The Ultimate Martha’s Vineyard Holiday Gift Guide

For many of us, as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Thanksgiving, the turkey decor is tucked away and it’s all about the jingle bells. If your yearly holiday shopping experience looks a little more like Jingle All the Way than a Hallmark movie, don’t fret — use our Martha’s Vineyard holiday gift guide for a stress-free, no-rush season of giving.


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Your Holiday Gift Guide to Shopping in Island Style


For the Leisurely Shopper: Where to Buy

No need to wait in mall lines or worry about packages being picked off your doorstep — the perfect place to handpick holiday presents during a Martha’s Vineyard visit is just a stroll away.  Shopping locally in Edgartown brings you face-to-face with jewelry stores, bookshops, clothing brands, and boutiques filled with trinkets destined for gift wrapping.


If you’d like to take shopping locally even further, plan a trip to one of our seasonal festivals or pop-up shops. Walk off that big meal and kick off the shopping season at The Vineyard Artisans Thanksgiving Weekend Festival, or catch one of the Featherstone Center for the Arts holiday gift shows that run daily through mid-December. Both options yield arrays of handmade, giftable goodies made right here on Martha’s Vineyard.


For the Let’s-Cut-To-The-Chase Shopper: What to Buy

Of course, a leisurely stroll through a craft fair or our storefronts isn’t quite as enjoyable if the clock is ticking. If it’s crunch time, skip the hunt and get straight to the treasure with this holiday gift guide of sure-to-impress items made on Martha’s Vineyard.




If you do give the gift of a Martha’s Vineyard experience (or have a feeling that your goodies will inspire a future visit), beat them to the finish line with a Vineyard Square gift certificate. After all, what better way to experience the island than from the point-of-view of Edgartown’s getaway central?

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