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
5 French Clay soap by Dear Botanicals, $12 at Wyllo, 65 Thayer Street, Boston, 617-982-2965, shopwyllo.com
6 Weeping Oak earrings by We Dream in Colour, $100 at Gift at the Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, 617-278-5122, gift.gardnermuseum.org
7 Rover rain cape by Cleverhood, $99 at Dash Bicycle , 230 Broadway, Providence, 401-453-3274, dashbicycle.com
8 Hot sauce by Hillside Harvest, $8.99 at Savenor’s Butcher Shop and Market, 160 Charles Street, Boston, 617-723-6328, and 92 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, 617-576-6328; savenorsmarket.com
9 Bellcate School dog treats, $8.50 at Common Deer, 210 College Street, Burlington, Vermont, 802-497-0100, commondeer.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
12 Cargo truck by Luke’s Toy Factory, $24 at Daytrip Jr., 9 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-8345, daytripsociety.com
13. Game On tennis backpack by Ame & Lulu, $98 at Leather World, 30A Langley Road, Newton Centre, 617-332-6519, shopleatherworld.com
14 Diamond Sunburst Pyrite necklace by Devon Road Jewelry, $400 at Folklorica, 61 Union Street, Newton Centre, 617-630-1815, shopfolklorica.com
15 Color Palette canvas print, $68 at Lunch City Studio, 265 Washington Street, Somerville, lunchcitystudio.com
16 Zesty Morning organic body butter by Organic Bath Co., $29 at Follain, 65 Charles Street, Boston, 857-233-5211, follain.com
17 Somerset Dopp kit, from $120 at 33byhand.com
18 Classic Man beard, head, and body oil by Mavology, $28 at The Holiday Market at Snowport