Local Online Gifts


We’ve rounded up some of our favorite online and local gifts, so you can keep your shopping dollars local without leaving the couch.

The Real Deal: Katey Walker Jewelry
Katey Walker’s statement-making jewels will lift that party dress to a whole new level. I’ve been ogling her collection for a while now and just saw the bling IRL at The Essex (she’s Chef Colt’s partner). For me, the Tidal Collection of opals, diamonds, rubies, and pink conch is dreamy, but I’m also a fan of the minimalist moonstone and diamond lariat necklace. One day. Hint, hint. 
Katey is offering E-List readers 15% off with code Happy Holidays.


One For the Guys: Billion Oyster Project Bracelet
My guy is not a fan of jewelry for men, but he is proudly sporting this oyster bracelet that gives back. New England jeweler Brooke Kanani crafts her pieces using classic lost wax techniques and for every purchase of this sterling oyster shell on a braided cord, 20% is donated to the Billion Oyster Project. This non-profit is restoring oyster reefs in New York Harbor,  and I probably don’t need to tell you what great news that is. Oysters filter water, provide habitat for marine species, and help shield the NYC shorelines from storm damage.
Learn more about the Billion Oyster Project here, and 
have a peek at Brooke’s collection here.  $50


Everybody Loves Flowers: Mar Floral
Marlee has been my go-to florist since she opened five years ago and she keeps it fresh (literally) by offering unusual assortments, flower arranging classes and now, a subscription service. For the impossible-to-buy-for OR the-one-who-has-everything, here’s your answer because who doesn’t love a flower delivery? Once a week or once a month (or however often you choose) a fragrant bunch will show up on their doorstep. I get my wreaths and trimmings from Marlee, too. Subscriptions 
start at $30 per delivery. marfloral.com


For the Natural Beauty: Florapothecarie:
Most of us are wary about the products we slather on our bodies these days, but if you’re shopping at Florapothecarie, there’s no need. This CT-based clean beauty collection is 100% natural, vegan and crafted with floral essences and plant extracts. From whipped body 
butters to beard oil, there’s a treat here for everyone. I especially love the gift sets (you know how we like to outsource decisions) of lavender, rose or botanicals.    (from $45 to $85 per set) florapothecarie.com

For Baby (or new Mommy or Daddy): Just Hatched
The Shoreline’s best baby & child shop, Just Hatched, is known for hard-to-find lines and over-the-top gifting (owner Karen Helburn invented stuffing a selection of presents in a red Radio Flyer). Now she’s got the sweetest gathering of goodies available in this Hello There box. The decision-making is done for you (gotta love that) with three boxes to choose from. $85. justhatched.com


The Classic: Fat Stone Farm’s Organic Maple Syrup
On the hunt for a hyper-local, light-on-the-wallet, and crowd-pleasing gift? Here you go! This Lyme farm churns out three versions of its award-winning maple syrup: amber, dark and Ye Olde Grade B, and ships them out at $15.50 per 9.3 oz bottle (shipping included)! Or order up a 12-pack and keep them on hand for hostess gifting. Elderberry syrup and gummy kits, tasting samplers and more goodies from the farm, too.


…And a few more great ideas for easy local and online gifting:

Ashlawn Farm Coffee

Susan Roberts Jewelry

BlackKat Leather Goods

Beaver Brook Farm Sox and blankets.