Stumped on what to buy the hard-to-shop-for woman in your life? We’ve rounded up the top gifts for women from businesses all over the North Shore. Here are our 2019 gift ideas for this holiday season.
For the Winter Adventurer
Cap off her cold weather wardrobe with a hand-knit pom-pom hat from downtown Salem’s J. Mode. Topped with a fur or faux fur pom-pom, the wool-acrylic blend hats come in an assortment of colors and even have a fleece lining for extra warmth—she’ll catch no colds this winter!
Fur Pom-Pom Hat, $42-$78
J. Mode, 17 Front Street, Salem
For the Eco-Conscious
Combine warmth and elegance with this luxury throw blanket from Acorn Home and Design in Andover. Made from organic cotton or recycled cotton-blend yarns, the throws are as sustainable as they are stylish. Ask about customization or choose one from the showroom in geometric patterns with chic moss greens and teal blues.
Luxury Eco-Throw, $90-$220
Acorn Home & Design, 10 Essex Street, Andover
For the Gal on the Go
Perfect for the busy lady in your life, this tote from Pretty Poppy in Newburyport transitions seamlessly from work to a night out. Big enough to hold all the essentials, it’s even a three-in-one: it’s reversible and comes with a matching crossbody bag.
Pretty Poppy, 43 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
For the Bookworm
Salem’s independent bookstore, Wicked Good Books, has one of the cutest logos you’ll ever see. Get it printed onto a dishwasher-safe mug, and your bibliophile will love to pair it with her favorite book, a cozy blanket, and a fireplace. You can also find the logo on their shirts and canvas tote bags.
Wicked Good Books, 215 Essex Street, Salem
For that Special Someone
This delicate 14 Karat white gold bracelet features four bezel-set diamonds and a lobster clasp. Pairs well with red roses, champagne, and candle-lit dinners.
DeScenza Diamonds, 161 Andover St., Peabody
For the Enchantress
From the iconic HausWitch in Salem, these pillows are more than just chic décor. The ethically made 100% cotton pillows feature magical designs—”give them a big squeeze whenever you need a little extra haus magick!” says HausWitch.
HausWitch, 144 Washington Street, Salem
For the Fashionista
If the world is her catwalk, check out this trendy black coat from Bobbles & Lace. Cozy enough to make it through these New England winters, but glamorous enough to turn heads during a night out on the town, this outerwear staple will anchor her wardrobe for years to come.
Bobbles & Lace, 2 Main Street, Andover; 139 Washington Street, Marblehead; 22 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
For the Busy Bee
Help her slow down and experience some well-deserved relaxation with float therapy at Flōte in Hampton, New Hampshire. The practice involves a pod filled with a foot of water and Epsom salt, allowing the floater to be completely buoyant and experience deep relaxation, among other benefits like mental clarity, pain relief, and a pleasant afterglow.
Flōte, 845 Lafayette Blvd, Hampton, NH
For the Skincare Enthusiast
Whether she prefers glam makeup or a fresh face, skincare is a must. Caudalie’s cult favorite beauty elixir tones and perfects the skin, uses 100% natural origin ingredients, and is beloved by makeup artists worldwide—she’ll feel like the queen she is.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $49
BoLea, 85 Haven Street, Reading
For the Go-Getter
Comfortable and pairable with any outfit, this bootie from Soleamour in Andover is a perfect addition to her winter wardrobe. 100% leather and modestly heeled, she can wear it with slacks to the office, jeans on a day off, and a dress for a night out.
SoleAmour, 4 Main Street, Andover