Good Taste : Gifts with flavor
Zales commercials don't apply to everybody: holiday gifts don't have to last forever. Many Island restaurants package their own goods, such as sauces or their house coffee beans, which make great gifts for out of town friends and family. Or, pick up a logo tee shirt or hat for another great gift idea.
Do you have a friend who frequents Fella's Take Out for lunch? How about getting them a Fella's tee shirt ($15). In addition their tees, find homemade BBQ sauce and salsa ($5.99 each).
Nicky's Italian Café sells their own dipping oils, which come in many flavors. Find them at the restaurant, located in Vineyard Haven, or this Saturday at the Winter Farmers Market at the Ag Hall, from 10 am to 2 pm.
At The Plane View, located in the M.V. airport, find white logo tee shirts ($20), grey logo sweatshirts ($25), and blue, beige, and green baseball hats ($20).
Was Menemsha Café your friend's new favorite place to eat this summer? If so, get them a Menemsha Café tee shirt ($18). Men's come in green and red; women's in blue and green.
State Road Restaurant has great hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. From their chocolate bars such as the Oak Bar: smooth dark chocolate topped with caramelized pistachios and a pinch of sea salt ($6.50), to a jar of Local Apple Butter ($7/8 oz.; $11/13 oz.), there is a lot to choose from. Or, make it a gift "basket": add a tee shirt or hat ($19 each), and package it with a State Road carry out bag ($1) or tote bag ($16).
This holiday season, find gifts for everyone -specifically beer lovers - at Offshore Ale Co. The Growler Boxed Gift Set includes one growler (22 oz.) of the beer of your choice, and four pint glasses of your design choice. Or, buy your friend a membership to Offshore's Growler Club. The recipient gets a coupon book for 6 or 12 growler refills of their choice ($65/6; $125/12). And for a limited time, give a $50 gift certificate, which comes with two movie passes to Edgartown Cinemas ($55). Stocking stuffers: Offshore tee shirts are $16.95, and pint glasses are $4.95 each.
Seasons offers holiday gift certificate specials: buy a $25 gift card, get a $10 gift card free; buy $50, get $25 free; buy $100, get $50 free.
Sharky's, home of Lime Disease merchandise, offers logo pint glasses ($5) and gear in many styles. Currently, the women's long sleeve shark logo tee is on sale for $20, and the women's hooded long sleeve tee is $27.99.
At Linda Jean's, buy a $50 gift certificate and receive a free $10 gift certificate for yourself. Also, find black short sleeve logo tees ($15), and pink or blue logo hats ($12).
One of the most popular sellers at Mocha Mott's is their travel mugs ($6), for which refills are just $1.25. They also sell tee shirts in several colors, in sizes small to extra-extra large. Short sleeved are $15; long sleeved are $20.
Find seasonal colored shirts at Slice of Life, such as green red, grey, and purple, and styles such as hoodies ($40), kid ($14) and adult ($18) tee shirts, and baby onsies ($14), or a travel coffee mug ($12).
The Black Dog sells just about everything, including their classic hooded sweatshirts ($48-$68), dog collars ($18), and a Home for the Holidays gift package that includes coffee mugs, coffee, raspberry jam, and more ($50).
The Net Result ships seafood anywhere in the U.S., and offers a variety of shirts with its logo, the lobster. Kid's shirts are $10, kid's sweatshirts are $28, adult sweatshirts are $40. Their newest adult tee, "Got Lobster?" is $14.
Since its opening, Beetlebung has offered a wide variety of dry goods such as long sleeve tee shirts, soft, hooded sweatshirts for women, and uniquely designed coffee mugs. Now, they offer some of their goods at the coffee shop, but most at the dry goods stores in Vineyard Haven, Menemsha, and Edgartown.
At The Wharf, get your drinking buddy a Wharf logo short sleeved tee shirt that comes in dark grey and black ($15), long sleeve ($20), polo shirts ($30), sweatshirts ($40), or black visors and hats ($20).
And The Newes From America sells tee shirts in maroon, light blue, and dark green, for $19.