Savoir Faire Home
Andover, 978-409-6188, savoirfairehome.com
Philosophy: Savoir Faire Home is a gift shop with an international flair. Owner Lisa Duffy draws much of her inspiration from her global travels, creating an inventory that mixes European and Asian influences with classic American style.
Standout Qualities: The sheer breadth of options at Savoir Faire makes it an outstanding destination for couples searching for something a little different. The wide range of offerings includes—but is definitely not limited to—candles, ornaments, wine accessories, gourmet treats, specialty soaps, and napkin rings.
What’s Unique: In addition to running the shop, Lisa operates My Cambodian Sisters, a charitable organization that sells Cambodian products in the United States to support the education of girls in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Check out the group’s colorful handwoven scarves and bags.
Sweetwater & Co.
Marblehead and Beverly Farms, 978-927-9895, sweetwaterandco.com
Philosophy: This independent gift shop is dedicated to gifts that embody the relaxed beauty of the seaside lifestyle.
Standout Qualities: With its coastal focus, Sweetwater & Co. offers favor options that are particularly suited to sending your guests home with a taste of the North Shore. The curated selection mixes vintage style and trendy items.
What’s Unique: Shopping Sweetwater & Co. is a mini-adventure of its own. The space is purposely designed to encourage meandering and create a sense of immersion in a separate world, so you’ll be able to find unique favors and maybe escape the wedding-planning pressure for a little while.