Words and Photos By Mandy McAndrews

Skinner’s Sugar House – 1 lb Jar Jumbo Cashews

A holiday family tradition for many on the South Shore, Skinner’s jumbo cashews are simply the best. The cashews are roasted and prepared on-site with a recipe that is over 100 years old. And people have been coming back for more, year after year. Continue a tradition or start a new one by offering these at your next gathering. Not sure what to get that hard-to-buy-for uncle or friend? These would make a tasty gift for sure!

Skinner’s Sugar House
24 Union Street,
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
(508) 378-3693, SkinnersSugarHouse.com


Bradford Farmhouse Toffee – Toffee Sauce

Drizzle this on EVERYTHING this season. Bradford’s toffee sauce is just what you want to kick your desserts up a notch or add to your sundae bar. Made by hand in small batches the old-fashioned way, this fresh, rich, and buttery treat is certain to be a hit. Great to have on hand or to bring as a hostess gift—just add a bow!

Bradford Farmhouse Toffee
Middleboro, MA


Hippy Pilgrim – Garlic Salt Sample Pack

Want to spice things up? Give Hippy Pilgrim a try and enhance all your meals this holiday season, or give to the favorite cook in your life. Just a few pinches will help transform any dish into a masterpiece. This sample pack includes 10 small jars of their garlic salts and will make gift giving easy! On a budget? Split up a pack or two and cross many names off that gift list of yours. These garlic salts are made locally, by hand, and in small batches to keep each jar of salts fresh!

Hippy Pilgrim
32 Forest Street,
Plympton, MA 02367
(508) 525-2897, HippyPilgrim.com

Jammed With Love – Holiday Jam

All of their jams and condiments are handmade in small batches with ingredients sourced locally. No artificial ingredients, only real fruits and veggies. This Holiday Jam is perfect for gift giving or personal use to enhance your holiday dishes. Made with cranberries, strawberries, oranges, and spices, Holiday Jam can be your new holiday pantry staple. A must-try on turkey sandwiches or as a cookie filler!

Jammed With Love
36 Maple Street
Plympton, MA 02367

Puopolo Candies – Hingham Harbor Bark: Original, Lighthouse, Shipwreck, & Sandy Beach

Satisfy that sweet and salty craving with these seaside-inspired creations called Harbor Bark. Each one is creatively named and made with different types of chocolates, cranberries, toffee, and nuts with a touch of sea salt. Using only natural flavorings and no preservatives, for over 30 years Harbor Bark has been handcrafted at the Puopolo Candies shop near historic downtown Hingham. This treat will make gift-giving easy; just add a TO + FROM tag and be done! It will surely put a smile on the face of anyone that receives it.

Puopolo Candies
222 North Street, #7, Hingham, MA 02043

(781) 749-6638,  ShopPuopoloCandies.com

Tilth & Timber – Chopsticks

Handcrafted on request and with love, these chopsticks will make the foodie on your gift list as happy as a clam! Tilth & Timber’s wooden utensils are crafted using hand tools, and the wood is sourced responsibly from New England forests and Tilth & Timber’s farm. Each piece is unique and not just a utensil, but a work of art. Add these to your own collection or give as a gift; either way you will be happy knowing that you’re supporting a small local farm and their craft.

Tilth & Timber
Previously of Middleboro, MA.

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(774) 271-0145

Mandy McAndrews curates, describes, and photographs the items on this page. She’s the owner of LocalGirlSmallWorld.com, where she showcases small business products in styled seasonal online LookBooks created at her home studio in Plymouth, MA.

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