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Last Minute Gift Ideas - Think Local

Alison Fruh

Alison’s passion for Newburyport runs deep...

Alison’s passion for Newburyport runs deep...

Dec 13 5 minutes read


Simply B Custom Invitation & Stationary

Mary Barnhart creates stunning stationary from weddings to the work desk. Thought and effort is put into every design, and a customized planner makes for a perfect gift!

Riverwalk Brewery

Give an out of town friend or relative a taste of Newburyport with locally crafted beer. 

Plum Island Soap

Lotions, soaps and scrubs made right on Plum Island. They've put together gift bundles for the holiday season, perfect for "his" and "her" gifts. 

Port Plums Olive Oil

The perfect gift for those who love to cook. Port Plum's olive oil selection is extensive and has just about every flavor you could imagine. A unique flavor of Newburyport olive oil is a great gift for the at home chef. 

Seacoast Sweets

A family homemade chocolate recipe passed down generations founded in Newburyport. Perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth, and don't worry about wrapping them, because they come in the prettiest gift boxes. 

Newburyport Brewing

A top brewery in Massachusetts and the U.S, NBPT Brewing is known for crafting awesome beers that can be gifted, and also enjoyed, at the holiday party. 

Farm + Sea Candle

A cozy home smell inspired by the farms and sea smell that fills New England, made in Amesbury. These small batch candles vary in seasonal scents and would make a great gift for a New Englander.  

Chococoa Baking Whoopie Pies

A twist on the classic favorite. Chococoa makes an assortment of different whoopie pies in their gorgeous cafe in Newburyport, and ship nationwide if you want to send a sweet gift to a distant relative or friend!

Pam Older Designs

A blend of creativity, artistry, and fashion, Pam Older has been making handmade jewelry in Newburyport for 15 years. They work with you to create custom jewelry that means something to you, and someone you care about. 

Brass Lyon

Brass Lyon, located in downtown Newburyport features gifts that reflect picturesque coastal New England. NBPT wine glasses or NBPT lobster kitchen towels make awesome gifts!

Face Food Natural Skin Care

Skin care and beauty products created by a local esthetician made with real and natural ingredients, located in downtown Newburyport. Give a gift that you would love to use!

Jabberwocky Bookshop

A great downtown Newburyport bookstore that features a ton of local authors and their bestsellers. 

A few great book ideas...

 Coloring book, Historic Heroines by local Elizabeth Lorayne.

Gone so Long A novel by local Andre Dubus.

And a list of local authors to look out for. 

  • Frank Schaeffer
  • Jane Ward
  • Joyce Audy Zarins
  • Kate Yeomans
  • Pamela Stevens
  • Peter Zafris
  • Charles Van Eman
  • Curt Sayers
  • Frieda Arkin
  • Elizabeth Atkinson
  • Keith Ablow
  • Bruce DeMustchine
  • Elisabeth Brink
  • Andre Dubus III
  • Jean Foley Doyle
  • Jack D. Ferraiolo
  • Rhina Espaillat
  • Michael Gerrish
  • Aine Greaney
  • Bethany Groff
  • Peter Guralnick
  • Edith Heyck
  • Casey Jones
  • Mark Karlins
  • Steve Ozment
  • Ron Pullins
  • James Charles Roy

Poppies Floral Design

Poppy Floral sources everything locally from organic growers, and put design and passion into their arrangements. A unique holiday wreath or a centerpiece would make for a great gift for a loved one's home.

Red Bird Trading Plum Island Bag

A Plum Island bag with the coordinates would make for a great gift for anyone from the area, or out of town!

Wish Basket Newburyport Cutting Board

Another great gift for those who love to cook. A custom made Newburyport cutting board would fit great in anyone's kitchen.

Tendercrop Farm Bloody Mary Mix

A famous recipe enjoyed by many locals. Their bloody mary mix would make for a great stocking stuffer, that could come in handy Christmas morning.

Plum Island Drift

Pieces of locally found driftwood turned into amazing art by Eric and Lynn Steeves. Many pieces feature whales and they are selling a Nautical Christmas Whale that would make for a great holiday gift.

Tesoro Diamond Rings

The most beautiful sustainably sourced diamond rings. Tesoro pays extremely close attention to craftsmanship and quality of their jewelry, and will bring absolute happiness to a loved one.

Shindig Oil

A favorite cooking staple around Newburyport, made by a small business. Shindig Catering has put together holiday gift bags with Shindig oil, rosemary salt, and rosemary cashews. An awesome gift for only $25!

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