Local Goodies Gift Guide

‘Tis the Season!

Show your appreciation with a little something for those who’ve helped to make the year special. Have a stash of these high-quality, locally-made gifts ready to pass along to teachers, mother’s helpers, neighbors, clients, or co-workers. Tuck in a personalized note and—voila—bring on the holiday season! (The purchase of samples for personal consumption is strongly suggested, or a depleted gift supply may result.)


Family-owned and operated Pain D’Avignon’s line of packaged pastries consists of the sweet and rich Le Brownie Bite, Raspberry Shortbread, and various biscotti flavors, each item is the perfect stocking stuffer. Available at Whole Foods in South Weymouth and Hingham and on Pain D’Avignon’s online marketplace.

105916_edibsout_holiday_2016_i023Puopolo Candies: the chocolate enthusiast on your holiday list will savor a box of truffles or a sparkly bag of foil-wrapped stars. Upon entering the store, shoppers experience “chocolate aromatherapy” as the scent of the handcrafted chocolates wafts over them. Puopolo Candies www.PuopoloCandies.com

105916_edibsout_holiday_2016_i025Coasters with a History: created exclusively for the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, these charming coasters come gift boxed and include a brief written history. Designs are images based on 19th-century botanical artwork or ships from King Caesar’s sailing fleet.
Duxbury Rural & Historical Society www.DuxburyHistory.org

Gift giving is Elle Maynard’s favorite part of the holiday season. She’s always on the lookout for local artisans that create gifts with a story. Many of the gifts above are on her shopping list. 

And here are two liquid assets to consider
for the very-very nice on your list.

Krupnikas Honey LiquorVelnias Honey Liquor—Traditional Lithuanian Honey Liquor.  A family recipe brought over after WWII. At a full 80 proof, it’s devilishly good. Drink it straight, mix it in some hot cider–this liquor is sweet and warm, perfect for a chilly evening with friends. www.DirtyWaterDistillery.com

105916_edibsout_holiday_2016_i011Cape Cod-based South Hollow Spirits offers three dynamic and delicious gift packs this year which include combinations of their new Dry Line Gin with branded tasting glasses, and three signature rums. Each pack caters to a variety of individual palates, are cost friendly, and beautifully crafted! www.TruroVineyardsOfCapeCod.com


About eSS&SC

The South Shore and South Coast has been home to hunting, gathering, fishing, farming––and great eating––for over 10,000 years. We are committed to identifying, devouring, and sharing all that Southeastern Massachusetts has to offer today and preserving local options for future generations.
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