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.
Puopolo 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
Coasters 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.