December 11, 2019

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas from Creative Collective

by Felicia Cheney

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The holidays are rapidly approaching. You’ve made lists, checked them twice, and then life got in the way and it’s the second week of December. Fortunately, if you live on the North Shore, you’ll be able to pick up a perfect last-minute something for nearly everyone on your list from local shops and makers. 

Here is our 2019 guide to great last-minute gifts North of Boston. 

For Avid Readers:

Fundead Publications – Exquisite Aberrations
Anthology of Gothic Horror

$28 from Fundead Publications

Joey Gould – The Acute Avian Heart

$16 from Lily Review Press

January Gill O’Neil – Rewilding

$16 from CavanKerry Press

Brunonia Barry – The Fifth Petal
Murder Mystery


Vintage Commonwealth Dancers – Jane Austen Ball Tickets
Not a book, but an event for book lovers! Particularly those who might be persuaded by Jane Austen.


For Lovers of Self-care: 

Yoga Memberships and Gift Certificates

Black Widow Yoga: Gift Certificates Available, classes start at $14
Rebel Yell Yoga: Starting at $45/mo.
Salty Buddha: $30 for two weeks of unlimited classes

For Cat Parents: 

For Those Who Love to Laugh: 

Tickets – Holiday Improv Show at Marblehead Little Theatre with Accidentally on Purpose


For Foodies:

Foodie Stocking Stuffer Idea! Consider a gift card to one of these great restaurants!

For the Tea Lover: 

For the Oenophile, Mixologist, or Beer Enthusiast: 

Bring Home Brews From:

Bent Water Brewing: Taproom – Lynn, Ma
East Regiment Beer Co: Taproom – Salem, MA
Granite Coast Brewing: Taproom – Peabody, MA

For the Family Oriented: 

Family Portraits by Lightshed Photography Studio

Contact for Quote, Gift certificates available

Painted Portraits by Bobbie Bush

Inquire for a Consultation, Gift certificates available

For the Jewelry Lover 

Rich Red Speckled Ceramic Necklace from Shine Jewelry

$28, Available from Northeast ArcWorks

For the Sporty: 

For Darklings: 

Witch Pix Costume Photography

Gift Certificates Available

For Those Who Move:

White Wolf Fitness Membership

New Member Deal: $25 for 2 Weeks of Unlimited classes

For the Decorator: 

For the Fashion Forward: 

Meet and Greet with LASS Stylist

Free! Gift certificates available for other services

For Those Who Wear Black: 

For Creative Types: 

Music Lessons from ChagallPAC

Gift Certificates Available

Creative Workshops from Alice’s Table

Gift Certificates Available

For the Concert or Theatre Goer:

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers at the Cabot

Tickets starting at $29.50

For Those Who Give Back:


Root provides youth, ages 16 to 24, with a pathway to employment and financial independence. Through developing life and work readiness skills, youth leave Root prepared for success in the workplace.


Lifebridge’s mission is to end the crisis of homelessness. They believe the way to solve this crisis, one person at a time, is to provide housing with supportive services, to encourage personal and income development, and stability in physical and mental health. They do this through our three locations in Salem, Beverly, and Gloucester.

Citizen’s Inn Haven from Hunger

In July of 2017, Citizens Inn merged with Haven from Hunger, creating one organization to better help local families and individuals leave hunger and homelessness behind. Haven from Hunger’s work currently includes a food pantry and a community meals program at 71 Wallis Street in Peabody.

North Shore Pride

The mission of North Shore Pride, Inc is to promote the general welfare and unity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community within the North Shore, and to advocate for the acceptance of the members of the LGBTQ community by the broader North Shore community.

Salem Main Streets

Salem Main Streets’ (SMS) mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and promotion of the downtown district.

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