Dining Playbook’s A-Z Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time of year again! Dining Playbook has compiled an A-Z list for the foodie, traveler, spa-lover and more in your life. We’ve scoured New England for some of our favorite local finds that will cover your entire shopping list for this holiday season.

https://blakehillpreserves.com/collections/jams-for-the-season/products/apple-pie-filling

|A| Apple Pie Filling

The holiday season doesn’t start without desserts! This Apple Pie filling from Blake Hill is perfect for your baker in your life, and you’ll be supporting a third-generation, locally-owned small business!

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https://www.beewellbox.com/gift-shop/p/style-01-gj84m-3anmd

|B| BeeWell Box

Could there BEE a better gift than a fresh honey? BeeWell Honey was created to support local farmers and beekeepers and whenever you purchase a product, it contributes to build bee sanctuaries all throughout New England! The BeeWell gift box provides three jars of raw honey, hand-made soap, a BeeWell honey dipper, AND you can get your pollinator garden started with three pollinator seed packets.

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https://bignightshop.com/collections/cardvault/products/cardvault-beanie-1

|C| Costa Cards – Card Vault Beanie

Card trading is one of the fastest growing (and most lucrative) pastimes in New England, so why not support a business so close to Billy! With the newest Card Vault store located in Patriot Place, it’s the perfect place to start your collection and see what else is out there. Give the big card trader in your life the Card Vault Beanie to stay warm, or visit their website for some more valuable items.

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https://www.danimcclureart.com/shop-1

|D| Dani McClure Art

It’s never a bad time to spice up your interior decor, and Boston local Dani McClure is an abstract artist with some fabulous pieces up for grabs on her website! You can even reach out to Dani to commission a piece that is unique to your loved ones.

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https://www.edgeworthjewelry.com/shop/p/the-tandem-ring

|E| Edgeworth Jewelry

Edgeworth Jewelry is a woman-owned business that has been an industry leader in New England for over 10 years. Owner Mackenzie Law is known for her world inspired unique design, and draws influence from the Japanese art form of Mokume-game (a special type of metal-working), creating the intricate designs in the jewelery.

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https://www.formaggiokitchen.com/petite-cheese-board-gift-bundle/

|F| Formaggio Kitchen’s Cheese Board

Charcuterie boards are some of the most popular (and tastiest!) trends to come out of 2022, and Formaggio Kitchen has all the ingredients you can think of! The specialty cheese board is definitely one of our favorites! These pre-made cheese gift bundles are ready to go in-store, and you can event grab some wine if you pick up in-store!

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https://www.g2ospasalon.com/

|G| Glam at G2O Spa and Salon

Located in the heart of Boston, G2O Spa and Salon is a longtime favorite of Jenny’s (and Billy’s!) that is perfect for someone who needs a little extra pampering. The list of services offered is endless, so whether it’s a little hairdo tune-up or a relaxing massage, you’ll find something perfect for that special someone.

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https://harveytraveler.com/products/nantucket-weekender

|H| Harvey Traveler Bag

The Nantucket Long Weekender Bag is perfect for- you guessed it- a long weekend! Now that ski season is coming up, it’s perfect for one’s who like to getaway. It’s highly durable so it’s perfect for road trips or long flights. AND for every Nantucket bag sold, Harvey Traveler will donate a bag of dog food to NISHA, Nantucket Island Safe Harbor For Animals.

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https://www.bauer.com/products/bauer-recreational-ice-unisex-colorado

|I| Ice Skates – Bauer

We know you’re excited to hit the ice this season! You already know Bauer is the skate of choice for many of the Boston Bruins, but they also carry skates for the leisure skater as well. These Colorado Lifestyle Ice Skates from Bauer are perfect for anyone, and their sleek design is sure to make you look like a pro!

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|J| Jelly – New England Cranberry Pepper Jelly

If you’re planning to have a New England holiday, you MUST get cranberry jelly from New England Cranberry. New England Cranberry is located in Amesbury, MA and has been family run since 2003. They’ve added a little *spice* to this one for a kick!

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https://wearkada.com/products/the-sweater-duster-salt

|K| KADA – Sweater Duster Midi Dress

KADA is a new and fully woman-owned business and all the materials are sustainable. The Sweater Duster Midi Dress is a timeless day-to-night dress perfect to lounge at home during a snow day or out to dinner. You can also find their first pop-up in Seaport!

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https://www.laurelgreenfieldart.com/prints/dunkin-iced-coffee-print

|L| Lauren Greenfield Art

Nothing says what’s more on brand for New England than framing a Dunkin’ coffee cup. Lauren Greenfield caters her art to what she and many other loves- food! You can find her Boston Public Market and this year’s Snowport Holiday Market in Boston.

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https://www.bostongeneralstore.com/collections/kitchen/products/amber-glass-mugs

|M| Manuel Amber Glass Mugs

Made with extra thick borosilicate glass (with added thickness at the bottom for stability), these mugs are sturdier than the average glass mug. Grab a pair at the Boston General Store for the funky coffee-lover in your life.

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https://www.olivesandgrace.com/collections/all/products/new-parent-baby-gift-box

|N| New Parent Box

A gift that is perfect to pamper the new mom and dad, and also something special for the baby! The Olives and Grace brick-and-mortar spot may be closed, but you can shop online for all of your gifting needs.

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https://www.bostonoliveoilcompany.com/oliveoilgifts/60ml-sampler-4pack-blacktruffleseasalt.html

|O| Olive Oil From Boston Olive Oil Company

This 4-pack has all the fixings, olive oil, truffle sea salt, and balsamic vinegar. All wrapped in the festive box ready to gift.

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https://magpie-store.com/collections/kitchenware/products/picklingkitcuriospice

|P| Pickling Kit at Curio Spice

A holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include something pickle-ish for Jenny! Curio Spice is making it easy to pickle just about anything with this super easy pickling kit.

 

  |P| Parlor Skis Gift Card

The skiing boom over the past few years hasn’t shown signs of slowing down any time soon, so it’s best to jump on the opportunity while you still can! Let your loved ones pick their own gear with a Parlor Skis gift card.

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https://qsnuts.com/orange-ginger-almonds-and-cashews/

|Q| Q’s Nuts Orange Ginger Almond and Cashews 

Billy and Jenny’s favorite “nut guy” from Boston Public Market is Q’s Nuts! This tasty treat is an amazing little gift to buy in bulk and pass out to coworkers, friends, and fellow nut-lovers.

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https://shop.row34.com/products/the-row-34-cookbook

|R| Row 34 Cookbook

Peak oyster season are in all months that end in “R” so that would be……right now. Notable chef Jeremy Seawall, known for the famous Row 34 restaurant, has compiled 120 recipes that celebrate oysters and beyond.

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https://www.styledbygilda.com/g-i-f-t-c-e-r-t-i-f-i-c-a-t-e

|S| Styled by Gilda

Choose the gift of style this holiday season! Elevate a loved one’s wardrobe with the Personal Styling Gift Certificate by Gilda. You can find the perfect holiday outfit, along with finding staples to keep your closet timeless.

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|T| Tuscan Market La Scoula Culinaria at Tuscan Market Salem

There’s no better gift out there than a lasting memory with friends and family! La Scoula Calinaria at Tuscan Market in Salem, New Hampshire is one of the best ways to not only have a blast with your pals, but also eat some amazing Italian food. Grab a gift card or reserve a spot in one of their upcoming classes.

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https://www.instagram.com/take_a_deep_broth/?hl=en

|T| Take a Deep Broth

Eating home-made soup is like a warm hug, and this broth is the perfect gift to create the perfect dish! Take a Deep Broth is a woman-owned business and all both is organic and locally made. Check them out on Instagram to order at @take_a_deep_broth

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https://theurbangrape.shop/products/the-urban-sampler

|U| Urban Grape Sampler Wine Club Package

For any house-warming or dinner party, this award-winning business is sure to have the perfect item in store! Urban Grape is located in the South End of Boston, and their Sample Wine Club Package is the easiest way to get started.

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https://salemwaterfronthotel.com/amenities/valentines-day-package/

|V| Valentine’s Day Getaway Package, Salem Waterfront Hotel

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for Valentine’s Day, and Salem Waterfront Hotel is the perfect weekend getaway to enjoy time with your significant other. If you want something romantic for a more generic date, you can also check out their Romance Package!

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https://waldenlocalmeat.com/

|W| Walden Local Meat

Either you’re into meal prep or planning a big dinner, Walden Local Meat has gift packages for the meat lover in your life. They produce a high quality supply, including 100% grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised meat. All sourced from local farmers in New England.

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https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/JBLXTREME3BLKAM.html?dwvar_JBLXTREME3BLKAM_color=Black-AM-Current

 

|X| X-Treme 3 Speaker from JBL

Immersive yourself in dynamic music, the X-Treme 3 Speaker bring tons of bass to your songs and you’ll never not want to stop dancing.

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https://foodtoursboston.com/

|Y| Yummy Walks

Find many of Boston’s hidden gems through Yummy Walks, a local company dedicated to touring the city for some of the Boston’s best bites! Just a word of advice, make sure you don’t show up for the tour with a full stomach!

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|Z| Zen Garden Kit – MFA

After the craziness of the holidays, this gift is perfect to quiet the mind and a great reset to bring into the New Year! Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is one of the best places to find small, quirk gifts for all your holiday shopping lists.

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