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For the Avid Reader

Bedlam Book Cafe

Valuing the lived experience, the crew at Bedlam Book Cafe has created a hub of social and intellectual energy, as well as a resource for writers, scholars, artists, poets and interested readers. And with a rotating menu of fresh organic juices & smoothies, you can grab a smoothie while you peruse the shelves for every genre interest on your list.

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For the Foodie

Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace

Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace, built from the talents of "The Olive King of Worcester," offers  Mediterranean classics to add flavor to any giftee's world. As soon as you enter the shop, you'll be hit with the aromas of roasting garlic, freshly baked pita chips and coffee beans. Try a batch of their famous hummus or deli specialties to see why locals rave about this global hub for foodies.

Vaillancourt Folk Art

For the Collector

Vaillancourt Folk Art

If your giftee is a chalkware champion, keep a close eye out for the Christmas collectibles at Vaillancourt Folk Art—one of the last remaining "Made in America" Christmas studios—located locally in Sutton, Mass.

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For the Love of Listening

Joe's Albums

Brimming with vinyl, there's an album for every ear at Joe's Albums. Find just the right beat for every listener on your list.

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For the Wine Sipper

Canal District Wines

Thoughtfully selected wines are a welcome addition to the festive season, and the friendly folks at Canal District Wines make the decision process approachable for any visitor. Whether you're a connoisseur or a newbie, you'll discover just the right bottle here for any occasion or wine enthusiast.

Thyme Herbal Apothecary

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For a Self Care Moment

Thyme Herbal Apothecary

Empower your loved ones on their holistic health and wellness journey. Thyme Herbal Apothecary offers a selection of 200+ bulk loose organic and sustainably wildcrafted nutritive herbs and loose leaf teas and premium spices, as well as conciously chosen herbal supplements, detoxes, tinctures and tonics. Additionally, you can find non toxic, small batch crafted products made both in house and locally. 

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For the Dog Owner

Quite Fetching Barkery & Pet Boutique

Head over to Quite Fetching Barkery to find treats baked with their pup at top of mind. Homemade, gourmet dog cakes, pastries and cookies will add just the right amount of sweetness to any celebration.

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For the Creative

C.C. Lowell Art Supply Co. 

Let their creative side sing with goods from America's oldest art store, C.C. Lowell—like fine art supplies, custom picture framing, decorative paper and stationery, as well as art classes for adults and kiddos.

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For the Homebody

Off the Common Antiques Marketplace

The team at Off the Common has a passion for finding unique pieces, which makes it the perfect spot for present perusing. 

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For the Experience Enthusiast

Central Massachusetts has entertainment venues of every kind—from state-of-the-art arenas to local neighborhood theaters. Check out the many shows, games and spectacles happening locally to find the perfect pair of tickets to gift this season.