The holiday season is upon us, which means shopping for the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. Are you are looking for a shopping experience that you will enjoy this year instead of ordering presents for family and friends on Amazon? Put on your walking shoes, break out your cozy hat and gloves and check out our Cape Cod Holiday Shopping guide.
If you travel down Route 6A in Brewster, you will find antique shops, book stores and art galleries filled with unique gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season. Be sure to make a stop at The Brewster General Store for a unique assortment of gift ideas. Or check out the Lemon Tree Plaza, it has a toy store, chocolate shop, cook shop and one of a kind shops where you will actually enjoy doing your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping for your family and friends!
Main Street in Chatham is the perfect place to grab a coffee and stroll as you do your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping for your loved ones. With a variety of boutiques up and down the street and plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or cocktail, Main Street Chatham is a holiday favorite for locals. Check out the Fisherman’s Daughter, which has two locations filled with eco-friendly gifts or Yankee Ingenuity which is filled with one of a kind gifts for every age.
Dennis’s Main Street area has undergone a rejuvenation in the last couple of years, making it a great place to walk about and do your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping. Patriot’s Square located on exit 9 right off of Route 6 has a Marshall’s, Olympia Sports and a couple of other shops (such as a goldsmith) to satisfy your shopping needs. Route 6A also has shops lining the street, which you could easily park and walk to on a nice day.
Main Street (Route 28) in Harwich has a variety of shops, with even more opening soon. Dr. Gravity has the toys, Dr. Cavity has the sweets to satisfy any sweet tooth and Sativa has an assortment of gifts such as jewelry, perfumes and even novelty socks for that hard to shop for person on your list. The Stop and Shop plaza also has a Talbots store for your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping needs.
Hyannis has something for everyone on your shopping list. The Cape Cod Mall is filled with popular national chain stores which is perfect for the teenager on your list that desires the familiar name brand clothes and shoes. In the same neighborhood (along Route 132), you can find a Kohl’s, Pier One Imports and a couple other popular big box stores. Main Street in Hyannis has a great variety of shops such as Mass Bay and other small boutiques to do your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping.
If you find yourself in Mashpee, you need to make a stop at the Mashpee Commons. It is the perfect blend of small boutique and major brand stores for all of your Cape Cod Holiday Shopping. In Mashpee Commons you will not only find large and small name clothing brands, but you will also find a William Sonoma and other specialty stores along the way. The Red Balloon has a good size shop in the Commons, and there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat when you need a break.
The Main Street in Orleans has a little bit of everything such as shoe stores, clothing boutiques as well as a bicycle shop. Just off of the Main Street west on Route 6A, you can find the Earth House, The Red Balloon and Kids and Kaboodle. If you travel east down Route 6A, you can find a Bird Watchers Store and Goose Hummock for the bird watchers and outdoorsman on your shopping list. Right before you hit the rotary at the Stop and Shop plaza, you will find a TJ Maxx to wrap up your shopping.
Commercial Street in Provincetown is a popular summer destination not just because of the fun and festive atmosphere, but also the shopping! If you really want to find a one of a kind gift that your loved ones won’t likely get from anyone else, make a stop in Provincetown. Commercial Street is lined with unique boutiques that are still open for their last hurrah before closing up shop for the season.
Our Cape Cod Holiday Shopping Tips
Our number one Cape Cod Holiday Shopping tip is to try to do your shopping during the town’s Christmas stroll weekends. Check out our blog, “Cape Cod Holiday Events and Strolls” to see when the town you plan to visit is hosting their stroll. It is best to visit during these days because more businesses will be open and you could even snag some hot apple cider or cookies while you shop. Many shops will have special sales during their stroll as well.
If you are planning to do some outdoor Cape Cod Holiday Shopping in any of the towns, bundle up and check out our “Cape Cod Coffee Shops Open in the Off Season” blog so you can warm up before you head out! It feels great to find that perfect gift for your family and friends, but it won’t feel so great if you are too sick to watch them open the gift.
Cape Cod Holiday Shopping Guide
The holiday season is all about spending time with the people you love the most and letting them know just how much they mean to you. Although gifts are not the most important part of this time of year, there is nothing better than finding the perfect gift for the one you love and watching their face light up with joy opening it. Shopping locally not only helps you find that unique gift you might not be able to find online, it supports your local economy. Support your local businesses and take the time to enjoy the hunt for the perfect gift with our Cape Cod holiday shopping guide this year!