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6 Places to Shop Small this Holiday Season in the Lakes Region

December 06, 2023

You won’t need a visit from St. Nick to bring the yuletide spirit to your friends and family this holiday season.

Shop local in the Lakes Region for unique and personalized gifts that will leave even the Grinch in your life smiling!

Take a stroll through the marketplace

Looking for a place to do all your holiday shopping at once without making a trip to the North Pole? Take a stroll through the scenic Mills Falls Marketplace to find a number of stores and restaurants worthy of the big man himself.

603 Paws

With an extensive collection of dog, cat, and human inventory, 603Paws is the perfect spot for the animal lover in your life. From delicious natural treats and unique toys for your furry friends to animal-inspired earrings, mugs, and socks for their human counterparts, 603Paws is a must-visit this holiday season.

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Tramway artisans

Whether you’re looking to spice up your holiday decor, discover unique handmade pieces, or pick up stylish new accessories to stay warm this winter, Tramway Artisans is the perfect one-stop-shop in Ossipee for all of your holiday gift-giving needs! Offerings include stocking stuffers aplenty: handcrafted signs, handbags, winter accessories, children’s toys, sweetly scented candles, and so much more.

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Amish country barn

If handcrafted furniture, seasonal decor, and one-of-a-kind homeware are on your shopping list, Amish Country Barn will be your one-stop shop in Tilton. Festive findings and kitschy treasures fill the shelves of this rustic country store along with handmade wooden furniture, scented candles, and other unique items.

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Let visions of chocolate dance in their heads

Skip the sugar plums and stop by the sweet-treat experts at Kellerhaus, members of the confections business since 1906! Peruse their delicious assortment of buttercrunch, chocolate nonpareils, homemade fudge, chocolate covered cherries and marshmallows, and even ice cream! Beyond their mouthwatering individual items, Kellerhaus also offers gift baskets in a variety of sizes, perfect for anything from family gatherings to large corporate events.

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Black’s paper store

With an extensive collection of Winnipesaukee Chocolates given whimsical names ranging from “Bench of Friendship” to “Christmas Island,” Black’s Paper Store is another great option to find perfectly sweet stocking stuffers this year! If you’re looking for more than just sweets, at Black’s Paper Store, you’ll also find an array of locally made gifts and clothing that are sure to bring good tidings.

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No elves necessary
canterbury shaker village

With a variety of Shaker-inspired goods, including candles, cutting boards, cookbooks, and more, at Canterbury Shaker Village you won’t need a visit from Santa’s helpers to give quality handmade gifts. With 30 beautiful historic buildings and nearly 700 acres of land at Canterbury Shaker Village, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into Santa’s Village.

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TwinDesigns gift shop

Leave the elf-work to the Tonners this year at TwinDesigns Gift Shop. Owners (and brothers) Brad and Jim Tonner are purveyors of everything New England-inspired including watercolors, ceramics, puzzles, and glassware. While you’re there, be sure to peruse their collection of picture books written and illustrated by the Tonner brothers themselves and say “hello!” to Harry and Grace, the cats, and Dianne, the turtle!

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Tanger Outlets

Cross off nearly everything on your list all in one swoop at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Shop your families favorites like American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many more. Explore designer brands at outlet prices and get the gifts your kids will love all right here in the Lakes Region.

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Get in the spirit 
Hermit woods winery

Known for its beautiful loft and delicious tasting room, Hermit Woods Winery is the perfect place to find the holiday spirit–with the help of the winery’s unique blends made from locally grown fruit like blueberries, peaches, and blackberries. With concerts in the loft almost every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a festive Charlie Brown jazz concert on December 15th!), take some time to unwind with a glass of wine, delicious food, and a diverse array of music at Hermit Woods Winery.  

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