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Best of New Bedford: 20 Gifts under $20

New Bedford prints for $12 at Hippo

We have an annual tradition here at Groundwork of publishing a holiday gift guide that encourages you to shop local. This year, we’re going to mix it up a bit and focus on gifts under $20. Turns out, there are a ton of great local options for all of your yankee swap, coworker, host, and miscellaneous gift-giving needs.

Read on for our favorite local finds under $20. And be sure to check out our 2017 Local Gift Guide for even more great ideas. Happy shopping from all of us at Groundwork!

  1. Give the gift of nourishment with delicious tea blends by Bilo Herbs. Groundwork member Carissa Wills-Demello is the fearless female behind this business. She’ll be at Hippo for a popup on Saturday December 8.
  2. Try a gift card to People’s Pressed, downtown’s cold-pressed juice bar. They’ve also got smoothies, bowls, avo toast and more.
  3. Treat a friend to a class at Good Yoga. The drop-in rate is a reasonable $12 and the classes are designed to be a solid practice for all abilities and bodies.
  4. Who doesn’t love No Problemo hot sauce?!?!?! Need we say more?
  5. The recently opened Barre New Bedford is offering gift cards. Drop-in classes run $18-22.
  6. A $20 gift certificate to The Indigo Spa Company will get you a 45-minute infrared sauna session.
  7. For the fitness-minded, try a water bottle from Boutique Fitness. 
  8. For the fashionable hostess or coworker, try earrings of a necklace from downtown’s trendy boutique Calico. 
  9. Everybody loves a decadent brunch! Gift them Sunday brunch at Carmine’s for $18.99.
  10. Book them a wine tasting at Travessia Urban Winery, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  11. Give the gift of adventure– Carabiner’s climbing gym features the highest walls in the Northeast. Day passes run $16.
  12. Treat them to an afternoon of history with admission to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
  13. Mantra bracelets, available at BeJeweled, are both inspiring and stylish.
  14. For the beer enthusiast, Buzzards Bay Brewery offers growlers and plenty of t-shirts, coasters, and swag.
  15. Keep them warm and caffeinated with a pound of Winter Roast or a coffee mug from Coastal Roasters in Tiverton.
  16. Gift the gift of green with a unique houseplant from Peckham’s Greenhouse. 
  17. Treat them to a month’s worth of croissants or specialty donuts with a gift certificate to The Baker New Bedford.
  18. Hippo has cute gifts under $20 galore! Here are just a few selections:
    Screenprinted Kitchen Towels $14
    Coffee Milk Candles $12
    Ceramic and Enamel Coffee Mugs $12-$16
    Enamel Pins $10-$12
    Christmas Ornaments $10
    Stickers $3
    Some Earrings $10-$18
    Sculpted Bird Ornaments $18
    Notebooks $8-$12
    Socks $12
    Soaps $7
    Bath Bombs $7
    Nail Polish $11
    Prints $10-$18
  19. Treat them to gourmet cheese or a specialty sauce from Sid Wainer’s Gourmet Outlet.
  20. Go for a New Bedford classic. The NBMA Harpoon T-Shirt at Solstice clocks in just under $20 and is always a favorite.
Unwind Tea Bilo Herbs

The Unwind tea from Bilo Herbs is beautiful, nourishing, and tasty.

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