New England Gift Guide 2017

Happy Thursday, can you believe it is December tomorrow?! Today I am sharing a some local items as part of a New England Gift Guide. I love to be able to spread the word about local businesses this time of year and remind people to shop small and shop local if you can! These are some really unique companies and I am so glad I have had the chance to check them out.


The Optimist Co. makes a 100% Soy candle, these are a great gift for anyone the ‘green’ conscious friends and family in your life. These are made with essential oils and and completely biodegradable. For every candle the sell, they donate one tree to the One Tree Planted Project. If you purchase on December 4th or December 11th, they will double the donation. For more information, check out The Optimist Co.

(photos provided by Alissa @allthethingsetc)


inspireebys creates custom illustrations, notes cards in jewelry in Boston. You can see more of her products on Etsy!

The Jewelry Bx is a mother-daughter(s) local team sharing their love for high fashion through trendy, beautiful jewelry! Check out their site here!

This Green Statement Necklace is my favorite!

The following I received from Regan Cleminson over at RPR Boston

(all images courtesy of Regan!)

For the beer lovers in your life, Mystic Brewery!

For the sweet-tooth, the gift of patties! (and the donate $1.00 for every 12 sold!) Seacoast Sweets

For the holistic tea-lover, Sage Tonic They have both tea’s and essential oil toilette’s, they are focused on holistic living through wellness and the five senses. They have an app and a unique approach through prevention and creating a better lifestyle, be sure to check them out!

For the nautical beach lover – bags made from re-purposed or abandoned sails, giving them ‘second-wind’ as they put it! Hoist Away Bags

Lastly, we have Doves & Fig Company, local out of Arlington selling her aray of local jams!

Falling Leaves

Chocolate Fig Sunshine

Sunday Brunch

New England Farm Seasons Crate


Thanks to all of the shops above for taking part in the Gift Guide, I hope you take some time to check them out and try to shop local this holiday season! These would all be great gifts – hostess, stocking and just because!




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  1. All your images make me wish I lived in New England. Very smart and kind of you to talk about local businesses. It’s nice to see those kinds of businesses being promoted.

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