Tag Archives: Christmas Shopping

Rockport: Bearskin Neck, Dock Square and on up the hill for those last minute Christmas Presents.

There were carolers this weekend but most of the stores I hit were going to be open all the way to Christmas Eve. So that pair of earrings or feather boa, salad bowl, or nutcracker, or that weird gift, the big stone thing to put in the garden and put a candle inside.

Bearskin Neck is a must but make sure you make it all the way down main street because there are gold mines of goodies all through town.


The best part is easy in and out. Rockport meters are all covered and plenty of street parking available.


The little drummer boy said barampuh bu bum.

Manchester by the Shop – Mimi

Mimi is an artist driven gift, jewelry and fine art store located at 19 Central Street in Manchester. It was started in Ipswich in the summer of 2007 with locations in Ipswich and a bit later Manchester. Having closed the Ipswich store about three years ago Manchester has become their flagship store.

Co-founders Mia Nehme and her daughter Claudia Bowman say that they search for gifts and fine art that are made or designed by artists, and they feature the work of several local painters and artisan gifts. In addition they carry glassware, silverware, scarfs, by several vendors including Ekelund, Simon Pearce, Le Jaquard Francais, Mariposa and more. Then there is an extensive selection of jewelry.

In the having something for everyone department, Mimi has gifts from $10.oo on up, Yankee Swap gifts to art work and gifts for very special occasions.  For men they have created a “Man Cave” at the back of the store where they sell primarily shaving and smoking items.(Actually the “Cave” is a nice display case).  They have a jewelry selection with pieces from various local artists. Aron Leaman of Gloucester, a artist who works in glass produced a number of glass globes with actual Singing Beach Sand inside. Mia highlights this to say that because they deal directly with many of the artists special orders even with design changes on some items can be requested.

From time to time Mimi holds special events in which their customers are invited to hear from, see and learn about particular vendors or artists work.

Mimi’s website is at http://www.mimigiftgallery.com, the store is at 19 Central Street just across the street from the Town Hall.  Check them out!

Black Friday is going to be fun in Gloucester.

Press Release for the craziness that will be the morning after Thanksgiving in Gloucester. 6 AM and the Rubber Duck will be there, Joewalking quizzes of  the early bird shoppers, clowns and ponies. No wait, scratch the clowns, Rubber Duck hates clowns. Pony not confirmed. Work off some of that turkey, freak your wife out by getting your Christmas shopping done painlessly.

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The holidays will soon be upon us and Gloucester is getting ready! Please join more than 22 stores who will be opening early on Friday, November 23rd, some as early as 6AM!

Watch for a glittery star soon to be hanging in participating stores. Some stores will have special sales, give-aways and prizes, we want your business!  Get ready for a special, friendly, personal experience without the lines and crowds! 

Lone Gull will be open at 5:45 AM to get you caffeinated and ready to shop. And, as always, thank you for shopping locally and supporting your downtown businesses. We appreciate our customers!  Just in case you were not aware, there are several new shops on Main St. Please come down and see what Gloucester has to offer.

*please visit each store with a star for particular sale and promotion details* Stars will be up by November 2nd!

What Up Homie?

Men’s Night- Downtown Gloucester Dec 10th-

Many Stores Open Late Offering Refreshments and Super Sales!  A Good Excuse To Go Out and Get Significant Discounts, Your Christmas Shopping Done Early and Hang Out With The Homies!

What Up Homie?, originally uploaded by captjoe06.