December 20, 2022

If you've been busy or have just plain procrastinated in your holiday shopping, here are some quick last minute gift ideas you can pick up immediately in person this week from Franklin County retailers.

 Azul Board Game - $44.95

Greenfield Games Azul

Greenfield Games 
238 Main St, Greenfield
(413) 774-5225

Azul is a beautiful, colorful game of drafting tiles. Each round, players will take turns drafting one or more tile of the same color from one of the central depots. At the end of the round, the tiles will be placed on the players' individual boards. At the round end, players will score for connected tiles. At the game end, completed columns and rows will score as well. Its a quick, beautiful, delightful game that has easy rules but exciting, thoughtful choices. Greenfield Games is the largest game store in Western Massachusetts... possibly ALL of Western Massachusetts, so there are many options to choose from.This week’s hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-10, and Christmas Eve 10-5 or 6. Closed Christmas Day


Hand Painted Candles, $16


Loot Found + Made 
62 Avenue A, Turners Falls

Hand painted fair trade candles from South Africa. Makes a great host/hostess gift! Or browse the store filled with a smorgasbord of cool and zany stocking stuffers and other industrial artifacts and handmade goods from area mills and stores of the past. Holiday hours - open 11-5 every day through Dec. 23! Open late on Fridays until 8! Open 9-3 on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.


 Local Art

Sawmill River Arts

Sawmill River Arts
440 Greenfield Road, Montague
(413) 367-2885

You can't go wrong with one of a kind local art and the perfect place to find just the right thing is at Sawmill River Arts located at the Montague Bookmill. An artist collective, the gallery currently includes 15 member artists and 18 guest artists who are all exclusively local to the Western MA area. Shop the collection of work that includes jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, gourds, collage, note cards, hooked rugs, wearable fiber art, as well as creations in wood and metal. Call for hours.


Travelore Pins, $60-$80

EnjoyEnjoy Boutique 
4 Deerfield Ave, Shelburne Falls
(413) 687-0827

Unusual and beautiful nature inspired pins using needlework and mixed materials. Designs are timeless, classic styles thoughtfully made with the highest level of integrity and kindness. Find these and more in this boutique clothing, accessory, and gift shop, specializing in ethically and sustainably made goods. Holiday hours this week – Tuesday –  Wednesday 10-4, Thursday and Friday 10 – 5, Christmas Eve 10-3, closed Christmas Day


The Classics - $8.97

FedStBooksFederal Street Books 
8 Federal Street, Greenfield
(413) 772-6564

Rediscover these colorful classics at Federal Street Books, just $8.97 each! Choose from more than 25 classic novels, newly repackaged with lightweight, flexible covers in eye-catching designs -- or shop for thousands more classic and contemporary, new and used books in-store in downtown Greenfield.  Extended holiday hours Wednesday 11 - 1 and 2 - 6, Thursday 2 - 6, Friday 11 - 7, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 10 - 3. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


Lighted Night Scope Hat $18.95

BakersBaker Office Supply 
310 Main Street, Greenfield
(413) 774-2345

Bakers has more than office supplies! Bill Baker suggests this ideal accessory for hands-free visibility in the dark. Lightweight and warm, this USB compatible beanie is perfect for outdoor adventures, everyday exercise, and household projects of all kinds. A powerful push-button beam rotates between three levels of brightness and easily pops out for washing and charging. Holiday hours – Open 9-5 every day. 9-3 Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.


Graf Lantz: Bierfilzl Merino Wool Felt Square Coaster Multi 4 Pack- Gardener - $28.00


plum coastersPlum Boutique 
281 Main Street, Greenfield
(413) 745-3518

Wool is the most hydrophilic of all natural fibers, absorbing as much as 30% of its weight without feeling wet. This traditional Bierfilzl ("Beer Felt") are the highest quality German merino wool felt coasters on the market today. Their clean and minimal execution offers an unexpected textural and refined modern heritage element to any home decor. Set includes 4 hand-cut heavy duty 5mm thick mixed color wool felt coasters to provide extra surface protection. Find this and many other options at Plum, an ever-evolving gallery of fashion, design, art and fancy that is meant to inspire, nurture, empower and delight. Extended holiday hours are Tuesday 12 - 6, Wednesday - Thursday 10 – 9, Christmas Eve 12 – 5


Deerfield 1780 Puzzle by Will Moses, $21.95

Deerfield Shop

Historic Deerfield Museum Shop & Bookstore
80 Old Main Street, Deerfield

Put together the world of William Moses, great grandson of Grandma Moses, one piece at a time with this 1000 piece puzzle of Old Deerfield’s main street featuring the Ashley and Sheldon houses. “Soft, shadowy foothills dotted with traditional white farmhouses; weathered red barns tilted haphazardly on broad patchwork sweeps of green and hay-gold fields; small clusters of black and white cows grazing placidly in the distance…it's all part of Moses Country. And, the 200 year-old farmhouse, where Will Moses has his studio, is as solidly traditional as the surrounding landscape…the white house where the legendary Grandma Moses began her career.” Puzzle measures 19 ¼ x 26 5/8 and is for ages 10 and up.  Holiday hours - only Tuesday, Dec 20 and Wednesday Dec. 21, 10-3.


Carhartt Sweatshirt $60

Outlet StoreThe Outlet Store
12 Chapman St, Greenfield
(413) 773-3996

Skip loves this sweatshirt so much that be agreed to be photographed with it. This Carhartt sweatshirt is his best seller. It is generously cut so you have room to layer underneath and freedom to move around and function. Find this and more from the Outlet Store’s great inventory of warm durable clothing from Carhartt such as jackets, sweatshirts, thermal underwear, gloves, socks and more. Open 9-5 through Christmas Eve.


Local Maple Products


Hagers Farm Market
1232 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne
(413) 625-6323

Its not hard to find a gift recipient who wouldn’t be thrilled with maple products from a 7th generation family farm store nestled in the hills of Franklin County. So many to choose from including syrup, maple cream, maple candied nuts, maple sugar and more. They will even put a basket together for you! Aside from maple from their 13,000 taps, they also have grass-fed beef, fresh local produce, home-made baked goods, and wide variety of sandwiches, soups, and daily lunch specials are available .  Holiday hours this week: 7:30 – 6 every day, closing at 5 Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

Winter Wonderland Coffee Blend, $16


Fogbuster Coffee
47 Silvio O. Conte Dr. Greenfield
Call ahead and pick up. (413)774 -2100

The beauty of winter brewed in a cup. Hazelnuts, cinnamon, chocolate will conspire as we dream, sipping coffee, by the fire. Cupping Notes: Hazelnuts roasted with cinnamon and dipped in chocolate. Origin: Honduras.  It can be picked up from Fogbuster’s facility, 9 – 3 Tuesday – Thursday and 9 – 4 on Friday. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Franklin County Merch $2-$50

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Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
79 Old Main Street, Deerfield

Someone you love would love some Franklin County merch! The Chamber has some great new items sporting the new tourism branding. Show off your love of Franklin County. Find hoodies, pint glasses, drink coasters and stickers. More here   Holiday hours this week Tuesday - Thursday 8:30-4:30. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Franklin County Gift Card

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Give the gift of Franklin County! One card redeemable at dozens of locations around the county. Perfect flexible gift that gives the recipient many choices! Find details here.



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