Discover Concord's 2020 Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

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Gift Giving Give the very best of Concord and support your local shops and restaurants!

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HOLIDAYS from Discover Concord!

2020 has been an extraordinary moment in time for so many reasons. We hope that you have all been able to find moments of joy during this trying year. The holiday season is almost here and while we won’t be able to celebrate together as we have in the past, we can take this time to remember family, friends, and neighbors who mean so much. The shops, restaurants, and historic sites of Concord are part of the tightly-knit structure of community that makes Concord so special. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of these places were closed for much of the year and, even now, are operating under difficult conditions. Several of our beloved local shops have already had to close their doors permanently and, without your support, many more may follow. To make it easier to shop locally, we created this ‘catalogue’ of gift ideas entirely from Concord shops and restaurants. We are truly humbled and deeply touched by the enormous support from our friends, neighbors, local landlords, business leaders, and even the Town of Concord. Thanks to their incredible generosity, we were able to offer any Concord business the opportunity to be a part of this guide at no cost to them. And now you can do your part. This holiday season, please shop locally! You can shop in-person, by phone, or via website. Order that special gift and pick it up curbside - or have it delivered. Or grab your holiday mask and drop by in person - Concord’s shops have gathered a fabulous array of unique gifts for everyone on your list. Why not surprise someone with a locally-made artisanal gift that brings a piece of our beloved Concord to them,

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CO-FOUNDER Jennifer C. Schünemann


even as those family and friends can’t gather ‘round the table as we would have wished? Or give a year of history, stories, and community connection through a gift subscription to Discover Concord magazine at Nothing says ‘celebration’ like good food. Concord’s restaurants are doing a wonderful job in implementing the latest safe dining guidelines. Dine in, take-out, or consider a gift card to show your support. And don’t forget the amazing non-profit organizations of Concord. From museums and historic sites to art venues and food banks, these are the groups - and volunteers - that devote countless hours to creating and maintaining the cultural foundation of Concord. We have provided a handy list on page 32, as you think about your year-end charitable giving. Remember, these are our friends and neighbors and they are counting on us. Let’s not let them down. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

Cynthia L. Baudendistel Co-Founder

Jennifer C. Schünemann Co-Founder

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Spread Some Holiday Cheer This Season

Support Your Local Shops and Restaurants Here’s how much of your $100 purchase stays in your community when you spend at . . .


… an independent local store


… a local chain store


… a remote online store (if the delivery driver resides locally)

Source: American Independent Business Alliance

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A Few of Our Favorite Holiday Gifts Zotter Chocolate This is by far the most innovative chocolatier we have ever encountered. All the way from Austria. Hand-scooped, Organic, and Fair Trade.

Rishi Tea Tea was originally both food and medicine. Today it comforts us. Rishi is a strong steward of the organic tea gardens where their teas and botanicals are harvested.

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Cork These beautiful wallets and handmade soft goods come to us from a family-run, many-generations-old farm in Portugal. .



Pranaram Scientific and chemotyped essential oils for tomorrow’s health.

Northern Watters Mittens These wonderful winter must-haves are knit on antique Swiss dubied knitting looms by Canadian artisans in Charlottetown and Halifax. Each mitten has little wool balls inside that keeps hands especially comfy.

Bariani and Sindyana Extra Virgin Olive Oil Really, really good extra virgin olive oil is a really, really wonderful gift.

Salt Lamps Rough-hewn and glowing with the warmest light. Debra keeps one next to her computer. They are a lovely gift for those chilly winter days ahead.

Debra’s pies Like this delicious blueberry pie, all of ours are made with organic ingredients, and sweetened with maple syrup. Made from scratch in our kitchen.

GeoCentral Meditation Stones Each stone in this collection possesses a unique energy which assists with meditative practices and healing goals.

Mansfield Maple These are Oprah Winfrey’s favorite maple products!

Looking for more ideas? The friendly team at Debra’s is always happy to tell you about our organic and fair-trade products! 98 Commonwealth Avenue | 978-371-7573 |



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9 A New Leaf 30 North Bridge Antiques 26 Thoreauly Antiques 22 Walden Street Antiques

ARTS, INSTRUMENTS, CUSTOM FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES 23 Albright Art Supply 34 Andersen Studio 27 Artisans Way 34 Barbara Willis Fiber Arts 23 Chiha Studios 34 Dance This Way 28 Frame-ables 12 Louise Arnold Art 22 Lucy Lacoste Gallery 27 Minuteman Guitars 34 Pierre Chiha Photographers 34 The Umbrella Arts Center 11 Three Stones Gallery 37 Village Art Room

BOOKS & BOOK SHOPS 19 Barefoot Books 9 Barrow Bookstore 26 Concord Bookshop 35 The Little Shop That Could, by Debra Stark 30 A Farm Grows in Concord, Verrill Farm


27 Artisans Way 9 Barrow Bookstore 26 Concord Bookshop 24 Dotted i 15 Patina Green 23 Revolutionary Concord 37 Village Art Room


31 Blue Dry Goods 24 Brine Sporting Goods 31 Concord Firefly 18 Concord Outfitters 26 FatFace 25 Footstock 22 French Lessons 14 Fritz & Gigi, the Children’s Shop 31 Grasshopper Shop 35 Irresistibles 30 J McLaughlin 29 JuJu 22 Lyn Evans 15 Patina Green 17 Reflections 14 Sara Campbell


39 The Bee’s Knees British Imports 9 Barrow Bookstore 22 Belle on Heels 31 Concord Firefly 4 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 24 Dotted i 31 Grasshopper Shop 10 Joy Street Life + Home 38 Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (tea and book gift set) 34 Minuteman Guitars - Lapel Pins 23 Nesting 15 Patina Green 23 Revolutionary Concord 8 West Concord 5 and 10


31 Be Well Be Here 13 Beede Center Swim + Fitness 39 Concord Museum 1 1 Concord Tour Company 1 3 Concord Visitor Center Tours 34 Dance This Way 36 DT Nails & Spa 36 European Flair the Hair Salon 25 Marx Fencing Academy 35 Naturally You Salon and Spa 29 The Hair After

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24 Vanderhoof Hardware Co. 35 Window Treatment Installation (WTI, Inc)

12 Dunkin’ 24 Farfalle 25 Gräem Nuts and Chocolate 29 Main Streets Market & Café 26 Nashoba Brook Bakery 28 Priscilla Candy Shop 30 Verrill Farm 28 Vintages Adventures in Wine 17 West Concord Wine & Spirits



29 Concord Optical

FLORISTS & HOLIDAY GREENERY 38 Colonial Gardens Florist and Greenhouses 14 Concord Flower Shop 25 Copper Penny Flowers 30 Verrill Farm


9 A New Leaf 27 Artisans Way 22 Belle on Heels 24 Comina 18 Concord Lamp & Shade 10 Joy Street Life + Home 23 Nesting 15 Patina Green 35 Window Treatment Installation (WTI, Inc)


9 Concord’s Colonial Inn 12 Hawthorne Inn


14 Artinian Jewelers 27 Artisans Way 26 Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths 18 George Vassel Jewelry 29 Merlin’s Silver Star

1 Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty 42 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage /Butler Wheeler Team 20 Compass Realty 40 Engel & Völkers/James Peltier 25 Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 16 Landvest 6 Platt Builders


31 Concord Firefly 4 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 24 Dotted i 31 Grasshopper Shop 10 Joy Street Life + Home 29 Merlin’s Silver Star 34 Minuteman Guitars - Lapel Pins 23 Nesting 15 Patina Green 23 Revolutionary Concord 23 The Concord Toy Box 8 West Concord 5 & 10

36 Adelita 41 Concord Market 4 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 24 Farfalle 31 Fiorella’s Cucina 29 Main Streets Market & Café 18 Susan Lane Events


36 7-11 37 Middlesex Savings Bank 37 West Concord Laundromat 37 West Concord Pharmacy

SPORTING GOODS & OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT 24 Brine Sporting Goods 18 Concord Outfitters 25 Footstock


Concord Cheese Shop Concord Market Concord Teacakes Debra’s Natural Gourmet




14 Debra’s Natural Gourmet 41 Concord Market 35 Verrill Farm

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Concord Market The Concord Toy Box Fritz & Gigi, the Children’s Shop West Concord 5 & 10

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Your Stocking Stuffer Headquarters! West Concord 5 & 10 106 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.369.9011 | We are open through the end of the year - so come in and experience what makes the West Concord 5 & 10 such a special place at the holidays! Open Monday through Saturday 9-6 | Open until 8pm on Thursdays Bonus Sunday hours the last two Sundays before Christmas (December 13 and 20)

The Cheese Shop of Concord 29 Walden St. | 978.369.5778 Locals know that the Cheese Shop of Concord is a wonderland of delicious food, with a holiday selection that goes far beyond its namesake cheese counter. Choose from a wall of cookies and crackers, shelf upon shelf of jellies, jams and chutneys, fine chocolates, local honeys, imported pastas, condiments, and more. There’s also a delicatessen counter (think party platters) and an outstanding wine and beer department. Can’t decide? Gift cards to the shop, or for its monthly cheese and charcuterie clubs, might be the answer. Come on in, call, or chat online with our team of cheesemongers. They are sure to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season!


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Barrow Bookstore 79 Main Street 978.369.6084

Specializing in Concord authors, history, and rare and treasured books, Barrow Bookstore was founded in Concord, Massachusetts in 1971 and began in an old-fashioned wheelbarrow before quickly transitioning to a store front. Our signature wheelbarrow remains parked out front on Main Street at the top of the alley that leads you to Barrow Bookstore. Come down the alley (behind Fritz and Gigi clothing shop) and you’ll find a magical place as you step into the Barrow Bookshop! An assortment of books for the eclectic reader await, plus a line of locally made literary-themed gifts for the discerning recipient. Our gift certificates are great for any occasion.

A New Leaf 74 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.341.8471 The creative artistry of Meg Gaudet lovingly transforms gently used furniture into new treasures for your home. These unique pieces live side-by-side with antiques and curiosities in this delightful shop at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Beharrel Street. You never know what you will encounter in this ever-changing carousel of fantastic finds. From classic Concord memorabilia, to pottery and housewares, to lighting and furniture, to seasonal decorations, the fascinating world of A New Leaf is sure to please treasure seekers and bargain hunters alike!

Colonial Classic Gift $28

Tea for Two $49

Revolutionary Kids’ Play Package $27.50

Concord’s Colonial Inn 48 Monument Square | | 978.369.9200 Let us host your loved one for the holidays - or send them a classic gift from the heart of historic Concord, Massachusetts! Gift packages can be shipped anywhere in the US - please call for details.

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Gifts you love to give ‌ and receive!

A unique shop with gifts you love to give‌and receive! 49 Commonwealth Ave. Concord MA 01742

New Online Store! Curbside pickup, delivery and shipping available! Receive 10% off your first online order. Open until 8pm on Thursday. Mention this ad and receive a free gift with $50 in-store purchase. (OFFER EXPIRES 12/24/20)

49 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.341.8613 |

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Concord Tour Company | 978.399.8229 Create lasting memories with the gift of living history they’ll never forget! Choose from eight fun and fascinating excursions or build your own custom tour. Expert and licensed historian-guides. Open year round.

Contemporary Fine Art PA I N T I N G • J E W E L RY • C E R A M I C S

THREE STONES GALLERY 115 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA

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Louise Arnold Art Umbrella Arts Center, Studio 218, 40 Stow St., by appointment | 978.505.5832 | Oil paintings, giclée prints & cards

Boutique Bed and Breakfast - 7 Luxurious Rooms • Celebrate your Micro-Wedding with us, call us to start planning! • Gift Certificates available, perfect present for the holidays, call to reserve 462 Lexington Rd. | 978.369.5610 |

Dunkin’ 117 Thoreau St | 1191 Main St, West Concord 1089 Concord Turnpike | 1641 Sudbury Rd Did you know that all of the Dunkin’ locations in Concord are locally owned and operated? So when you fuel up, or give the gift of delicious coffee from Dunkin’, you are supporting a Concord family too!


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Tourism Services Available all year long 58 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742 978-318-1061 or 978-287-1064

Love the Great Outdoors, even when it’s chilly? Small Gatherings of friends and family looking for something to do? Concord Visitor Center offers walking tours and information all year long! Need that perfect Concord gift? We have shirts, mugs, ornaments and gift certificates for tours.

Improve your well-being Enhance your quality of life 498 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742 978-287-1000

Enhanced cleaning protocals Facility use by reservation 4 pools and 3 fitness rooms Up to 40% off programming One Free session with a Personal Trainer


Hours Of Operation: Monday through Friday 5:30am – 9:00pm Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm The Beede Swim & Fitness Center is managed by the Concord Recreation Department and is funded solely by membership and program fees. We are deeply committed to serving the fitness needs and interests of our community, across all ages and abilities.

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Artinian Jewelry 39 Main St. | 978.371.7110 | Jewelry masters Garabet and Hermine Artinian opened their shop in Concord 35 years ago. To this day, customers travel from around New England to bring them cherished heirloom jewelry and nostalgic pieces for restoration, or in search of a unique new work of jeweled art. Artinian Jewelry can be depended upon to design the perfect engagement rings (and often redesign them years later for a special anniversary). They can also re-purpose a treasured family ring or other jewelry piece to match today’s personality and taste. They can even recut or supply missing stones to restore vintage and current jewelry. The Artinians understand that jewelry is an expression of personal taste that will always remind us of the giver or the wearer, and will be cherished for generations. Please visit them to discuss your next jewelry project – they can’t wait to meet you!

Concord Flower Shop 135 Commonwealth Ave 978.369.2404 Our Long lasting Boxwood Trees make perfect holiday gifts and can be custom decorated. The table top size is great for nursing homes or small spaces. Order early!

Sara Campbell 41 Main St. 978.369.3223

Debra’s Natural Gourmet Fritz & Gigi 79 Main St. | 978.369.3253 |


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98 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.371.7573 Reserve your Mary’s Organic or Stonewood Natural Turkey for Thanksgiving early!



Concord Tote | $34

Gnomes | $8 - $12

Beekman Hand Care | $32

Lola | Call to Order

Tray + 4 Coasters | $63.50

Metal Ski Tray | $38

S’More Mug | $12

Shop Early Online!

Stoneware Tree | $46

Cavallini Puzzles | $20

Concord Ornament | $25

Votivo Candles | $16 - $64

Curbside Pick-Up!

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With deep Concord roots since our founding over a half century ago, LandVest stays true to the informed, thoughtful decision-making of our historic, progressive community. We are proud to serve as trusted land and property advisors in a place we call home. Trusted real estate advisors providing sound advice and exceptional results. From left: G. Wade Staniar, J. Stanley Edwards, Abby Gurall White, Ruth Kennedy Sudduth, Hilary Robinson, Sarah Maceachern, Terrence Maitland, Hannah Barker, G. Stewart Young. One Main Street | Concord, MA 01742 | 857-321-8465

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West Concord Wine & Spirits 1216 Main St. | 978.369.3872 | Let us bring the holiday cheer to you! Same-day delivery of wine, beer, and liquor means one less item on your holiday to-do list. We even offer no-contact, curbside pickup for phone or online orders.

What’s easier than a wine run?

Staying home. Reflections

101 Commonwealth 978.287.0727 Same day wine, beer, and liquor delivery means you can stay homeAve. and |relax. It’s also one less item on your party planning list. We even offer post-party pickup Reflections a curated collection of upscale clothes, bags, of leftover liquor, wine, and beer for weddings, house offers parties, and corporate events!

and jewelry at 60% or more off retail. We’re Concord’s best kept shopping Our online shop contains Order online or get a beveragesecret! catering quote at a large number of our best items. Private small group shopping and curbside service available. or give us a call at 978.369.3872




1. Sterling silver mesh necklace with heart pendant: $125.00 (est. Retail $375.00) and Lagos “Love Knot” sterling earrings: $115.00 (Retail: $225.00) 2. L.K. Bennett silver and gold pumps: $95.00 (Retail: $295.00) and Lanvin navy silk and leather clutch: $85.00 (Retail: $345.00) 3. Eileen Fisher felted wool jacket: $115.00 (Retail: $348.00), Ann Taylor shimmer top: $24.00 (Retail: $89.00), and faux pearl and gold-tone necklace: $20.00

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Susan Lane Events 508.783.1663 | Tap into the amazing culinary creations of Susan Lane Events and Catering to make your holidays festive and delicious. With offerings from ready-to-heat hors d’oeuvres and appetizer platters, to fully prepared meals, and staffed cocktail and dinner parties, hosting in is a safe way to enjoy restaurant quality food this season. We use an extensive protocol to meet state guidelines for food and hospitality safety. Make your holidays fun, festive and safe with our delicious creations. Call or email us for details today!

Concord Outfitters 113 Commonwealth Ave. 978.318.0330 More than 20 years providing the best flyfishing and outdoor clothing to the greater Boston area!

Concord Lamp and Shade 21 Walden St. 978.369.3000 Football lamp $298 Holiday Special: mention this ad online or in-store and receive a free football finial (retail value $25) with your purchase. We ship anywhere curbside pickup available

Concord Carlisle Community Chest 978.369.5250 |


George Vassel Jewelry

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Please think of us during your year-end charitable giving

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40 Main St. | 978.369.2936 | Vintage Jewelry and Stunning Original Designs

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Belle On Heels 23 Commonweatlh Ave. | 508.954.9848 | Unique gifts, holiday decor, natural bath & body products, and gourmet foods from France

Lucy Lacoste Gallery 25 Main St. | 978.369.0278 |

Lyn Evans 29 Main St. | 978.369.5760 |

Walden Street Antiques 23 Walden St. | 978.610.6802 Antiques and Home DĂŠcor, Books, Estate Jewelry, and Mid-Century Treasures 22

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We offer gifts in a variety of price ranges, from functional pottery to museum quality ceramic sculptures

French Lessons 8 Walden St. | 978.341.8102 Gifts for everyone on your list? Oui, mademoiselle.

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Concord Teacakes 59 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.369.7644 | In 1984, Concord Teacakes began with two recipes. Out of a rented Elks Club kitchen, Judy Fersch created a heavenly chocolate cake and an almond lemon cake with such a sweet glaze and tempting aroma that swarms of bees would follow as she put the still cooling cakes into her station wagon. ​ ​ Today, the bakery is filled with an array of delicious cakes, cupcakes, scones, and cookies. As well as some fantastic offers of soups, dinners, salads and sandwiches ready for our customers to take home or enjoy at the shop. Our cakes are made with the freshest ingredients and can be custom-designed just for you. We would love to meet you - or just call for curbside pickup. Let us help you make your holiday extra sweet this year!

Albright Art Supply

Revolutionary Concord

The Concord Toy Box

32 Main St. | 978.371.1635 |

Chiha Studios 40 Stow Street | 978.451.6633 |


Wedding Photography for Couples who Love the Outdoors and Adventure

44 Main St. | 978.369.4133 | Casual Curiosities for the Heart & Home

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Vanderhoof Hardware 28 Main St. | 978.369.2243 |

Give the gift of a beautiful amaryllis or paperwhite this holiday season!

A dull knife is a dangerous knife! Have your knives sharpened before the holiday rush! 24-hour turnaround guaranteed.

Have a techie in the family or a forgetful friend? We have just the right gift!

Brine Sporting Goods 69 Main St. 978.369.2225 From our store to your home — a little something for everyone big or small, athlete, or homebody! We have it all here at Brine’s Sporting Goods.

The Dotted i 1 Walden St. | 978.369.6050 |

Farfalle 26 Concord Crossing 978.369.2900 Delicious gifts, imported from Italy. Available curbside, local delivery, or shipped via UPS


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Comina 9 Walden St. 978.341.0091

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Copper Penny Flowers 9 Independence Court | 978.369.4500 The perfect compliment to your holiday table — a thoughtful gift for your loved one. Gift cards and fresh floral subscriptions available for purchase.

Gräem Nuts & Chocolate 49 Main St. | 978.776.6645 | Locally Curated Gift Boxes Filled with Nuts, Chocolate, and Dried Fruits. In-store, curbside, or shipped anywhere

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 781.795.0502 |

Footstock 46 Main St. | 978.287.4034 Give the gift of comfort from FootStock!

Marx Fencing Academy 119 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.776.6916 The Gift of Fencing - Free Trial Class!

Warm and windproof Ilse Jacobsen outerwear from Denmark $345. Waldlaufer Venus booties made in Hungary $195. Smartwool socks made in the U.S.A. $22. Caracol crochet scarf from Canada $32.

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Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths 32 Main St. | 978.371.1088 | Custom and original fine jewelry. Mask-friendly studs and so much more!

Thoreauly Antiques 27 Walden St. | 978.371.0100 | Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays

Concord Bookshop 65 Main St. | 978.369.2405 |

FatFace 4 Walden St. 978.341.8073

Nashoba Brook Bakery 152 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.318.1999 | Taste of Nashoba - featuring one artisan sourdough round, one rosemary garlic round, one seven grain round, and a pound of our famous Nashoba Granola - packaged and ready for gift giving for $25 26

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Loungewear and Gifts

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Minuteman Guitars By appointment only | 617.460.9610 | Art that Sings: Hand-crafted guitars for the discerning musician

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Priscilla Candy Shop 19 Walden St. | West Concord | 978.371.0585 | Third generation family business. Making delicious handmade chocolates since 1936.

Vintages Adventures in Wine 53 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.369.2545 | VINTAGES Wine Discovery Box makes a special and distinctive gift. Six hand-selected bottles of exclusive and hard-to-find wines wrapped in a wood wine crate $250. Delivery available. Welcome to your local, world-class wine shop! VINTAGES features small-production wines from great wine regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Burgundy & Champagne. We’re always on the lookout for wines that offer outstanding value. Traditional, adventurous, natural: you’ll find a hand-picked selection here at VINTAGES. Order through our app and web store.

Frame-ables 111 Thoreau St. | 978.369.5053 | Open since 1985, Frame-ables provides quality custom framing right here in our studio on Thoreau Street. Our range of designs can accommodate any budget from high quality standard options to hand carved frames to compliment your most precious treasures. Gallery 111 at Frame-ables features the world of locally and internationally acclaimed artists and artisans – including pottery, paintings, photography, Boston and Concord area maps, and engravings. To our friends, some of whom have been with us for our 35 years, OUR DOOR IS OPEN! We are working hard to keep our clients and our staff safe in these unusual times – so please stop in to see us. We would love to hear about your latest project and to offer our 35+ years of expertise when you need us. Hours 11-4 Tues-Sat or by appt. Check our website and Facebook for holiday hours. 28

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Merlin’s Silver Star 336 Baker Ave. | 978.590.6464 | Handmade sterling ornaments and more! Let us know how we can customize the perfect gift for you.

Concord Optical 80 Thoreau St. | 978.369.6707 | Your Sunglass Headquarters in Concord

The Hair After 40 Thoreau St. | 978.369.8731 | Private Appointments, Gift Certificates, and Quality Styling Products - Look Fabulous this Holiday Season!

JuJu 82 Thoreau St. | 978.369.0070 |

Main Streets Market & Cafe 42 Main St. | 978.369.9948

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CSA MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2021 SEASON. Give the gift of fresh and nutritious produce. Fill your basket from our CSA market for 20 weeks from June to October. $500.00

ANY 8” PIE, 1 PER MONTH, FOR 6 MONTHS. Many varieties available (some are seasonal). Choose from Apple, Pumpkin, AppleMixedberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Cherry, Apple-Raspberry, Nectarine-Plum, Pecan, Key Lime, Chocolate Cream. Pies can be ordered ahead or chosen from the Bakery table. Please bring the coupon with you for stamping. NOT VALID THANKSGIVING WEEK. $75.00

GIFT CARDS: Available in any denomination. Valid for all items sold at the Verrill Farm Stand. A FARM GROWS IN CONCORD Read about the history of Verrill Farm – includes delicious recipes! $24.95

From our Farm, with Love Verrill Farm 11 Wheeler Rd. | 978.369.4494 |


North Bridge Antiques

J. McLaughlin

28 Walden St. | 978.371.1442 Treasures from the Past

14 Walden St. | 978.776.6997 | Holidays Made Easy with J. McLaughlin

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Grasshopper Shop of Concord 36 Main St. | 978.369.8295 | Located in the heart of historic Concord, Massachusetts, the Grasshopper Shop has been in the Bilodeau family for more than 30 years. Grasshopper is filled with an ever-changing array of colorful clothing and accessories – including offerings from the Concord Hat Company and the Concord Sockmeister! We offer special items for women of all ages and style. We search for the latest fashions, great quality, lots of color and easy care. We feature a great selection of clothing, quilted jackets, hats, jewelry, motif socks and more. Please visit us this holiday season for great gifts that your family and friends will love. A portion of all of our sales go to support Partners in Health.

BeBeWell BeHere Here Well Be

978.203.2825 |

Co-create your way to WellBeing with supportive online or outdoor practices: * Meditation * Movement * Energy Healing * Natural Awareness * Yoga * Writing

Blue Dry Goods

Concord Firefly 33 Commonwealth Ave. | 781.552.8327

16 Walden St | 978.369.1120 |


Updated Traditional Clothing and Accessories for Guys

24 Walden St. | 978.341.9999 |

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Giving Back to

©Jim Coutre Photography


Concord Free Public Library

Non-profit groups are at the core of Concord’s beloved cultural and historic heritage. They preserve our history, foster our creativity, educate, inform, and even feed our community. This year, in particular, has been challenging for so many groups as performances had to be cancelled, historic sites closed, and employees and volunteers furloughed. So please remember to include Concord’s non-profit organizations in your holiday giving.


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Potter at work at The Umbrella Arts Center


51 Walden

Concord Players

Concord Art

Concord Youth Theatre

Concord Band

Dance Prism

Concord Chorus

The Thoreau Society

Concord Conservatory of Music

The Umbrella Arts Center

Concord Orchestra

Village Art Room ©Gaining Ground

©Nick Warchol


Gaining Ground seasonal food donations

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Gaining Ground Open Table The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle

THE ENVIRONMENT Concord Land Conservation Trust The Walden Woods Project ©Richard Smith


Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Concord Museum

The Old Manse/Trustees of Reservations

Save Our Heritage

Ralph Waldo Emerson House

Friends of Sleepy Hollow

The Robbins House

These are just some of the many Concord organizations supported by charitable giving. Visit for a more complete list. A replica of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond

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Barbara Willis, Fiber Arts The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow St. 508.423.6755 Hand woven scarves and clothing - wrap your loved one in something soft, beautiful, and comforting this holiday.

Guitar Lapel Pins By appointment only | 617.460.9610 | $15 each, or the set of 5 for $65. Free Minuteman Guitars pin with purchase of the set

Pierre Chiha Photographers 40 Stow St. | 978.369.9949 | Surprise your spouse with a family portrait or a photo of the children.

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow St. | 978.371.0820 x204 | Give a gift of art! A gift certificate for classes in painting, dance, mixed media, design, photography, and more (exp. Jan 2022).

Andersen Studio Dance This Way 79 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.318.1960 34

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The Umbrella Arts Center, Studio 303, 40 Stow St. 978.505.5857 | Give the Gift of Fine Art

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IRRESISTIBLES 16 Walden St. 978.369.5946

WTI, Inc. 17 Beharrell St. 978.369.6165 Custom blinds, shades, shutters, and drapery

Verrill Farm 11 Wheeler Rd. | 978.369.4494 | Convenient pickup on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving - let us do the cooking! Place your order by November 19th

The Little Shop That Could A fascinating read from Concord’s very own Debra Stark! This book makes a great stocking stuffer or mail-away gift. Just $19.99

Naturally You Salon & Spa 9 Church St | 978.369.1009 |

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Visit West Concord Shopping Plaza!

1224 Main Street | 978.369.1434 |

1200 Main Street | 978.254.0710 |

Need a quick coffee and a snack? 7-11 has you covered with fast, friendly service. Open 24 hours a day, for that last-minute loaf of bread or batteries for the kids’ holiday toys.

Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Adelita. Dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Voted Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2019! Gift certificates make a great holiday gift.

1204 Main Street | 978.369.0432 Why not treat yourself to a dazzling manicure this holiday season – or give a friend a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure, or facial? She’ll love it!


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1202 Main Street | 978.369.1051 Ricardo and his daughter Carla have been keeping Concordians looking fabulous for the past 40 years! Now that the holidays are here, show off a new haircut or shimmering color – even if it’s only on a video chat with friends or family. Gift certificates are also available.

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1208 Main Street | 978.369.1150 | Trust Middlesex Savings Bank for your banking and investment needs. From checking accounts to mortgages we have you covered. We also handle professional banking services and can even help manage your investment portfolio through our highly trained Financial Group Advisors. Call today.

1212 Main Street | 978.369.3100 | This family-owned pharmacy is committed to quality care. They have everything you need to stay healthy, from prescriptions and vitamins to custom-formulated compounds. Have your medications custom-packaged with Medicine-On-Time™. Everything you need for the whole family.

1214 Main Street | 978.369.8229 Stop by this family-owned laundromat and enjoy free wi-fi while you do some holiday laundry. Drop-off service and even home pickup/delivery is available. Look your best this holiday season!

1216 Main Street | 978.369.3872 Looking for the perfect beer to go with that turkey or a special bottle of wine for your holiday meal? West Concord Wine & Spirits has what you’re looking for. The Saia family, owners of West Concord Wine & Spirits, has been serving Concord residents since 1981. Whether you need a single bottle of wine, or beverage catering for a special event, contact them today. In-store shopping, curbside pickup, and delivery available.

West Concord Shopping Plaza for your holiday – and every day - needs

Village Art Room 152 Commonwealth Ave. | 978.540.0221 | Bring joy to children in need with Feed the Spirit Art Kits! This holiday season, Open Table, our local food pantry, will deliver Feed the Spirit Art kits to the children of families picking up food. The volunteers of the Art for All program of the Village Art Room in West Concord will assemble the kits. Your donation to the Art for All program helps us buy the supplies. For donations of $25 or more, you will receive a handmade thank you card from our volunteer artists. For donations $50 and above, you will receive a box of 10 winter-themed greeting cards from the Village Art Room. To make your donation, visit

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Colonial Gardens Florist and Greenhouses 442 Fitchburg Turnpike | 978.369.2554 | We deliver to home owners, businesses, churches and more, with prices for every budget!

Our table top fresh boxwood trees arranged in floral foam last for months and are a perfect solution for people who would love a Christmas tree but cannot accommodate a full size one. Available decorated, with lights, or undecorated.

Our long-lasting fresh living balsam wreaths are available in all sizes, decorated with ribbons, bows and pine cones or undecorated for your own accents. With sizes ranging from 10” to 36” we have wreaths, roping, door swags, and loose Christmas greens of all types. We also feature outdoor holiday decorated patio pots with greenery and holiday cemetery logs.

We grow more than 10,000 of the freshest holiday poinsettias and cyclamen in our Concord greenhouses. Colors include Reds, Whites, Pinks, Marbles and Novelty varieties.

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House 399 Lexington Road | 978.369.4118 | “Christmas won’t be Christmas without …” gifts from Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House for every Little Women and Alcott fan in your life (even yourself)! Envision sipping Harney & Sons limited edition Little Women Orchard House Tea from our exclusive Little Women/Concord, MA ceramic mug while re-reading one of the most treasured classic novels of all time. Or, cozy up with a Little Women movie companion book to relive Greta Gerwig’s evocative film! Our Holiday 2020 “bundle” features all four items for $59.95, and is accompanied by our exclusive double-sided wooden ornament as a bonus! These items are also available individually from our Online Museum Store. Visit to discover more and to place an order. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!


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A Special Thank You to Concord Business Partnership

The Concord Business Partnership brings together business owners, local landlords, and town officials to foster public/private partnerships that support the town. Close to a dozen members of the Partnership donated to the Holiday Guide initiative - making it possible for any business in Concord to be included at no cost to them. We are grateful for their generosity and unwavering support. To learn more about becoming a member, visit their website and bring your leadership skills to help shape the future of Concord business!

The Bee’s Knees British Imports 107 Commonwealth | 978.376.9363 | The Bee’s Knees was born in 2011 from a mutual appreciation of our shared English heritage. Donna was born in England to a British mother and American father and spent part of her youth in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Lucinda was born and raised in Cheshire, England. Now living in Massachusetts, we met fundraising for our children’s elementary school. As a friendship was forged over several years of volunteering and many cups of tea, we realized how well we worked together. Joined by fellow Brit, Trish, we decided to begin this journey to bring a small part of Britain “across the pond.” We are really thankful for the warm welcome we have received here in West Concord. The Bee’s Knees mission is to provide the finest quality British-made and designed products. Our eclectic range ofofferings have a unique style to appeal to both British abroad and anglophile Americans. We hope you will pop in to say hello, or visit us online this holiday season.


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Be part of the thstory! Famiy Trees at the Concord Museum 25th Annual Celebration of Children’s Literature 28 fanciful trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s picture books. Open daily Nov. 5 - Jan. 3, 10:00-4:00 only by pre-reserved timed tickets available at

25 Annual Celebration of Children’s Literature

28 fanciful trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s picture books.

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2020 Honorary Chair: Award-winning illustrator Nicole Tadgell


Exceptional Results Require Exceptional Efforts James Peltier has been delivering exceptional results for his clients for more than 25 years. He brings his extensive corporate experience and ability to empower clients through accountability, his attention to detail, and an uncompromising and continuous pursuit of excellence to his clients’ real estate needs. Originally from Rhode Island, James now resides in Concord with his partner Alyssa whose family are long-time residents of Concord. Having originally settled in the area over 100 years ago, the family established a working farm in 1885 that is still providing fresh produce to residents. James fell in love with the community and is looking forward to helping you find your new home.

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THANKSGIVING MENU 2020 TO ORDER: Fill out this form and email to or drop off at the Market (77 Lowell Road, Concord, MA) by Monday, November 23rd. Questions? Call 978-369-7500 Turkey Bell & Evans: air chilled, antibiotic-free, Available in the following pound sizes: 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, 18-20, 20-22 Uncooked: $3.99/lb

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Misty Knoll: free-range, antibiotic-free Available in 12-16 pound size Uncooked: $5.99/lb

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Herbed Cornbread Stuffing $5.99/$10.99

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes $4.99/$9.99

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Green Beans Almondine $4.99/$9.99

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Concord Market Gravy $6.99/$11.99

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Cranberry Sauce $4.99/$9.99

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Sweet Potato Salad $6.99/$11.99

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Maple Glazed Carrots $4.99/$9.99

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Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts $5.99/$10.99 ____pints ___quarts Mac & Cheese $5.99/$10.99

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Roasted Butternut Squash $4.99/$9.99

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Pies/Quiche 10” rounds feed 8. Available gluten free for +$5.00 Apple Pie $17.99

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Pumpkin Pie $14.99____ regular ____gluten free Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie $17.99____ regular ____gluten free Ham & Cheese Quiche $19.99____ regular ____gluten free Herbed Tomato & Feta Quiche $19.99____ regular ____gluten free Baked Goods Dinner Rolls, dozen $6.99

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Thanksgiving Bread Wreath – sage & cranberry $10.99 (feeds 8) ______wreaths Cornbread $5.99 (feeds 6-8) ______rounds Thanksgiving Pastry Box $24.99 (10 total pieces, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Snickerdoodles, Gingersnaps, Coconut Macaroons) ______boxes Fresh Cinnamon Rolls – 6/$16.99 __________half dozen Pickup for all items will be November 24th and 25th between 8am and 5pm.

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