Gifts for Her: Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, and Gal Pals

November 17, 2015
Shopping for friends and loved ones is fun, but it's ok to treat yourself, too! From aromatherapy to cooking and painting classes to the best facial you've ever had, here are some great gift ideas for a healthy, happy, gorgeous holiday season.

photoAlexAria: Art by Patti Rae
Newburyport artist Patti Rae offers handmade jewelry pieces, photographic portraiture, and fine art celebrating the culture and heritage of New England. Her Original Newburyport Knot bracelet is a unique collector's piece that captures the maritime spirit of Newburyport. Find slideshows of her work online. Gift cards available!

photoBegan by Hand
123 East Main St., Merrimac

Began by Hand is a crafting studio and artisan gift shop. We are now taking custom orders for the holidays. Many gifts can be personalized! You may also book a holiday party with your girlfriends in our craft studio. We offer a variety of crafts to choose from, and you are welcome to bring in food, wine, and beer. Party host attends free in exchange for booking the group!

BC Essentials
55 Pleasant St., Newburyport
BC Essentials Aromatherapy is your one-stop shop for all-natural essential oil products. Stop by our brand-new store to discover our unique line of lotions, soaps, sugar scrubs, bath salts, soy candles, and more. Gift cards available!

BrushStrokes and GrapeVines
BrushStrokesGrapeVinesfinal.150x19 Elm St., Amesbury
BrushStrokes and GrapeVines is a paint n' sip art studio with a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Everything you need is provided, including step-by-step instruction to help you create your own masterpiece. Bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy while painting for a fun, affordable night out. The perfect place for girls' nights, couples, family, bachelorettes, corporate, and private events. Gift cards available!

Carolyn's Farm Kitchen
photoAmesbury, Ipswich Locations
Offering hands-on cooking classes highlighting the freshest, locally sourced farm foods and flavors of the season! Classes offer a full experience of hands-on preparation of signature menus, experienced chef instruction with helpful tips and techniques, printed recipe books, and a wonderful meal with new friends at the end of class. Private group classes and gift cards available.

1 North Main St., Ipswich
Cellar Door is a unique culinary shop where customers can take their time and get inspired to make amazing meals at home. We carry a wide array of own-brand and locally made products, from artisan oils and vinegars to BBQ sauces and spice rubs. We also offer custom cutting boards, butcher blocks, and many other unique items for the kitchen. We also offer gift cards.

Face Food Natural Skincare
photo37A Pleasant St., Ste. #5, Newburyport
Face Food is an all-natural skincare studio featuring Khaki's Bomb Balm, a completely pure and natural line of skincare products formulated by owner Khaki Paquette. Khaki also offers a wide variety of facial treatments and body waxing for women and teens (men, too!). We sell beautiful skincare and body care gift sets for everyone, including new moms! Absolutely no chemicals, parabens, preservatives, fragrances, just pure simple ingredients. Gift cards available.

Gifts 4 Soul
gifts4soul150x4 Market St., Ipswich
Gifts 4 Soul is a "beautiful woman" boutique located in the lovely historic town of Ipswich, featuring a gorgeous selection of organic and Fair Trade clothing. We offer a wide range of unique, locally produced artisan crafts including jewelry, photos, belts, lotions, and candles, plus books from local authors. We also carry small gifts for men - scarves, sweatshirts, and socks, etc. 

grandtrunkGrand Trunk Old World Market
53 Pleasant St., Newburyport
Grand Trunk is a market specializing in "old world" culinary ingredients and tabletop accessories such as cheeseboards, knives, and paella sets. Find unique and rare craft beers, a distinctive array of organic/biodynamic wines, artisan cheese, cured meats, and more. We offer gift cards good both for store products and our popular beer- and wine-of-the-month clubs. Ask about our holiday gift baskets!
photo17 Market Square, Newburyport
It's Christmas year-round at this popular candle, gift, and holiday shop. Find hand-blown glass ornaments, German nutcrackers and smokers, Russian and Swedish handmade items, made-in-the U.S. ornaments, and seasonal decor for all tastes

photoPhilip Parisi at Fresh Hair Studio
188 Route 1 Traffic Circle, Newburyport
The holidays are a great time to update your personal style! Philip Parisi, the former owner of Apple Salon in Newburyport, is now taking new clients at his current location at Fresh Hair Studio. A native of Gloucester, Philip has been styling clients in the Newburyport area since 1989.

photo5 Market Square, Amesbury
Market Square Bakehouse is a rustic cafe and bakery that uses the freshest locally sourced ingredients, all-natural preparations, and environmentally/socially responsible products whenever possible. Come visit us for fresh pastries, espresso drinks, gourmet coffees and teas, panini sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. We also have a growing selection of craft beer and artisan wine. Purchase gift cards in-store or online.

millriverwineryMill River Winery
498 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley
Mill River Winery produces award-winning, handcrafted wines using the finest grapes from Massachusetts and other notable wine regions. When the winery is open, so is our tasting room! Our rustic gift shop offers unique wine-inspired gift items (some locally made), including holiday gift baskets. Purchase gift certificates in-store or online! Nov. 27 -29 receive a $7 tasting gift card with each $25 gift certificate purchased. Receive 15% off cases of wine (12 bottles), anytime.

54R Merrimac St., Newburyport
Plum Island Coffee Roasters is a local specialty coffee house located in the center of a working boatyard. We roast, serve, and sell specialty coffee beans from around the world. Give the gift of great coffee with one of our gift cards!

251 Low St. Newburyport
Rasamaya is the premier fitness studio of the North Shore, featuring intelligent movement classes in barre, cycle, HIIT, yoga, and anatomy. We also offer a full array of prenatal and kids classes, plus babysitting services while you get fit. Just $66 for two months of unlimited classes - gift cards available!

soaklogo2SOAK & Shoreline
7 State St., Newburyport
SOAK and Shoreline are two distinctive bath & body boutiques located next to one another on State Street in downtown Newburyport. Visit us for luxurious bath and body products, loungewear, home goods, and accessories. Our mission is to bring indulgence and bliss to your everyday! Gift cards available.