Enjoy New England's many outlets and scenic and historic shopping destinations.
The ideal gift or vacation souvenir is waiting for shoppers at New England’s many boutique shops, factory outlets, specialty food stores, and fine craft stores. In New Hampshire, for instance, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen sells unique fine crafts in several retail locations. Country stores and general stores sell nostalgic toys, household goods, and old-fashioned treats. Outlets
in every state offer national brands for clothing and household goods. Outdoor gear choices are extensive at Maine’s
Kittery Outlets and L.L. Bean. Museum shops, as in Connecticut
, are a wonderful source of artistic gifts. Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston
invites shoppers to explore marvelous gifts and foods. Food gifts are delicious reminder of the local food culture.
1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. (Rt. 85)
Oakdale, CT, 06370
Seven amazing & unique shops at one convenient stop!
Nature’s Art Village is a unique shopping destination. With six retail shops and The PAST Antiques Marketplace, Yankee Magazine’s 2014 “Best Antiques Stop”, there is something for everyone on your list. Highlights include one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry in the Artistic Jewelry Shop, a selection of over 5,000,000 beads in The Absolute Bead Shop and museum-quality fossils in the Ancient Fossil Shop. Fun and educational toys, puzzles, crafts and science kits await in the Ageless Toy shop, earthly treasures are showcased in the A to Z Mineral Shop and stunning glass and giftware await in the Artful Gift Shop. The shopping adventure continues next door at The PAST Antiques Marketplace, a collection of over 90 vendors selling antiques, collectibles and crafts on two handicap accessible floors.
277 Main Street - Route 131
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
The colonial spirit in food, crafts and gifts
America’s past and New England craftsmanship and culinary skills meet at this historic landmark Inn. Yankee hospitality, homemade food and comfortable lodgings are just part of the 18th century experience. The old bake shoppe prepares sweet treats every day including pecan sweet rolls, bread pudding, and old fashioned raspberry-filled cookies along with Publick House favorites like apple butter and strawberry rhubarb jam, Specialty items like cookbooks and gifts abound while gift certificates can be used at any of the facilities for shopping, lodging, and dining New to-go foods provide some old fashioned comfort food to take home for dinner. Plan a stop here along your way to shop, dine and relax for a night or more and enjoy the comfort and ambiance of an era long since gone.
Norwich Free Academy - 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT, 06360
See the world then browse for art prints, gifts and more
A century and more of generous philanthropy and focus on people and cultures through 35 centuries and five continents is here on display at the Slater Museum Gift Shop, on the campus of Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT. This magnificent Museum houses not only fine art treasures, but a unique gift shop as well. Custom order fine art prints and reproductions of artwork from the collection on satin heavyweight paper, fine art paper, and medium weight textured fine art canvas with framing and matting if desired. Browse the work of Connecticut artisans, fair trade crafts, and art-inspired items. You’ll also find jewelry, fine pewter-ware, books, original artwork, CDs, soaps, candles, puzzles, scarves, bags and other accessories. Open year round, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed holidays.
6655 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT, 05482
Find your Bear necessities at this one of a kind Bear Factory and store
Set in scenic Shelburne Falls, VT Teddy Bear offers factory tours and an incredible store where you can purchase and even build your own cuddly, snuggly Bear. These are not your every days bears, mind you. There are small Bears from 15” and less to 6’ foot Bears for boys and girls of any age to love. There are Hunka Love Bears and Bear Hug Bears and L’il Hunka Love Be Mine Bears. You’ll find special holiday and seasonal Bears and Bears for all kinds of occasions. Themed bears include occupations, sports, hobbies, politics and many more. The Bear necessities are here, too, including Hunka Love and Bear outfits and accessories, Bear and pj gift sets, and food. Oh My.
174 Colony Place
Plymouth, MA, 02360
Plymouth Colony has its own special shopping place
Colony Place - located just minutes from downtown Plymouth and the many historic attractions - Colony Place is a beautiful outdoor shopping center with over 50 stores and restaurants. Fashion, sporting goods, home goods, pet needs, electronics, even groceries - make Colony Place the One Place for Everything! Easy in and easy out plus plenty of free parking. Download our mobile Preferred Shopper discount card valid at over 35 stores and restaurants every time you shop or dine.
For more information follow the link above to our website.
61 Market Street, Unit 1C
Lowell, MA, 01852
Come for the shopping – stay for the pleasures of the Greater Merrimack Valley
The Greater Merrimack Valley is a shopper’s paradise with a history-tinged allure. Put the 10th Annual Summer Artisans Market on your calendar and browse one-of-a-kind ceramics, decorative arts, woodwork, paintings, jewelry. Any day, just pick a direction and go. You‘ll find quaint shops and larger emporia to peruse unique gifts, home accessories, lighting fixtures, antiques and furniture. Bookstores offer children’s books and others written by the region’s famous authors, postcards, note cards and history themed items. Consignment shops proliferate throughout the region and studios offer artwork and photos to take home. Domestic and imported food and wine stores have artisan cheeses and custom gift baskets while gourmet candy shops and your favorite convenience stores always deliver the goods.
Fine Craft Galleries
8 Convenient Locations, NH
Shop for fine craft in New Hampshire
The League of NH Craftsmen is renowned for its high standards for master craftsmanship, excellence, and creativity. Visit any of the League of NH Craftsmen's fine craft galleries throughout the state to find exceptional fine craft that is handmade and one-of-a-kind. All craft is made by skilled artisans, juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen who have met the League’s standards. Each gallery features creative and functional gifts that will inspire and delight. There’s something for you and everyone on your list: jewelry, pottery, glass, useful and decorative home items, ornaments, handbags, clothing, prints, toys, sculpture in every price range. Those looking for corporate gifts will find one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for clients.
101 Kingston Collection Way
Kingston, MA, 02364
This easily accessible mall means you can shop without the drop
Kingston Collection is anchored by some of the nation’s most popular brands for shopping and entertainment: Macy’s, Target and Regal Cinemas. You’ll find everything from clothing and accessories, footwear, cell phone services, electronics and even go kart racing! Bar Rustic and Waxy’s Modern Irish Bar offer sit down dining in addition to a food court. Specialty boutiques make the shopping fun: Victoria’s Secret, Charlotte Russe, Hollister, American Eagle, Yankee Candle Company, Newbury Comics, Famous Footwear and Clark’s. Access is off Route 3 in Kingston and the commuter rail line between Boston and Cape Cod makes the travel even easier. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a complete directory of stores, ongoing specials, promotions and a calendar of events.
1 Rotarian Place
Waterbury, VT, 05676
The visitor center with the tantalizing aroma of coffee
Have a cup of fresh brewed coffee while shopping at this most unique and historic retail destination. Step into the beautiful 1875 train station restored to its 1875 Victorian Italianate glory. Learn the fascinating story of how Green Mountain Coffee is grown, harvested, processed and roasted amidst world class hands on exhibits and videos. Then step into the gift shop to discover Keurig accessories and brewers, freshly roasted coffee by the bag, artisan hand crafts and unique gift items from coffee-growing regions around the world. The café offers a variety of fresh brewed coffee samples daily, and you can enjoy specialty drinks, locally made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and other treats to go with a cup of your favorite coffee.
97 Depot Street
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
Where your raison de shopping might be more than the savings
Shop in the heart of southern Vermont in a town so picturesque you may forget why you came. At very least split your day to enjoy everything Manchester has to offer. But, first things first. Manchester Designer Outlets features New England’s finest collection of designer brands, and superior customer service including Armani Outlet, Ann Taylor, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Theory, J. Crew, Chico’s, Kate Spade New York, Tumi outlet, Eddie Bauer and New Balance Shoes, There’s delicious food favorites on site and always Ben and Jerry’s. Save up to 70% off regular retail prices every day. Then go find Manchester’s world-class dining, premier lodging, historic attractions and every form of outdoor activity a body or soul could ask for.