2023 Holiday Gift Guide

 

The holiday season is upon us! Looking for a way to support a local small business and give functional, fun, and delicious gifts? Consider purchasing from one of our clients, below! From mushrooms to meats, merch to mouth-watering condiments (and even live elves for your seasonal party) you’ll find something for everyone here.

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Africana Villa – Egusi soup, anyone? Order melon seeds or other African grocery items online or visit in person for grocery items, prepared west African food, and fashionable apparel on Locust Street in Springfield.

Ahlbin’s Homemade – Good for what ails ya, Ahlbin’s Homemade fire cider features many local ingredients and is made at the FCCDC’s Western Mass Food Processing Center.

Al Nassir International Market – Mediterranean food to order online to pick up on Elm Street in West Springfield, or shop the aisles for unique ingredients (date syrup, labneh, homemade Iranian bread) and housewares for the chef on your list.

Alchemy of Avalon Tea – Order online gifts of tea, concoctions, even a tarot reading! Or visit the store/tea house on Fiske Avenue in Greenfield.

Ashfield Lake House – Dine in and drink in the fabulousness! Plus, get a view of Ashfield Lake. On Buckland Road in Ashfield.

Atlas Farm Store – Fine hand-crafted gifts (from jewelry to pottery to knitwear) plus local produce, prepared food, and grocery items. You can buy a gift card online, too, or go to the store on Greenfield Road in South Deerfield.

The Back Stop – Stop in for a chair or table massage in Thorne’s Marketplace in Northampton or book masseuse Michael Grosso for an on-site massage for your party or work event. Gift certificates available!

Baker’s Lane Biscotti – Specialty Italian biscotti and pizzelle made by hand. Order online and add some dolce to your vita this holiday!

Bear Butter – Fortified almond butter giftwrapped, and Bear Butter socks, because, why not? 

Benny’s Organic Market – Benny’s has you butternut squash oil, a buttery-tasting, rich, and almost sweet oil that’s an amazing finisher. Or maybe the college student on your list would like a 24-pack of butternut squash-based “Farmer’s Noodles,” a ramen-like product that’s actually healthy. Ship anywhere.

The Black Sheep Deli – How about a gift-card-stocking-stuffer for a nosh at this classic deli on Main Street in downtown Amherst?

The Bone Sauce – Got a serious barbecuer on your list? Send them this. Spring for the gift box.

Bree-Z-Knoll Farm – Pick up a quart, half gallon, or gallon of Our Family Farms milk at your local market or try a pint of their strawberry, chocolate, or coffee milks! Oh, and now…eggnog!

Bub’s Barbecue – Order online, pick up your order on Amherst  Road in Sunderland, and “pig out in style.”

Ciesluk’s Market – Get your holiday party catered by the best! Or stop by for a house-roasted-beef sandwich on North Main Street in South Deerfield.

The Compost Cooperative – Give the gift of hauling away their scraps and the good feelings that arise by doing something good for the earth! (There’s merch, too.)

Daily Operation – A gift card, a meal out whilst shopping? Or, if you’ve got a loved one who’s a fan of the food (check!) you may want to gift them a Daily Op hoodie or tee.

Dosa Kitchen – Indian dosa batter, chutney (chili garlic sauce): order a gift card, find their products in stores, or head to Brattleboro (100% worth the trip) to their food truck.

Essentials – Find unique gifts online or go to their store on Main Street in downtown Northampton.

The Farmer Foodie – Vegan cheese that tastes amazing delivered to your door (or the door of your favorite vegan).

Freedom Street Brewing – Head online to find merch to ship to your favorite Freedom Street fan and find out where to find this quaffable brew, made in Erving.

From Jean with Love – Sweetly packaged duos of hot fudge and caramel sauce shipped to whoever on your list likes quality sundaes (hint: everyone).

Fruit Fair – The only independent grocery store in Chicopee, they also cater! On Front Street.

Full Moon Ghee – Clarified butter made with loving intentions (right here at the Western Mass Food Processing Center!) on the full moon. Find it at your local food coop.

Gifted Peace – Bring some peace to your space with a candle, room spray, or cologne from Gifted Peace. Find scents such as peppermint, lemon pound cake, and orchid.

The Gill Tavern – Who wouldn’t want a delicious meal at The Gill Tavern this season? On Main Road in Gill.

Ground Up Grain – Locally sourced and milled flours for the expert baker in your life. Purchase on the website.

Hager’s Farm Market – Holiday gifts of maple syrup shipped anywhere (give ’em a call), or visit the store on Route 2 in Shelburne.

Happy Tails Greenfield – The doggone perfect gift for the dog who has everything! Day care with floppy-eared friends! On Davis Street in Greenfield.

Haya Market – The place for tahini, vacuum-sealed sukkari dates, banana milk, orange and basil seed drink, and other unique culinary delights. On St. James Avenue in Springfield.

Herrell’s Original Hot Fudge – The one and only, made famous at the Northampton ice creamery and prepared right here in Greenfield. Rich and fudgy, it’s the best.

Hiking Paws – The perfect gift for the dog lover on your list, or treat your own special four-pawed friend! They pick up and drop off your pup.

Horse Mountain Dad Sauce – Rich and flavorful, not too hot. Buy it on Amazon.

Imperfect Joy – Gift a photo session with Melody Joy Paine to your favorite family.

Intisar’s Navy Bean Pie – Learn more about bean pie and what it means to the Black Muslim American community (if you don’t already know), then order some instant pie mix for all your friends!

Jay’s Wicked – Small batch gourmet barbecue and hot sauces available at Big Y and farm stores.

Kay’s Curries – Delightfully easy add-water-and-cook Indian meals and gift cards for sale online.

La Cebolla Roja – For the onion-lover in your life: pickled red onions and a wicked cute tote at the online store.

LaSalle Florist – Hand arranged bouquets for that hard-to-buy-for person. Online sales or visit the store on LaSalle Drive in Whately.

Lost Art Cultured Foods – Fermented veggies from beets to kimchi. Available to order online.

Main Street Bar and Grille – Tired of shopping? Grab a beer and a bite at Main Street Bar and Grille on, yep, Main Street in Greenfield.

Many Graces Farm and Design – From elevated wreaths and garlands to gorgeous seasonal bouquet subscriptions, Many Graces’ gifts are something special. Buy online.

Maple Craft – Sweet seasonal takes on pure maple syrup: peppermint bark, gingerbread, and bourbon barrel. Online ordering.

Marshal’s County Store – This Bernardston store has new owners bringing updated ideas to an old location. Get ready-made meals, meats for your holiday dinners, and some much-sought-after earrings. On Church Street.

Massive Bookshop – You can order any book from Massive Bookshop, and browse their selection that includes radical and scholarly missives. All profits go to mutual aid organizations. 

Masterpiece Barber and Spa – Call Joe to book a hair cut in Agawam for your buddy or yourself: (413) 285-4671.

Mo’s Fudge Factor – Way more than an ice cream shop in Shelburne Falls, Mo’s will ship her excellent confections anywhere you like! On State Street in Buckland.

Mycoterra Farm – Everything mushroom! Buy a pack or a kit to grow your own. Online ordering.

No Comply – Hot honey and cool merch. Not just for skaters anymore.

Northern Soul Cafe – Spice up your holiday gathering and have it catered by Northern Soul Cafe—or stop in for a carefully crafted meal on Main Street in downtown Springfield! 

North Hadley Sugar Shack – Online maple products ordering, plus stop by for the deli, bakery, and pick up a Christmas tree! On River Drive in Hadley. 

Nostalgia Scratch Pastry – Berkshire County residents and visitors, are you in luck…find these incredible desserts at eateries listed online.

Nova Motorcycles – For that gear head on your list: a custom assembled vintage bike? Yes!

Old Creamery Cooperative – Sandwiches and hot cocoa after cross country skiing, homemade gifts, it’s an immersive experience. On  Berkshire Trail in Cummington.

Old Friends Farm – Ginger, elderberry, and turmeric honey sourced and made locally, shipped anywhere! 

Pure Pro Massage Oils – The gift that gives the hint, “I want a massage.” Started by a professional masseuse, the company sells products perfect for those with sensitive skin. Order online. 

Quabbin Harvest – Shop Orange’s co-op for groceries, prepared foods, and gift items! On Main Street.

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen – The caramel in their famous dixies are made from scratch with local milk. Richardson’s the variety will make your head spin and will surely please everyone on your list! Order candy or gift cards online or visit the store on Greenfield Road in Deerfield.

Round Table Farm – Aged cheese that defies labels. Samplers (with crackers or tinned fish!) for sale on their website.

Sawmill Herb Farm – CSAs and bulk dried herbs for nourishing your body through the winter! Online ordering.

Silver Screen Design – Need matching custom designed T-shirts or hoodies for the family? Silver Screen is your go to for custom printed apparel!

Simple Gifts Farm – A gift card to this farm store would be simply marvelous! Get it on their website. On North Pleasant Street in North Amherst.

Something Royal Party Company – Invite characters in their holiday finery to your community tree lightings, private holiday gatherings and more! You can even invite one of Santa’s very own elves to your home for a visit!

Soul Good Confections – Vegan caramels exquisitely presented. Buy online.

Stillman Quality Meats – Top quality, huge variety, online ordering. Your people want meat? Buy it here from this woman-owned shop. 

TeaTimes (TX) – Choose your tea adventure with blends that are loaded with antioxidants; available online. 

The Store at Five Corners – A great place to stop for epic breakfasts and lunches. New Ashford Road in Williamstown. 

Stout Pidgeon Coffee – Pretty coffee gift packs that will have your friends cooing.

Sweet Babu’s – Beautifully presented gifts of small batch granola with local honey. Online ordering.

Unk’s Island Blendz – Jerk seasonings, hot or ghost pepper! Buy one, get one free online while supplies last this holiday season.

Wellness Croft – A monthly subscription of freeze-dried (delicious) fruits delivered to their door. That’s a nice gift! Order online.


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