SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT PRESENTS FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? I’ve always been a firm believer in shopping local and supporting the amazing businesses that make this island special in January and July. Read up on a few favorites of mine when it comes to shopping around this STROLL!

FOR THE LADY… I love finding cool ways to “Wear your Nantucket” which is why I’m crazy for the “Nantucket Map Clasp” bracelet from island jewelry designer Susan Lister Locke. this 18k gold bracelet looks just as cool on its own, as it does staCked with other bangles! Make sure to check out her new store location on 28a easy Street.

FOR THE GENT… While those beloved Nantucket reds from Murray’s toggery Shop are always an aCk must, take a peek at the selection of Castaway Clothing this holiday season. I’m a fan of the sweet corduroys with the candy canes on ‘em!.

FOR THE PET… Baby it’s cold outside, and when you go to walk your dog in the winter, get a leash that reminds you of summer on aCk! Check out the fantastic leashes with lobsters, whales and lighthouses on them from Geronimo’s and show that “your Dog Digs Nantucket.”

FOR THE NEWLYWEDS… take a break from the typical saucers and silverware and invest in a timeless art piece for those Nantucket lovers who just got married. Make sure to see the collection of art at Sosebee Studio and Fine art Gallery on 8 Washington Street. My new favorite? Deb Sosebee’s painting “a Favorite Place” which is of the Club Car at dusk – brings baCk such great memories of crab cakes, shrimp scampi, and singing by the piano.

FOR THE KID… the new location of the Nantucket toy Company on 12 oak Street makes shopping for children downtown easy! and when it comes to presents for the little ones, bigger is always better. I’ve been buying the SQuISHaBLeS stuffed animals for my niece. they’re super soft!

FOR THE GRANDPARENTS… take a picture; it will last longer! and we all know nothing makes grandparents happier than photos of the grandbabies! Head over to the Camera Shop on Sparks ave and create cards, personal photo-books and customize calendars with their staff! I’m big on having a second set of eyes help me design my ideas.

FOR THE HOSTESS… With all the holiday parties, it’s important to stock up on presents to give the hostess with the mostess. I’ve been gathering gifts from Milly & Grace that are both thoughtful and practical! Check out their original scented tin candles with smells like Sangria. I love the one that has the Sankaty Lighthouse on it. and their new website carries these for those who need to shop online.

FOR STROLL… When it comes to StroLL week- end, it’s all about buttoning up and looking festive. So go and see the fabulous collections of vests, scarves and Moto jackets at the Blue Beetle. Bo- NuS: they have “head candy” for StroLL weekend with a selection of festive headbands that have fun things on top. From antlers, to jingle bells to a head- band that looks like a giant stack of presents! Go early, as they sell out of these quick.

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