I hope everyone considers shopping local and small business this holiday season. I created this guide to highlight some of the talented makers and shops on Cape Cod that you should check out! I know I am missing some great cape cod brands and makers and will update accordingly!
I, Josh Fitzmaurice, launched SLYK Shades in August of this year and I am so grateful for the outpouring of support thus far. We are a mission-based wooden eyewear company that focuses on great quality products impacting an even greater cause. Each pair sold plants a tree through our partnership with One Tree Planted and we have currently planted 300 trees in California. After the devastating wildfires in California, our partner is hoping to plant 1,000,000 trees there next year. In addition, we are excited to announce our partnership with Calmer Choice on the cape.
Calmer Choice partners with schools and community organizations across Cape Cod to deliver a low-cost prevention program that equips children with a suite of skills to increase inner resilience, reduce the impact of stress, manage emotional responses, learn self-control and increase their sense of well-being.
Please keep us in mind during your holiday shopping and make a real social impact at the same time.
Shop Now: SLYK Shades
Mermaids on Cape Cod
You must check out Mermaids on Cape Cod for all your clothing and accessory needs. Shari, the owner, will help guide you with whatever you need and instantly brightens up the room with her energy. Shari has a mobile boutique as well as just recently opened a storefront in West Dennis. She carries amazing fall/winter clothing, jewerly, accessories and awesome mermaid gear, in sports editions too! Also, check out Cape Cod Wandering Mermaid (Just Beachy Jenny) for blogs and tips on the latest that Mermaids on Cape Cod has to offer.
Shop Now Online: Mermaids on Cape Cod
In Store: 855 Main St- RT 28, West Dennis, Ma 02670
Robin's Nest Furniture and More
Be sure to stop in Robin's Nest Furniture and More in Yarmouth this holiday season. There are 10 rooms of unique items and constantly updated inventory. From coastal decor, jewelry, refinished furniture, upcycled designs, chalk paint, there is something for everyone. Robin and Joanie will help you with whatever you need! New vendors recently moved in to some of the rooms. Stop by and check it out!
Shop in-store: 23 Whites Path K, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Facebook: Robin's Nest
Love Live Local
LoveLiveLocal is a year-round lifestyle guide to and local business advocate for Cape Cod. They bring you the freshest look at what’s up + where to get down on Cape Cod plus the best of what’s locally made, grown, and crafted through emails, events, guides and more. Their mission is to foster an economically sustainable, creative and exciting future for the place we call home and help all those who love the Cape participate in keeping it special.
Founded by Amanda, Kate, and Jen, Love Live Local has done so much for the Cape Cod community. Be sure to check out the Love Local Holiday Fest December 1 and 2 in Hyannis at the old Sports Authority Building. It will be one of the best shopping events of the year.
In addition, they have a Love Local collective to showcase local brands all in one place. Attached to that is an Eco Boutique as well as the Local Juice, serving the best smoothies and juices around.
Shop the Love Local Collective: 539 South Street, Hyannis
Event: Love Local Fest - Dec 1st and 2nd in Hyannis
Wish Gift Co.
Wish Gift Co. has locations in both Mashpee Commons and Sandwich's Merchants Square. Wish Gift Co. carries unique gifts and creates custom gift packages for every occasion. Penny, the owner, is a kind and caring person that will help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Most of the gifts come from independent craftsman and makers and you will definitely be able to find something for everyone on your list.
Shop Now: Sandwich Location: 4 Merchants Rd #3, Sandwich, MA 02563
Mashpee Commons: 26 North Street, Mashpee, MA 02649
Brittany Geishecker bought Goodies in 2016, after managing the shop since 2010. Brittany loves the good vibes associated with the Life is Good brand, and truly enjoys owning a Life is Good store. In addition to Life is Good, Brittany has been branching out to highlight many of the local brands on cape. Some of these include Cape Shark, Tiffany Jazelle, and SLYK Shades. Be sure to check her shp out, you won't be disappointed.
Shop Now: 616 MAIN ST., CHATHAM, MA 02633
Nautically Northern was founded in 2016 by Laurel after moving to Cape Cod. At first, it was just a hobby making one-off pieces for friends and family at the dining room table. As word spread she decided to see if she could take her hobby to the next level. With a lot of help from friends and family in just a couple years, Nautically Northern has turned into a growing company.
Laurel is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and can make you custom pieces for yourself or for perfect gifts. Also a portion of all sales benefit the Red Cross!
Shop Online: Nautically Northern
As a Cape Native, Sean Fitzpatrick set out to create clothing that felt and looked as special as Cape Cod.
Cape Cloth is a convergence of the most comfortable materials, unique design, and social consciousness. Get your SAUCE today! Feel the difference!
$1 of every article of clothing you buy is donated to Cape Abilities, an organization that empowers people with disabilities live meaningful and active lives across the Cape since 1968.
Shop Online: Cape Cloth
Lyza, a Cape Cod native, handcrafts dreamcatchers of all sizes as well as earrings and necklaces all made with genuine quartz crystals to radiate good vibes and clarity. All of her products are carefully thought out when it comes to color, balance, and meaning. Each one of her designs holds a seperate meaning based on what materials she chose to use to create it.
Dreamsongs create personas for each style of dreamcatcher so you can find one that best suits you and your personality, while also providing balance and good energy to yourself and whatever room you hang it in. This also goes for our jewelry line. What you adorn yourself with helps radiate your energies.
Dreamsongs are makers for the gypsy wanderers, the night owls, the yogis, the nature lovers, creatives, travelers, and people like you.
Shop Online: Dreamsongs
Swirls by Elisa
Inspired by her love of reading, her fondness of the sea, and the world as seen by her son, Massachusetts jewelry artist Elisa Sullivan shapes sterling silver to create jewelry that stands apart. Her necklaces, earrings, and bracelets often feature special quotes or phrases, hand-stamped in silver to create little works of art with special meaning to those who wear it. Elisa incorporates different styles, hand crafted methods and unusual gemstones to create a complementary mix of natural and modern pieces.
Her pieces are almost as amazing as she is!
Shop Now: Swirls by Elisa
Cape Cod Beer
Cape Cod Beer is about beer. It’s about brewing the best beer possible, on Cape Cod, for the people who love Cape Cod. Its about having fun, and following Todd’s calling to brew beer professionally. It’s about sharing that experience with those we meet along the way that feel the same way about beer as we do.Their four pillars of success are customer service, quality, community, and conservation. Cape Cod Beer is more than just a brewery. They are constantly giving back to our Cape Cod community. Check out their Merry Markets every Saturday until Christmas and then the market continues back up in January. Great beer and good people!
Check out their brewery: 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis
Cape Cod Cornhole
No better company to follow up Cape Cod Beer than Cape Cod Cornhole! Chad owns this company and an all-around great guy. He can pretty much do any design your heart desires! Such a great gift for Cape Cod. All boards are made with the highest quality materials and will last forever unlike the cheap ones you see in stores and online. Chad is constantly doing events around the cape and elsewhere so be sure to check it out!
Shop Online: Cape Cod Cornhole
Lindsay and Jenn run this company based in Harwich and have been growing due to their awesome personalities, unique designs and quality craftsmanship. All their pendants are made from a stainless steel washer that use to sit next to the nuts and bolts.
This idea all began while Lindsay was sitting on the couch recovering from back surgery. She was looking for something to do to keep busy and came across this idea. In the beginning, she didn't have the studio space I needed to create what I envisioned and was working at a very small scale.
Fast forward to 2016, her and Jenn and decided to bring Washershore to the surface. They've made it their passion and dove into making their company something we could both be proud of. Creating unique, beautifully designed pieces that the people of Cape Cod would love to show off.
Make a statement. Hardware it!
Shop Online: Washershore
Green Road Refill
Green Road Refill is a mobile retail store (Bettie Bus) that sells earth conscious products with the focus on refill. They have over 30 different soaps, shampoos, lotions and cleaning products sold by the weighed ounce. So not only are customers supporting the environment by purchasing fabulous plant based eco friendly products but they're also reducing their plastic footprint on bottle at a time! Additionally, their little store on wheels aims to introduce customers to many of the latest green alternatives in retail from stainless steel straws, and beeswax wraps to reusable produce bags and bamboo tooth brushes. Their mission is to expose and educate our community about how taking small steps to live greener life can make a big difference in the health of our planet.
Jess, the owner, is a superstar and is really making a difference in our world. Please consider doing your part in being eco-conscious and give some eco-friendly gifts!
Check here to find out where she will be: Bettie Bus
Washashore Bowties was founded in the summer of 2017. It all started when CEO/Founder Connor Cummings was working for a Fortune 10 company as a store manager in 2016. His tie became stuck in a conveyer belt, but luckily he was able to shut it off before it dragged the tie further, creating a dangerous situation. After this incident he decided not to wear the traditional neck tie to work, but instead started wearing bowties. Tired of the drab and expensive bowties offered on Cape Cod he decided to learn how to sew and create his own bowties.
Upon popular demand for Dapper the Seagull products, they have started expanding their product line to include dog leashes and dog collars, and continue to work towards expanding their product line.
Shop Online: Washashore Bowties
Pitch Pine Pottery
I was recently introduced to Pitch Pine Pottery by a friend and instantly fell in love. Pitch Pine Pottery began in late 2015 and is run by a husband and wife artist duo located in Buzzard's Bay, MA.
Matt and Tara met in high school, and have long been friends. They found themselves both pursuing careers in functional arts in college. Matthew went on to complete a four year apprenticeship under a master blacksmith after several years of self taught blacksmithing. Tara received her BA with a concentration in Ceramic Arts, along with minor degrees in Art History and English. After college she also apprenticed under a master potter, and worked in historical ceramic reproduction.
Their desire is to bring art with form and function into every home. They feel strongly that life often imitates art and seek to inspire and be inspired by the world around us.
Shop Online: Pitch Pine Pottery
I recently met Jen and was amazed by her talent! Jen Clinton started Saltwater Palette in 2017 as a creative interpretation of her love for the New England beaches she grew up exploring.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jen has always had a creative bent with a love for all things ocean. Her artwork is inspired by her years living on Cape Cod and childhood summers in Maine. She currently lives in southeastern Mass. When she's not painting, Jen practices yoga, drinks bourbon, and sits on lifeguard chairs off-season.
Shop Online: Saltwater Palette
Born and raised on beautiful Cape Cod, Sarah has always had a deep love for the ocean and culture surrounding such a unique place. She's always had strong desire to be creative and have the ability to make something that can truly be used and enjoyed. Painting, cutting and sanding each sign herself, enables that creative outlet and allows for each piece to be completely unique.
Shop Online: Seasouled
I had the pleasure of meeting Leah recently and I can honestly say she is one of the kindest people you will ever meet! Leah Astore is a traveling photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in New England.
Her love of photography began when she was seven years-old after winning her first camera in an art contest. She is self-taught and following her dreams. Her mission is to inspire others by sharing her story and her journey with honesty and creativity.
Give the gift of a photo session this holiday season! You will not be disappointed. Her style is very unique and she is amazing at capturing the perfect moments!
Check her out here: Leah Astore
Cape Cod Nail Company
Sarah first received her nail technician license all the way back in her junior year of high school. Since then she has grown her business into a mobile nail boutique with a team of technicians! Her dedication is inspiring and shows that hard work pays off.
In addition, Cape Cod Nail Co has their own line of nail polish free from nasty chemicals. They are all made in the USA and are cruelty-free and vegan friendly.
Check out her selection: Cape Cod Nails
T. Jazelle was created upon the vision of a young entreprenuer that had a love for fashion and a passion for creating. Tiffany, the Founder and Creative Designer behind T. Jazelle has always had a strong love for creating jewelry for others, with each piece always having its own unique meaning for the wearer.
The growth of this company has been truly amazing. It shows that if you stick to your core values and mission then you can achieve anything.T. Jazelle has soon become a nationally carried lifestyle brand. Tiffany takes pride in each piece that she creates, along with the connection it brings to those who wear them.
T. Jazelle is handcrafted on Cape Cod, Ma in an original barn from the 1800’s with a rustic feel and bohemian vibe. Each piece of her work is designed by Tiffany beginning with the selection of precious stones then matching them with an array of charms to create a beautiful and stylish design that has a special and precious meaning to those that wear it.
Shop Now: T. Jazelle