New England Gift Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, we would like to take the time to remind shoppers of all the amazing makers right here in New England! We've selected a (small) sample of the items that would make great gifts for your loved ones this holiday.

At t.e.l.l., we fully support the small shops, makers, movers and shakers in New England who fall nothing short of uber talented. Supporting them inevitably helps support the economy that we all know, love and call home. Shop small. Shop local. Shop New England!


To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.

Farmhouse Pottery: hand-crafted in Woodstock, VT and inspired by nature, and the rural landscape of Vermont, this pottery is a nod to the true beauty of New England. www.farmhousepottery.com

Forestbound: Boston-based designer who crafts bags from salvaged and re-purposed textiles. Handcrafted, durable, and one-of-a-kind. www.forestbound.com

Boston HandyWorks: Hand-crafted cutting boards made in Jamaica Plain, MA. 100% of the proceeds go towards funding the Boston HandyWorks training program, providing education, training and resources to help rebuild lives. www.bostonhandyworks.com

Stonewall Kitchen: A variety of specialty products inspired by the seacoast and headquartered in York, Maine. Pick up a New England inspired gift basket for the holidays! www.stonewallkitchen.com

Harpoon Grateful Harvest: With the purchase of every six-pack, Harpoon donates $1 to the local food bank in the area in which it was purchased. The perfect drink for the holiday season! www.harpoonbrewery.com

Farm. Food. Life: Photographs + Recipes Inspired by Local Farms: A visual documentation of 12 New England farms, by local photographer, Kimberly Peck. In addition to the photographs, readers enjoy  12 recipes – one for each farm. kimberlypeckphotography.com

Calef’s Country Store “Giving Box”: Purchase a ‘Giving Box,’  filled with some of Calef‘s favorite products, and 1 LB of their famous Smoked Ham will be donated to the NH Food Bank for each box sold. www.calefs.com

Wellfleet Sea Salt: Enjoy the flavors of Cape Cod with Wellfleet Sea Salt, all-natural and sustainably harvested salt off the Cape Cod coast. www.wellfleetseasaltcompany.com

Harbor Sweets: Harbor Sweets are handmade New England chocolates. Purchase a signature blue box of their treats and 100% of profits go to the Children's Hospital League. www.harborsweets.com

Cuppow: Based in Somerville, MA, Cuppow has forever changed the way we drink out of jars. The drinking lid adapter for canning or jars allows people to up-cycle an everyday item. www.cuppow.com

Apotheker’s Kitchen: Small batch, bee-sweetened chocolate handcrafted by a husband and wife team based in Boston. Passionate about simple, healthy living, their products directly reflect those values. www.apothekerskitchen.com

Rescue Pets of Boston: A book showcasing beautiful photos & success stories of animals that have been given the greatest gift of all  - a second chance. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the book is donated to local animal-related charities.   www.rescuepetsofboston.bigcartel.com

Portland General Store: All-natural, organic and vegan apothecary products for men and women small-batched in Portland, Maine. Foraged from local ingredients when possible.
www.portlandgeneralstore.com

Badger Balm: Badger’s products are made from all-organic materials in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire. Badger is a small, family run business that prides themselves on their high-quality products. www.badgerbalm.com