During this festive yet busy holiday season, we suggest stopping by some of our wonderful local shops for last-minute gifts, décor, clothing, and foodstuffs. Besides infusing money into our local economy, shopping around the Swampscott and Marblehead area will save you time and get you in the spirit of the season meandering from shop to shop with a hot coffee or cider in hand.
Below are a few of our favorite shops and a few we ran across during our recent Holiday Fair. We hope you enjoy each local shop and getting to know your neighborhood businesses.
Botticelli Cuff, Jambu Jewelry
1. Jambu Jewelry
38 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945
Jambu’s curated collection of handcrafted artisan jewelry is a must-see! Created by talented artists from NYC to LA, each piece is made to dazzle in sterling silver and 14 karat gold, with precious and semi-precious stones to suit your style from classic to edgy.
2. Shoe Galley
46 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA
We love Shoe Galley’s wide selection of stylish footwear for men, women, and children. Their boot selection offers a myriad of choices for keeping your feet warm this holiday season and through the rest of winter.
3. O’rama’s Boutique Store
148 Washington St, Marblehead, MA
Shop Instore Only
A local treasure, O’rama’s Boutique, is touted as one of the best places in Marblehead to find gifts for others and oneself. You’ll find a treasure trove of magical possibilities to get lost amongst including jewelry, pajamas, candles, home décor, beauty products, and so much more.
Burgundy sweater dress, Bobbles and Lace
4. Bobbles & Lace
139 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA
Right down the street from O’rama’s, Bobbles & Lace is the place to find that last-minute outfit for your holiday party. You’ll find a glamorous collection of classic and trendy women’s clothing from which to choose. You’re sure to be the best-dressed hostess or guest at the party!
5. Gold Bug Co.
43 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA
Shop Instore Only
A mainstay in Marblehead since 1979, Gold Bug offers a range of sophisticated, budget-friendly fine jewelry. This little local shop is a gem of a find for last-minute gifts for family, friends, or a significant other.
Italian Herringbone Blanket, The Preppy Stitch
6. Preppy Stitch
44 Crestwood Road, Marblehead, MA
Wonderful handstitched monogram gifts await at Preppy Stitch in Marblehead. Gabrielle Roberts, the owner of Preppy Stitch, designs embroidered items to make your own with a monogram or any other motif you may want to have in your preferred colors. These unique designs are terrific for gifting and include items such as a set of towels, sheets, dish towels, napkins, tablecloths, or bags as a closing gift, anniversary gift, or holiday present.
Big Dipper Waxworks Pillar Candle at The Farmacie Shop
7. The Farmacie Shop
218 Humphrey Street. Swampscott, MA
This newcomer to Swampstock commerce opened in mid-November, and we are so excited they did. Founded by Paulina, a pharmacist with a passion for beauty, health, and wellness, the Farmacie Shop sells natural and holistic products and services. From skincare to supplements, you’ll find a plethora of pleasant products and advice to keep you and your loved ones cared for and healthy.
Little Pink Houses Cards, Kat’s Boutique
8. Kats Boutique
212 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA
Just steps away from The Farmacie Shop, Kat’s Boutique is a local favorite for women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories from local designers, artists, and international brands. The boutique also offers one-of-kind vintage finds that are handpicked for their beauty and brilliance. They specialize in genuine pearl jewelry and accessories.
9. Artist -- Lynn Mercer Michaud
This local artist creates breathtaking watercolor paintings of homes, landscapes, and portraits. Her works of art make endearing gifts for house closings, anniversaries, or holiday presents. She has various sizes, and the paintings can be duplicated easily if you need multiple copies for family members. She is also developing a line of note cards that can bear the same resemblance to the painting or can be scenes from Marblehead, which are great gifts as well for clients or friends.
10. Handcrafted Jewelry by Debra Goldberg
Debra Goldberg, a realtor at Raveis in Marblehead, designs her own line of jewelry which can be customized to your specific requests. She uses a huge variety of gems and acrylics as well as gold and silver and copper and can design anything you need to complete a certain outfit or a great signature everyday piece. You’ll find a quick turn-around time to make the jewelry at very reasonable prices. Perfect for holiday gifts!
Whether shopping Swampscott’s historic Olmsted district or charming downtown Marblehead, we hope you find that perfect item or gift you’ve been searching for.
Happy holiday and joyful shopping from our team to you!