The 2018 holiday season is upon us! And while I’ve been styling Christmas photos at work for months already, I’m still excited for the festive weeks ahead. In this spirit, I’ve gathered my 10 favorite Made-in-New-England gift ideas to share with you!
Of the Sea Studio
Erin’s work stole my heart about a year ago with her one of a kind pieces reminiscent of natural history textbooks. I have a blue crab from her collection hanging proudly in my home. Unfortunately these aren’t currently available online, but you can find them in Maine at the Winter Farmer's Market and the Flea for All in Portland or send her a message on Instagram for more info.
Prices starting at $48
Kaha Coffee Roasters
Your friends and loved ones will need a bag of this locally roasted coffee to sip cozily in the cold months ahead. Tyler has an unparalleled passion for his trade; you’ll taste the difference! Multiple blends available.
Michelle Barrett Ceramics
Gifting that coffee I mentioned? A great addition would be a beautiful handmade mug! I recommend the Feather Mug by Michelle Barrett. I love the neutral colors and whimsical illustrations (not to mention that a non-holiday themed mug makes for a gift that is usable year-round)!
Sleek packaging and natural ingredients win me over easily. Wild lather is no exception. Liz is a fellow Prop Stylist and I love the direction she’s been taking with her new line! Multiple scents available, themed by country.
Whitehaven Beach Bar, $10
John Francis Designs
While I'm here creating a Gift Guide filled with my favorite "things", I'm also a huge proponent of gifting experiences over tangible objects. Luckily for us, John Francis offers a way to give both; Gift a spoon carving class to a loved one which will act as an experience AND they'll leave with a hand crafted keepsake.
Carve a Spoon class, $90
Pawtucket, RI (formerly Amesbury, MA)
Seacoast Sweets was founded by a friend of mine from high school, but that’s not the reason for this gift idea. The Custom Favor Box is a ready made gift - no need to wrap it! Choose your own assortment of 4 patties (I'd probably choose all Peanut Butter)!
Custom Favor Box, $16
Royal Rose Syrups
Know someone who is frequently entertaining? These small batch syrups will immediately elevate any cocktail they create this season. Multiple flavors available.
Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup, $11.99
I've been told more than once that I'm difficult to shop for, which sort of upsets me! Do you have someone in your life like this? Let me tell you, cookbooks are not dead, and they make for an amazing gift. Check out Kate's newly released book about entertaining in New England.
North Shore, Massachusetts
A bottle of cider makes for a great stocking stuffer. I’ve been really into Saintly Cider’s “Everything Nice,” not only for the holiday appropriate name! It’s a ginger & spice cider, reminiscent of chai tea. You won’t be disappointed.
Olive and Company
To wrap all of this? You’ll need Olive and Company Paper based out of Worcester, MA. I adore their prints, particularly the Pink Christmas Tree gift wrap. Don't forget to browse their collection of greeting cards, starting at $5.00 each.
Everything expressed in this Gift Guide are my own preferences. This is not a sponsored post; none of these companies paid me to include them. I hope this list has generated some ideas for your holiday giving, or at least inspired you to shop locally/regionally this season while finding your own gifts. As always, send me a message if you have any questions! I love hearing from you.
Merry merry to you!