I carefully curated a South Shore Holiday Gift Guide featuring only local companies owned and operated out of the South Shore of Massachusetts.
I hope their unique stories will inspire you to support local businesses this holiday season! There are so many amazing local business out there, but I could only chose some of my favorites!
Jump to: Island Creek Oysters | The Oyster Bag | Where Watermelons Grow | Fig. A Shop | Bee+Roo | Levitate Brand | Assembly Showroom | Untold Brewing | Welch Co. | Minot’s Candle Company | No Wake Lifestyle | The Golden Cod | Darilynn’s Home Presence | 3n3 Apparel | Duxbury Saltworks | WaevbySilverSprouts | Allison Cole Jewelry | Driftway Designs | Breakwater Blue | Seabird Coffee Co. | Board143
Island Creek Oysters
Featured: “Oyster” Vintage Crewneck Sweatshirt
Founded in Duxbury, MA in 1995 by Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oysters has grown into one of the largest and most reputable oyster businesses in the United States! Their slogan is “We grow the world’s finest oysters and have a damn good time doing it.”.
As one of the most quintessential and recognizable businesses on the South Shore, it is no question why the “Oyster” Vintage Crewneck Sweatshirt has become a South Shore wardrobe stable!
I have this sweatshirt and wear it all the time!
More great gift ideas for seasoned or wannabe “shucker” in your life:
The Oyster Bag
Featured: The Market Oyster Bag
As the manager of Rocky Nook Oyster Farm in Kingston, MA, Duxbury-native Brooke Lovett was looking for a tote bag that would withstand the conditions she encounters daily on the oyster farm. She created The Oyster Bag, a collection of tote bags made solely from materials found on oyster farms. The primary material used is from the “grow-out” bags used to protect baby seed oysters until they are ready to be planted in the bay.
This is the perfect boat or beach bag!
Need a holiday hostess gift? The Wine Caddy will be a great conversation starter!
Where Watermelons Grow
Featured: Blue Point Pearl Earrings
Founder, designer, and jewelry-maker, Sarah Jean, created Where Watermelons Grow inspired by her love of natural beauty and design. Her pieces are a reflection of her love for the ocean and costal living, and are designed to effortlessly compliment a person’s natural beauty.
I wear the Petite Blue Point Pearl Earrings (the petite version because I have small ears) almost every day!
Some of my other favorites:
Fig. A Shop
Featured: 143 Love Lock Necklace
Fig. A (pronounced Figure A) in Downtown Hingham is owned and operated by Scituate resident, Aja Amontea. Fig. A is women’s lifestyle boutique with a focus on movement and mindfulness. While being aesthetically beautiful, the shop carries women’s active wear, casual fashion, clean/nontoxic skincare and beauty products, jewelry, accessories, and more! The brands she carries are carefully sourced to be eco and/or socially conscious.
I started a favorites list, but I honestly love everything in this store!
A gift card is the perfect holiday gift so that the lucky recipient can check out the store for themselves!
Featured: The Poncho
Have any mamas-to-be on your holiday shopping list? Meg Severance, founder of Bee+Roo and mother of two, has solved the common problem of “how to look chic and discreet” while nursing in public with beautiful, functional cashmere ponchos. The name of the company is an ode to her daughter, Bee, and the protective pouch of a kangaroo.
She has since extended her line to include cashmere wraps and [bee]nies!
Featured: Men’s Baja Flannel
Another quintessential South Shore brand, Levitate was founded by the late Bob Pollard in 2003 as a community-oriented skate & surf shop. Levitate has since grown to encompass all things surf, skate, music and art for the local South Shore community, including a full clothing line, retail locations, a restaurant, and of course the annual Levitate Music Festival. Levitate has become a culture and way of life that draws people to the South Shore.
My boyfriend is regularly wearing pieces from their men’s clothing line.
Featured: Local Towns Leather Keychain
Assembly Showroom is a retail shop for men and women with two locations on the South Shore – one in Downtown Hingham and one in Cohasset Village. The shops are owned by West Coast native and Hull resident, Matt Gallagher. Matt has beautifully curated a collection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for his shops. The shops themselves are as aesthetically pleasing as the product they carry. Matt helps to create an inviting experience as he acts as your friend and personal shopper!
On the rare occasion that I leave my house nowadays, you will see me in a pair of jeans that Matt helped me pick out. I also have the exact Scituate keychain featured on my keyring. The shop carries a version for almost every local town!
Pick something out for the special someone on your holiday shopping list, or purchase a gift card for them to find something on their own!
Featured: Lighthouse Can Chiller
Untold Brewing, founded by brewer Matt Elder, is a fan-favorite microbrewery and full taproom located in Scituate, MA. They brew a variety of styles ranging from hop forward IPAs to seasonal offerings.
Featured: 143 Insulated Water Bottle
Founded by George Welch in 1879, Welch Company was originally a general store for Scituate residents. As the Welch Company evolved over the years, it became a place where people from throughout the South Shore find unique gifts and decorative items for the home.
Do your holiday shopping at Welch Company, located at 132 Front Street overlooking the beautiful Scituate waterfront!
If you don’t want to change out of your pajamas, support Scituate’s local business of over 140 years online.
Minot’s Candle Company
Featured: Winter Soy Wax Candle
Minot’s Candle Company is a small-batch, hand-poured candle company out of Cohasset, MA owned and operated by Kerry Thompson. Kerry was looking for a nontoxic candle that she could feel safe about burning in her own home, and decided to take the matter into her own hands! She creates Minot’s Candle Company’s nontoxic candles from domestically sourced 100% soy wax. They are free from paragons, phthalates, carcinogens, and all hormone disruptors. The 100% cotton wicks are free from lead & zinc, and the fragrance is made from essential oils.
The best part – They smell amazing!! All scents aim to bring a sense of calm inspired by the ocean, Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse, or our New England seasons. The beautiful scents will fill a whole room without even being lit!
No Wake Lifestyle
Black Friday: 25% off everything with code “BlackFriday” at checkout. Free shipping over $75. Spend $150 and get a 4-pack of adult masks.
Featured: The Palmer Trucker Hat
Hingham resident, Michelle Friedman, used her graphic design expertise and desire to start her own business to create No Wake Lifestyle. No Wake Lifestyle is an apparel and accessory lifestyle brand centered around being in your “Happy Place”. For Michelle, this means surrounded by her loved ones. The brand’s drama-free tagline “Make Waves Elsewhere” acts as a statement on prioritizing a positive daily environment.
Shop the No Wake Lifestyle collection online!
The Golden Cod
Featured: Hand Carved Golden Cod
The Golden Cod was founded by Scituate residents Robbin & Jeff Mangano as an ode to the New England cod fishing history. The Golden Cod sells apparel, necklaces, and hand carved golden cods. All of their products are made exclusively by local artists.
Shop their collection online!
Darilynn’s Home Presence
Featured: 143 Stemless Wine Glass
Darilynn’s Home Presence, owned by Darilynn Evans, is a boutique in Cohasset Village that carries the perfect collection of home decor and gifts. Looking for the perfect holiday gift or unique locally inspired item for your home? Darilynn’s is your go-to!
Featured: Local Love Long Sleeve Tee
The 3n3 Team and friends from Kingston, MA, Jared, Brandi, Ryan, & Jen, created 3n3 Apparel in May of 2020 named after the time window in which boaters can safely enter and exit Kingston waterways – 3 hours before and 3 hours after high tide. “The rules are simple, and the beauty is breathtaking”, and they aim for their unique apparel and handcrafted accessories to capture that same concept.
Shop their collection online!
Featured: Sea Salt Sampler
Duxbury Saltworks is a women-owned business out of Duxbury, MA on a mission to bring pure, 100% natural sea salt and flavorful custom-made sea salt blends to your kitchen counter and dinner table. The team of women at Duxbury Saltworks hand-harvests and transforms sea water from Duxbury Bay into delightful culinary sea salt flakes.
Add Duxbury Saltworks to any meal to create a fine culinary experience!
Featured: Original Wave Necklace
WaevBySilverSprouts was created in 2020 by Scituate resident Emily Mearn inspired by her love of the ocean and her children. Emily strives to provide quality, timeless, and simple pieces for all ages, and sells her beautiful hand stamped jewelry on her Etsy Shop. The name of the company, Waev (pronounced “wave”), is a reflection of Emily’s love for the ocean and the first two letter’s of her children’s names!
Shop online at her Etsy Shop!
Allison Cole Jewelry
Featured: Newbury Bracelet
Inspired by fond memories of summers spent on the ocean, New England native and South Shore resident, Nicole Recomendes, designs a jewelry collection infused with classic nautical style. The name Allison Cole is named after her husband’s last name, Allison, and her nickname, Cole.
Shop the Allison Cole collection online!
Featured: Scituate Light Tray
A Scituate resident and the local artist created Driftway Designs in 2020 after her experience in sailing introduced her to epoxy resin, the product she now uses to create home decor and art! Her functional and beautiful pieces are inspired by her love of the ocean.
Breakwater Blue is an eco-friendly lifestyle brand that gives back to the sea through beach cleanups, talks in schools on ocean conservation as well as supporting NMLC through donations and countless hours of volunteering in marine mammal rehabilitation! Their durable and machine washable recycled sailcloth bags made from genuinely weathered sails including totes, accessory/toiletry pouches and beverage carriers make great gifts for that beach lover on your holiday wishlist.
Don’t forget about your furry friends this season with one of their sail cloth collars, leashes and other dog accessories. Check out these and other gifts (lobster rope doormats, hat, sweaters and jewelry made from recycled water bottles) today, and help us make a difference in keeping our oceans clean for years to come!
Shop their collection online, and hurry! Nov 29th is the last day for customer orders!
Seabird Coffee Co.
Bonus! Looking for a perfect stocking stuffer?? Give the gift of everyone’s favorite neighborhood coffee shop with a Seabird Coffee gift card!
Founder of Seabird Coffee Co., Brian McLaughlin, believes that coffee is more than just something to fill your cup, but a reason to gather and connect. Seabird works with local coffee roasters and purveyors to provide you with the best and freshest product around.
Remember to visit on Fridays to score some Donut King donuts!!
Find Seabird Coffee Co. at 24 S Main St, Cohasset, MA 02025!
Hosting for the holidays? Looking for something to bring? Have Board143 in North Scituate create a beautiful cheese & charcuterie board, or buy the supplies at their store to make your own!
The also carry the best locally sourced and craft beers, wine, and cocktails.
Board143 is my favorite neighborhood spot! And don’t miss their truffle cashews!
Find them at 776 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066!