseum.org/index.html


Mill River Winery_Pinot Noir_Lo Res1Wines and gifts from Mill River Winery
For the wine-lover on your list, you cannot go wrong with a locally-made wine from Mill River Winery.  Mill River Winery produces handcrafted wines using the finest grapes from Massachusetts and other notable wine regions.  Don’t know which wine to buy?  A subscription to the Mill River Wine Club makes a wonderful gift!  http://store.millriverwines.com/storefront.aspx