Holiday Shopping Season
It’s back, and just a short six weeks away! I’m referring to the holiday shopping season. Check out these ideas for unique gift ideas . . .
Crafts for a Cause – 33 Charge Pond Rd, Wareham, MA https://dartmouth.villagesoup.com/p/holiday-craft-fair-bazaar-at-the-gleason-family-ymca/1594806
Visit Running brook Vineyard & Winery – 100% Estate Grown, Vinted, and Bottled Wines, Brandies, Grappa, & Flavored Liqueurs. Located at 335 Old Fall River Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 https://www.runningbrookwine.com/
Another fun way to not only shop but eat and have fun too is to visit the SoWa Winter Festival in Boston: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sowa-winter-festival-tickets-39258056905?aff=es2
December 2: 11 am – 7 pm and December 3: 11 am – 5 pm
Join us as we kick off the holiday season at the annual SoWa Winter Festival. Housed in the iconic SoWa Power Station, the SoWa Winter Festival is the biggest winter shopping village in Boston. Featuring over 100 of the region’s best makers and specialty food vendors, you’ll find the perfect handmade gifts for everyone on your list. While you shop, sip on winter spirits by Banyan Bar + Refuge – 10% of proceeds will be donated to our neighbors at the Haley House.
On Thayer Street (450 Harrison Ave), the winter wonderland continues in a heated tent featuring live holiday music, a flower crown station with Alice’s Table, as well as mulled wine, hot chocolate, and raclette cheese specialties by Gaslight. Right outside, enjoy food trucks, fire pits, live ice sculpting from noon – 2:30 pm, as well as the galleries, artist studios, and shops that call SoWa home year ’round.
Preview our musician line-up:
Night Tree, Saturday, 12/2, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 4 pm
Songful Artists, Saturday, 12/2, 5 pm – 7 pm
Alissa Musto, Sunday, 12/3, 2 pm – 4 pm
Sound Off, Sunday, 12/3, 12 pm – 2 pm
The SoWa Winter Festival is family friendly and free to attend! Plenty of parking is available.
If you’re worried about overspending at the holidays consider this tip:
When you go into a store DO NOT get a cart. Get only what you can carry so you’re not tempted to buy something you really don’t need. If you purchase a gift that was normally $50 and you get for $30, take the $20 you saved and put it in your savings account. Black Friday isn’t what it used to be . . . stores are doing sales constantly because they’re hoping if they spread it out you’ll keep coming back and spend more than you would if you just shopped on one day!