Shop the Woo this Small Business Saturday. Our Guide to Great Local Gift Spots!

We love starting our Christmas shopping the Saturday after Thanksgiving with Small Business Saturday. Here are some of our favorite places to stop in the area to pick out unique, local or handcrafted gifts for family and friends. Plus, we can feel good that our purchases are supporting the people who live in our communities.

Worcester

Crompton Collective
138 Green St
“Crompton Collective is a curated gift boutique designed to celebrate our local, independent makers and our love of old things.”

Birch Alley
19 Harrison St
Home Décor, furnishings, handmade items, and much more.  You will be sure to have fun searching for and finding the perfect gift.

Annie’s Book Stop
65 James St
“Your Friendly Neighborhood Full-Service Bookstore”.  A wide variety of books and gifts for all ages.

CC Lowell
455 Pleasant St
Since 1852, CC Lowell has been servicing customers in the visual arts world. They carry an array of traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery and paper arts products. They also carry unique items for the non-artist!

Seed to Stem, A Lifestyle and Plant Boutique
138 Green St
A truly amazing experience!  Just walking through into their store will make you happy. You will find unusual botanicals, terrariums, natural wonders, home accessories, hand made goods, and antiques.

Worcester Art Museum Gift Shop
Salisbury St
From note cards, framed and matted prints, silk scarves and ties, umbrellas, decorative boxes to an “irresistible” collection of tree ornaments, picture frames, glassware, pottery, purses, clocks, and art inspired jewelry and watches. You will also find baby toys, children’s books, art-making kits, puzzles and games.

The EcoTarium’s Museum Shop
222 Harrington Way
The shelves are overflowing with unique treasures and fun gifts! Plush toys and puppets, science kits, children’s books, giftware, field guides, and much more.

Root and Press
623 Chandler St
Worcester’s Independent Bookstore and Cafe with unique local gifts and a carefully curated selection of books.

TidePool Book Store
372 Chandler St
With new and classic titles carefully selected and arranged to engage, inspire, and inform, Worcester’s TidePool Bookshop is dedicated to providing a local, independent book-buying experience for all.

Worcester-Area

Dandelions
34 Fruitland Rd
Barre
Dandelions is proud to feature American made one of a kind artwork and craftwork by talented local artisans. In the store you will find handcrafted jewelry, original artwork, artisan pottery and ceramics, apparel and accessories as well as items for the home.  They have an online shop too.

Cutie Patutie’s Consignment
1021 Central St
Leominster
Cutie Patutie’s has a great selection of new and gently – used clothing, toys, books, and accessories for kids! This place is huge!

Tatnuck Booksellers
18 Lyman St
Westborough
The largest independent bookstore in New England is right in our backyard. A bookstore, gift gallery and café all under one roof. They have a wonderful kids department with a great selection of books, toys, plush, gifts.  

Hebert Candies
Route 20
Shrewsbury
Celebrating 100 years in business in 2017!  Head on over to the Candy Mansion for loads of options on chocolate gifts in towers, tins, holiday boxes, and more.

Sadie Green’s Curiosity Shop
283 Main St
Sturbridge
Large array of jewelry for all budgets.  Online ordering available.

The Bird Store and More
4 Cedar St
Sturbridge
Everything for the bird lover on your list! Great gifts.

Vintage Retriever
1148 Main St.
Holden
Found goods and homewares; holiday decor, unique gifts and plants

Serendipity
63B Main St
Hudson
Have a person on your list that is impossible to buy for?  Plan a trip to Serendipity! They have unique handmade gifts and jewelry by local artisans. Many one-of-a-kind pieces.

Wachu Makin
674 Main St
Holden
This local shop features local artists and vendors and provides a space to DIY gifts and crafts.

New To You Boutique
140 Reservoir St (Route 31)
Holden
Local artisan vendors, home décor, gifts and more, as well as clothing, accessories, and handbags.. Customized gift baskets for any occasion.

Shrewsbury Country Shoppe
598 Main Street
Shrewsbury
Unique home decor, accent furniture, gifts, lots of area specific items, custom pieces. Local as possible products.

The Country Store in Petersham
2 N Main Street
Majority of their products sold are located within 100 miles of Petersham. Cafe serving breakfast & lunch. Gifts, antiques, art, groceries, soft serve and more. Located on the beautiful town common.

 

What places do you love that we left off our list? Where else should we make sure to stop?

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