South Shore Macaroni Kid's focus has always been providing hyper-local e-newsletters and a website featuring events, activities, products and places for parents, kids and families. If you have been following Mac Kid SS for a while, you know we always promote SHOPPING LOCAL! Why? Because we too are a small business, run locally by a mom living right here on the South Shore, so we know the importance of supporting other local small businesses.
In this guide you'll find ideas for the whole family, from small stocking stuffers to personalized presents and everything in between! We encourage you to try and buy holiday gifts EARLY and from local stores, businesses, and artists. Below you'll find a fantastic list of local favorites that are sure to bring cheer to everyone in your life and on your holiday shopping list!
From: South Shore
About: made by hand on the South Shore by Kat Jerome, these ring trays and Christmas ornaments make the best presents for everyone on your list. Grab a ring dish for that newly engaged friend or buy a Christmas ornament and hang it on a wine bottle or give on it's own for the perfect hostess gift!
Give a follow here: Beantown Oyster Shells
Where to buy: online at Beantown Oyster Shells etsy shop!
About: BirchBarn Designs is an artisan gift shop in Scituate, MA. Husband and wife team Matt and Shelley Swanson handcraft dozens of engraved gifts using domestic and exotic hardwoods.
Founded in 2013, BirchBarn Designs grew from a love for colorful wood, slow-smoked BBQ and craft beer. From cutting boards and beer caddies to barware and family games, they offer the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. And everything can be engraved with names or initials for a truly memorable holiday gift.
Give a follow here: BirchBarn Designs
Where to buy: Head to their shop at 13 Ford Place, #5 in Scituate or shop their website with options for shipping or local pick-up. On November 26, head to the studio for their Workshop Party and Maker's Market to shop BirchBarn and other incredible makers!
About: Brook and Main is a family lifestyle boutique featuring apparel for children (newborn to age 8) and women in addition to toys, books, accessories, and home decor. Find quality brands like Tender Leaf Toys, Farmhouse Pottery, Olli Ella, Maileg, Nailmatic and Super Smalls. With a well thought out design, beautiful pieces and amazing staff, be sure to stop by when doing your holiday shopping this year. While you are there, find a beautiful outfit for the holidays for your mini and for you!
Give a follow here: Brook and Main
Where to buy: Visit their charming shop at 1 Brook Street in Cohasset or shop online here!
About: Hand crafted, micro-batched formulas with a signature recipe and a unique fermentation process. Burke’s Hot Sauce recipes are simple, free from additives, and sustainably grown and produced. Special for the Holidays, they are selling their "Rooted in Love" gift box that is the perfect gift for any hot sauce lover or buy some individual bottles for stocking stuffers! Don't forget to buy yourself some while you are at it, it is truly addicting!
Give a follow here: Burke's Hot Sauce
Where to buy: Burke's Hot Sauce website
Use code: MKSS20 for 20% off your order!
About: Buttonwood has something for everyone on your gift list! From the grandfather who loves history to the young girl enamored by horses, to the toddler who creates with Magnatiles. Scents for the home by Thymes and Illume. Stocking stuffers for all ages, too! Scout bags for mom's on the go, beautiful coffee table books for cooking photography, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (get a signed copy by Matt Tavares on 12/4 1-3 PM), Tonies, Brio Train play sets, Magnatiles and all kinds of STEM toys, Timber Tots by Fat Brain.
Give a follow here: Buttonwood Books and Toys
Where to buy: Visit their magical store in Cohasset at 747 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Coupon Code: 15% off coupon here
About: Ocean inspired serveware and home decor - think charcuterie boards, serving trays and coasters! Jenna makes beautiful pieces that are inspired by her love of the sea and her hometown of Scituate. Her process of resin art is fascinating to watch (check our her instagram page to see what I am talking about!) and her pieces make awesome gifts for anyone on your list that also loves the sea, or anything beautiful and unique in their home.
Give a follow here: Driftway Designs
About: Easkey Right's mission is to make clothing and accessories inspired by their love for the ocean, while giving back to the coastal communities around us. What makes Easkey even more special is that a portion of all sales benefit local non-profits. From the Burgee bracelet, designed and made in MA from authentic boat rope and solid brass to the best apparel for kids and adults, Easkey Right is perfect for the seafaring soul on your holiday list.
Give a follow here: Easkey Right
Where to buy: Easkey Right website
About: Face + Body Studio is an intimate, modern spa offering customized facial treatments, massage therapy, lash lift and tints, make-up application, waxing, spray tanning, eyebrow shaping as well as brow and eyelash tinting. The studio, which also features and promotes creative artwork from local artisans, is a place to relax, indulge and reenergize.
They also recently added a private suite that allows you to enjoy any combination of a variety of health and wellness services customized with a group. A gift card is really the only gift you need this holiday season so treat yo'self or a loved one to the gift of self-care!
Give a follow: Face + Body Studio
Where to buy: At the studio located at 696 Plain St. in Marshfield or online at Face + Body Studio
From: South Shore
About: feather + finn candles are clean, simple, + designed to complement your space. hand-poured in MA by two best girlfriends, feather + finn candles are made with 100% USA grown soy wax + are free from phthalates, carcinogens, mutagens, + reproductive, acute, + organ toxins. These candles make the perfect gift for anyone on your list including those special teachers, a new homeowner and everyone in between!
Give a follow here: Feather + Finn
Discount Code: Use code MACKIDS10 for 10% off your order!
About: Hi, we’re For Now. We vet the best emerging entrepreneurs, and their brands, and bring them to you. All in the name of helping small businesses grow and helping you discover something you weren’t looking for. We carry an assortment of Women's, Men's, Kid's and Home Apparel and Accessories. From STIK Beanies + Mittens, ChappyWraps, Long Wharf Supply Co. sweaters, and Joy Street Kids PJs, For Now is your one-stop shop for everyone on your list.
Give a follow here: For Now
Where to buy: Derby Street shops (in between Chico's and Crate+Barrel) or For Now website
Use code: MacKids for a free pair of okko crew socks with your purchase of $50+
About: The Golden Cod is a celebration of New England and our heritage; it’s a tribute to who we are, a symbol of where we’re from, and an ode to our way of life. We offer a collection of crewnecks, t-shirts, hats, and jewelry. And know that when you wear The Golden Cod, you’ve got a little piece of the Northeast no matter where in the world you are.
Give a follow here: The Golden Cod
Use code: MACKIDSS15 for 15% off all apparel for Black Friday + Small Biz Saturday!
About: Danielle of HumarockMom makes the most incredible busy books for children, with activities to keep them occupied including, name spelling, color, shape and number identification, learning the ABCs and more! These are great on the go and also at home for a quiet, screen-free activity.
Give a follow here: Humarock Mom
Learn more here: Humarock Mom Feature on SS Macaroni Kid
Where to buy: HumarockMom etsy shop!
About: Rock Paper Scissors Toy Store (RPS) is an award winning, specialty toy store located in Duxbury that offers a great selection of quality, hard to find toys. Founded by a local mom, Rock Paper Scissors is committed to providing high quality, unique toys that are fun, inspire imagination and promote learning. They are an award winning store, voted #1 in the South Shore by the readers of South Shore Living Magazine and Wicked Local Readers Choice.Their amazing staff is trained to offer advice for the best, age appropriate, gifts.
Give a follow here: Rock Paper Scissors
Where to buy: Experience the magic of RPS at 62 Depot Street in Duxbury and check out their collection at Rock Paper Scissors website
About: Stitched x Lindsay creates custom hand-stitched apparel. The quality and sweetness is so special and I love the idea of giving personalized gifts, especially for itty bitty babies! Her pieces range from beanies to sweatshirts and everything in between. They also make great gifts for mamas and grandparents!
Give a follow here: StitchedxLindsay
Where to buy: StitchedxLindsay etsy shop!
About: The Toy Box in Hanover is your one stop shop for those special little ones on your list. Everything from Legos, Bruder, Barbie, Magnatiles, Pokemon, Playmobil, personalized items, micro scooters and so much more! The Toy Box staff is super knowledgeable and can help you pick out the perfect gift for any child. And don't forget the complimentary gift wrapping!
Give a follow here: The Toy Box
Where to buy: Check out their amazing collection in store at 1376 Washington Street in Hanover or head to their website!
About: Sarah Jean Gammon creates coastal inspired and demi-fine jewelry handcrafted and curated in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Simplistically beautiful and unique, each piece can be dressed up or worn casually every day. There is nothing more special than wearing something beautiful while supporting a local mama. All of her pieces are perfect for gifting, especially the Petite Back Bay Birthstone necklace and Petite Back Bay Birthstone bracelet (both customized with a single or multiple birthstones for loved ones), the Blue Point Pearl Earrings (their best seller for obvious reasons) and the beaded wraps which make a versatile gift for everyone!
Give a follow here: Where Watermelons Grow
Discount Code: Use code MACKID15 for 15% off your order!