Holiday Gift Guide: buy it local in the burbs

Holiday Gift Guide: buy it local in the burbs

As you’re tootling around the area this holiday season, pick up some of these local finds. Buying local, check! Crossing to-do’s off that list, check! Feeling like a champion, check!


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A pound of Humbug Brew is a perfect treat for those both naughty and nice. This seasonal blend from Armeno is a mix of three Indonesian and one Central American all french roasted into a lovely dark rich round brew perfect for warming ones engine this season.  Drop by Armeno and stock up for holiday gifts and holiday guests. Or, order online and have it shipped to your door.
Visit: 75 Otis Street (in a mill that is from 1727. YES, seriously cool)
Follow ‘em: @armenocoffee


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Pick up a classic perfect bundle of dark chocolate covered almonds from the new nut roaster in Concord that will knock your socks off. Make it a must to stop over this season to pick up treats for the holidays. Be prepared to fall in love (we are 100% serious).

Stop by: 49 Main Street
Follow ‘em: @graemroasters
Must Try: incredible locally inspired nut mixes for the Hawthornes, Emersons and Waldons of your life.


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Give the gift of wild medicine, and keep loved ones healthier this winter thanks to the power of Elderberry Syrup. Ward off and kick out colds and flus with elderberry’s antioxidant and antiviral properties. Try a traditional teaspoon a day, drizzle on oatmeal, or drop some into sparkling water. Power building the immune system never felt so fresh and fun.

Where: 35-37 Main Street
Follow ‘em: @crosenestcollective


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Whether it is a college aged niece, a middle school son, or a your sister’s new boyfriend, these Carhartt beanie hats are just straight up cool. At under 10 bucks, you may want to pick up one for yourself, too.
p.s.- they have 11 colors available
p.p.s. - yes, you saw them at J.Crew for triple the price. (TRI-PLE)

Wait, where?: 143 Main Street
Truth: #aceistheplace


Crown of Thorns creamy magenta flowers continuously bloom all year long

Crown of Thorns creamy magenta flowers continuously bloom all year long

Houseplants are a treat that people rarely get for themselves. With a bit of knowledge about the sunlight in your recipient’s home, you could really nail this year’s gift exchange.

Ideas that will show you’ve got green thumb game:
Low Light: ZZ
Indirect  Light - Crown of Thorns
Super Bright: Lacy Tree Philodendron

Where: 35 Lower Bolton Road
Follow ‘em:
@bloomsbylg
fyi: When buying a pot with a plant, they pot it for you complementary.  Wrap a ribbon around it, and you are in business - holidays sorted!


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Let’s talk alpaca, shall we? Dahlgren socks are super warm, wick like a sponge and are designed with the subtle coolness of an urban architect. There are numerous styles and thicknesses to please both country and city folks on your list. You will be getting thank you texts throughout the winter.

Where: 62 Main Street
Fact: Sunrise has been a community staple since 1971! Say the name to anyone from Clinton and recieve a huge smile.




Steele Farm: a historic beauty protected forever

Steele Farm: a historic beauty protected forever

Consignment Gallery at 56: a creative way to shop for your home

Consignment Gallery at 56: a creative way to shop for your home