Holiday Shopping Made Fun and Easy

Finding the right gifts for each of your friends, family members, coworkers, and everyone else on your list can be daunting. That is why your friends at Vital Communities are helping to make holiday shopping less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are some of the wonderful places you can find exceptional service and a gift for everybody on your list in the Upper Valley. 

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Give gifts that will create lasting memories such as tickets or memberships to performances, museums, and yoga and art classes. There are events, shows, and classes to enjoy all around the Upper Valley. Here are just a few places to look into:

Get a gift that shines when visiting any of these jewelry stores:

When in need of the perfect holiday story or know someone who loves to get lost in a book don't forget your local bookstores when picking out gifts:

Look through a great selection of local wine, beer, and liquor as a gift to yourself and find something that everyone will like:

Never run out of delicious treats and snacks or let the chefs in your life go without everything they need in the kitchen this holiday season:

There are stores all throughout the Upper Valley selling beautifully crafted local and handmade products and you can never go wrong stopping into any of these shops:

And for when you need a break and some sustenance while out gift shopping try out these great restaurants and cafes:

If you're still finding it hard to pick out gifts, gift certificates from Local First Alliance member businesses make the perfect gift that your friends and family will appreciate and that strengthens our Upper Valley economy. 

To see the full list of Local First Alliance members visit the Local First Alliance directory.

Photo Credit: Molly Drummond

Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.


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