November 13, 2023

Embrace the Magic of Small: A Holiday Guide to Shopping Local

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The holiday season is upon us, and with an abundance of delightful local options, choosing the perfect gifts might feel like a joyful challenge. Fear not, because we’re here to lend a hand in navigating the treasure trove of small businesses dotting the North Shore of MA. Our gift guide shines a spotlight on members of the Creative Collective, ensuring you find the ideal presents for everyone on your list.

Why settle for the ordinary when you can discover the extraordinary in your own backyard? From charming boutiques to unique artisanal finds, our curated selection guarantees that your gifts will be as special as the people receiving them. Join us on this festive journey, and let the North Shore become your holiday shopping haven.

Ready to explore the local gems that make our community shine? Our directory is your map to the best of the North Shore’s small businesses. Discover the joy of shopping small this season – because the most meaningful gifts come from the heart of your own neighborhood.

Browse our directory here!


Gift Guide Contents – to make scrolling more intentional, click below to jump to a section!

1. Gifts for Parents and Caretakers

2. Gifts for Creatives

3. Witchy Gifts

4. Gifts for Movers & Shakers

5. Gifts for Fashion Lovers

6. Gifts for Makers and Artists

7. Gifts of Glamor

8. Art as Gifts

9. Queer Friendly Gifting

10. Gifts for Foodies

Playful Parents

Playful parent's gifts for small business Saturday.

For the playful parents who love to explore: Ready for a night away or just need a dose of pure playfulness? Whether you’re craving thrilling games, craft brews, arcade fun, or simply a bite and a brew, we’ve got something to delight your inner child. 🏰👻🍻✨

The Castle

  • Step into a gamer’s paradise at The Castle, where you can challenge your favorite opponents to thrilling duels while sipping on refreshing drinks. With an extensive library of hundreds of games available to enjoy in the cozy ambiance of the restaurant, there’s something for every gaming enthusiast. And if you want to bring the fun home, we offer a selection of boxed games for purchase, ensuring the gaming excitement never has to end.

A group of people gathering in a library to play board games on Small Business Saturday.

Hawthorne Hotel

  • Ranked one of the most haunted hotels in the country, whether you need a staycation or are looking for a historically rich place to stay while visiting the area, Hawthorne Hotel is the place to stay. Located in downtown Salem, it is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants. Maybe you’ll end up walking away with a ghost story of your own, either way, we guarantee a good time. 


  • Features incredible craft brews and spirits from breweries and distilleries from around the local area that you know and love. With arcade and pinball games from throughout the decades, grab some food and get your game on! What more can you need from a restaurant?

Notch Brewing

  • Enjoy full pours on-site or take cans to go. They feature communal tables and friendly table service, perfect for socializing. Their 2000 sq ft Biergarten is open year-round, with winter heaters, summer umbrellas, and extra harborwalk seating. Explore their traditional brewery processes, including decoction brewing, open and closed fermentation, and German gravity cask dispensing. A Czech Republic-imported draft system enables a diverse beer selection

Briar Barn Inn

  • Briar Barn Inn blends casual elegance and rustic comfort. Our restaurant, spa, and guest rooms serve up all the elements to make your wedding, business event, or family celebration a memorable experience.


Gifts for Mama Bear

Gifts for mama bear.

Hug-worthy picks for the super moms who adore coffee, tea, and delicious bites! Treat them to a heartwarming coffee cuddle in a charming café or find the perfect treasure for them with gems like artisanal treats, custom painting magic, timeless giftware and keepsakes. Because every mom deserves a little extra love. 🌟🐻💕


  • We love coffee, we love tea, we love great food. We love sitting in a relaxing café and watching the world go by. And, most of all, we love trying new things, meeting new people, and traveling to new, exciting places.

Hestia Creations

  • With an illustrious legacy spanning over three decades, Hestia has been a leading woman-owned custom giftware designer and manufacturer, serving both retail and wholesale markets. Their enduring commitment to timeless craftsmanship continues to elevate the art of gift-giving and adorn the spaces where cherished memories reside

A stack of white and yellow bowls on a shelf, perfect for Small Business Saturday shoppers seeking unique kitchenware.


  • Welcome to Roseadela’s, an exquisite coffee and chocolate haven. Here, passionate baristas craft artisanal coffee beverages with precision, while our in-house chocolatiers create delectable chocolates, syrups, confits, and tea infusions using time-honored techniques. Immerse yourself in the rich aromas of their premium hot chocolate, and savor their gourmet sandwiches, all thoughtfully prepared to elevate your culinary journey.

Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry

  • Your destination for exquisite, ethically sourced jewelry, handcrafted giftware, rare coins, and more—where every piece tells a beautiful story.

Bobbie Bush Portrait Artist

  • Bobbie is a specialist in crafting bespoke Painting Commissions that seamlessly merge photography and painting. This unique artistic technique transmutes a client’s provided photograph or an image captured at the studio into a stunning painted masterpiece

Timeless Life Treasures

  • Make lasting memories by creating a timeless piece that you will cherish for a lifetime. Explore unique giftware, repairs, and appraisals. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional personalized service, and we’re honored to be a part of your treasured moments.


Gifts for Daddy Dearest

Gifts for daddy dearest.

Gifts that we promise will make his heart smile! Show your love with thoughtful picks that match his unique style and bring a twinkle to his eye. Explore our handpicked gifts with a touch of love, just like the historic charm of the Philips House Museum. Raise a toast with brews from Bent Water Brewing Co., and savor the exceptional spirits of Rumsons Rum. Because Daddy Dearest deserves the best! 

Small Business Saturday should not be a one-day event. This season of giving can give back even more when you support local businesses! @creativecollectivema

Phillips House Museum

  • Built-in 1821, Phillips House on Salem’s Chestnut Street offers a glimpse into the Phillips family’s life during the Great Age of Sail. Explore rooms like the kitchen, showcasing historic grand house living. Annually, they roll out the red carpet for car enthusiasts with an exhilarating car show

Bent Water Brewing Co. 

  • Bent Water Brewing in Lynn, MA combines artistic and scientific expertise to achieve a balance of creativity and quality. The city’s industrial heritage and excellent water source inspire us to turn industry into art, crafting unique, flavorful beer through careful and creative manipulation.

Rumson’s Rum

  • At Rumson’s it’s simple – they create exceptional spirits with the finest hand-selected barrel-aged Caribbean rums. These rums are chosen for their distinctive and savory flavor profiles and the spirits are then blended and finished in the New England rum house. This process allows them to blend extraordinary flavors, resulting is memorable spirits and memorable stories. 

Sully’s Brand

  • When Sully’s Brand started, they headed out with backpacks to sell their wares to the crowds leaving Fenway Park. They created original merchandise that resonated with Boston sports fans but wasn’t available in the pro shop. Sully’s made the t-shirts that you had to have and helped Boston fans worldwide literally wear their emotions on their tees. They create original apparel and merchandise that not only lets you represent your city but also looks great doing it!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with our Believe in Boston sweatshirt. Support local entrepreneurs and show your love for the city with this cozy and stylish attire.



For Pet Parents

Shop Small Business Saturday for gifts for pet parents.

Pamper your fur babies with our pet-perfect picks! From pet portraits to french bulldog inspired cozy scents and stylish pet accessories, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accessory for your other half. Treat your furry friends to some extra love! 🕯️🐶🐾💕

Fae Phoenix photo (FrogBailey)

  • Cinematic Portrait and Product Photography celebrating the weird, the wild, and the creative. Faenis a storyteller who helps entrepreneurial wayfinders and creative dreamers portray themselves and their professional work through highly imagined photography that creates an intentional visual identity.

A white dog wearing a blue collar, roaming through a field of vibrant orange flowers.

French Press Candle Co.

  • With signature scents inspired by shared experiences to fill your home with warmth, and seasonal comfort, they create quality and hand crafted home fragrance products to accessorize your home. Driven by our obsession for French Bulldogs, we donate a portion of our proceeds to animal rescue organizations across the country.

Penelope’s Pet Boutique

  • Welcome to Penelope’s Pet Boutique, a pet-friendly shop nestled inside Coon’s Card and Gift Shop. Discover a wide array of pet goodies, from stylish leashes, collars, and playful toys to custom pet clothing, costumes, and treats. Our exclusive WICKED BLESSED line and pet-friendly environment ensure your furry friend feels right at home. Come in today and shower them with love!

Elizabeth Ellor

  • Elizabeth Ellor, a seasoned writer and designer, thrives in a canine-inspired world where creative projects take flight. Transitioning from playwright to middle-grade novels and picture books, she’s also an interior architect known for fusing artistic vision with scientific innovation. Her debut picture book, ‘My Dog is NOT a Scientist,’ releases in 2023 from Yeehoo Press.


Gifts for Your Inner Creative

Gifts for your inner creative.

Find the perfect treasure for your inner creative spirit! From the holistic healing to expressive art therapies, handcrafted trasures DIY masterpieces. Let your creativity flow and find the perfect gift to nurture your artistic soul. It’s all about making art from the heart! 🎨✨🌟

Healing Creative

  • Healing Creative embodies a collective of independent holistic practitioners bound by a shared mission: to make accessible, affordable healing services a reality for their cherished community.

The Artful Life

  • The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio LLC began as a shared passion for expressive arts therapies and a common desire to provide an alternative approach to behavioral health services on the North Shore. Expressive arts therapy is a mental health profession integrating a diverse range of art forms including visual arts, movement, drama, creative writing, music, and play to assist clients in visualizing emotions, reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, and improving social skills. 


  • Nocturne offers a transcendent retail experience that seamlessly weaves together contemporary, traditional, and whimsical aesthetics. The captivating environment invites you to unwind, indulge in shopping, and embark on a journey of exploration and inspiration


  • Discover a world of unique creations through Craftacular. Handcrafted using fabric and found art, from Clock Characters to other unique knick-knacks find the perfect thingamajig for you.

Create and Escape

  • What began as a “Girl’s Night Out” with our friends to drink some wine, laugh, and make creative crafts each month. The love of crafting sparked a business idea to fill a void we found in the DIY/Maker industry. What we found was missing was always walking away from a DIY/Maker experience with a project you loved & and you were excited to hang up on your wall or proud to give as a gift!

Three women holding up Small Business Saturday signs in front of a truck.
Three women holding up Small Business Saturday signs in front of a truck.


To Cool Your Chaos

How to cool your chaos.

Chill when the holiday hustle heats up! Unwind with a frosty brew, enjoy a relaxing massage or savor a soothing cup of tea.  for after your shower after a long day, a massage or some tea. – because everyone deserves a little ‘me-time’ amidst the chaos. Let the warmth of the holidays embrace you! 🎄❄️☕✨ 

Granite Coast Brewing

  • Granite Coast Brewing is a nano brewery and taproom located on Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts, founded by long-time friends who focus on brewing original recipes for classic and underrepresented styles using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Freedom Massage

  • From a very young age whenever someone was in discomfort, emotionally or physically, I was drawn to offer a therapeutic touch. I found massage therapy in 2006 and graduated from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in 2008. Almost a decade into offering massage therapy, having given over 6,000 hours of massage, I am confident that the effects of therapeutic massage can be greatly beneficial to people from all walks of life.

Tasteful Skin

  • Tasteful Skin, a labor of love by two passionate mothers, celebrates the natural wonders of our Earth and the body’s innate healing power. Their pure, all-natural ingredients are a testament to the astounding efficacy of plant-based goodness. Crafted in small batches for superior quality and consistency, each salve blend is a testament to our devotion. Hand-poured with care, we’re excited to share these cherished products with you!

On Small Business Saturday, a woman proudly showcases a variety of vibrant tins she holds in her hands.
On Small Business Saturday, a woman proudly showcases a variety of vibrant tins she holds in her hands.

Jolie Tea Company

  • A new kind of tea shop! With Over 200 teas to enjoy brewed in-house and available to purchase by the ounce. Come visit this Parisian-inspired boutique that is inspired by a French philosophy of life. They give all of their customers the most exquisite products that represent the best in aesthetic and sensory beauty.

Happy Herbs

Happy herbs - graphic title with plants for small business Saturday.

Indulge in high-spirited gifts for your holiday season! Explore a world of unique finds with a touch of green, from top-quality legal cannabis products to CBD wonders. Plus, discover blown glass pipe artistry at Witch DR. Celebrate with small businesses that add a sprinkle of green to your festivities! 🌿🎁💚


  • Seagrass offers top-quality legal cannabis products in an inviting environment. Our knowledgeable staff assists you in choosing products tailored to your preferences. Dedicated to sustainability and community, they collaborate with Salem Sound Coastwatch to safeguard our coastal ecosystem, drawing inspiration from our coastal setting.

High Maintenance CBD

  • A CBD specialty shop with a wide range of well-established benefits, serving both medicinal and skincare needs. It offers anti-aging, acne prevention, and psoriasis treatment benefits, thanks to CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory, nourishing, and antioxidant-rich properties, all using all-natural ingredients to meet your skincare needs.

The Master Peace

  • An eco-conscious boutique specializing in functional glass art, glassware, and sustainable fashion. Our collection includes hand-dyed accessories and American-made items. We also create original eco-friendly decals, stickers, buttons, pins, and bumper stickers.


  • Starbird is for the curious to the connoisseur who seeks fun, relaxation, and balance on the North Shore. We are the newest adult-use retail cannabis store, and we are dedicated to ensuring that high-quality, craft cannabis will be the standard, for all price ranges. We are woman-owned, Alaska native-owned, Salem locals.

AMP Cannabis

  • In Salem, AMP’s dispensary enhances the brand’s excellence, embracing local cannabis culture. Their staff educates customers about various strains, catering to diverse cannabis experiences. Here, the focus on locally grown cannabis flower takes on cultural significance, aligning with Salem’s spirit of authenticity and individuality

Witch DR

  • Welcome to Salem’s hub of blown glass pipe artistry. Explore unique, handcrafted pipes from skilled makers. Discover the world of art and function in one place here at Witch Dr.


Book Worm’s Delight

Bookworm's delight.

Find the perfect gift for the bookworm of your life! With a dash of magic and wisdom, explore the enchanting tales and discover premium reads at our local cozy corners. Immerse yourself in culture, where knowledge knows no bounds or find the perfect candle for your book nook. 📚🪱💫

Wicked Good Books

  • Welcome to our charming bookstore, where stories come alive and magic awaits on every shelf. Browse our curated collection and let the pages transport you to new worlds.

Copper Dog Books

  • Copper Dog Books, nestled in the heart of downtown Beverly, Massachusetts, proudly presents a curated collection of premium books, unique gifts, and delightful cards, all paired with an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction.

A curated collection of books on display in a store to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

Salem Athenaeum

  • Founded in 1810, the Salem Athenaeum is a cultural center and library offering a diverse range of events from lectures to workshops. Featuring contemporary and historical collections, such as literature, sciences, and politics, they have something for everyone.


  • As Massachusetts’ first LGBTQ+ and women-owned plant shop, Biss is Salem’s unique shop for houseplants, objects, and textiles. We believe in personal narratives in decorating. We’re not just a store; we’re here to share knowledge and offer unique products. 


Gifts for your Witchy Bestie

For your witchy bestie small business saturday.

Enchanting gifts for your witchy bestie! Unearth the magic with a gift guide that’s straight from the heart of Salem. From bewitching photoshoots to elemental inspirations, dark boutique experiences and self-growth – we’ve got the perfect potion for every witchy soul. Make your holiday spellbinding! 🖤🌙🔮🌟

Witch Pix

  • Choose from over 300 costumes, select a fantasy photoshoot setting like “Magic Avenue” or “Olde Salem Village,” and get digital and print packages instantly. Create your own Witch City history with us. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome!

The Chaos Factor 

  • Herbal magic & witchy art inspired by the elements, the moon, the stars, the woods, the ocean.

Get into the spirit of Small Business Saturday with our enchanting Witch's main body oil.


  • Explore Salem’s ultimate Dark Boutique experience! Immerse yourself in captivating aesthetics that showcase a world of dark fashion, accessories, makeup, jewelry, and intriguing oddities.

The Good Witch of Salem

  • Transforming education into a magical journey, emphasizing self-growth, self-love, and self-awareness, they spread this message through delightful events, further supported by a retail line of educational resources, children’s clothing and accessories, and imaginative toys.

Die With Your Boots On

  • Eccentric Attire for Unique Individuals! Your one-stop shop for Gothic, Heavy Metal, and Alternative fashion, footwear, and accessories. A hub for Gothic and Vaporwave enthusiasts.

Pentagram Shoppe

  • They say magick, love, and friendship connect us. Through these connections, we are bound through time. Pentagram was created with a love for the Craft, the Old Gods, and esoteric knowledge. They have been practicing Witchcraft and the psychic arts for more than two decades.


Movement Monkeys

Movement monkeys small business.

Gifts for the Groovy Movers! Celebrate Small Business Saturday by supporting local businesses that inspire movement and dance. From unlocking your body’s potential to practicing yoga, discovering the magic of dance and drumming, fostering creativity in little ones and embracing Latin dance – this gift guide is all about keeping the rhythm alive. 🎶🕺🐒

JEM Studios Body Alchemist

  • Embrace the art of kinesthetic mastery and unlock the full potential of your body’s transformative journey

Soul City Yoga

  • Soul City Yoga is a unique community Yoga studio located in the eclectic Lydia Pinkham Building in Historic Lynn, MA. Whether you are just beginning your yoga journey or looking for a deeper connection, at Soul City we encourage practitioners of all levels to come to flow with us in a safe practice space where diversity is celebrated and representation is valued. Welcome to the City of Soul!

Greg Coles Dance and Drum

  • Discover a new you through personalized lessons in the art of African and Latin dance and drumming, infused with a touch of charm in every class!

Mini Movers

  • An on-location dance studio dedicated to bringing confidence and creativity to young movers. They are committed to providing an inclusive, nurturing, and fun environment to children of all backgrounds. 

A group of children participating in a dance session during Small Business Saturday at a dance studio.

YR Dance and Events: Cultura Latina Dance Academy

  • At YR, their mission is to enhance, share, and connect our cultures and community through dance. Our students also learn about leadership, self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork, necessary skills for their future.


Earth Bugs

Earth bugs - a guide for small businesses.

The tiny guardians of the planet, making big changes with their eco-friendly magic! Nourish your soul and the earth by shopping sustainably. Support local and find unique treasures that’ll make your holidays ‘herb-tastic.’ 🌍✨

The Salem Plant Witch

  • We reconnect with the Earth on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, as ‘edgewalkers.’ Grounded in our lineage, we guide others to reclaim health and authenticity, shifting away from superficial trends, and uncovering urgently needed answers and medicine

Unpacked Living

  • Unpacked Living was created because of the need for plastic-free/low-waste products and refills in the local market. Their initiative is to teach about plastic-free living and make it accessible to everyone. 

A blue bottle of shampoo next to a blue box, perfect for Small Business Saturday.
A blue bottle of shampoo next to a blue box, perfect for Small Business Saturday.

The Wandering Stage

  • The Wandering Stage is a 20-foot, custom built, towable trailer made out of steel and aluminum, which can be transformed into a full 20 by 12-foot stage at the push of a button. A project funded through MainVest, The Wandering Stage offers a one-of-a-kind, full performance set-up for all outdoor events, public speeches, musical performances, or any other outdoor events!


Host Gifts

A group of women sitting around a table with candles and the words host gifts.

Make Your Host’s Day Extra Special! Whether it’s art to adorn their walls, culinary experiences to delight their taste buds, or dreams of a future renovation – our gift guide has it all. From subtle tokens of appreciation to grand gestures, discover the perfect present to bring to your next gathering and ensure you arrive with gratitude in hand! 🎁🏡🎉🖼️  


  • Eat Drink Explore Provisions; your destination for elevated culinary experiences. Founded by passionate food enthusiasts, they offer workshops, event services, and a selection of crafted mocktail liquors. Discover the art of charcuterie and create personalized gift boxes filled with handpicked products. 

Salem Architectural Woodworking

  • A custom cabinetry and architectural millwork company with over 35 years of experience that specializes in producing high-quality products. Whether it’s for your first home, a renovation, or a commercial/institutional organization, their specialists are dedicated to providing superior custom products timely and professionally.

Paint by the Ocean

  • Annette Jay Sykes is an objective painter who completes plein air oil paintings of seascapes, abstracted ocean scenes, and other New England-inspired scenes by the ocean out her front door. She works in media ranging from oil to watercolor to pastels, especially when she is painting her favorite oceanscapes and cityscapes along with a range of drawing materials when doing life drawing and portraiture. 

A painting capturing the tranquil scene of a boat docked in the water, perfect for Small Business Saturday art enthusiasts.

Art by Alina Z.

  • ​​Art By Alina Z specializes in creating tranquil artwork inspired by nature and New England. Offering prints and functional items from her original pieces, she also has a passion for public murals, pet portraits, and art workshops.


Vintage Lovers

Vintage lovers small business.

Step Back in Time with Vintage Treasures! Explore curated fashion spanning decades, honor the rich history and embrace classic styles. Unearth a world of vintage wonder – with antique treasures and retro enthusiasm, discover the past in the present while finding your style! 🛍🕰👗🌟

Eleventh House Vintage

  • Explore our thoughtfully curated collection of vintage fashion spanning the 1920s to the 1990s. Located in the traditional homelands of the Pawtucket, Massachusett, and Naumkeag peoples, we honor the diverse history of this place. Visit our store at events or schedule an appointment with us for a personalized shopping experience!

Diehl Marcus

  • Step into the world of antique and curio treasures with us in Salem, MA! Discover their carefully selected collection of antiques, home decor, apothecary goods, and accessories sourced from near and far.

A Small Business Saturday showcase of antiques in a room.

Emporium 32

  • As former Renaissance Faire performers, avid antique collectors, and onetime fixtures in the local Steampunk community, The Perry’s passion for classic styles and traditions of the past is reflected in all aspects of their lives and business.

Modern Millie

  • Offering a curated collection of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories, and providing excellent assistance to customers of all sizes their selection includes pieces made by passionate USA-based designers. They feature comfortable knits and vintage-style party dresses.


Gifts for Far Out Fashionistas

Gifts for far out fashionistas.

Far Out Fashionistas: D​​arkly divine wardrobe picks with a touch of Salem’s dark charm. From eerie jewelry to eccentric finds, and enigmatic boutiques to help you embrace your unique style, mystical art awaits you. With our curated pics from local shops, embrace the shadows in style!” 🖤✨ 


  • Inspired by vintage horror and mid-century design, the jewelry transports wearers to otherworldly realms. From minimalistic to statement pieces, each piece is carefully crafted with attention to detail. As a formally trained sculptor and metalsmith, she creates high-quality and meaningful art that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Keep Salem Odd

  • Embracing the vibrant, independent souls that define modern Salem, MA, Keep Salem Odd is a tribute to the city’s eclectic and innovative spirit. It perfectly balances the eerie, dark allure that chills our nights with the exuberance of creative oddities. 

A woman wearing a dress on a carousel during Small Business Saturday.
A woman wearing a dress on a carousel during Small Business Saturday.

Blackcraft Salem

  • Spawned out of a Southern California attic in the summer of 2012, BlackCraft’s Clothing began with a sparse one-hundred dollar investment in their pockets and the interest to motivate people in a positive light outside of the realms of organized religion. Manifesting and growing, they welcome people from all walks of life from across the globe. 

Mystical Inspirations

  • A woman-owned small business with a love of crystals energy and art, mystical Inspirations designs and creates fantasy and wedding-style jewelry, wearables, and art. Find your own power through their meditation and spirit journeys, energy healing, and crystal healing sessions.


Gifts for Crafty Creators

Gifts for the crafty creators.

Elevate your crafty creations with these magical destinations!  Discover a world of artistry and magic, holistic creativity and artistic inspiration. Find your artistic oasis and dive into your creative journey! ✨🎨🔮

Circle of Stitches

  • A witchy boutique and full-service yarn shop featuring locally-made soy candles, local jewelry, independently published tarot decks, crystals, and more! Shop their collection of local artists and support small businesses! 

Visit our small business shop filled with yarn and a hat on Small Business Saturday.
Visit our small business shop filled with yarn and a hat on Small Business Saturday.

Creative Spirit

  • A center for creativity and personal transformation that offers classes/workshops, holistic services, an art gallery, and events that nurture our whole being – body, mind, heart, and soul. Boldly explore the topics of creative expression, self-development, mindfulness, health, and spirituality, and embody your full potential to create the life you desire!

The Witchery

  • A unique performance space, tarot reading room & gift shop. Home to the ongoing, multimedia event Moon Witch, which runs late spring through October. The Witchery also holds tarot readings, spell casting sessions, and sells local/regional art and crafty creations by very cool artists!

Slow River Studio

  • Their curriculum, teaching methods and studio events are all designed to develop your artistic confidence and creative curiosity – in an atmosphere of contagious joy welcoming people of all levels! Everyone can learn to make art with encouragement and excellent instruction. 


Artist Adoration

Artist adoration small business saturday.
Artist adoration small business saturday.

Show Your Love for Local Artists! Discover custom frames and local artwork all while supporting artistic expression. Give the gift that lasts with Memberships to Galleries at Lynn Arts, Salem Arts Association, and Essex Art Center. Embrace the Artistic Heart of Your Community!” 💖🎨🎭 

The Art Corner

  • For over 30 years, The Art Corner, a local gem, offers expert consultation for custom frames and affordable local artwork. Locally owned and operated, our expert staff provides consultation and recommendations. 

A collection of framed pictures in a room, perfect for adorning your walls on Small Business Saturday.


  1. Galleries at Lynn Arts

  • The Galleries At LynnArts (GALA) is an arts based collaborative that is in the process of becoming a Collaborative Nonprofit Art Gallery. Led by a small group of local artists and art organizers, they have designed two galleries and a gallery shop.

       2. Salem Arts Association

  • Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. Founded in August of 2007, their mission is simple: to “bring art, in all its forms to the community, and bring the community, in all its diversity to the arts in Salem.” 

       3. Essex Art Center

  • Fostering lifelong learning and growth for a diverse artist community in Greater Lawrence through the transformative magic of art.


World of Wellness

A group of people doing yoga in the grass with the words world of wellness.

Explore the world of wellness and embrace your best self! Nourish your mind, body and soul from stress management to mindfulmovement for total well-being. Whether its all natural products your desire or just some relaxation and healing, everyone needs a little zen in their lives. 🌿💪🧘‍♀️💆‍♂️ 

B&S Fitness/CrossFit Iron Spider

  • B&S Fitness Programs promises a healthier, stronger, and happier you. Their programs focus on complete body fitness, encompassing strength, cardio, weight loss, and flexibility. They offer engaging, adaptable workouts suitable for individuals of all fitness levels. Join their vibrant community to infuse fitness with meaning in your life.

Wild Sea Wellness

  • Alignment based vinyasa on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Chrissy loves sharing her practice with her students and crafting a full sensory experience that links music, breath, movement and stillness. 

Ivy Ziporah

  • As a trusted all-natural skincare company, Ivy Ziporah offers a diverse range of all-natural beauty products throughout the United States. Our unwavering commitment lies in delivering tailored solutions to meet the unique skincare needs of our customers.

Harvey showcases his small business's skin care products on a bed for Small Business Saturday.

Danvers Wellness Center by Soul Warrior

  • Compassionate, knowledgeable teachers are dedicated to helping you achieve wellness through energy healing, nutrition, and movement therapy. They focus on addressing the root causes of your ailments, providing long-lasting relief and well-being across physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

Stress Management Associates of the North Shore

  • Since 1987, we’ve been healing the world one person at a time, offering massage therapy, small individualized Stretch-Qigong-Intro to Tai Chi classes, and Reiki therapy.


Gifts of Glamor

Gifts of glamour - small business saturday.

Elevate your gifts with a touch of glamour – from captivating photoshoots to dynamic business visuals and cherished portraits, make your loved ones feel like stars! We guaruntee this gift guide will make every moment shine! 🌟📷✨ 

Francois Studios (photoshoot)

  • A team of creatives dedicated to bringing your story to life using photography and filmmaking. They tailor professional video and photography Services to capture the perfect moment, they create content that you can share with the world.

Cynthia August Images Photography

  • Cynthia, a vibrant commercial photographer, creates energetic and dynamic visuals for businesses. From employee team spirit portraits to headshots and product photography, she offers a versatile range of services for various clients.

A woman wearing a crown of twigs in a black and white photo, capturing the essence of Small Business Saturday.

ERC Photography

  • With a focus on glamour and boudoir, Evie creates stunning photographs centered around making her models feel empowered and confident.

Lightshed Photography Studio

  • Specializing in portrait and wedding photography, they provide a wide range of services, including headshots, real estate photography, as well as captivating maternity, baby, and children’s portraits


Lovers of Darkness

A house with the words lovers of darkness.

Discover the beauty in the shadows by indulging in the darkness with our ‘Lovers of Darkness’ gift guide! From spooky plushies to gothic java, sinister artistry, couture charm and macabre art, these selections are tailor-made just for you. Unleash your inner vampire with a pair of custom fangs and dive into the world of darkness in style! 🌚🦇🖤 

Bats in the Belfry Crafts

  • Bats in the Belfry Crafts is an entirely handmade gift shop full of delightfully dark plush and other creepy goodies! Their products are made from recycled materials and designed to make even the darkest of hearts smile.

Coffein Coffee Co

  • Their handcrafted, small-batch specialty coffee features a beautifully dark, gothic aesthetic to complement your unique taste. Additionally, they are dedicated to supporting bat rehabilitation and conservation efforts, recognizing the vital role these creatures play in coffee plantation ecology, all while celebrating their undeniable cuteness

Jack Attack Clothing

  • By skillfully blending Punk and Goth elements with couture techniques, they fashion exceptionally distinctive clothing pieces

Warlocks Inc (Hex and Omen)

  • What is it you seek? To find love or strengthen it? To achieve success? To bring healing, a better job, or justice to one who deserves it? To peer into the future? To contact your beloved dead? Start with the purest oils, richest incense, candles, soaps, potent charms, and gris-gris handmade by true practitioners. The Witches of Hex honor the old gods, speak to spirits, handcraft spells, conjure changes, make waves, and live every day surrounded by magic. And they welcome you to join them.

Chthonic Star

  • Chthonic Star empowers responsible magic. They offer eco-friendly tools, enhance practices, and promote sustainability in the occult industry, aiming to improve environmental impacts.

The Satanic Temple/Salem Art Gallery

  • An art gallery and permanent exhibit dedicated to witch-hunts, Satanism, and moral panics. They promote the works of emerging and established artists from around the world through artist talks, special events, and screenings, combining exhibitions with interactive and engaging projects. Take a tour of the gallery, view the infamous Baphomet statue or pop by the gift shop!


  • From the murky darkness of a studio apartment in Historic Salem Massachusetts, a young entrepreneur laid the groundwork for what would become the world’s largest source for custom fit vampire fangs. 

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Forest Haunt

  • Elevate your style with their collection of bleached apparel. Discover captivating designs featuring enigmatic cats, majestic wolves, towering trees, and breathtaking mountains. Adorned on premium t-shirts, beanies, hoodies, and an array of fashion-forward items, our wearable art pieces promise to transcend ordinary fashion boundaries.


Creative Kiddos

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Nurture your little artist’s imagination with our gift guide for your creative little one. From picture book artistry to fun swimming lessons, playful exploration, creative education, and inspiring performances, spark their creativity and watch them shine! 🖌️🏊‍♂️🎭🧒

Swimm with Timm

  • Students are encouraged to develop at their own pace and try new things only when they feel comfortable. Focusing on making swimming lessons fun by having students swim as much as possible during class and attending to each individual’s needs with a small student-to-instructor ratio. Once students are comfortable and confident in the water, they focus on developing a strong foundation of skills. 

North Shore Children’s Museum

  • The North Shore Children’s Museum, located in Peabody, Massachusetts, encourages children and families to learn through play and exploration. Featuring 15 hands-on exhibits including Farm to Table, Sensory Play, Gross Motor Skills, and more, NSCM offers the perfect amount of education and imagination for children and their families all in the heart of the North Shore.

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A group of girls sitting at a table in a room, discussing their plans for Small Business Saturday.

Face Paint Fantasy Macarme Tiquicia

  • Providing one of the best Face Painting services and Glitter Art and Feather extensions services, their artists use professional FDA approved and hypoallergenic cosmetic materials to make your event UNIQUE!

Endicott Center for the Arts

  • Fusing theory, practice, and history, their innovative programs aim to equip students for the ever-evolving demands of visual arts professions. Come explore our academic offerings in a vibrant hub for music, dance, theater, and inspiring exhibits. Unleash your artistic potential.

Salem State Creative Center for the Arts

  • Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts provides the arts explorer a singular destination to experience world-class guest artists and award-winning student and faculty performances in dance, music and theatre as well as art exhibitions and spoken word events. Diverse and affordable arts experiences presented in state-of-the-art venues on Boston’s north shore. 


Date Night

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Unlock romance at every budget with our date night guide! Embark on an artistic adventure at Peabody Essex Museum, savor fresh Seafood at Turners Seafood, relax and unwind at the Salem Waterfront Hoteland Suites. Create unforgettable memories on your special date night. 🏨🖼🦞 


Cinema Salem (watch a movie)

  • An independent movie theater located in historic downtown Salem, MA. Home of the Salem Film Fest – one of America’s largest all-documentary film festivals.

Gentile Brewing Co. (get a beer)

  • A family-owned and operated nano craft brewery focused on providing the community with fresh craft beer made with quality ingredients. They believe good beer should be enjoyed and not fussed over.

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ND Productions (karaoke date)

  • Karaoke and Music Video Bingo at many North Shore locations – grab a drink with your friends or a date and enjoy!


Peabody Essex Museum (activity)

  • Through its exhibitions, programs, publications, media and related activities, PEM strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world.

Turners Seafood (dinner)

  • Turner’s is an authentic New England fish house in a historic location. From the docks to your plate, experience thr most trusted name in seafood.

Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites (stay here)

  • With 86 beautifully appointed guestrooms waterside in the historic district of Salem, MA, The Salem Waterfront Hotel has all the amenities you could want including an indoor heated pool, marina, onsite dining, fitness facility, 4600 sq.


Ledger (Dinner)

  • Nestled within this historically distinctive venue, we proudly present a visionary New England culinary experience, seamlessly marrying time-honored 19th-century recipes, mixology, and culinary techniques with the cutting-edge resources and innovation of the 21st century. Step into a realm where tradition and modernity converge, promising an extraordinary gastronomic journey like no other.

The Merchant (stay here)

  • Located in the heart of downtown Salem, The Merchant offers luxurious guest rooms that retain much of the original woodwork and exquisite detail while offering the best of today’s amenities. Built by acclaimed 18th century architect Samuel McIntire, the property hosted president Washington in 1789 and pays homage to Joshua Ward, the post-Revolutionary War sea merchant and privateer who commissioned the stunning federal style building that today houses our boutique hotel.


History Fanatics

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Uncover the past with our history fanatics’ gift guide! Immerse yourself in America’s history by diving into pirate lore, learning about the Salem Witch Trial history, walk through history with Lynn Walking Shoe tours. Uncover the past and connect with history. 📜🗺️🌟

Real Pirates Salem

  • Voyage through pirate history with a museum of real artifacts and treasure from the shipwrecked Whydah Gally! Anchored in Salem, Massachusetts.

The House of the Seven Gables

  • A welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story. No matter what community you are from, you share a sense of place or identity with those in your circle. The House of the Seven Gables has been a center of Salem’s community for over a century – sharing a rich history with visitors from around the globe and providing educational resources for people in Greater Salem.

Witch House

  • The Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, Massachusetts, USA, known as The Witch House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718) and is the only structure you can visit in Salem with direct ties to the Salem witch trials of 1692.

Hamilton Hall

  • Built in 1805, Hamilton Hall on Chestnut Street, designed by Samuel McIntire, has a rich history. Named after Alexander Hamilton, it’s been a hub for luminaries. Today, it remains a pivotal venue for the community, educational programs, and celebrations, preserving a rich tradition.

Lynn Walking Shoe Tours

  • Lynn Walking Shoe Tours was born from the desire to share with others Lynn’s rich history and culture. Aiming to engage, educate, and inspire visitors and locals alike, our customers walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Lynn’s past and present. Our dedication to this endeavor has driven us to create immersive experiences.. By sharing Lynn’s narrative, we contribute to the preservation and celebration of this remarkable community, one step at a time.

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A woman enjoying a sculpture in a park during Small Business Saturday.

Lynn Museum/LynnArts

  • Lynn Museum/LynnArts is a public membership organization, fulfills its mission by offering diverse programs for all ages, maintaining a research library, and hosting changing exhibits that celebrate Lynn’s industrial heritage and rich artistic culture. Explore our textiles, paintings, photographs, artifacts, and contemporary art!


Fantasy Fans

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Unleash your inner fantasy with our enchanting gift guide – from magical moments to immersive tales, mythical creations, traditional craftsmanship, whimsical illustrations, and unique comic art. Elevate your fantasy world and unleash your imagination! 🌌📖🧙‍♂️ 

Evan Northrup Magic

  • Magic exists in a fleeting moment. He creates unforgettably delicate experiences that he honed over millennia of self-sacrifice to give audiences experiences they will treasure for years to come. These moments highlight the magic elements of life that exist all around us.


  • An immersive game-theatre company that specializes in high production value, immersive experiences where guests can leave the realm of the audience and become a part of the story. Using immersive theater, innovative game design, and live-action role-playing, Intramersive gives audiences the opportunity to impact our small impermanent worlds.

Wild Calling Arts

  • Hand sculpted and painted leather masks, crowns, cuffs, collars, ears, and horns, along with iconography-inspired enamel pins, patches, stickers, t-shirts, and tote bags, as well as two exclusive Tarot decks, The Golden Eclipse Tarot made by my bestie Marie Satori (@mariesatori) and one by my mask teacher Lauren Raine (Rainbow Bridge Tarot) Calypso Henna features hand-painted henna designs specializing in original contemporary designs. I use freshly made natural and safe red henna.

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RenLorian Crafts

  • Their collection of unique products is the result of the dedicated craftsmanship of family artisans, each piece meticulously crafted with a passion for quality and a commitment to tradition. Artisans are the heart and soul of our offerings, and by selecting their work, RenLorian Crafts aim to support artistic endeavors, keeping age-old techniques alive and thriving.

Karen Hallion Illustration

  • A former elementary teacher who found a love for art, in 2009 she took the bold step of transitioning to a full-time freelance artist and illustrator. Presently, Karen is deep into the creation of her debut children’s book, aptly titled ‘Never, Never Quit.


  • It’s Comic Art Backwards! TRACIMOC takes homeless comic books and transforms them into a unique useable and wearable art. All the art is created from the original comic print, which allows each piece to be a great one-of-a-kind gift for all ages!


Active Adventurers

Gifts for active adventurers.

Adventure Awaits! Fuel your journey with Marblehead Cycle and then refuel with Sweetgreen. Discover Salem’s secrets and uncover eerie tales. Get ready to embrace the thrill of active adventures!” 🚴‍♀️🗺️🌙🌄  

Marblehead Cycle

  • They love their cycling experience! Voted Best of North Shore, from bicycle sales, service, and rentals for electric bikes and skateboards. We also offer skate sharpening and ski tuning.

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Sweetgreen Peabody

  • Founded in 2007, Sweetgreen is a destination for delicious food that’s both healthy for you and aligned with your values. We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together.

Things to do in Salem

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Black Cat Tours

  • Welcome to Salem Black Cat Tours – a one-of-a-kind adventure! Our day tours offer a complete, 100% factual history of Salem, including Salem’s ONLY walking/boat tour combo or you can join us, if you dare, on an eerie evening ghost tour unlike any other! 


Queer Friendly

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Gift love, embrace diversity, and share the magic with our queer-friendly gift guide. Wear your pride, adorn yourself boldly, and sip on inclusivity with every thoughtful gift! Celebrate love and authenticity with your loved ones. 🎁✨🏳️‍🌈💖 

District Trading Company

  • Inspired by the City of Salem, MA and New England’s unique style of coastal living, this apparel and lifestyle company features an original line of graphic t-shirts, custom belts, bags, stationery and so much more.

Why Not Jewelry by Kirsty

  • One-of-a-kind jewelry that is fun, bold, and unique pieces of jewelry using polymer clay and resin. Why Not was created with the intention to make a creative and stress free space. Everything produced is meant to be worn with a smile (one can only hope!). 

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An exquisite collection of handmade earrings showcased in a charming wooden box, perfect for Small Business Saturday shoppers.

Midnight Teas(e)

  • Discover a captivating world of tea at this enchanting establishment nestled in Salem, Massachusetts. As a woman-owned, witch-led, and LGBTQ+-embracing tea shop, we are not only a purveyor of exquisite brews but also a sanctuary of inclusivity and empowerment. Immerse yourself in the mystique of Salem as you explore its curated tea offerings, where every sip is a journey into a realm where diversity and authenticity flourish



Music Mavens

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Strum the heartstrings and strike a chord! From historic venues to dark cinematic pop, enchanting chamber music, studio dreams, and versatile tunes. Gift the melody of music to your beloved mavens! 🎵🎸🎤 

The Cabot

  • Built by The Ware Brothers, it is one of only 250 historic vaudeville/movie palaces remaining in the U.S. A legacy of the visionary showmanship and architectural passion which opened as a dream palace for vaudeville and silent movies. The Cabot continues to deliver the arts to our North Shore community.


  • Alternative dark cinematic pop artist, Alexanydra brings a mystical perspective from other worlds into her music. The Salem-based vocal siren grew up playing the piano and singing overlooking the Atlantic ocean, frequenting magic shops which set the tone for her vast artistic imagination and artistry.

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Arpeggione Ensemble

  • Indulge in the enchanting melodies of the Arpeggione Ensemble as they bring the timeless allure of chamber music to life. Experience the magic of period instruments in the captivating historic venues and breathtaking landscapes of Boston’s North Shore

Maritime Music Studio

  • Maritime offers the perfect space and equipment to turn your musical dreams into reality, equipped with a live room, cutting-edge control room, and a vintage dub room. Designed by musicians for musicians, find your escape.



Small business saturday gift givers.

Gift with glee! Share the MATI Legacy, Adorn with stunning jewelry, deck your home with unique decor, support creative bosses, and find treasures at handcrafted studios. Gift a piece of artistry and love to your hard-to-buy-for friends. 💖🎉🎁


  • Rooted in a tapestry of cherished Greek traditions passed down through generations, the love for the MATI flows through every aspect of Val’s life, from family and cuisine to music and, of course, the art of warding off the evil eye. He continues to spread the legacy of cultural richness and protection it brings.

Fine Global Arts

  • Unique sterling silver and gemstone jewelry to die for. High quality handmade jewelry ethically sourced and many are original designs along with many new items that customers look forward to every year

Moody’s Home and Gifts

  • Moody’s Home & Gifts in Salem, MA, is your source for unique home decor, locally made items, and Salem-inspired gifts. Twin sisters Jess and Kate Moody, with backgrounds in design and business, opened the shop in June 2017.

Girl Gang Craft (apparel)

  • A fem-forward community for creatives and entrepreneurs that hosts biannual craft fairs. From business classes and courses to their podcast and blog for small biz tips, their mission is to create space and resources for artists and entrepreneurs in order to thrive and create a life of financial freedom doing what they love.

Lucky Runes

  • Lucky Runes, a quaint and welcoming studio, is operated by a group of talented women. Here, a diverse array of exquisite treasures, from candles to fine gold jewelry, are meticulously handcrafted


  • Shindig is committed to sustainable fashion and decor. Our One of One team creates upcycled apparel and are always creating new designs. Shindig hand-paints any item that they can salvage including pop inspired vintage luggage. Merchandise is always fresh and so much fun!

Salem Bespoke Boutique LLC

  • Savor Designs specializes in crafting beautiful designs, with a focus on event, costume, and bridal clothing creation. Elevate your style with our meticulously crafted bespoke designs, designed to bring your  clothing dreams to life in an unparalleled fashion.

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Small Business Saturday display featuring witch hats in a window.



Toury Tourists

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Gift the thrill of exploration and discovery with our Toury Tourists’ guide – get spooked, explore history, dive into stories, and experience immersive virtual tours. Unwrap the gift of adventure! 🌙🚃📖 

Salem Night Tour

  • Explore some of America’s most haunted & historic locations on this walking tour of Salem. Under lamp-lit streets, you will visit the city’s famous spooky sights at night. Keep an eye out for spirits as you explore reportedly haunted locations, as you hear true history of the Salem Witch Trials and mysterious local murders.

Salem Trolley

  • The Best Way to See Salem! The North Shore’s premier trolley company with narrated historical tour, same day shuttle service in bewitching Salem, MA.

Better Than Fiction Tours

  • Looking for a different kind of tour? One based on stories? This isn’t history class, history is more than names and dates. It’s people, and their loss and grief, their success and smiles, and all things in-between. We, as human beings, have always been story tellers, from Gilgamesh and Beowulf, to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

VRtical Media

  • VRtical Media is based in Salem, Massachusetts, creating Virtual Tours that are immersive and inclusive experiences. They are comprised of linked 360 Photographs, designed for people to navigate an environment, whether online or through a Virtual Reality headset.



Venue Ventures

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Discover your dream venue with venue ventures: Your exclusive gift guide! With cozy and convenient locations, productivity-enriched workspaces, comfort, and beyond. Find the magic and support local!

Gallows Hill Museum Theatre

  • Gallows Hill is Salem’s top-rated attraction, exploring the Salem witch trials and more. Filled with history, lore, and special effects, their main show is the perfect stop for the Salem visitor. 

Hampton Inn

  • Within walking distance of downtown attractions such as the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and House of Seven Gables enjoy a wonderful breakfast with juices and smoothies.


  • A social impact media agency that produces content, partners in causes, and works with philanthropists to give forward. Our clients are EmVisionaries who enable social change.


  • A better way to work in and around Greater Boston. With beautiful, tech-enabled, wellness-enhanced coworking spaces and private offices find the perfect space for your team of all sizes.


Drama Llamas

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For your uber-dramatic loved ones, step into Drama Llama’s world with this gift guide and discover the extraordinary! Explore empowering theatrical experiences, magical charities, and empowering coaching for your unique journey! 🎭 ✨

The Petticoat Pages

  • Welcome to a sex positive, LGBTQIA2+ positive, death-positive theatrical experience showcasing women’s stories through history via original performance art and lectures. These are the stories they never told you in school.

Salem’s Black Hat Society

  • Salem’s Black Hat Society (SBHS) emerged in October 2016, sparked by Brian’s street performances as Borah Brewington Snaggletooth XIII during Salem, MA’s Haunted Happenings. SBHS is all about spreading perpetual joy, positivity, and a touch of magic in Salem. Tipping proceeds go to local children’s charities. 

The Mindful Creative

  • A transformational coach working with change-makers, heart-centered leaders, high achievers, and spiritual seekers. The Mindful Creative offers a range of coaching for individuals, including private coaching for mission-driven leaders who care about their purpose and their people. Andy will help you identify your blind spots, let go of your baggage, and inspire your team by living and leading with your whole self.

The Thursday Poets

  • A collective of professional poets who creates, promotes, celebrates, and supports poetry efforts north of Boston and beyond through readings, gatherings, workshops, publications, and advocacy. 



Media Makers

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Unwrap unique artistry by exploring our gift guide for your hard-to-buy-for friends. Craft cinematic enchantment and dive into narratives that break boundaries, igniting the dreamer within you. Unleash boundless creativity in spaces where artistic potential knows no limits. Discover the heart of inspiration in community art settings. Embark on a gift-giving journey powered by the magic of art, media, and creativity! 🌟✨📷

Ember Eye Photography

  • As a photographer, clinical social worker, Reiki Master Teacher, and administrator Jeanette blends her talents to empower others and foster creative self-expression. Her unique gift lies in her ability to utilize therapeutic training to create transformative opportunities for everyone involved.

CJ Karch Creative 

  • Your gateway to a world of artistry that transcends boundaries. This creative haven blends fine art, commercial projects, and portraiture to craft captivating visual stories. With an eye for detail and a flair for innovation, we bring your vision to life. Here, creativity knows no limits.

MiraMar Print Lab

  • An art studio and gallery focused on the art of printmaking. The shop releases limited edition collections consisting of original, handmade, hand-printed pieces. The studio also offers classes and workshops for all ages that teach a variety of printmaking techniques along with drawing, color theory, and pattern design.

Salem Arcanum Studio of Photography

  • Salem Arcanum Photography Studio is the fine art space for James Bostick Photography. Bostick’s work includes the iconic “Salem Arcanum Tarot” project and other fine artwork including infrared photography and other inspirations.

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Dreamscape Productions

  • With a team of seasoned professionals and cutting-edge technology, Dreamscape crafts captivating narratives that transcend boundaries and inspire others. Join us in creating cinematic magic.

Peabody Telecommunications

  • Peabody TV: Your community’s media hub, fostering local creativity through video and digital media. Tune in to Channels 8, 9, and 99 for exclusive Peabody government meetings, high school sports, candidate forums, concerts, and more. We’re your source for Peabody-produced content, by and for residents.

Creative Harbor

  • Unlock your artistic potential in our community arts space, where creativity knows no bounds. Discover the heart of inspiration at Katie Ring Photography’s creative haven, available for hourly rentals.

DJQ Media

  • Since August 2011, Dana J. Quigley has worked as a professional freelance photographer in the Boston Area. Clients range from big and small, local and global, non-profit and corporate.



Artists for Hire

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If its an artist for hire you desire, we have you covered! From vibrant murals to captivating photography, this gift guide features artists ready to infuse your life with creativity and individuality. Explore handcrafted designs, immersive recycled art, and heartwarming family photography. Find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one and support these remarkable creators on their artistic journey. 🎨✨📸❤️


  • Specializing in custom murals and artwork for projects of all kinds to bring individuality and vibrancy to your life. Celebrating culture, community, and growth, work with Anna to create the perfect piece for your space.

Art by Heather Maes

  • A North Shore artist with a passion for crafting extraordinary watercolor and mixed media wonders. Her art draws inspiration from the untamed beauty of nature, the imaginative realms of science fiction, and the eerie allure of Salem’s Halloween and horror culture. Yet, she’s forever ready to explore new avenues of inspiration

Painted Lady Sign Co. 

  • Painted Lady Sign Co. is dedicated to the art of handcrafted quality and firmly believes in the power of strong visual communication for business success. They look forward to working with you, creating lasting, eye-catching designs that are a wise investment for the future.

John Wathne Art

  • A self-taught artist and engineer, John is ever experimenting developing his skills through trial-and-error and techniques. Fascinated by the visual world, John travels throughout New England and the Northeastern United States

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Grace & Diggs

  • Immersive art crafted from recycled materials, prioritizing interaction and innovation. They work with diverse clients, offering workshops and community projects. Inquiries are welcome. 

Tracey Westgate Photography

  • Discover the heartwarming world of authentic family photography. Let us capture the beautiful moments that tell your unique family story. What story do you want to tell?

Susannah Bothe Photography

  • A portrait maker + light chaser + adventure seeker + published photographer in + around Boston and the North Shore



Art for Gifting

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Give the gift of art for the holidays with our roundup of the best gifts featuring local artists! Delve into a world of captivating portraiture and mesmerizing canvases and discover the perfect gift you desire, adorned with a touch of love and a little extra sprinkle of magic. 🎁🎨🖼️✨

Laurel Driskill

  • Focusing on her spiritual, Christian, and realistic-themed talent, she sells her personal artwork and takes on commissioned projects. Working closely with her clients, she creatively manifests their ideas onto the canvas.

Danamal Art

  • Enter the captivating world of Danamal Art, where airbrushed canvas paintings and resin-coated coasters breathe life into your beloved horror and Halloween icons, as well as sports, music, and an array of entertaining movie characters! Every painting is a unique masterpiece, and our coasters are crafted from these exceptional artworks. 

A Small Business Saturday special edition painting featuring a clown with vibrant green hair.
A Small Business Saturday special edition painting featuring a clown with vibrant green hair.

Dewa Arts

  • A profound expression of the beauty, spirituality, and vibrant colors, experience the enchantment of Balinese-inspired modern art. With a deep-rooted passion for the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of Bali, Dewa’s creations are a masterful blend of contemporary aesthetics and the timeless allure.

John Casey Fine Art

  • Despite a detour into the corporate world, his artistic journey began in the landscapes of New Hampshire where he rediscovered his true passion for art. His story exemplifies the transformative power of embracing one’s artistic calling.

Ladies Entrance Studio

  • Fostering a profound connection to their creative core, we empower women through a range of holistic, art-based experiential workshops, classes, and personalized energy healing sessions.

Fractured Spiral

  • A 2D traditional animator, with a focus on motion graphics, video editing, and graphic design. My passion is to break down complex ideas into manageable chunks, and use those pieces to teach people about policy, empathy, and how to swat down bad-faith arguments.

Sara Bresline Illustration + Portraiture

  • Artwork that empowers mental health and celebrates feminine + queer energies

Shelby Hunter Co.

  • For now, ShelbyHunter Co. offers original abstract paintings, art prints, and fun sweatshirts. In the future? Well, there is much more fun to come.



Gift Cards for Foodies

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What better way to celebrate the holidays than to gift a dining experience to your friends and loved ones. Supporting small businsses like restaurants can be as easy as purchasing a gift card – often times there are special promotions that give back to the buyer with an additional gift card!


Flying Saucer 

  • Boldly reimagined traditional pizza and a quirky, locally-inspired experience taking Salem by storm. Featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a rotating draught beer selection that highlights the best from the Northeast, step into our ‘nerd’vana, where we pay homage to beloved universes.


  • A captivating bohemian retreat, where the extraordinary becomes the everyday. Delight in our exclusive selection of rare craft beers, expertly brewed coffee, and an array of delectable light fare. Step into a world where every sip and bite is a symphony of flavors, meticulously curated to transport you to a realm of extraordinary indulgence.


  • Step into this vibrant Asian fusion restaurant, where culinary delights await, including a tantalizing array of sushi rolls, expertly crafted Japanese, Thai, and Chinese dishes, and a diverse selection of sake and cocktails. With a dynamic calendar of weekly events, the establishment ensures an all-encompassing experience that caters to every palate and preference.

Kim’s Pure Pastry

  • Pure Pastry’s mission is to bake simple, practical, and inspiring pastries. We are a unique, retail & wholesale bakery that is organic, locally sourced, and homegrown. From a warm kitchen, we offer exquisite pastries that can cater to any dietary restriction

15 Walnut

  • A home away from home featuring cozy seating and comfort food with a little edge. Friendly bartenders serve up creative cocktails that draw people to the bar. The menu boasts an abundance of brick oven-fired items, great burgers, sushi, and salads, making it an easy spot for any occasion from a family dinner to date night.

Sea Level Oyster Bar

  • Savor Salem’s best seafood, oysters, king crab, lobster, burgers, and more. Enjoy rotating craft beers or signature cocktails.”


  • Handcrafted artisan pizza and creative Italian shared plates. With their imported wood-fired oven, Bambolina’s seasonal approach specializes in Neapolitan-style pizza and focuses on utilizing high-quality ingredients, culinary techniques, and personable service.

Lulu’s Bakery and Pantry

  • An American bakery focusing on high-quality baked goods, cakes, coffee, confections, pastries, sandwiches, and salads for everyday smiles and occasions to celebrate. Hope to see you soon!

El Gran Jaguar Restaurant

  • Local, family-owned, authentic Central American cuisine. Auténtica cocina centroamericana local, propiedad de una familia.

Dire Wolf Tavern

  • All I said was come on in… Dire Wolf Tavern was designed to be an inclusive space for all to gather in the heart of Salem. This warm, inviting tavern serves a fast, casual weekday lunch as well as Sunday brunch.


  • Finz is committed to serving sustainable seafood. We work with fishermen and fishing communities that share our commitment to sustainability wherever they are in the world. Innovative, sustainable, inspired menus, raw & sushi bars, carefully paired wine list all lead to an extraordinary dining experience

The Lobster Shanty

  • The Lobster Shanty is a local dive bar that secretly has class. Great food, great service all served in a very casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense. We’re a little place with a big heart.

Phinix Lounge

  • Cooking from the heart, Chef Misha’s food speaks for itself. With over 25 years of experience in Mediterranean, and Eastern European cuisine, his food will always leave you smiling.

Coffee Time Bake Shop

  • For over 30 years, our family-owned bakery and coffee shop has been a North Shore favorite. We proudly serve delicious cakes, pastries, specialty beverages, breakfast items, and more. Join us and savor the tradition.