Monday, November 28, 2016

Here it is—Your Maynard Holiday Shopping List!

I can't possibly know what you have on your Holiday list, but I'm guessing that you may have overlooked a few of your Maynard shops. Here is a list that's going to keep you out of the stress of the mall and mere minutes from your front door. This is by no means a complete list, but I'm sure that as you go, you'll discover more than you imagined. If you have a great find could you post it in the comments here?

Christmas ornaments and decorations - Summer St. Fine Consign, 6 Bridges Gallery, Denault Studios, The Paper Store, Sugar Snap, Video Signals/Art Signals Studio
All things Maynard, sweatshirts, hats, personalization - CSA graphics
Vintage toys (G.I. Joe?) - Collector's Paradise, Summer St. Fine Consign
Red Sox or Patriots items - The Paper Store, Maynard Outdoor Store
A Swiss army knife - The Maynard Outdoor Store
Toys - The Paper Store, Collector's Paradise, Summer Street Fine Consign
A decorative candle - The Paper Store, Denault Studio
A beautiful hand-made mug - 6 Bridges Gallery, Earth Changes Pottery
A Jewelry Box - 6 Bridges Gallery, Summer Street Fine Consign, Denault Studio
A season subscription for local theater (plays) - ACME Theater
A hand-glazed platter from the kids - Video Signals/Art Signals
A pair of gold earrings - Richard Goddard, jeweler
Snow shoes - The Maynard Outdoor Store
Vintage kitchen gear - Summer St. Fine Consign
Harry Potter merchandise, wands - Charmed
A custom piece of jewelry - Richard Goddard, jeweler
Multipack movie passes - Fine Arts Theatre
Knitting or crochet classes - Island Yarn Company
Kids art supplies - The Paper Store
A pair of sunglasses - LOOK Optical, The Maynard Outdoor Store
A bicycle helmet, water bottle, and bike bell - Ray and Sons
A manicure - Crystal Nail and Spa, Royal Nails, Toast 'n Shine
A piece of local, one of a kind art - 6 Bridges Gallery, Denault Studio, Gallery 7, Earth Changes Pottery
Learning to work with art glass class gift certificate - Denault Studio
A pair of warm gloves - The Maynard Outdoor Store, Corner Closet, Raspberry Beret
A cyclists tire repair kit - Ray and Sons
A cast iron pan - Collector's Paradise
Therapeutic dance lessons - Two Left Feet,
Ice skates - The Maynard Outdoor Store
A pair of jeans - The Corner Closet, The Maynard Outdoor Store, Raspberry Beret
Tools - Butler Lumber, Parker Hardware
Semi-precious stones, pretty stones - Charmed
Wreaths -  The Flower Pot, Hawes Florist
Some lovely handmade jewelry - 6 Bridges Gallery, Denault Studio
A facial - Flawless
Handmade soap - 6 Bridges Gallery
Poinsettias - The Flower Pot
Spa day for your pooch - Scrub-a-Dog, Wags to Whiskers, Dirty Paws
Matchbox cars - Collector's Paradise
Martial Arts lessons - Metro West Kung Fu, the Concord School of Taekwon-do
Artistic eyeglass frames - LOOK Optical
A really cozy woman's sweater - Raspberry Beret
Stocking stuffers galore - Sugar Snap, The Maynard Outdoor Store
Handmade handbags - 6 Bridges Gallery
A tan - Toast 'n Shine Tan and Spa
A pair of pajamas - The Maynard Outdoor Store
Collector's coins - Collector's Paradise, Summer Street Fine Consign
A pair of binoculars - The Outdoor Store
Collector's memorabilia - Collector's Paradise
A special memento or photo framed - Gallery Seven
A new coat - The Maynard Outdoor Store
Drop-in kids play membership - SmARTroom
Comic Books - Excelsior Comics, Legends
Legos - The Paper Store
Action Figures - Excelsior Comics
A pile of books - Video/Art Signals, The Paper Store, Library's ongoing book sale
A new bicycle - Ray and Sons
Kids' books - Video Signals, The Paper Store, Library's ongoing book sale
Gift certificate for a personal trainer - Aim for Fitness
Gift certificate for a massage - Pathways to Wellness, Bailey's Therapeutic Massage, Massage Visits
Health club Membership - Anytime Fitness
And of course, plenty of gift certificates to any of Maynard's great restaurants

Start your shopping day with some friends, coffee, cinnamon buns or muffins from Serendipity Café or the Boston Bean House, and make your way around town. Then grab some lunch , finish up your shopping, and pat yourself on the back. You'll have avoided the mall and put money back into your own community, which makes more of a difference than you can imagine.