Can you guys believe it’s already gift giving season?! As a New England wedding planner, my clients often ask for my personal recommendations for fun holiday gifts for their families, friends and wedding parties. So, this year I thought it would be super fun to partner with my friend Kendra from K.Engel Photography to hand-pick a holiday gift guide featuring some of our favorite local brands and gift ideas! (Side note: a huge thanks to Robbin Mangano of The New England Life for helping us bring this project to life!)
In the busy rush up to the holidays, it's important to remember that you don’t have to travel far or shop a big box store to find unique, high-quality and locally made gifts. So, grab your list and let us help you check it off with our 2017 New England Holiday Gift Guide!
2017 NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
FOR THE LUCKY LADY
Your fiance, your BFF, your mom, your girlfriend… yourself?
- Cashmere Hoodie from Crane & Lion, $340 | Boston, MA
- The Laird Beanie from Shit That I Knit, $125 | Boston, MA
- Rose Water from Makeup by Sarah Lord, $25 | Newburyport, MA
- Half Hook Clasp Bracelet, Allison Cole Jewelry, $40 | Hingham, MA
- Earth Adult Crew Socks, Sol Mate Socks, $20 | Norwich, VT
- Champagne PJ Dress, Place & Gather, $75 | Charlestown, MA
- French Terry Pant, Crane & Lion, $104 | Boston, MA
- Foraging Pack, Hey Blue Handmade, $188 | Salem, MA
FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST
Remember the golden rule: never show up to a party empty-handed.
- Watercolor Hand Lettered Print, Ashley Devin Designs, $25 | Boston, MA
- Maine Lobster Buoy Pillow, Cobalt Sky Studio, $44 | Monroe, ME
- Fireside Scented Soy Candle, Blue Anchor Candle, $13 | Westerly, RI
- Lobster Rope Mat, Stern Lines, $44 | York, ME
- Life Jacket Watercolor Print, Sara Fitz, inquire on website for pricing | York Harbor, ME
It's true- the best things come in small packages!
- Handmade Crochet Animal Ornament, Anna Been, $15 | Cambridge, MA
- Organic Teether, S & J Novelty, $16.50 | Boston, MA
- Assorted French Macarons, Sift Bake Shop, $1.95 each | Mystic, CT
- Reef to Table Sea Salt, Newport Sea Salt Co., $16 | Newport RI
- Letterpress Cape Cod Notecards, Albertine Press, $20 | Cambridge, MA
- Buoy Bottle Opener and Wine Stopper + Corkscrew, MW Coastal Goods, $40 | Noank, CT
- Booze Infusers, ParTea, $6.95 each | Boston, MA
- Peppermint Patties, Seacoast Sweets, $40 | Newburyport, MA
- Mens Shave Goods, Bull and Bell Premium Supply Co., inquire for pricing | Hampton, NH
- Monkey's Fist Dog Toy, Makai Store, $14 | New Bedford, MA
- New England Holiday Royal Icing Cookies, Prep and Bake, $30/dz
What would a proper gift guide be without showing some of these amazing gifts in action? See below for a few up close shots of some of our awesome 2017 features. Remember to visit the websites noted above to find out more information about each product featured.
p.s. If you're recently engaged and looking for a Boston wedding planner or New England wedding planner to help you create the wedding of your dreams, we'd love to grab a cup of coffee and chat! xo