Holiday Shop-portunities on Cape Cod!

No matter how long the holiday shopping list, there are plenty of great (and unique) finds on Cape Cod. From quaint boutiques and  art galleries to jewelry stores and major retailers, shoppers can tackle those holiday to-do's in one of the most picturesque places on the east coast.

Meet up with friends at Mashpee Commons for a full day of shopping and snacking in the sidewalk-friendly, village-style shopping center. Start the day off at Cape Cod Coffee's newest location for a jolt of caffeine for yourself, and bags of the locally-roasted beans for all the coffee lovers on your list..While there, stop in to MOCEAN for stylish outdoor apparel, Sachs Jewelers for Cape-inspired jewelry, Sea Bags for handmade nautical tote bags and Puritan Cape Cod for preppy men and women's apparel in a variety of name brands.

Fuel up on food or cocktails before or after your shopping at a diverse selection of nearby eateries, including Estia, Siena, Bleu, Bobby Byrne's or Lanes Bowl & Bistro. You’ll find a host of holiday events at Mashpee Commons too - from strolling carolers and brass ensembles to horse-drawn carriages and visits with Santa.

The Local Color Art Gallery in Chatham is a fixture on Cape Cod, known for showcasing local talent and bringing one-of-a-kind pieces to the homes of residents and tourists. Visitors will find high-end art and affordable prints that represent New England and the Cape. If there’s a Codfish fan on your gift list, this is where to pick one up. Ask to see the carved and painted pieces.

Need unique gifts for art lovers, collectors or those that have fun and funky tastes? Here are a few recommendations that will win you the title of best gift giver! Books by the Sea in Centerville is a book lover’s dream, full of local authors and books about Cape Cod and New England. It also doubles as a local art gallery, featuring prints, paintings and photographs available for purchase.  The Plum Porch in Marstons Mills is full of gifts and trinkets, including coastal jewelry, baby gifts, candles, accent pieces and seasonal decor.

Does that special someone love jewelry? Many Cape Cod jewelers offer truly unique finds. Hannoush Jewelers in Falmouth has a reputation for fine jewelry in styles ranging from classic diamond cuts to modern bangles - their Cape Cod Moments collection was inspired by the region. If you love vintage estate pieces or modern gemstones, try Robert E. Guertin Jeweler in Sandwich, who offers a wide variety of classic jewels and contemporary jewelry for even the most discerning customer. Their Sailor’s Valentine Compass Rose collection - also inspired by Cape Cod - is among our favorites.  Shop Chatham Jewelers' fine nautical jewelry selection for everything from oyster pendants embellished with tiny diamonds to sterling silver Sailor’s Valentine earrings.

If one-stop shopping is your goal, opt for an afternoon at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. Here you’ll find large retailers like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Gap, Macy’s and Sephora, along with a food court, full service restaurants and a 12-screen cinema. Kiosks throughout the mall offer more local flavor, and Santa Claus holds court all season long. Nearby in Southwind Plaza is Bed, Bath & Beyond, where you could easily spend hours perusing their home goods and decor, along with some local touches (you can even buy Cape Cod Coffee here)!

And don’t forget the furry friend on the shopping list. The Cape Cod Dog in Eastham offers the best for the pooch and feline family members. Here you can spoil the four-legged creatures with gourmet treats, toys and accessories.

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