A Holiday Gift Guide…  Nantucket Style

A Holiday Gift Guide… Nantucket Style

Welcome to my specially curated Nantucket Holiday Gift Guide. This guide is more than just a list; it's a journey through the unique and wonderful finds that make our island stand out. As we celebrate the holiday season, I am excited to guide you through these handpicked treasures, helping you find the perfect gifts that capture the essence of Nantucket's creativity and spirit.

As you explore these treasures, remember, you're not just buying a gift; you're supporting Nantucket's vibrant artisan community. These small businesses and entrepreneurs embody the island's spirit, offering pieces that are as unique and special as the memories you make here. Happy holidays and happy shopping on Nantucket!

01 Twelve Gray Clay

Twelve Gray Nantucket

Twelve Gray is owned and operated by local artist Lori Garrabrant. In addition to creating a line of modern ceramic home goods, Lori works with designers on custom pieces for residential and business spaces, she offers private pottery lessons for individuals and small groups, and also provides coaching/consulting services for schools, businesses, other creatives, as well as those looking to find balance through creative practice.

Find her on Nantucket
Artists Association of Nantucket
Darya Salon
Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry
Pip & Anchor

Pure Body Nantucket

02 Pure Body Nantucket

Ciara, originally from Ireland, has lived on Nantucket year-round since 1994. She has always loved plant-based body care and wanted to create an affordable, organic skin care line of her own. Pure Body Nantucket was launched in the Fall of 2016. All the recipes are uniquely crafted by Ciara. She makes and bottles every product here on Nantucket to ensure quality and freshness. She is grateful that the line is loved by both Nantucketers and visitors alike!

Find her on Nantucket
You can find Ciaras products at Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, Antiques Depot, Born & Bread, White Elephant Spa by Darya and her online store purebodynantucket.com

Nantucket Looms

03 Nantucket Looms

On April 1st, 1968, Nantucket Looms opened its doors under the ownership of Bill Euler and Andrew Oates. Established as a production weaving studio that would employ islanders year-round, Nantucket Looms has evolved into a world-class home furnishings and gift shop, showcasing hundreds of artists including basket makers, carvers, jewelers, painters, and photographers. Today, a staff of full-time year-round weavers can be found in the second-floor studio at 51 Main Street creating beautiful handwoven textiles using all natural fibers. In continuing to offer new collections each season and collaborating with local artisans, we hope to bring the spirit of Nantucket home to others, sharing the elements of life well-lived.

Find Nantucket Looms
51 Main Street

04 Nantucket Faraway Chocolate

Nantucket Faraway Chocolate

Nantucket Faraway Chocolate, founded by Chef Andre Marrero, is a locally owned craft chocolate business. With a background in prestigious NYC restaurants, Chef Andre brings his expertise in international cuisine to create handcrafted artisanal chocolates. Using organic ingredients sourced directly from small family farms and cooperatives, we support ethical and sustainable practices.

Find Faraway Chocolates
You can find some of their products at The Corner Table Cafe (22 Federal St.) and our famous Dark Chocolate Toffee at Nantucket Looms (51 Main St.) Visit their website at www.farawaychocolate.com to place an order or learn more about them. Look for their pop-up markets at The Culinary Center (22 Federal St.) and over Thanksgiving and Stroll Weekends with Sustainable Nantucket Markets. Also available for private tastings and wine pairing classes and workshops.

Anna P. Jay Nantucket

05 Anna P. Jay

Anna P. Jay is a graduate gemologist with a store at 5 Washington Street, featuring exclusively female designers. She offers private shopping and concierge services as well as ready-to-ship options in store and online (annapjay.com). Whether it's a bespoke anniversary gift or an afternoon pick up - APJ has you covered!

[email protected]
508-680-3518 (call or text)

Find her on Nantucket
Find Anna at her store front, The Jewel Box. Located at 5 Washington Street

Pip and Anchor Nantucket

06 Pip and Anchor

Pip & Anchor is a locally focused market and café. They specialize in representing local farms, makers, mongers and more. They cook with local ingredients, sell those same ingredients, and have deep rooted passion for taking care of our island community. Shopping with them helps our mission in re-connection to our community with local food and goods. Truly a one-stop-shop for all things local.

During the holidays and always they offer grazing cheese & charcuterie boards for your party or a gift for a loved one. Please email ([email protected]) or call them to reserve at 508.413.9940.

In addition, they always accept donations for their food security work as a gift to the year round community who struggles deeply with food insecurity. Donate here thenrp.org/nourishing-nantucket And help Pip and Anchor as they Nourish Nantucket.

Find Pip and Anchor
Pip is conveniently located in mid-island at 14 Amelia Drive. Stop by and check out all of the incredible products they have to offer.

Mamajamamade Nantucket

07 Mamajamamade

Inspired by the rough gems and stones collected as a child in the green mountains of Vermont, Mamamajamamade was founded in 2012 by Kelsi Dulin. She aims to showcase the natural rustic beauty of these stones, by designing minimalistic pieces using recycled 14k gold. Many of the stones are hand-mined by close friends who prospect on land in Vermont, New England, and Mexico. Mamajamamade is Nantucket's exclusive mobile permanent and custom jewelry welding option on the island. Special rates apply for multi-person bookings—Kelsi will happily come to your party, event, or house as long as there are 5 or more zaps requested. All offerings are in 14k solid or filled gold, as well as limited options in sterling silver. Custom charms available with advanced notice. As an added bonus, every zap purchased pays for 10 meals for a child in need through the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Find Mamajamamade on Nantucket
At the Sustainable Nantucket Artisans & Farmers Market, Darya Salon, & limited pieces on Sundays at Cisco Brewery and online at mamajamamade.com or @mamajamamade instagram

Nell Van Horst Nantucket

08 Nell Van Vorst

Nell Van Vorst is a maker working primarily in porcelain. All her work is made on Nantucket with emphasis on craftsmanship and simple striking design. Functional work, including cups, bowls, plates, and serving ware, is intended for everyday use and designed to be a pleasure to touch and hold.

Find Nell’s Work During Thanksgiving and Stroll at Flock (79 Orange Street), The Nantucket Famers and Artisans Market, December Delights or the Artist’s Association. Check her out online at www.nellvanvorst.com or her instagram account @nellvanvorst

Zoe Markham Art Nantucket

09 Zoë Markham Art

Nature has been a root in Zoë’s life since childhood. For as long as memory serves, this self- taught artist has been making her mark on any “canvas” available, paper, walls, rocks, clamshells, etc. Growing up in a small town encouraged her to dream big and hone her artistic abilities. Today, pure passion has led her to formulate techniques that merge her two loves- earth and art. “I like to paint scenes that will hypnotize you,” says Markham, “pieces that you’ll blissfully get lost in.”

Markham creates large-scale acrylic and oil masterpieces that pull viewers into the depths of an environment where renderings of giant squid, whales and other creatures combine exquisite detail with wild imagination. Her artworks fuse fantasy with vivid depictions of marine/terrestrial life and the stellar worlds they inhabit. “I love to paint creatures in their element,” she said, “showcasing their fundamental behaviors that hold aesthetic value—being themselves, playing, lounging, enjoying a meal—to portray scenes that are oddly mesmerizing, surreal and strange.” She utilizes different media layer by layer, all dependent on what the piece requires.

Markham focuses on evolving her creativity and expanding knowledge of her favorite disciplines. Seeking to captivate every viewer by provoking a deeper awareness and appreciation of their natural environment while showcasing endangered and unusual species with an imaginative twist.

Find her on Nantucket
Zoë participates in the Sustainable Nantucket holiday markets and has an online store at zoermarkham.com

Faraway Forge Nantucket

10 Faraway Forge

Keaton Goddard, founder and operator of Faraway Forge, has been honing his craft for over a decade. After earning his MSME in 2018, Keaton quickly discovered that a normal 9-5 was not for him. When offered the opportunity to compete on History Channel’s Forged in Fire, he quit his job and never looked back (spoiler alert: he won). Inspired by his experience, he started making YouTube videos and has since racked up hundreds of millions of views on his channel Faraway Forge. These days Keaton spends his time handcrafting his signature line of kitchen knives in his workshop on Nantucket Island.

Find him on Nantucket
You can find Keaton's knives at Pip and Anchor, The Sustainable Nantucket Framer's and Artisans Market or directly

Eve Christa Ceramics Nantucket

11 Eve Christa Ceramics

Eve Wetlaufer is a full-time production potter creating wheel-thrown functional ceramics through her brand Eve Christa Ceramics. Her pottery is inspired by the calming hues and fauna found on Nantucket Island. She sells her work on her online website, at the Sustainable Nantucket farmers market, and at Pip and Anchor, an artisanal cafe and grocery store on Amelia Drive. Eve also teaches wheel-throwing at The Artists Association of Nantucket and Nantucket Island School of Design and Art. She is committed to being part of the movement to heal individuals and the world through the expressive and transformative power of art.

Find her on Nantucket
This holiday season, you can find Eve Christa Ceramics at the Sustainable holiday markets over Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 25 and over stroll weekend on Friday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd. Shipping available.

Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @evechrista.ceramics
Website: https://www.evechristaceramics.com

- Bernadette

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