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The holidays are right around the corner—have you started your shopping yet? Supporting local businesses is more import than ever now, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts from local small businesses on the North Shore. Not sure what to get him this year? Start here.

For the Well-Dressed

Newburyport husband and wife duo Todd Kozan and Heather Cathcart recently launched Billie Todd, a luxury line of men’s cashmere. Designed to last a lifetime, their cashmere sweaters, made in Scotland with traditional methods, are the perfect flattering and comfy piece for his wardrobe. “It will perhaps be one of the longest winters ahead of us,” says Cathcart, “and an heirloom, quality made Scottish sweater may be just what the man, husband, brother, father, son, partner would cherish and pass down.”

The Loden Sport Crewneck Cashmere Sweater, $495

Billie Todd, Newburyport

For the Traveler

Even though he can’t do any real traveling right now, excite that travel bug with a weekend getaway at a local hotel. The North Shore is one of the most scenic areas around, even on the offseason—explore this wonderful place we call home with a quick jaunt to one of these five gorgeous hotels/inns.

For the Art Lover

Show his walls, shelves, or bedside table a little love with artwork by local Newburyport artists. The Newburyport Art Association is holding a pop-up show at their Water Street Gallery called Celebrate Art! Miniatures, Ornaments, and Fine Crafts now through December 24. Pop in to browse their collection of wall hangings, blown glass, ornaments, and more. 

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport

For the Craft Beer Enthusiast

Just because we can’t hang out at over favorite pubs and breweries right now doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy fresh local brews. Does he have a favorite North Shore brewery? (There are about two dozen.) Grab a pack of beer to-go and up your holiday libation game. We love the English-style brews at Beverly’s family-owned and -operated nano brewery Gentile.

4-Pack, $12-$20

Gentile Brewing Company, 59 Parker Street, Unit 1, Beverly

For the Outdoor Adventurer

Keep him warm for years to come with a Canada Goose parka from Giblees in Danvers. The down insulation protects against even the coldest New England temperatures. While you’re there, check out Giblees’ wide selection of other menswear, from dress shirts to swimsuits to accessories. 

Canada Goose Parka, $1,050

Giblees Menswear, 85 Andover Street, Danvers

For the Commuter

With features in EsquireVogue, and the New York Times, Darby Scott’s unique leather designs prioritize “elegant aesthetic and impeccable craftsmanship.” Browse her selection of men’s leather goods like duffle bags and wallets. This getaway bag in a chic black leather is perfect for weekends away and commuting to the office alike—and fits perfectly over the handle of an upright suitcase.  

Newport Getaway Bag, $1,550

Darby Scott, 47 High Street, Suite 106, North Andover

Photograph by Katie Ring

Teresa’s Gift Card

The North Shore hospitality group has three restaurant locations: Teresa’s Grill 19 and Teresa’s Prime in North Reading, and Teresa’s Italian Eatery in Middleton. A Teresa’s gift card can be used at all three locations!

Lighthouse Wine Virtual Wine Tasting

Lighthouse Wine & Spirits in Beverly offers virtual wine tastings, tailored to your specifics. Pick up a few bottles of his favorite wines and schedule a virtual tasting to enjoy the wines safely.

Royal Jewelers Watch

Royal Jewelers offers an impressive selection of pre-owned watches from a variety pf high-quality brands at varying price points. All watches come with a one-year warranty.

Ski Haus Gift Card

The Salem, New Hampshire retailer offers the best in ski and snowboard equipment and gear. If he’s getting ready to hit the slopes, Ski Haus will help him fill all of his ski gear needs, from socks to bindings and everything in between.

Essex Brewing Merch

Essex County Brewing Company offers more than just beer. Check their website for their complete lineup of merch, like trucker hats, fleece sweatshirts, beers glasses, and even dog treats.