HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Oh, there’s no place like (sing it!) home for the holidays! As you hum that cheerful tune in your head, browse our gift guide for home-inspired items (Hello hostess with the most-ess gifts!) such as candles, fuzzy blankets, festive ornaments, and more! We’re especially excited about this guide because it includes holiday décor options (an opportunity to browse for your home too—amiright??), gifts for homemakers, bakers, and cooks, and thoughtful trinkets to tote along to holiday parties!
Do you know someone who just loves the constant flicker of candles at home? For those who burn through (pun intended) candles frequently, Salt & Groves Candle Love Club may be the perfect gift. Club members can enjoy a different locally-made Farm & Sea candle delivered to their doors once a month!! Easy, sea breezy, beautiful!
Available in 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions in-store and online at Salt & Grove.
Fill your mornings with style, beauty, and your favorite hot bevvie in these sweet mugs from Eliot, Maine artist Elizabeth Benotti! So cute, right?? Each mug is made individually by hand with pinched porcelain clay, the bottom is dipped in a colored slip, and the mug is finished with hand-painted line patterns, and a clear, glossy glaze! Yay local. Yay coolness!
Hands in the ayyyyyer for the honey bees!!! These organic cloth napkins from Maine-based textile business Hearth & Harrow are not only environmentally conscious, they also bring a happy hint of nature into your home! These napkins come in a set of four and fold beautifully at the dinner table, and add a helping hand to any kitchen-related task. Hand printed in Maine with eco-friendly ink.
Who needs to eat chocolate when you can DRINK chocolate?? Make velvety-rich, purely decadent drinking chocolate to enjoy on chilly winter evenings and cozy mornings at home. The Drinking Chocolate from Enna Chocolates in Epping, New Hampshire is made with fine heirloom cacao and organic cane sugar. Melt your chocolate into hot milk, and enjoy your sweet bevvie by the fire. Perhaps you’ll also want to try Enna’s Winter Warmer drinking chocolate blended with two different kinds of cinnamon and locally-grown chili peppers for a little punch!
At Stonewall Kitchen, they just know how to do samplers. And they always do them right! Gift a variety of Stonewall Kitchen’s most beloved artfully-crafted sweets and rich confections bundled up in a festive red gift boxes. Each box contains 12 delicious treats all crafted with premium ingredients. Available at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire and online.
Let’s imagine…you’re sitting in your a-frame cottage in the Maine woods. The fire crackles before you as you snuggle up on the couch and snow piles up outside… The only thing missing? This Campfire Pillow from Hills & Trails! Each plush pillow is handmade and hand printed with eco-friendly ink in the great state of Maine!
If you’re looking to add a pop of coastal charm to your home, these hand-painted planters will surely add a special something! Unique and one-of-a-kind, Sewcialite’s New Hampshire-made planters are each made and painted by hand here in the Seacoast. We’re “seeeeew” into them!
Table Topics conversation starters are a best-seller at Diversions Puzzles & Games every year, and we’re not surprised! With many gatherings and togetherness happening this time of year, the variety of themed conversation starters will keep conversations lively and interesting for groups of all sizes!
At first, they look like the coziest slippers on planet Earth. Then, we learn they can be heated?!?!?! This is another level in the slipper game. Named as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, these adorable Warmies Slippers are made with soft, luxurious fur, and are lightly scented with French lavender. Pop them in a microwave for 90 seconds to provide up to an hour of soothing warmth and comfort. Your feet will thank you. Available online and in-store at Daisy Trading Co.
Shake things up this holiday season and add an extra cool factor to your bar cart! Perfect for stirring up a Friday night cocktail for yourself, or for concocting your new signature beverages for guests, this hand-hammered copper drinkware line comes in a variety of shapes and sizes at Inside Out.
Swirling glitter and Santa flying over a little village. Does it get any more quintessential Christmas than this?? The beautiful picture window in this water lantern is battery operated, USB adaptable, and lights up for six hours. Six other styles available in-store at Bell Farm Shops in York, Maine.
The timeless beauty of marble, and the rustic accent of wood, merge together in this handsome devil of a serving board. Use this gorgeous cutting board and matching serving piece to present fine charcuterie and cheese plates this season. What a perfect gift for your holiday hosts! Available in-store at Forest & Ash in Exeter, New Hampshire.
This year, La Cascade Du Chocolat’s annual themed bonbons and truffles celebrate the much-loved flavors of Christmas cookie favorites. With flavors ranging from Snowball Cookie and Gingerbread Man to Raspberry Thumbprint and more, these bonbons are made with locally-sourced ingredients and some of the finest chocolate in the world!