33 Wicked Awesome New England Gifts and Local Products (2022)
Are you missing the crisp mountain air? The smell of the sea? The rich flavors of Maine lobster, real maple syrup, or delicious Vermont cheddar? If you miss New England or know someone that does, send them a little slice of New England this holiday season with this curated selection of New England gifts and locally-made products.
You can support small businesses while making someone on your gift list very happy with these local New England products from Maine to Connecticut.
New England Gifts to Get this Holiday Season
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New England Gifts
From lobster to socks, flannels to syrup, here are the best locally-made New England gifts for your special someone on your holiday list.
Darn Tough socks are made in Vermont and guaranteed for life. Perfect for hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone prone to cold feet, these premium Merino wool socks stay comfy, warm, and in shape over time. I swear that these are the only socks worth buying.
The Vermont Country Store is a great stop on any New England road trip, offering products of all sorts to create your own Vermont gift basket. Luckily you don't need to visit Vermont to shop. Give a gift card and they can shop the Vermont Country Store online.
New Hampshire-company Badger Balm makes certified organic and all-natural body & skin care products including healing balms, natural sunscreens, skin moisturizers, and muscle rubs. There are many gift sets perfect for holiday gift giving.
Since 1854, Peterboro Basket Company has crafted the world’s finest handmade baskets in Peterborough New Hampshire. These are perfect for new home owners, with picnic baskets, firewood totes, storage baskets, and more.
Based in New Hampshire, NEMO Equipment is an award-winning designer of innovative outdoor gear, including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp showers, and more. Started by graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, we found its sleeping pad to be perfect for camping and sleepovers. It reflects body heat and folds up tight and packs light.
There are many local soap producers but few bring the aromas of Maine home as well as Casco Bay Soap Co.. Straight from the coast of Maine, these homemade, old-fashioned, from-scratch artisan soaps come in fragrances reminiscent of time well spent by the seashore, at the lake, or in the woods.
L.L. Bean may no longer be a small company, but there is nothing that screams New England more than a classic Bean Boot. From cozy flannels to matching family pajamas, you can find something for everyone on your list, even the dog.
Made from recycled sails, Maine Sea Bags make perfect gifts. There are totes of all sizes, beverage bucket bags, wine totes, door mats and more. Every time I visit a Maine Sea Bags store I fall in love with another pattern.
You can find specialty foods from York, Maine-based Stonewall Kitchen throughout New England. The company’s themed holiday gift baskets offer tasty treats of many flavors from pancake breakfast samplers to whoopie pie mix and the best Maine blueberry jam.
Based in Duxbury, MA, Real Oyster Cult is a family-run oyster farm offering gift bundles that include a selection of hand-curated oysters and Real Oyster Cult will curate the most delectable oysters from across a free ROC shucking knife and gloves.
Founded on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, the love for the preppy, New England style of Vineyard Vines has spread far. Matching shirts make for great holiday family photos and matching pajamas help make the holidays festive.
Bring the scent of the holidays home with a gift box from Yankee Candle. Visiting the factory store near Springfield, Massachusetts, and its special holiday shop is a great way to welcome the holiday season.
Another Vineyard-based company, Black Dog Tavern Company was born of one sea captain’s love of the ocean, Martha’s Vineyard, and, of course, his dog. Fun and cozy sweatshirts, tees, loungewear, and, of course, accessories for the pup, all make great gifts.
Air and Anchor jewelry is made for the moments the matter, the time that matters between all that other stuff. Designed in Rhode Island by a husband and wife team, Air and Anchor products are ethically sourced and environmentally-conscious, collaborating with local artisans and using recycled products whenever possible.
You don’t need to travel to Italy or Morocco to get hand-crafted leather goods. The husband and wife duo behind Blackkat Leather in Chester, CT creates hand-crafted bags, belts, bracelets, and other classically-designed leather goods.
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