If you find yourself on Nantucket throughout the holiday season, you have a great opportunity to shop at small businesses, fuel the local economy, and find something special for every loved one on your list! From clothing boutiques, and bookstores, to restaurants and art galleries, window shopping downtown might lead you to the best gift yet. Follow along with our 2022 holiday gift guide for some ideas!
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Gift & Box Nantucket | 5 Washington Street | giftandboxnantucket.com
Gift & Box Nantucket puts together a variety of holiday, and other themed gift boxes inclusive of ceramics, glassware, bath, body, and skincare, health and wellness products, home goods, accessories, and more. Stop by its Washington Street location, or visit its website to curate a gift box for your holiday season hostess!
Nantucket Looms | 51 Main Street | (508) 228-1908 | nantucketlooms.com
Once again, Nantucket Looms is offering a variety of carefully curated gift boxes inclusive of different soaps, mugs, kitchen equipment, knives, coasters, and more. In addition to their gift boxes, Nantucket Looms has a variety of other holiday decorations and gifts including handwoven throws, cutting boards, candles, games, holiday decorations, and more.
Flowers on Chestnut | 1 Chestnut Street | (508) 228-6007 | flowersonchestnut.com
Flowers on Chestnut is Nantucket’s best flower shop for any occasion, consistently creating the most beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Stop by to pick out a beautiful bouquet for your holiday party host!
Aunt Leah’s Fudge | 16 Straight Wharf #3 | (508) 228-1017 | auntleahs.com
A great gift for this year’s holiday party host or hostess, Aunt Leah is putting together a variety of gift baskets filled with sweet homemade treats including her famous chocolate-covered cranberries!
The Sunken Ship | 12 Broad Street | (508) 228-9226 | sunkenship.com
The Sunken Ship sells a variety of gear for outdoor Nantucket activities such as scalloping, diving, frisbee golf, and more. A favorite Sunken Ship gift for the outdoorsman is its Nantucket engraved pocket knife, great for fishing, hunting, and other outdoorsy activities.
Haul Over | 7 Salem Street | (508) 228-9010 | haulovernnatucket
The Haul Over offers apparel and gear for island life, including brands like Yeti, Helly Hansen, Johnnie O, Oluka, Xtratuf, and more. If you’re shopping for someone who loves the outdoors, make sure to stop by and check out their collection of Nantucket engraved and labeled Yeti mugs, cups, coolers, and more!
The Scrimshander Gallery | 38 Centre Street | (508) 228-1004 | scrimshandergallery.com
If you’re shopping for someone who is interested in unique art pieces or Nantucket’s whaling history, The Scrimshander Gallery is a great place to check out. Artist and scrimshander Mike Vienneau specializes in “scrimming” and creates beautiful artwork reflective of Nantucket’s whaling history.
Epic Paint Events | The Nantucket Hotel | 77 Easton Street | epicpaintevent.com
Shopping for an artist or someone who loves crafting this holiday season? Throughout the year, Epic Paint Events hosts a number of paint night events at the Nantucket Hotel. A perfect activity for a quiet winter weekend or weekday, hook up your loved one with a night of painting and wine-sipping at The Nantucket Hotel. Visit its website to purchase tickets and check out each of its unique paintings!
Nell Van Vorst | 15 Folger Avenue | (508) 364-0008 | nellvanvorst.com
Nell Van Vorst is an artist who works mostly with porcelain, creating beautiful and unique cups, bowls, plates, and serving ware. The functionality of all she offers will keep your mom, sister, or any host or hostess in your life satisfied with this gift all throughout the year. To view and shop her offerings visit her website, or find her at a local artisans market this winter.
Parchment | 1 New Street | (508) 228-4110 | parchmentnantucket.com
My mom loves a good set of stationary, especially around the holidays when thank-you notes and new years wishes are right around the corner. Parchment offers a variety of handmade stationery perfect for any occasion. Check out its Instagram and take a peak at the store to stock up for the holiday season.
Jessica Hick’s Jewelry | 2 Union Street | (508) 228-6003 | jessicahicks.com
Jessica Hicks is a local Nantucket jeweler who handcrafts each of her pieces. With a wide variety of offerings including bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces, Jessica Hicks offers it all. Check out all she has to offer on her website.
Craftmasters of Nantucket | 7 India Street | (508) 228-0322 | nantucketcraftmasters.com
Dads can be hard to shop for, but Craftmasters makes it easy with a wide variety of specialty leather wallets, and other unique, and handcrafted items. Stop by in-store, or check out its website to view its assortment of jewelry, scrimshaw, bags, purses, luggage, ornaments, belt buckles, and more.
Nantucket Tackle Center | 41 Sparks Avenue | (508) 228-4081 | fishingnantucket.com
If your Dad is into fishing, Nantucket Tackle Center offers gifts for every angler! With a variety of tackle, rods, reels, apparel, and more, Nantucket Tackle Center is happy to help you find the right equipment for anyone on your list.
Townpool | 53 Main Street | (774) 236-9035 | townpool.com
Stop by Townpool this holiday season to stock up on stocking stuffers, winter apparel, and maybe even a neon sign for the kids. Townpool offers a variety of items for the whole family and is a very fun store to visit if you find yourself on the island this holiday shopping season.
Indian Summer | 6 Broad Street | (508) 228-3632 | indiansummersurf
Indian Summer is the go-to place for all surfing and skateboarding equipment on the island. If you’re shopping for someone who is looking past the winter to warm beach days, make sure to stop by Indian Summer to check out its arsenal of water sports equipment, bathing suits, and apparel.
Force 5 | 6 N Union Street | (508) 228-0700 | force5nantucket
With a wide range of outdoor and ocean adventure equipment, Force 5 Watersports is a go-to for the beach bums and the kids on your holiday shopping list!
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The Brotherhood of Thieves | 23 Broad Street | (774) 325-5812 | brotherhoodnantucket.com
The Brotherhood is offering a gift card sale this holiday season. A fun and newly renovated restaurant, The Brotherhood is a great restaurant that stays open year-round. Stop by to check out its holiday deal, or order online and have a gift card mailed.
Nantucket Bookworks | 25 Broad Street | (508) 228-4000 | nantuckebookpartners.com
Mitchell’s Book Corner | 54 Main Street | (508) 228-1080 | mitchellsbookcorner.com
There’s nothing better than hanging out by the fire with a good book on a cold day! Nantucket Bookworks and Mitchell’s Book Corner partner to provide the island with literature throughout the year. With a large collection of books in both stores, either of these places is a great place to find a gift for a loved one this holiday season.
Island Variety | 59 Old South Road | (508) 228-6883 | ackislandvariety.com
Island Variety offers an assortment of kids' toys, crafts, and games. If you’re shopping for a Winter homebody this holiday season stop by Island Variety to check out the perfect puzzles and games to keep you entertained while cozied up by the fire this winter!
Happy shopping, Nantucket!