We’ve Got The Goods

Every truly good gift has a story to tell and says something about the giver. Gifts that are made in New Hampshire reflect the spirit of the state and support the good artists and craftspeople who have made it their home. We think that’s a story worth telling, so here are 25 good ideas to get you started — in just about any price range.Good Taste

Impress someone with your sense of style…

1. Blue titanium plated drusy and opal slide with diamond by Jennifer Kalled, $8,500, The Kalled Gallery, Wolfeboro, www.kalledjewelrystudio.com

2. Porcelain bowl with crystalline glaze by Janet Duchesneau, $75, eastwindpottery@juno.com

3. Necklace inspired by ancient cave paintings by Luann Udell of Keene, $575, www.luannudell.com

4. Wood-turned 297-piece vase by Nelson Long, the Monadnock Turner, Jaffrey, $209, www.monadnockturner.com

5. Porcelain ceramic titled “Picnic” by Megan Bogonovich, $2,000, www.meganbogonovich.com

Tastes Good

Gifts that make you say “Yum”

6. Assorted chocolates by Alan Crofut of Unbridled Chocolate, Marlborough, $35 lb., www.unbridledchocolates.com

7. Cabin Fever Whisky, the country’s only maple whisky, made in Chester, $20.99 at N.H. State Liquor Stores

8. Boggy Meadow Farm Smoked Baby Swiss Cheese, $15 lb., www.boggymeadowfarm.com

9. Van Otis Chocolate’s Champagne bottle dipped in gourmet dark chocolate and drizzled with milk and white chocolate, Manchester, $25.99 and $39.99, www.vanotischocolates.com

10. Smoked ham from North Country Smokehouse, Claremont, $44.95–$79.50, www.ncsmokehouse.com

Good Stuffers

Thoughtful and affordable

11. “Live Free or Die” 5-pack of wristbands, $6, from the N.H. Historical Society, www.nhhistory.org

12. Men’s natural skin and body care products from Ritva USA, Bedford, www.ritvausa.com

13. Leather moose key chain, New England Bells, Lempster, $27, www.newenglandbells.com

14. Gourmet flavored coffee from Port City Coffee Roasters of Portsmouth, $10.25 lb., www.portcitycoffee.com/tea; gift cards to Portsmouth Tea Company $25-$100, www.portsmouthtea.com

15. Holiday music that you can play year-round from The Sea Captains (EP) $5, and Dan Blakeslee $8-10, all available from Bull Moose Music, Portsmouth, www.bullmoose.com; Tickets to see Opera New Hampshire’s “Rigoletto” March 13 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, $35-$75; Cigar box guitar, made by Bruce Graham of Epsom, $350, www.woodleatherstone.com

Feels Good

Softness and warmth always touch the heart

16. One-of-a-kind mittens made from recycled garments and materials by Joyce Murphy-Gale of Unique Ewe, Sunapee, $53-$58, www.uniqueewe.com

17. Ruffled scarf by Tinka Pritchett, Dover, $199, tinkabeep@comcast.net

18. Porcelain tumbler by Stacey Esslinger, Alstead, $30, www.staceyesslinger.com

19. Bjorn stuffed and needle-felted sheep by Ella Rank of Truly Wool, Marlborough, $85, trulywool@ne.rr.com

20. All-natural aromatherapy diffuser from Just Naturals & Co., Amherst, $15, www.justnaturalproducts.com

Good Fun

Gifts to delight your inner child

21. Fly fishing pin by expert fly tier Larry Antonuk of Marlborough, $25, www.classicatlanticsalmonflies.com

22. Mirrored mosaic sculptures, Rambunktious Glass, Dover, $300- $1,000, rambunktiousglass.etsy.com

23. Birchbark framed photos, $95, www.moosemannaturephotos.com

24. Gear educational toy by Ian Johnson’s Cogworks Ltd. in Antrim, $98, www.patriotmill.com

25. Felted snowmen by Jan Graham, Effingham, www.tactilecomfortcreations.com, $50-$125

Good Shops

Specializing in locally made gifts

Artstream Gallery

56 N. Main St., Rochester

(603) 330-0333


Exeter Fine Crafts

61 Water St., Exeter

(603) 778-8282


The Gallery at Well Sweep

Jane Pinel & Bob Lint

584 Center Rd., Hillsborough

(603) 464-6585


League of N.H. Craftsmen Retail Galleries

Center Sandwich, Concord, Littleton, Meredith, Wolfeboro, North Conway and Hanover

(603) 224-3375


Local Works Marketplace at WREN

2013 Main St., Bethlehem

(603) 869-3100


Maine-ly New Hampshire

22 Deer St., Portsmouth

(603) 422-9500


The Kalled Gallery

33 N. Main St., Wolfeboro

(603) 569-3994


The New England Sampler

42 Hanover St., Manchester

(603) 626-4477


The New Hampshire Stores

Adjacent to State Liquor Stores on I-95

North and South, Hampton

(603) 926-8542


Sharon Arts Center

20-40 Depot Sq. Peterborough

(603) 924-7256


Walpole Artisans

52 Main St., Walpole

(603) 756-3020


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