It’s that time of year — trees are going up, lights are being hung and festively decorated shops are ready to share some special gifts for this holiday season! Cape Cod offers many local shops with something for everyone to add a little New England flare under your tree. The shops below offer a wide range of unique gifts and gift ideas from an experience like surf lessons, to jewelry, beautiful handmade glass ornaments and quaint toy shops.
We selected these shops and retailers based on reviews, personal experiences and the distinctive Cape Cod experience they offer. They are all worth a visit and most also offer online ordering – so start checking off items on your holiday list!
Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide on Cape Cod:
Cape Cod Beach Chair Company (Harwich)
A great gift for anytime of the year! Choose from the Surfside Recliner, Nauset Recliner, Nauset Heights, Oyster Harbor and Sling chairs! Locally owned and handmade on Cape Cod. All chairs are real wood. A wood beach chair offers classic style, rugged durability, and natural beauty to maximize your coastal lifestyle and beach experience. The rich wood combined with premium Sunbrella and Outdura canvas seats in classic colors, bold stripes, stylish patterns or genuine sailcloth offers luxurious comfort and relaxation. Hard wood is superior to cheaply built aluminum and mesh chairs that often break or bend with minimal use.
Puritan Cape Cod (Hyannis, Chatham, Mashpee + Falmouth)
Puritan Cape Cod is a 3rd generation, family owned clothing store with four locations on Cape Cod. Their stores in Hyannis, Chatham, Mashpee Commons, and Falmouth feature brand-name styles from lines such Vineyard Vines, Eileen Fisher, and Peter Millar.
Cape Cod Coffee (Mashpee)
Cape Cod conjures up happy memories and associations for both those that live on the Cape and those that visit it. It is often viewed as a serene, peaceful and beautiful place — where the surrounding natural beauty allows you to relax and rejuvenate. Cape Cod Coffee is passionate about providing great coffee that helps take you away to the Cape Cod state-of-mind — even if just for a moment, even if you are miles away — and to be present in your day.
At Cape Cod Coffee, they source only the best quality coffee beans from 12 different countries around the world. They exclusively source coffee beans that are Fair Trade & Rainforest Alliance certified, and grown without the use of pesticides.
Duck’s in the Window (Chatham)
Ducks in the Window on Main Street in Chatham is a fun themed gift, toy and candy shop that appeals to all ages, especially the young at heart. Not your ordinary shop, Ducks in the Window® carries the world’s largest selection of rubber duckies. Yes, rubber ducks that squeak, are safe for children, and can float in the tub, spa, or pool.
Ducks in the Window personalized jumbo rubber ducks have become synonymous with our store around the world. Choose from the traditional Sailor’s Cap or Nantucket Straw Bonnet and have any name, place, or saying custom embroidered on the hat. All the ducks come with the bandana or scarf of your choice.
Glass Studio (East Sandwich)
Michael Magyar creates giant lighted sculptures which are on display during the holiday season mainly along Route 6A in Sandwich and a few other towns on Cape Cod such as Dennis. Over two dozen have been made; more are being added annually. The studio also sells handmade glass blown ornaments and other special gifts.
Titcomb’s Bookshop (Sandwich)
The business that began with an abandoned barn has now grown to a thriving 3 story retail store selling new and old books, toys, games, puzzles and cards. During its 50+ years, Titcomb’s has enjoyed a warm relationship with customers and authors alike. In 2007, the bookstore was selected by the International Booksellers Federation as one of 50 unique bookstores in the world and featured in their calendar. Shop local and find all kinds of special books at gifts at this landmark shop.
Sick Day Surf Shop (Wellfleet)
SICKDAY Surf Shop opened its doors in April of 2005. Its first location was on Commercial street in Wellfleet where is began as a small, grassroots surf operation. The shop name is based on wordplay. Take a “sick day” and go surfing instead. If the surf is good, surfers will call it a “sick day” at the beach.
Its present home is on 361 Main Street in Wellfleet. It began as surf shop that almost solely peddled surf hardware goods but it has now expanded to paddleboards, beach toys, name brand apparel, sandals, sunglasses, surf art, etc. and has branched into the skate world as well. In addition to selling products, Sickday still continues to teach lessons and rent all necessities for surfing.
Handcraft House (Brewster)
HandCraft House is a Fine Art and Gift Gallery located on Cape Cod in the historic town of Brewster, Massachusetts. They offer a distinctive collection of American handcrafted items of superb quality, including Cape Cod paintings, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, handblown glass, handcrafted wood and much more. HandCraft House currently represents over 200 artists.
Red Balloon Toy Shop (Orleans + Mashpee)
The Red Balloon Toy Shop is Cape Cod’s Premier specialty toy shop. Check out the huge selection of games, puzzles, stuffed animals, Lego and much more. Located in downtown Orleans and the heart of Mashpee Commons!
Sachs Jewelers (Mashpee)
Sachs Jewelers has set itself apart in the bustling New England jewelry scene by committing itself wholeheartedly to its loyal customer base. Whether you’re looking for a brand new piece of jewelry or just need to repair, check, or appraise a family heirloom—Sachs is your full service jeweler under one roof.