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Unwrap the Magic: Navigating the Lakes Region's Hidden Gems for Holiday Shopping Bliss!

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Brie has always been a devoted enthusiast of the Lake Life lifestyle, with an unwavering passion for New Hampshire and its charming Lakes Region...

Nov 16 7 minutes read

Welcome, fellow holiday enthusiasts! 🎄 Get ready to sleigh your gift-giving game this season as we dive into the heart of the Lakes Region's most enchanting shops and boutiques. Whether you're on the hunt for that perfect present or just looking to soak up the festive vibes, our guide has got you covered.

In a world of mass-produced monotony, let's trade the chaos of big-box stores for the charm of local treasures. Picture yourself strolling through cozy streets adorned with twinkling lights, discovering one-of-a-kind gifts that will make you the MVP of this year's gift exchange.

So, grab a cup of cocoa, cozy up, and join us on a virtual sleigh ride through the Lakes Region's hidden gems, where the joy of giving meets the magic of the season. Let's unwrap the adventure together!

Lake Effect


Meet Lake Effect in Meredith, NH – where laid-back elegance meets unique treasures. Founded by lake lover Michaela Copeland, this boutique is more than just a shop; it's a lakeside lifestyle.

Discover gifts that tell a story and join the #NHLakeEffect community, sharing where your Lake Effect treasures take you. Dive into curated fashion and gifts at 51 Main St. since 2018. Michaela's journey from corporate to lakeside living inspired a haven for quality finds. Discover the charm, embrace the tranquility, and let Lake Effect elevate your holiday gifting game!

Discover. Shop. Share. Lake Effect – where your lakeside dreams come to life! 

Gilford Country Store


Nestled by the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Gilford Country Store isn't just a shop; it's a Lakes Region legend. Voted the Best Place to Buy a Gift in 2020, this charming spot takes pride in curating the most exceptional, one-of-a-kind treasures from local artisans.

Discover the magic of New Hampshire-made products that tell a story with every purchase. From handcrafted jewelry to artisanal goodies, each item is a piece of the Lakes Region's heart.

But it's not just about the gifts; it's the experience. Snap a pic in the #biggreenchair, strike a pose with Major, the 9-foot moose, and soak up the whimsy that makes every visit unforgettable.

Open every day, all year long, Gilford Country Store invites you to dive into the joy of holiday shopping with a Lakes Region twist. For a sneak peek or to plan your visit, head to their website  or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Your holiday shopping adventure begins here! 

Back Bay Clothing


In the pursuit of looking and feeling fabulous, Wolfeboro's Back  Bay Clothing is the local hero we've all been waiting for! Specializing in affordable apparel and accessories for both trendsetting men and women, this gem of a store is a holiday shopping haven.

Each piece at Back Bay Clothing is a carefully handpicked treasure, ensuring that your style game is always on point. The inventory dances with the latest trends, making every visit a fresh and fabulous experience.

'Tis the season to sparkle and shine, and Back Bay Clothing has just what you need to sleigh your holiday fashion. From cozy winter essentials to statement accessories, find the perfect gift for your loved ones (or treat yourself!).

Ready to unwrap the style? Follow them on Facebook and Instagram . Your wardrobe upgrade is just a click away! 

The Old Country Store 


Step into a piece of living history at The Old Country Store in Moultonborough, where every creak of the floorboards tells a tale. Established in 1781, this vintage gem, originally a barn with a side of fascinating transactions, is not just a store; it's a time capsule.

As one of the country's oldest surviving businesses, The Old Country Store has seen it all – from town meetings in the 1800s to serving as a post office for over a century. Now, it's your go-to destination for unique holiday gifts that come with a side of nostalgia.

Choose from a plethora of treasures, including aged Cabot Cheddar, New Hampshire Maple Syrup, delightful jellies, jams, molasses, and old-fashioned candies that bring the sweetness of tradition to your holiday celebrations.

Ready to gift a piece of history? Call 603-476-5750 to place your order, and if they have it, consider it shipped! For a deeper dive into the store's historic charm and to explore their array of offerings, visit their website . Stay connected with them on Facebook  for updates on your favorite timeless treats.

Unwrap the charm, taste the tradition, and gift history this holiday season at The Old Country Store! 

Butternuts Good Dishes 


Nestled on Railroad Ave. in charming downtown Wolfeboro, Butternuts Good Dishes isn't just a kitchen and gourmet shop; it's a culinary adventure waiting to be explored. Open year-round, this little gem is a haven for foodies, home chefs, and anyone seeking the perfect holiday gift.

Picture this: In-season farm-fresh produce, from red ripe tomatoes to plump berries, greet you at the door. But that's just the beginning! Step inside to discover a kitchenware wonderland, featuring top-notch brands like Fiestaware, Le Creuset, Cuisinart, and more. From cookware to quirky kitchen gadgets, Butternuts has your culinary needs covered.

But it's not just about the tools; it's about the flavors. Butternuts embraces local love with gourmet delights from nearby farmers and artisans. Indulge in local maple syrup, chocolate, cheese, honey, mead, jams, and more. Need a gift? How about a handmade wooden cutting board or a pie from the famed Centerville Pie Co.?

Ready to spice up your kitchen and surprise your loved ones with culinary wonders? Head over to Butternuts Good Dishes' website , and for a taste of their daily delights, follow them on Facebook .

This holiday season, gift the joy of cooking with a touch of local flair. Unleash your inner chef and savor the magic at Butternuts Good Dishes! 

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