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🎁 MVacay Holiday Gift Guide: Martha's Vineyard Inspired Gifts 2023
island-made gifts, charitable/sustainable gifting + holiday markets
Happy Holiday Season! If you’re an early shopper like me, you’re already brainstorming ideas for the people in your life who are both easy and tricky to buy for. I hope to share some ideas to get you excited, all while uplifting some of my favorite makers, creators and entrepreneurs. In this post we will focus on gifts you can buy online, that way you can easily ship them. Support small, support local :)
If you don’t find anything you love on this list, feel free to check out last year’s MVacay 2022 Gift Guide.
For your Husband
Beach Rides: Time Machines for Modern Day Escapists from Edgartown Books
MV-Shaped Chrome Auto Emblem from The Green Room
MV-Shaped Personalized Bottle Opener by Kind Ideas Home and Gift
For your Wife
Permanent Bracelet Gift Card from Stefanie Wolf Designs
Coffee and Tea Lovers Gift Box from Juniper
Sunglasses from Lani Beach Club
Soft Chunky Rib Beanie from Conrado
For your Kiddo
Island Child Wall Art by Tiny Baker Creations
Good Night Martha's Vineyard book from Rainy Day
Tie Dye Beanie from MV Tee Shirts
For your In-Laws
MV “By the Sea” Gift Basket from MV Gift Baskets
Cedar Tree Neck Puzzle by Taylor Stone Illustration
Love-Island Kitchen Apron from MV Salads
A few extra ideas for any Vineyard-lover
Matching Quarter-Zips: We love the Dreamcloth Shep Shirt collection from Vineyard Vines - they offer Mom + Mini, and Dad + Lad family matching options with customized monograms. Love!
A Coffee Table Book: Vineyard Folk: Creative People of Martha’s Vineyard Book from Bunch of Grapes
Art from any of the many island artisans
We love the copper wall-hangings from Copperworks
A Photo Print from any of the landscape photographers
We like this poster from Alison Shaw
Annual Memberships: If you’re looking for something more experience-based, consider an annual membership. This is a great idea for families!
Some options linked in the above guide are Mass Audubon, Trustees, Polly Hill, MV Museum and MV Film Society (full breakdown of costs/benefits linked above)
Newsletter Subscription: And of course, an annual gift subscription to MVacay would keep any busy-body informed on island events year-round ;)
Sustainable + Charitable Gifting
Thrift Something: Are you shopping in person, and trying to be more sustainable? Check out also our 🕰️ Roundup: Thrift, Antique + Vintage Stores of Martha's Vineyard to support beyond just online businesses.
Eat Takeout Sustainably: You can get your family an Island Eats membership if you’re looking to be more sustainable in 2024. Island Eats is a home-grown reusable takeout container program helping you enjoy the same great takeout you love without all the waste.
Donations: And of course, don’t forget to donate this holiday season to your favorite island charity or non-profit! We’ve got a great roundup of them here.
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Don’t forget that if you’re in person on island, there are so many opportunities to shop! This post is not all inclusive, but here are a few that you can browse:
🎄 Island Made Holidays at Gayle Gardens, 10a-5p (daily until 11/27)
🎄 Featherstone's Annual Holiday Gift Show, 12p-4p (daily until 12/17)
🎄World Market Holiday Shop at Capawock Theatre, 10a-6p (Sun too)
🎄Salt Rock Chocolates Pop-Up at Pandora’s Box, 11a-2p (Wednesdays and Saturdays through 12/20)
🎄November 24 - Holiday Oak Bluffs Open Market at Strand Theater
🎄December 1 - First Friday Vineyard Haven at MV Museum
🎄December 7-10 - Christmas in Edgartown
🎄December 16 - West Tisbury Farmer’s Market at Ag Hall