Thursday, September 22, 2022

Shopping

From their house to yours

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With dozens of individual artists and artisans offering their wares, the Vineyard Artisans Festival is the destination for those seeking unique, Island-made gifts for the holidays. The Artisans Festival will wrap up its year...

Gifts that keep on giving

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It could be me maturing, working more, or having a wonderful place to live, but I’ve grown to really enjoy leisure time at home. I have taken a recent interest, or slight obsession, with...

12 Days of Shopping

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The Christmas season, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are upon us, and this year shopping local seems like a win-win option. Your dollars support Island businesses and artisans, as well as some craftspeople from countries far...

Handcrafted holidays

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’Tis the season for supporting the arts community at Featherstone’s annual Holiday Gift Show. On its lovely campus, all things creative will be stirring for us every day from now through Dec. 16, from...

Perfect presents

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I spend a lot of time trolling Instagram. Over the past nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have noticed quite the baking trend. Unfortunately, the baking bug hasn’t bitten me, rather, leaving me...

12 Days of Shopping

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The holiday countdown is on. With less than two weeks left before Christmas and Hanukkah, a number of holiday pop-up shops may hold the hidden items you need to finalize that shopping list. Some...

Homegrown holidays

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The holidays are all about traditions, and if the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop’s Facebook page is any indication, it’s a wildly popular one, with 560 “likes” and counting — and this was well before...

Green gifts

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Choosing the right gift is always a challenge. You need to know something about the recipient — what kind of thing would they enjoy? You need a budget — what’s the right amount to...

Farmers Market finds

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The fall and winter Farmers Market at the Ag Hall is much different than the crowded market at the Grange Hall in mid-summer. In the off-season, we like to warm ourselves by the huge...

Happy holidays from Featherstone

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For 20 years, the Featherstone Center for the Arts has wrapped up its yearlong programming with the Holiday Gift Show — an event that features more participants than any of its other exhibits, and...

What’s hanging on your tree?

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A special Christmas ornament makes a great gift, especially if it's one that can be displayed year-round. We can thank Germany for coming up with the glass ornaments so popular this time of year....

Rockin’ round the pop-up shops

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We’ve rounded up some holiday pop-ups and go-to spots so you can get all your shopping done early this holiday season. When in doubt — shop local. There will be a holiday sale at the...

The Island of hand-made gifts

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As Islanders, we face a little added inconvenience this time of year. Between inflated shopping prices and off-Island travel expenses, ‘tis the season to brace our bank accounts. No matter how thrifty you may...

’Tis the season in Tisbury

The Vineyard Haven Business Association has the town of Tisbury gearing up for a busy and spirited December. It all starts on Dec. 10, where you can get the bulk of your holiday shopping...

Hunting for holiday gifts

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With the chill in the air and the holiday music playing on the radio, I am getting into the holiday spirit. One of my favorite things about this time of year (other than endless...

Artful giving

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The opening of the Featherstone Holiday Gift Show has become the Vineyard equivalent of a Black Friday big-box store event. Many Islanders begin their Christmas shopping efforts with a visit to the multi-artist show,...

Paint the town pink and green

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Consider Edgartown a one-stop shop for deals, dinners, drinks, and donations all weekend long. The town will host its sixth annual Pink and Green Weekend starting Thursday, May 11, and running through Sunday, May...

Valentine’s pop-up

There is still plenty of time to get your Valentine’s Day shopping done, and you can support local artisans in the process. A one-day shop, Valentine Central, will pop up at Island Images gallery...

Oak Bluffs markets are last-minute stops for creative holiday gifts

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Still looking for last-minute gifts? Head over to Oak Bluffs this weekend; there are still a couple of untapped resources for checking out handmade items from local artisans. Island Images Gallery at 57 Circuit Avenue,...

Shop with a cause this holiday season

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If you haven’t done any holiday shopping yet, you’re sure to find something special at this year’s Handmade from the Heart show at the Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown. On Saturday from 10 am...