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Holiday Shopping Wrap Up

Local Options for the Best in Original Gifts

Gift-giving season is an opportunity to express affection, individuality, appreciation, and generosity. Although the reliable gift card is a no-fail gift option, sometimes you need to step it up. A well-chosen gift brings joy to both the recipient and the giver. If you’re looking for something personal, out of the ordinary, and sure to please, your local retailers have options galore. Take a look at some of the best our area has to offer:


A longtime fixture in Agawam, Cooper’s offers everything from jewelry to mugs to leather goods to hats with built-in LED lighting. Hot for this holiday season will be the cashmere four-way wraps; genuine leather Hobo brand bags, wallets, and wristlets; the Gypsy Waves charcuterie board that looks like it’s been dipped in the sea; and the Wave bracelet – a sterling bangle made in Maine and designed exclusively for Cooper’s.

Cigar Room II

The cigar smoker in your life probably already knows about Cigar Room II, located at 51 Springfield Street in Agawam. But as anyone who savors a fine cigar will tell you, it’s always enjoyable to try the newest and latest brands. Let the knowledgeable staff at Cigar Room II help you select the perfect “something new.” Cigar Room II also offers a full line of cigar accessories, such as humidors, cutters, and lighters, which make great gifts and are always the right size.


Rosewood’s two locations in Hampden and Westfield offer shoes, clothing, jewelry, and home décor. Holiday 2021 will feature the Journey Prayer bracelet, which features seven unique strands representing the days of the week and beads symbolizing God, family, friends, health, safety, our world, and special requests. Rosewood is offering an array of holiday gnomes again this year.

Great2bHome Polish Pottery

Located in Cooper’s Commons in Agawam, Great2bHome Polish Pottery offers a comprehensive collection of Polish Pottery pieces. Safe in the microwave and dishwasher, these pieces come in a variety of levels and countless designs. The store even offers an assortment of pre-owned pieces available at a lower price point. Christmas trees, Santas, and ornaments are available to enhance your collection.

Pilgrim Candle

Locally made candles in an array of enticing holiday aromas make for great hostess gifts, holiday presents, and home accents. But Pilgrim Candle is more than candles. Here you will find clothing, jewelry, specialty foods, accessories, and one-of-a-kind custom painted furniture. Pilgrim Candle is in Westfield on North Elm Street.


Gift-ology relocated to Westfield earlier this year. Shop here for town-themed signs, mugs, and attire. You’ll also find jewelry, men's gifts, and accessories. Read more in the Gift-ology Makes Its Presents Known article on page XX.

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  • Polish Pottery Santa
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  • Fine cigar offerings