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Locally made gifts are popular holiday ideas in Mt Washington Valley, NH

News from Mt Washington Valley, NH - Dec 4. 2014


                                              HOT LOOKS AT A TAX-FREE PRICE – MADE IN NH 

North Conway - Make North Conway, NH your one-stop shopping destination this holiday season. Offering both a wide array of independently owned boutique shops in North Conway Village and name-brand outlet stores, all at a tax-free price, you’re sure to find the one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list. And this year, shop localb y visiting the locally-owned stores in North Conway Village. It can’t get more closer to home than New Hampshire made, and many stores throughout North Conway feature New Hampshire products, ensuring that your holiday spending is going directly to local artisans, crafters, bakers, retailers and more. 

You can always find homemade and prized New England foodie gifts that are sure to delight the palates of anyone on your holiday list this year. Bavarian Chocolate Haus in North Conway Village has chocolatiers in their store, hand-making the candy you can take home for the holidays. Enjoy everything from molded chocolate gifts to truffles, sugarless candy and more and best of all watch it be made right in front of your eyes. Zeb’s General Store and The Handcrafter’s Barn also offer sweet treats and are the village’s anchor for everything maple. Bring home a jar of authentic syrup or maple candies for everyone in the family. Frontside Grind also roasts their own coffee and offers coffee accessories made by local artists. Grab a bag or two of locally roasted coffee; they make great stocking stuffers. 

Undoubtedly you will have many a holiday party to attend this season. Take a few steps up the street from Zeb’s and visit the White Mountain Cupcakery in North Conway Village or down the road at Settlers’ Green. This cupcakery has a wide variety of homemade cupcakes in unique holiday and every-day favorite flavors. Purchase a grab-box of cupcakes to take to your next holiday party. You can brag that they are cupcakes made from the winners of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars. 

White Mountain Winery in North Conway Village features homemade wines that also make great host and hostess gifts. You can create your own label with photos of your home, your family or your favorite place or purchase already labeled wines with scenes from throughout Mt Washington Valley. These custom made labels are perfect for sending to friends and family who live far-away, but love visiting the area. And across the street, also in the Village is The Penguin Gallery featuring the New Hampshire Wine Room, with a variety of wines made in the Granite State including Sap House Meadery, right down the road in Ossipee. 

If you or someone you love is a discerning decorator and loves unique finds to display in the home, visit the League of NH Craftsmen. Every item in this shop is made by a New Hampshire juried artist. You will find beautiful pieces from pottery to jewelry to artwork and woodworks and more. The League is also home to the glass-blowing Studio, Earth and Fire, with the artist on the premises creating unique and intricate works from lamps to bowls to decorative pieces and more. 

North Conway Village is home to many artisans. If you’re a lover of fine art, you’ll appreciate the artistry that goes into making custom jewelry. With two jewelry makers in the village, North Country Fair Jewelers and Jewelry by Timothy Psaledakis and Friends, you can create your own custom-designed piece to enjoy for years to come. Both stores also feature items made by local artists as well.

Local bag-makers, Sally Bags, are made right in Conway and available at Assets Jean Co. and The Handcrafter’s Barn both in North Conway Village. These bags come in durable and beautiful fabrics, colors and prints. With many different sized purses to choose from, you will find a pocketbook or bag to fit any need.

Fields of Ambrosia is a shop run by another local artisan who makes all-natural soaps, lotions and skin care lines. Featuring an array of scents, products for men, sugar scrubs and more, you’ll find a luxurious gift for anyone on your list looking to relax.

Beggars Pouch is a charming curio shop right in North Conway Village. They are a working leather shop, open since 1978. They specialize in quality leather products by hand, using the finest leathers available. Among their many handcrafted items, they offer wallets, belts and key cases right there in the store. They even make belts up to 9-feet for the larger sized people on your list too.

To learn more about shopping in Mt Washington Valley, visit  Here you’ll find everything from cupcakes to cookery along with what’s hot for kids, Moms, Dads, Grandparents and more.  To learn more about shopping in New Hampshire, visit

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