Though Boston has its share of heritage makers, for our Massachusetts gift guide we turned to Northampton, a quirky western city with a rich arts-and-culture scene and hippie vibes. Kestrel, a bright and airy shop inspired by the natural world, is one of our favorite New England spots, and our guest curator for this guide. Owner Eliza Bradley shares her favorite made-in-Massachusetts gifts below.
"Tiny Anvil's designer, Erin McNally, plays with themes of structure and decay, utility and cosmology, the natural world and the industrial world, and simplicity, resulting in jewelry that is both bold and everyday wearable."
"Myrth Ceramics is a Boston based husband/wife duo creating beautiful hand-thrown modern stoneware vessels with glazes. We have a super crush on their hanging planters."
"Designer Kim Rosen creates gorgeous abstract patterns inspired by nature and architecture. Hand-drawn, digitized, and embroidered on 100% linen, her designs evoke something from the past with a modern twist. Her line includes pillows, wall hangings, throws, and fabric by the yard."
"Witch-crafted, on the full moon eclipse, this herbal essence spray helps to purify and protect you and your surroundings. Dori's new Gender Magic is a top seller!"
"We are obsessed with Secret Holiday's affirmation banners! Ashley Brown Durand makes these heirloom pieces out of her studio in Florence, MA, sewing each letter by hand."
"We are in love with all Carla's organic feminine designs but this is a shop favorite! This twinkling 14k pavé notch band with white diamonds is stunning in a stack or stands strong on its own."
"Slow studio aka Natania Hume produces handmade ceramic tableware that is both contemporary and rustic."
"We love the beautiful and functional ceramics by husband and wife duo Tandem Ceramics. They've built a wonderful collection that's made to last by merging pottery and one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired imagery. Our new shop favorite is this gold luster flask."
"Susa's sweet and heartfelt illustrations are a staple in our shop. She launched a letterpress line this year, and we can't keep them on the shelf!"