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4 Dec

Christmas Shopping

Tired of shopping at crowded malls? Looking for unique gifts? Why not visit Norfolk and the Manor House, take in a show at Infinity, or go for a hike along one of the many beautiful trails in the area (check our other blogs for hiking ideas), and while you’re here check off some gifts on Santa’s list.

Here in Norfolk we have two shops with everything from affordable jewelry, framed photography, and a few vintage coats among many other gift ideas at Aija, the Artisans Guild, Joseph Stannard Antiques, and Sigma Design Studios. Thursday night, December 10th, the stores will be open until 8:00 p.m. and the local restaurants are offering dining specials.




How about a road trip to Great Barrington, MA just twenty five minutes from the Manor House? Along the route you will find unique shopping opportunities from small, high end antiques to Great Finds where they advertise 10,000 Gifts Under $20.00.

The Glass Shop Sheffield, MA

The Glass Shop Sheffield, MA

The town of Great Barrington is full of great shopping and a world of dining options. From Thai food to Italian and everything in between, you will not go hungry.

Still looking for great finds? My daughter loves the Boho Exchange, a well stocked thrift store where I recently purchased a scarf I now find myself wearing everywhere.

You will also find unique designer clothing here. Karen Allen of Raiders of the Lost of Ark fame has a Fiber Art studio here and the TP Saddle Blanket sells western style clothing that works on the streets of the Berkshires.

Berkshire Outfitters Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Outfitters Great Barrington, MA

Do you have a foodie on your shopping list? You won’t go wrong at Rubiner’s Cheesemongers and Groceries.

Rubiner's Cheese, Great Barrington, MA

Rubiner’s Cheese, Great Barrington, MA

Need a special toy for that special little one? Stop by Tom’s Toys.

Tom's Toys Christmas Window display Great Barrington, MA

Tom’s Toys Christmas Window display Great Barrington, MA

How about a pick me up after all this shopping. We’re still drinking coffee al fresco out here in the Berkshires.

Coffee Shop-Great Barrington

If you need a little kick in that cup of joe, The Gypsy Joynt serves a wide variety of spiked coffees and hot chocolates along with amazing pastries including a killer coffee roll.

Gypsy Joynt

The Gypsy Joynt Great Barrington, MA

They also have a full menu and live music on the weekends. The Castle Street Café also has Live Jazz on Friday and Saturdays with no cover charge. Your wallet will thank you after all that holiday spending.

Still looking for that one of a kind gift. The Music Store has over 100 guitars in stock and one of the largest selections of ukuleles in the country along with  folk harps, didgeridoos, clay/wooden & bamboo flutes, kalimbas, dulcimers, carbon graphite guitars, cigar box guitars, and harmonicas.

If you’re looking for one of a kind gifts and a relaxing shopping experience this holiday season, give us a call at the Manor House at 860-542-5690. We are offering two night package deals December through March with 40% off your 2nd night’s stay.

Happy shopping!

Christmas clock