Yesterday, Boston Globe Magazine. published my annual holiday gift guide. All the presents in this year’s gift guide hail from New England designers and makers. I also listed local, independent stores where you can buy them, whenever possible.
Shopping local has never been more important, but this year it’s practical too given the shipping delays and shortages on shelves. Many of these holiday gift guide items are crafted in local studios. You’ll still want to order early, because handmade takes time.
Here are 18 of my 30 recommendations. I hope you will click through to the Boston Globe to see the rest of my holiday gift guide picks.
If it prompts you to subscribe, please consider doing so. I believe the first six months only costs $1. If you live in New England, think of what it would be like not to have a local newspaper. We need your support. Thank you! And, happy holiday shopping.
1 Wine club subscription, from $50 at The Urban Grape, 303 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 857-250-2509, theurbangrape.com
2 Geometric knit throw, from $369 at Anna.
3 Farmhouse wreath with faux peonies, from $178 at Cranberry Customs on Etsy.
4 Adorable Angel doll, $74.99 at Fusion Dolls, Westgate Mall, Brockton, 617-291-7177, fusiondolls.com
10 The Maine House by Maura McEvoy, Basha Burwell, and Kathleen Hackett, $50 at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617-566-6660, brooklinebooksmith.com
s11 Victory/Peace CandleHand, $40 at 54celsius.com
15 Color Palette canvas print, $68 at Lunch City Studio, 265 Washington Street, Somerville, lunchcitystudio.com
17 Somerset Dopp kit, from $120 at 33byhand.com