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SHOP SMALL IN MASSACHUSETTS (GIFT GIVING GUIDE 2023)


Are you stressed out about giving your loved one a thoughtful gift this year? Sick of supporting massive corporations with no soul? Desiring to support a small local business instead?


Look no further than this amazing gift giving guide for 2023! We've compiled some fantastic gift ideas for everyone in your life! Featuring some of our favorite small businesses here in Massachusetts.



FOR THE SENTIMENTAL PARENTS

Every holiday season I am painfully aware of our lack of family photos. There is always the awkward moment as you search for someone at the annual party to take a snapshot. Only to have their thumb on the lens or the photos come out blurry!


But what if for a day you could dress your entire family up (including the dog) and capture the magic with a gifted professional? Book a MINI SESSION PHOTO PACKAGE as a thoughtful, personal gift and something they will actually use! Our photos from our maternity shoot with Lina are one of our most prized possessions.




ABOUT LINA

I'm a 30 year old Aquarius gal who loves photographing everything and anything I can! I specialize in boudoir as well as couples, engagements and weddings. I also photograph family sessions year round! I'm a tried and true New England gal and when I'm not shooting or editing, you can usually find me binging some sort of 90s show podcast, wasting too much time on TikToks or shopping for plants. One of my favorite parts of photography is getting people to see themselves in a new light - changing their self perspective. It's so fulfilling and I truly feel so grateful for the opportunity to connect with each and every one of my clients.

STUDIO LOCATION

South Shore, MA

Travels regularly for sessions too!


WEBSITE


GIFT CARDS


INSTAGRAM

FOR THE FASHIONISTA FRIEND

We all have a bestie who is a self-proclaimed fashionista! Each holiday it's your duty to find them something that no one has. Which is why you need to drive to Dedham, MA to discover the Love & Grace girls. This dynamic duo have been curating boutique/online fashion spaces for years. Their beautifully handmade jewelry and distinctive re-designed fashion pieces are absolutely captivating!


Shop their 14k GOLD FILLED NECKLACES for the fashionista in your life. They're easy to layer and there are tons of styles to choose from. Trust us when we say it'll be hard not to pick up more items! I mean seriously...look at those rings!




ABOUT CRIS & CAR

We have a small (200 sq ft!) yet mighty boutique located in Dedham, MA. Our products include 14k gold filled jewelry (created by Car), {Re} Loved clothing (sewn by Cris) as well as a curated selection of clothing, gifts, accessories and apothecary items. Shop our Instagram Lives, our website or in person.


STORE LOCATION

3 Harris St. Dedham, MA 02026


WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM


FOR THE ART COLLECTORS

There is nothing worse than a bare empty wall in your home! Especially one you've been taking time to find the perfect art piece for. If you're searching for something striking that transforms your space into a reflection of bold color and vibrancy... you can stop here! Purchase ORIGINAL PAINTINGS & PRINTS from local artist Ryan Horton!

Ryan's background in architecture and graphic design work seamlessly with his passion as an artist! We're lucky to have one of his pieces hanging on our wall at home!


ABOUT RYAN

Ryan Horton is a multidisciplinary artist driven by curiosity. With extensive training in architecture and career pivots to exhibition design and graphic design, he’s been exposed to a number of creative methods and mediums that have resulted in his new focus as an artist. Ryan pours his personality into pieces with his single line style as well as digital collage. His art work expresses the whimsical moments of life with dynamic movement found throughout all of his works.


SHOP LOCATION Online & In-Person at Vending Pop-Ups in Brighton and Boston


WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM


FOR THE HOLIDAY ENTHUSIASTS

Our favorite part of the holidays is decorating the house! The best décor transcends trends and have a meaningful connection behind them. If you want to impress the holiday enthusiasts in your life, snag some ORNATE UPSCYCLED HOLIDAY TREE DECORATIONS from Kalin at The Perfect Pour Art. This winter season, she focused on collecting discarded, broken and salvaged costume jewelry. Making them into delicate and sparkly holiday trees to decorate your home with!


Kalin is an extremely talented artist who works in a variety of mediums. She specializes in gathering materials and re-making them into remarkable art/décor pieces. She also makes the coolest dinosaur tree ornaments and pour-art trays!




ABOUT KALIN

My name is Kalin, and I’m the owner of The Perfect Pour Art. I love all things sparkly, bold, colorful and unique. Using found objects, deconstructing them, and reworking them into new pieces of art are a passion of mine. I hope my work helps to bring joy to others while also helping our planet. You can often find me running around to estate sales, the thrift, and cruising Facebook marketplace for my next blank canvas!


SHOP LOCATIONS

Booth at Salvage Angel in Norwood, MA

Additional Items Sold at Love & Grace Girls Boutique and Olive & Oak Salon


WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM


FOR THE EXHAUSTED PARTNERS

As 2023 comes to a close, we take stock of our lives and click the reset button. Practicing self-care as a way to reconnect and ground our thoughts. Buying a HIDEAWAY SPA GIFT BOX definitely makes it easier to do so! It includes six thoughtfully curated items and is beautifully gift wrapped. The perfect gift for your exhausted partner in life!


The gift box is fully customizable with 2 different candle scents, 2 different soap scents, and 4 color masks to choose from. Trust me when I say they smell wonderful!


ABOUT ME

I am the owner and designer behind The Sweetest Thing Shop! We are passionate about the art of product development and handcrafting items that not only meet your needs but also promote self-care and well-being. With over 14 years of experience in the design industry, our mission is to create a range of exceptional globally-inspired products that you will use everyday!


SHOP LOCATIONS

Online Website

Pop Ups Events around Eastern Massachusetts


WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM



WISHING YOU AND YOURS A

HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

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