Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Unique, local gifts for the loved ones in your lives.

Chestnut Hill Farm Stand

Thoughtfully Gifted

Let The Trustees be your source for inspired, one-of-a-kind gifts curated by our experienced staff for the special people in your lives. Locally sourced, and sustainably created so you can skip supply chain woes and give unique gifts that will mean so much to you and yours.  This season whether you want to shop online or in person, we have many great options for you.

Shop Online

Gift Membership
Shop the Trustees
Give the Gift of a Getaway

 

Shop In-Person

Artisan Holiday Markets
Museum Shopping
Gift Shops at Properties
Farm Stores

 

Shop Online

Gift Membership

Give them the gift of a Trustees Membership. With over 100 properties across the state, Membership is perfect for anyone eager to explore Massachusetts. Among some of the many benefits , Members receive 10% off our online and physical stores, free or reduced admission to our properties and discounted admission to our events and programs.

Purchase by 12/10 for holiday delivery.

Gift Membership

Shop the Trustees

Did you know that the Trustees has a online store? The Trustees Shop is packed with delicious local and organic foods, branded merchandise, and an array of hand-crafted works by local artisans. The selection changes with the seasons, and we hope it can become your go-to for unique gifts and other treats for your friends and family.

Purchase by 12/16 for holiday delivery.

Shop the Trustees
Give the Gift of a Getaway

The Trustees offer two unique inns in Massachusetts, set within spectacular natural surroundings.

The Inn at Castle Hill  is located in the heart of the spectacular Crane Estate, and offers simple yet luxurious pleasures, giving you the chance to reconnect with what’s really important in life. All ten rooms at the Inn are uniquely appointed, and many feature stunning views over the salt marshes and Atlantic Ocean.

To purchase a gift certificate or book a reservation as a gift, contact the Inn at 978.412.2555 or email theinn@thetrustees.org with any questions.

The Guest House at Field Farm With unparalleled views of Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest peak, the Guest House offers an authentic modern art experience amidst a spectacular conserved landscape. Edwin Goodell, Jr., designed the 1948 Bauhaus-inspired house, which features modern artwork inside and 13 sculptures outside.

To purchase a gift certificate or book a reservation as a gift, contact the Guest House at 413.458.3135 or email: fieldfarm@thetrustees.org with any questions.

Views from the Guest House at Field Farm

Shop In-Person

Artisan Holiday Markets
Museum Shopping
Gift Shops at Properties
Farm Stores


Artisan Holiday Markets

Appleton Holiday Market
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
December 11

Join us in celebration of the holiday season at a special farmers market, featuring our own Farm Store along with a selection of other local edibles & gifts from area artisans, crafters, and producers of fine foods.

This is a free event. Tickets are not required.

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln
Saturdays & Sundays
November 27-December 19, 2021
10AM-5PM

Every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas deCordova will be hosting a rotating group of 5 local artists, featuring a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted items for sale. Shop from our guest
artists and browse the store for unique holiday gifts.

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY
Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 10AM-5PM
Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases.
Plus, all visitors get a chance to win a $100 gift card!

You do not need tickets, the public is welcome, however if you want entrance to the galleries. Click below to reserve your pass. Admission is free for Members.

deCordova pass

 

Fruitlands Holiday Artisan Market
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
December 4 & 5

Join us for the Annual Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House and Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5. At this festive holiday market, shop for your family and friends while supporting local artisans.

Find vendors spread through the museum shop building and wayside gallery, shop high quality handmade local crafts: Jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, and much more!

Admission is Free for Members, $10 per Car for Non-Members, and includes access to the outdoor Market, Grounds, Trails, Art Gallery, Native American Gallery, and Wayside Gallery. This is also the final weekend for the “Echoes in Time: New Interpretations of the Fruitlands Collection” on view in the Native American Gallery.

Fruitlands Market

Museum Gift Shops

Our two museums also have gift shops stocked with local, New England goods. Make a day of it – and explore the entire property!

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln
deCordova Store hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-5PM

Long a destination for savvy shoppers, the carefully curated selection includes fine art, crafts, and jewelry from local artists.  Browse for books inspired by and related to the artists and exhibitions on view at the museum. Don’t forget the young people in your life, the deCordova museum shop has an extensive array of creative and educational gifts for kids of all ages.

You do not need tickets, the public is welcome. Upon arrival, tell the gate attendant that you will be shopping at the store. However if you want entrance to the galleries. Click below to reserve your pass. Admission is free for Members.

deCordova pass

 

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm. Saturday and Sunday
Dec 4-5 will also be our Holiday Artisan Market at Fruitlands with shop hours and New England vendors.

The Fruitlands Museum Shop is a wonderland of thoughtfully curated fine art that is related to and inspired by the permanent collection. Hand-made crafts and jewelry from local artisans offer an opportunity to dazzle and delight. The book section reflects the philosophical and historical roots of the region. Don’t forget the kids! The lovingly tended selection of creative and playful toys and games will bring a smile to folks of all ages.

Admission is free for Members. Advance passes are encouraged for Fruitlands Museum, with onsite sales if capacity allows.

Fruitlands Pass

 

Property Gift Shops

Castle Hill Gift Shop
Castle Hill on Crane Estate, Ipswich
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm through December 19
Fridays, December 3-17, 5pm-8pm.

At the Castle Hill gift shop, you’ll find vintage-inspired accessories, jewelry, art, and gifts for the home. A selection of books related to and inspired by the history of the house and the Crane family. Also, look for seasonal ornaments and quality children’s toys.

Members receive free admission to Castle Hill. Advance passes for Castle Hill are suggested but not required. However, if you have an advance pass, you are guaranteed admission for the day and time of your visit, even if passes sell out.

Crane Beach Store
Crane Beach, Ipswich
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm, through December (weather permitting)

At the Crane Beach store, you can keep your memories of seaside adventures all year round with branded apparel, totes and towels. Don’t forget to check out the array of natural and sustainably made beauty products.

Permit holders receive free admission. Members receive discounted admission. Advance-passes are not required but are strongly encouraged. Get your pass here.

Notchview, Windsor
Visitor Center ski store
Dec-March. Open 8:30-4:30 when snow is on the ground and trails are open.

At the rustic shop at Notchview, you can get all the Swix gear, from wax to boot bags, that you need for a Nordic ski adventure. Keep your snow-filled winter memories with you all year with our exclusive Notchview-branded apparel.

The Old Manse, Concord
Old Manse Hours: Friday- Sunday 11am-5pm.

Step inside the cozy shop and browse the shelves for books related to and inspired by the history, philosophy, and literature of the house and its many residents. A small and thoughtfully curated selection of locally made crafts adds the right amount of whimsy and delight to satisfy the folks on your list.

No advance passes required to shop.

Farm Stores

Appleton Farms, Ipswich
Chestnut Hill Farm,Southborough
Powisset Farm, Dover
Weir River Farm, Hingham

Featuring Trustees-grown produce, meat, and eggs as well as local and organic food from the highest-quality producers. Make a day of it and explore the farms or sign up for one of their many events! Click on the links above for hours.

Crane Beach store