We’ve listed this shop on Straight Wharf first because it had better be your first stop. Our staff pick here will sell out before you can say “Christmas Stroll.” Every year they design a new warm and cozy scarf made with a jacquard knitting process to commemorate Nantucket’s Christmas Stroll. They’ve become collectibles and the limited supply will be gone before Stroll Weekend is over. All we can share with you about the 2019 scarf are the colors: red, white, and green.
Made on Nantucket
20 old south Wharf • 508-228-0110
Filled floor to ceiling with original art and unique gifts, this shop on Old South Wharf is ideal for finding the perfect gift. Artist Kathleen A. Duncombe designs a new ornament every year, scrimmed on faux ivory. Each ornament comes with a red ribbon in a gift box. Need to fill in your collection? Staff pick is the trio of 2017, 2018, & 2019 ornaments for $80, while supplies last.
A little farther down Easy Street, past the iconic and photogenic Nantucket Christmas Tree in a Dory will bring you to the studio and shop of this fine jeweler. Custom crafted from the highest quality stones—opal, lapis, diamonds, sapphires, tourmalines, rubies, pearls, and more. Her one-of-a-kind designs are stunning. Susan also has several Nantucket Collections. Our staff pick for stocking gift here are her Moby Cufflinks and Tuxedo Studs.
This seasonal shop on Old South Wharf reopens for Stroll Weekend with an annual end-of-year sample sale. They offer sensational scents and beautiful handcrafted pendants, bracelets, cuff-links, and rings. Each pendant is one-of-a-kind, with meaningful symbols like angels, compasses, sand dollars—some with inspirational words engraved on the back. Our Staff pick at Love Shack is their beautiful Compass Rose pendant.
In the heart of town at Zero India Street, Sweet Inspirations has been the showcase of Nantucket’s award winning artisan chocolatier. Best known for their Cranberry Creations, Almond Buttercrunch, Coco the Whale Truffles, Sea Salt Caramels, and many other hand-dipped treats. Our staff pick for the holidays is a boxed assortment of their Artisan Truffles, as long as 4 of the 8 are Cranberry Cheesecake Truffles.
Gray Lady smoke shop
upstairs at 2 union street, steps off main st. • ackgraylady.com
The island’s premier smoke shop and purveyor of cigars, loose tobacco, glass pipes, handmade accessories, and everything for the smoker in your life. Cigars make great stocking stuffers for the amateur and aficionado alike, so take advantage of deep discounts during the holiday season. Scientific grade borosilicate glass pipes made in the USA by GRAV Labs deliver the cleanest smoke, which is why they’re our staff pick for Gray Lady Smoke Shop.
This Main Street shop sells carefully selected clothing, jewelry, gifts, and accessories that represent island summers.Their handmade and locally designed sterling silver charm beads make perfect stocking gifts to remember favorite things about Nantucket. The selection is fun and memorable, from an ACK bumper sticker charm bead to a Nantucket Basket charm bead, our staff pick. Their Nantucket Charm Beads and glass beads are compatible with popular European charm bracelets from Pandora, Troll, and Chamilia.
This landmark shop at the top of Main Street has something for everyone on your list: men, women, and children! We love the collection of fun French Diva Dolls from Paris. Murray’s has several one-of-a-kind versions of these sparkly handcrafted necklaces. Our staff would love one of these in our stockings this Christmas.
There’s always a new and tasty flavor of handcrafted fudge in this small shop tucked into the Courtyard on Straight Wharf. You can choose a single favorite flavor or fill your box with a variety. Our staff pick here is Leah’s classic Penuche with the Pumpkin Pie fudge a close second.
Inside the G.S. Hill Gallery are shelves that shimmer with glistening pearl jewelry by the Nantucket Pearl Company. Known for their Must-Have Bracelets, they are introducing a new Holiday Collection during Stroll this year. Pearl and crystal earrings, bracelet, and necklaces that will add sparkle to your holiday. Staff pick here is the navy crystal and pearl necklace.
Just a block off the bottom Main Street, this shop at 1A Old North Wharf along Easy Street showcases high-quality Nantucket-inspired accessories, apparel, home decor, stationary, and art. We love their holiday cards – 3 different sets featuring photos of Nantucket by Susan Fairgrieve. Staff pick is the box of “Brant Point for the Holidays.” Holiday cards already in the mail? Stop for their 2020 calendar with Fairgrieve’s stunning photos of Nantucket.
Stop by for the food, go home with the spice. Nantucket’s favorite stop for tacos, burritos, and fried seafood platters also sells the Nantucket Sea Salt and Bartholomew’s Nantucket Island Spice that Chef Bartholomew developed to give his food a unique flavor signature. Our staff pic is the Island Spice: once you’ve used it, you can’t imagine cooking without it!
mac + mary nantucket • smacdesigns.com
A new line this holiday season from the owner of s•mac designs. Inspired by packing lunches for her kids and a need to reduce plastic use, Sarah has created reusable lunch sets and stainless steel straw sets in a variety of fun prints that are great for kids and adults alike. The lunch sets come with a sandwich sized bag and a bag for snacks and the straw sets come with two straws and a cleaning brush, all tied up in a water-resistant drawstring bag. The fabric is food safe, water resistant, and can be washed by hand, in the top rack of the dishwasher, or tossed in the washing machine. You can find these, along with her leather goods, at December Delight at the high school on December 14th from 9am-3pm.