With only three days left until Christmas, it is imperative to get in all of your last minute shopping, right now! Luckily, if you live on the South Coast, it is filled with many wonderful local stores that will have exactly what you are looking for, right at your doorstep, making it an enjoyable and convenient experience.
Christmas Shopping on the South Coast
Ansel Gurney House – Marion
For the Hungry Shopper
Shopping can be extremely overwhelming, but the Ansel Gurney House puts a fun spin on daunting task of shopping. Unlike most places, this shop is a historic house that was built in the 1700’s and they layout of the shop is very unique. The home has 11 rooms that each offer something special ranging from the kitchen gadget room, the soap room, the children room, the Christmas room, and even a wonderful cafe with a fireplace, as well as an herb garden that is full of birds. For over 35 years this shop has been family owned and operated. The cafe sandwiches are made with their homemade bread and the soups are seasonal with their famous Chowder served on Sundays. Here is a link to their full menu.
- Location: 403 Country Road, Marion
- Hours: Open 7 days a week Thanskgiving to Christmas 10AM-5PM
- Contact: 508.748.1111/http://shop.maxwellandco.com/
Old Company Store – Wareham
For the Nostalgic Gift Lover
Take a trip back in time as you enter the Old Company Store and browse the penny candy, barrel pickles, old fashioned sodas, gourmet foods, unique jewelry, and fashionable accessories while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee. The best part is if you do not know exactly what you are looking for, the helpful and courteous staff will assist you in putting together a unique gift basket, or will guide you in the right direction. The Old Company Store really prides themselves on creating a stress free and fun shopping experience, which is why the Gift Card option is also a great alternative. They are located across from the Historic Tremont Nail Building.
- Location: 5 Elm Street, Wareham
- Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM & Sunday 11AM-4PM
- Contact: 508.291.7871/ http://www.oldcompanystore.com/index.html
Town Wharf General Store – Mattapoisett
For the Nautical Lover
The Town Wharf general Store puts a new spin on an old tradition by offering a wide variety on New England inspired specialty foods and houseware items. With great gifts for men, women, children, four legged family members, gramps and gramma, teachers, friends, and foodies the Old Town Wharf will have what you are looking for. If you are not sure they also have a wonderful and knowledgeable staff that will be more than happy to help you find the perfect gift. Some of our favorites are the Jacobsen Salt Co Cedar Planks and grilling salt kit, The Man Can from the Plum Island Soap Co. or the signature rope wreaths.
- Location: 10 Water Street, Mattapoisett
- Hours: Open 7 Days A Week 10AM – 6PM
- Contact: 508.785.4615/ http://www.townwharfgeneralstore.com/
Euro At Phoenix – Fairhaven
For the Sailor
This unique store was opened in the 1980’s by Gail Isaksen to supply the fisherman with proper fishing gear as well as Norwegian items, as an homage to her background, but as it became more and more popular Gail started carrying things for everyone such as Ugg Boots, Dansko clogs, Helly Hansen jackets, kitchen items, home decor, books, and even toys. Euro at Phoenix is in space previously occupied by the historic Brownie Pharmacy, which works in its favor to create a fun shopping experience.
- Location: 24 Center Street, Fairhaven
- Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 9:30AM – 5:30PM
- Contact: 508.992.4615/ http://euroshipstore.vpweb.com
Sid Wainer’s Food – New Bedford
For the Foodie
Specialty produce and foods handpicked from the world’s finest farms. Sid Wainer’s Food has been building relationships with the top quality farms in order to share the best food around. Why not get your foodie friend or family member a block of world class cheese along with some of the finest Italian speck. If you are looking for an easier option make sure to check out their famous gift backets, such as the Jansel Valley Maple Basket or the artisanal meats and cheese baskets.
- Location: 2301 Purchase Street, New Bedford
- Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 9AM-5PM
- Contact: 508.999.6408/ https://www.sidwainer.com/
The South Coast is made up of wonderful towns that all have a lot to offer, much more than just awesome holiday shopping ideas. If you have fallen in love with the South Coast check out more of our exclusive listings in Dartmouth, Mattapoisett, Wareham, and Marion by visiting our website, speaking to one of our South Coast Agents by calling 508.748.2400, or stopping by our South Coast Market Center at 155 Front Street in Marion.