At 92.5 the River, we’re locally-owned and locally-operated, and we’re always committed to encouraging our listeners to support our fellow local businesses. This holiday season, please join us as we celebrate the season by shopping locally-owned and independent merchants.
Let’s Shop Local and Make it a Homegrown Holiday!
Here are some great local businesses that we’d like you to consider. And don’t forget to tell them you heard ’em on the River!
Salem & Londonderry, NH
Annie’s Baldoria. Start your holiday shopping in tax-free Salem and Londonderry where you’ll find Pandora, Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley, Hallmark, and more. Choose from hundreds of artisan hand-crafted gifts… along with favorites like Yankee Candle, Willow Tree and Keepsake Ornaments. Women’s accessories like Brighton and Cape Cod Jewelry. Gloves, wraps, trending apparel, and scarves galore. Lots of parking, family-owned, always free gift-wrapping. Yes, holiday starts at Annie’s Baldoria!
Benson Ski & Sport
Benson Ski and Sport is a local independent Sporting Goods Store located in Derry NH. We sell downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, snow shoes and outerwear, as well as bikes and Hobie kayaks in the summer months. Our staff provides services such as waxing and tuning and we lease skis for children and adults. Our expert boot fitters take pride in providing excellent “hands on” customer service.
Celebrate the holidays with a night out at Lexington’s Cary Hall. Upcoming performances include Lenny Clarke & Friends and The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling, and more great shows. Tickets and more info at CaryHallLexington.com.
The Cheese Shop of Salem
Come experience our excellent selection of domestic and international goodies, including 100+ artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, natural wines, craft beers, local ciders, and gourmet food, both traditional and innovative. Our artful cheese platters will wow you! We host wine tastings every Friday 5-7:30pm and Saturday 4-6pm. Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 3-6pm for Winter Wine Night, featuring over 60 wines for tasting! Free to the public. We look forward to feeding you!
From casual and chic to classy and sleek, find your style at Chic! With thousands of items and daily arrivals storewide, you never know what you’ll find! Shop Chic for a special gift or that perfect something just for you. From Tory Burch to CHANEL and everything in between – Experience the difference at award winning CHIC, located at 44 Main St in beautiful downtown Andover, and at ChicConsignment.com.
The Clubhouse Golf & Entertainment
Need an awesome holiday gift for an avid golfer? The Clubhouse Golf & Entertainment in Middleton has gift cards available online! Give the gift of access to practice & play with their PGA Tour golf simulators, or game room with billiards, darts, table tennis and cornhole – plus, they even have a bar! The Clubhouse Golf & Entertainment in Middleton. Grab a gift card online!
This holiday season, visit the region’s number one source for seasonal flowers, plants and decor at Curran’s Flowers of Danvers. Open seven days, Currans receives farm direct flowers daily and offers delivery of their handmade gifts. River listeners can enjoy exclusive savings at CurransFlowers.com/theRiver.
Dianne’s Fine Desserts
No time to bake that famous cake? Visit Dianne’s Fine Desserts (formerly Alden Merrill) in Newburyport! Everything’s easy to serve and has that delicious homemade taste. Relax this holiday season and let them handle dessert — from pecan pie and Plum Island cheesecake to classic carrot and chocolate cakes. Dianne’s Fine Desserts on Graf Rd. in Newburyport!
Dine Out Lowell
This Holiday season, make Lowell’s Canalway Cultural District your local shopping destination for special artisan goods, unique items, or handmade local art and more. Explore the District for that long overdue date night or romantic evening. With a selection of over 40 restaurants, they’re sure you’ll find a place to enjoy. Visit likelowell.com to learn more.
Fratello’s Italian Grille / Homestead Restaurant & Tavern
Fratello’s Italian Grille is a casual Italian-American restaurant featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood and Italian favorites with locations in Manchester, Nashua & Laconia, NH. The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern with locations in Bristol & Merrimack, NH offers hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, ribs, pasta, burgers and sandwiches. See websites for a full list of specials and live entertainment offerings!
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar
Merrimack, Milford & Manchester, NH
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar features a fusion of Italian and Greek cuisine that will transport your tastebuds to the Mediterranean. With locations in Milford, Merrimack and Manchester, NH – all Giorgio’s locations combine history, art, culture and cuisine into an atmosphere where every meal is a complete experience for your six senses. Dine in or let Giorgio’s cater your holiday party. Plus, check out their Christmas Eve Feast or New Year’s eve Bash. Giorgio’s Gift cards always make great holiday gifts!
Planning a holiday party in a pinch? Call the Ipswich Catering Team for awesome holiday platters and appetizers. Choose from local favorites such as their award-winning chowders & soups, bacon & scallops, shrimp cocktail platters, smoked salmon platters, cheese & fruit platters, lobster rolls and assorted finger sandwiches, and more! Too busy to host a holiday party? Tell your friends & family that you’ll host a backyard bash come spring. Book NOW and get 10% off! Gift Certificates are available online.
Jonathan’s Jewelers features a large in-store collection of beautiful gifts in Platinum, Palladium, Gold, and Silver – all on sale NOW for 20% off! Plus, Spend $500 or more on any purchase and receive two lift tickets to ski BRETTON WOODS, voted Best Snow in the East! (SKI Magazine, Oct 2016). Jonathan’s Jewelers – providing trusted service and quality custom jewelry for over 30 years in Bedford, NH.
Landry & Arcari Rugs & Carpeting
Visit Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting in Salem for great gift ideas this holiday season. In addition to extensive collections of handmade rugs and fine carpeting, they have pillows, stools, benches, fabric and or course, gift cards. Also, check out their small handmade rugs – great for entry ways and kitchens. So visit Landry & Arcari in Salem this holiday season for unique heirloom gifts for your friends and family.
Leary’s Fine Wines & Spirits
Newburyport & Amesbury, MA
Leary’s Fine Wines in Newburyport and Amesbury was voted Best Wine Shop five years running by North Shore Magazine. Leary’s offers a unique shopping experience all under one roof, including Otto Pizza – voted Best Pizza by Yankee Magazine. Check out The Cheese Market for cut to order cheese, charcuterie and more. Shop Leary’s for all your holiday entertaining needs! Join them for weekly beer, spirits & wine tastings Friday’s from 5-7 & Saturday’s from 4-6.
The Loop in Methuen is a shopping, dining, & entertainment experience serving the Merrimack Valley & beyond! On Saturday, December 10th, don’t miss the arrival of Santa! Free photos with Santa from 1-4pm. Go to atheloop.com for more information and shopping hours.
LunaChics is a totally unique, boutique shopping experience, offering a huge selection of jeans for all sizes and styles. But the best part is their people, there to help you find the perfect fit and style – with brands like Hudson, AG, Paige, Citizens of Humanity, NYDJ and 7 for all. In addition to jeans, LunaChics has a wide selection of tops, sweaters, leggings and dresses. There is something for everyone at LunaChics in downtown Exeter!
M&C Clothing and Gifts
Remember the days when you could walk into a store and there would be people who could actually help you choose that special gift? Good news! Those businesses still exist – at M&C Clothing and Gifts in Amherst, NH! They’ll help you find unique, locally-made, green gifts for everyone on your shopping list. M&C in Amherst, NH – Clothing, Goods, Connection and Fun!
Lexington & Needham, MA
Located in Lexington and Needham, our traditional full-service family shoe stores have been owned and operated by our family since 1919. At Michelson’s Shoes our knowledgeable and courteous sales staff is ready to help you with all your cold weather footwear needs. We specialize in a full range of sizes and widths for men, women, and children. Featuring boots, slippers and toasty warm socks by Uggs, Sorel, Kamik, Acorn, Minnetonka, Smartwool, Fox River and more.
NoLo Bar & Bistro
Check out the NoLo Bistro & Bar – the region’s newest upscale casual bistro located at The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa in Tyngsboro. NoLo features a brand new expanded bar and new dining concept offering a farm to table New England Bistro menu to complement the extensive wine list. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks – try an exquisite wine by the glass or a hand crafted cocktail by their award winning mixologist. Open daily, reservations available.
Experience live, high quality, professional and community performances, with educational opportunities for performers and audiences of all ages at the award winning historic Palace Theatre! Coming soon:
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim – Dec. 2-23 | Eric Mintel Quartet – Dec. 5, celebrating the music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” | Jim Brickman w/ American Idol winner Kris Allen – Dec. 12 | Ronan Tyler (America’s Irish Tenor) – Dec. 18
Salem & Reading, MA
Looking to spice up your holiday season? Pamplemousse has everything you need to make your holiday season special; whether it’s select wines and craft beers from around the world or gourmet foods and kitchenware Too many choices to decide? Gift cards and wine club memberships make terrific holiday ideas as well. Located conveniently in Salem and Reading. Online at pmousse.com.
Pearls Candy & Nuts
We’ve been serving sweet people since 1976. With a wide assortment of old-fashioned candy, nostalgic and hard to find items at terrific prices. We have fresh roasted cashews, homemade fudge, gourmet chocolates, as well as, many personal favorites like gummies in all shapes, candy cigarettes, old fashioned Bit O’ Honey, warheads, wax lips, satellite wafers, Skybars, licorice, nonpareils, clove hard candy and sugar free galore. We also make custom corporate gifts, baskets and nut trays.
The Peddler’s Daughter
Haverhill, MA & Nashua, NH
A gift certificate from the Peddler’s Daughter is a sign of good taste, and makes a perfect holiday gift. Or book your holiday party at the Ped’s, and enjoy their authentic Irish hospitality with family, friends, or coworkers. With locations in Haverhill and Nashua, there’s one near you.
The Plum Island Soap Co.
Plum Island Soap Co offers a line of over 150 all natural bath and skincare products made daily in their little cottage. Open daily 11-4, 7 days a week with clever gift ideas as well as custom and made to order. Perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list – including teacher, hostess, baby and the guys. Celebrating 20 years in business, Plum Island Soap is a local favorite.
Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
Your neighborhood quick service experts. Providing services your car or truck needs most, including an in-depth vehicle check up report on every visit. All services are performed by factory trained experts and on your schedule. You’ll never need an appointment and you’ll get service while you wait. Plus they take care of every make and model. Give them a try and see why life is better in the Quick Lane.
Rockport Music’s stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center is the perfect, intimate concert setting to hear live performances of the world’s finest folk, pop, jazz and classical artists. Rockport Music also presents high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre (London), and special film presentations. Located in the scenic town of Rockport, MA, the Center has been hailed by the New York Times “as beautiful to the eye as well as the ear.”
This holiday season give your cocktails and your friends the spirits they deserve. Give them Rumson’s Rum. Fine barrel-aged Carribbean Rum finished locally in Salem. Go to rumsons.com to find the perfect bottle in a store near you. Make memorable stories just a little merrier with Rumson’s Rum. Rumson’s Rum — Smooth. Sweet. Memorable.
Andover & Winchester, MA
Sole Amour is a high-end shoe and clothing boutique for women, including a versatile collection of classic, edgy and sophisticated brands. In addition to great shoes, they have a trendy, hip collection of clothing & accessories such as jewelry, handbags, scarves – even fine underwear from LA for men. Now that’s something to love! So give & get the best of the best this holiday season – from Sole Amour, located in downtown Andover & Winchester!
The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa
Inspired by the design of a European country manor, The Stonehedge Hotel & Spa is located on four acres of New England wilderness across from the Merrimack River. Just a 35-min drive NW of Boston, the 30-room property offers a spacious library, luxurious spa, and the newly re-imagined NoLo Bistro + Bar, serving innovative farm-to-table cuisine and fine craft cocktails. The Stonehedge is the perfect place for your next romantic getaway, spa weekend, special occasion, wedding or business meeting.
Timeless Interiors & Gifts
South Hamilton, MA
Timeless Interiors & Gifts Hamilton is the “go to destination” on the North Shore for beautiful home furnishings and accessories. As lifelong interior designers, Martha and Leigh bring you the best lines of upholstery, furniture, rugs, lamps, accessories and gifts! At Timeless, you’ll find a welcoming, friendly shopping experience. Visit their enchanting shop and treat yourself or loved ones to a special gift – from decorative pillows, comfy upholstery, cozy blankets, stylish frames, stunning mirrors, artisan jewelry and more!
Weekender House in Portsmouth is your local store for home décor. Ready your home for the holidays with high quality items, furniture and complimentary design services. Or, surprise your friends and family with a beautifully unique gift – sure to brighten anyone’s home! Discover Weekender House in the west end of Portsmouth at 75 Albany St.