Be the life of the party with these great gift ideas
Sweenor’s Chocolates Give the gift of local and delicious edibles with an assortment of Sweenor’s Chocolates. With two Rhode Island locations, Sweenor’s is owned and operated by third and fourth-generation confectioners who are committed to using the finest ingredients. As the largest chocolate manufacturer in the state, Sweenor’s is unmatched in selection and quality. Satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth with handmade chocolate, truffles, fudge, caramels, bark, nuts and even sugar free products. From beautifully boxed assortments and gift baskets, to their unique nautical and seasonal treats, gift giving has never been so sweet. Check out their website for online ordering, favors for events and a list of fine retailers that carry the Sweenor’s line. 21 Charles Street, Wakefield. 783-4433. Garden City , Cranston. 942-2720
Campus Fine Wines Come celebrate the grand reopening of Campus Fine Wines with Champagne tastings Friday nights in December. New ownership has revitalized this neighborhood favorite with a bright paint job, a fresh attitude, and an updated selection of wine, beer and tchotchkes. Come see for yourself — and cross a few gifts off your holiday list! 127 Brook Street, Providence. 621-9650.
Stock Culinary Goods Stock Culinary Goods welcomes food lovers who seek thoughtfully sourced, well-designed cooking tools, resources and gifts. Stock blends new products with vintage, emphasizes local and American made products, and offers a variety of social and educational gatherings for all ages, timed to the season. With its cookbook resource center and its big central table, Stock aims to be a convivial place for people who want to talk food, swap recipes and share ideas. 756 Hope Street, Providence. 521-0101.
Partners Village Store and Kitchen A place to relax, treat yourself, and find just what you need. Both locals and visitors alike will enjoy a lively, light-hearted shopping and dining experience within a beautiful late 19th century New England farmhouse with expansive grounds and gardens. Partners offers gifts, a bookstore, a café, stationary, toys, specialty foods and more. From jewelry to designer bags, pet products to linens and toiletries, it’s one-stop-holiday-shopping for everyone on your list. And starting this season, e-books and e-reading devices will be available. The store’s kitchen, offers soups, sandwiches and mouthwatering desserts made from fresh ingredients delivered daily. Visitors are in for a real treat! 865 Main Road, Westport. 508-636-2572.
Blue Hydrangea Blue Hydrangea is the most fun and fabulous gift shop located in the heart of historic Wickford Village. It’s the perfect spot to find fabulous gifts, so fabulous you may have to buy something for yourself. Check out their eclectic selection of home decor gifts perfect for the hostess on your holiday list. 2 Main Street, Wickford. 295-2583.
The Hopscotch Room The Hopscotch Room is Rhode Island’s newest resource for home decor and home entertainment items. Their selection includes everything from bars and barstools to stemware and martini shakers, and even chandeliers! With knowledgeable customer service, they can help you furnish a room, plan a party, or select the perfect gift. 2209 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. 349-4409.
Katie & Company A downtown Bristol favorite, Kate & Company has a carefully selected collection of items for you and your home. Entertain with ease this holiday season by stocking up on spreads, dips and other delectable jarred and packaged edibles. Set your holiday table to impress with gorgeous linens, tableware, candles and decorative touches that range from classic to eclectic. Give the gift of luxury – but on a budget – with one of their cashmere items or a piece of jewelry. With baby gifts, select women’s clothing, accessories and charming home and garden décor, you’ll cross off a few people off your holiday list at Kate & Company. 301 Main Street, Bristol. 253-3117.