As easy as it can be to browse Amazon for holiday gifts and have them arrive at your door within two days, I’m making an effort to shop locally and you should, too. Below are seven businesses that are a great start for finding fun, unique gifts in the City on the Lakes, Laconia and the surrounding area.
Curiosity & Co.
Having just moved onto Main Street in Laconia, Curiosity & Co. has furniture paint and finishing products, barware, home decor, bags and accessories. There’s an adorable selection of well curated products and gifts ideas.
Also recently relocated to Main Street in Laconia, The Studio has a huge selection of unique gift ideas in an adorable boutique shop. It’s hard not to want to shop for gifts in The Studio.
New to Main Street this past summer, Local Provisions has a large selection of high-quality, locally sourced meats, seafood and provisions. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, who wouldn’t want a gift card to Local Provisions for the holidays? I hope my mom reads this.
Wayfarer Coffee Roasters
Stop by Wayfarer for a cappuccino or coffee and oh, check out the wall by the register with gift boxes, fresh roasted coffee beans, and handmade mugs and aprons. Often gifts, or simple gestures, don’t have to be overthought, locally roasted coffee or handmade products are a great way to show off local makers.
Speaking of, Wayfarer recently had two pop-up shops introducing local hand-crafters that I’m definitely looking into for holidays gift-giving:
The Wooded Rabbit
You know those adorable wooden signs with a family name or slogan on them? Those custom gems can be hand-burned by The Wooded Rabbit out of Gilford. Every time I visit their Facebook page, I’m blown away by the projects they’re taking on.
Wolfeboro Candle Company
Soy candles. Wood wicks. Natural Scents. These candles are the perfect gift for the candle lover in your life, and we all know a candle lover. The wood wicks are my new favorite feature of a good candle as they crackle when they burn. Obsessed.
Hermit Woods Winery
What better gift than really, really good wine? Enough said.
My holiday goal this year is to keep local and support my community. The holidays aren’t all about gifts, they’re about family and friends and those close to you, but small gestures of a local handcrafted gift can’t hurt.