BankSmartKate Shops Local

I hate going to the mall… HATE IT!  It’s not just during Christmastime either, it’s all year. 
I am so fortunate to have so many local shops near me that I can get unique gifts and not have to worry about being trampled!

Here’s my picks for shopping local this holiday season:

The Haberdash
Recently this new shop opened on Main Street in Hudson. It won’t steer your wrong! If you’re looking for that artisan gift, cute stocking stuffers or a nice velvet party dress, this is your place! Skip the line at the mall for Anthropologie and swing by here. Plus, while you’re at it, enjoy walking through downtown Hudson, stopping at Mullahy’s Cheese to order your cheese platter, B.Barton for unique antiques, CAS Handmade for hand made bags and leather gifts, Medusa Brewing Company for a growler as a host gift, and Rail Trail Flatbread Co. for a bite to eat next to their firery wood oven.



Cold Harbor Brewing Co (or any local brewery!)
Breweries are popping up everywhere and with it – great quality beer!  This year, I stopped in a Cold Harbor Brewing for a 4 pack of their Mustache Stout (brewed with my favorite coffee…Armeno!) and a gift card.  Plus they have a lot of cool swag like t-shirts and beanies!

Island Creek Oysters 
Each year, my husband’s family celebrates Wigilia (pronounced Vee-Geel-ya) and we eat plenty of seafood on Christmas Eve as part of the celebration. This year, I’m ordering my favorite oysters in the world (yes, in the WHOLE world!) from Island Creek Oysters out of Duxbury, MA. They will ship them overnight to you house and you’re ready to get shucking! Don’t miss out on their other goodies as well, like littleneck clams, shrimp, caviar and sometimes they even have razor clams!

Photo from Island Creek Oysters

Calliope Paperie
Stationery loved rejoice!  This is the place for your!  Whether you need a new planner, funny pencils, snarky holiday cards or you want to stare in wonderment at their pink Christmas tree…this is the place!  


Tatnuck Bookseller
I love to share the gift of reading (or a good coffee table book) and this is the perfect place to grab a book, unique gifts and while you’re there, enjoy a latte!


Other honorable mentions:
Harvard Sweet Boutique in Hudson – I ordered cookie boxes here (By the way, they ship too!)

Pet Source – For your furry friends!  

Release Wellbeing in Westborough – For those who need some R and R (even for you after the holidays!)