December 19, 2018

Last Minute North Shore Holiday Shopping Guide

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It’s less than a week until Christmas and the pressure is on to find the most perfect gift! Fortunately, we’ve got the insider guide to help you find what you need in time for Santa’s arrival next Tuesday.

Arcworks Community Art Center

In the heart of downtown Peabody, the Arcworks Community Art Center is home to a juried selection of rotating artisan crafts to fit a variety of tastes and preferences. Plus, this Friday they are taking part in Sip and Shop Night at the Exchange, a late night shopping event featuring artisans from Peabody and the surrounding North Shore.

Location: 22 Foster St Peabody, Massachusetts 01960

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM, Saturday 10AM-3PM

Artist & Craftsman Supply – North of Boston 

Located in Saugus, MA, Artist & Craftsman Supply is one of biggest and best art supply stores found on the North Shore. This art supply wonderland is heralded as the most unique store on Route 1, and provides an essential outpost for artists (and present buyers) who don’t want to travel into Boston for high quality products.

Location: 751 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

Hours: 9AM – 7PM M-S, 10-6 Sunday

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop

One of Salem’s oldest retailers, Coon’s Card and Gift Shop contains a bounty of unique gifts, affordable souvenirs, greeting cards and much more.

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop is also affiliated with Penelope’s Pet Boutique, which has the perfect gifts for all the dog lovers in your life.

Location: 3705, 226 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 10-7, Thursday – Sunday 10-8, Monday 10-5

The Coven’s Cottage

The Coven’s Cottage is a family owned and operated witchcraft shop on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall in downtown Salem. The store is filled to the brim with magical herbs, books, and pagan gifts for a variety of paths. This one of the best spots on the North Shore to get that perfect Yule gift.

Location: 190 Essex St. Salem, Ma 01970

Hours: Sunday – Monday, Thursday 11AM-4PM,

Die with Your Boots On

Looking for clothing with both style and edge? Then this retailer based on Pickering Wharf in Salem is the place for you. Specializing in designer goth clothing and gifts from both local artists and designers all over the country, Die with Your Boots On is the perfect spot to pick up a gift for the person in your life who just loves wearing black.

They’re also having a special Down to the Wire Sip and Shop event this Saturday night from 5-9PM. You don’t want to miss it!

Location: 77 Wharf St., Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11AM-6PM, Saturday 11AM – 9PM, Sunday 12-5, Monday 10AM-4PM

Emporium 32

Stepping into Emporium 32 is like stepping through a door into another time. Emporium 32 specializes in vintage gifts, clothing, art, and collectibles and features some of the most talented artists and makers on the North Shore and beyond. This is the best place to find quality gifts for the elegant and dapper people in your life.

Location: 6 Central St, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday – 11AM – 6PM, Wednesday 11AM – 4PM, Saturday 11AM – 7PM, Monday 10AM-2PM

Goodnight Fatty – The One Dozen Holiday Fatty Box

Who doesn’t love cookies? The answer: nobody. Everybody loves cookies. Do the right thing for your friends and family this holiday season and pick up a one dozen holiday fatty box for $30 while supplies last. Order now, and be the hero you were always meant to be.

You can place your order now until December 22 and pick up your order anytime in store between 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday, December 23rd. All boxes contain 3 varieties cookies totaling a dozen Fatties.

Location: Higginson Sq., Salem, MA 01970

Grace & Diggs

Part gallery, part workshop, part event space, Grace and Diggs features locally made art and handcrafted items including soap, pottery, art by Susan J. Schrader, and unique headpieces made from up-cycled materials. The store never looks the same twice! Head down to Grace & Diggs on Artists Row to find unique pieces that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Location: Artists Row, 24 New Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 4PM

Jolie Tea Company

Jolie Tea Company is Salem’s premiere tea shop located next to the Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem, MA. They offer 200 high quality artisanal teas from all over the world, as well as tea accessories including tea pots, cups, strainers, and gifts.

Location: 105 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM, Saturday 10AM – 7PM, Sunday 11AM – 6PM

Marblehead Arts Association Artisan Shop

The Marblehead Arts Association is not only home to fantastic art from local artists, but also to a juried selection, on a three month rotation, of unique gifts perfect for the holiday season! Each piece in the shop is chosen for its exceptional quality and expert craftsmanship,

Location: The Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Friday 12-5PM

Marina Griffin Designs at the PEM shop

Marina Griffin Design is a family based business, specializing in luxury handwoven textiles and semi-precious jewelry. She sources her materials from all over the world, and her unique pieces are sure to make a statement. You can now find her products at the PEM shop in downtown Salem.

PEM Shop Location: 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM

Moody Interiors

Located on the Hawthorne Hotel end of the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, Moody Interiors is a bright and fun home decor shop specializing in eclectic accents, many of them created by local artists like Shady Tree Maker. Their rotating selection of fabulous goods are the perfect gifts for just about everybody on your list.

Location: 131-1 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Wednesday – Friday and Sunday 10AM – 6PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM – 7PM


Newly opened, Vampfangs isn’t just a special FX and customized fang store, they also sell a variety of clothing, gifts, and accessories. This Friday they’re having a special event, and offering 13% off everything storewide. This is the perfect place to stop in to pick up that last minute something for the vampire (or vampire lovers) in your life.

Location: 244 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970

Hours: Monday, Thursday – Saturday 11AM – 7PM, Sunday 11AM – 6PM