In honor of Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a local gift guide so you can support the community by shopping small. We hope our list inspires you to take a stroll down Thames and America’s Cup to find something special for those you love, while making a small business owner’s day!

Stationery – Want to pick up a card or darling note pad for a teacher or friend? Head to Eileen on Thames’ for the sweetest Newport-inspired designs on a variety of items. A simple but thoughtful option for that tricky person on your gift list!

Skincare – A great gift for a girlfriend or hostess, some of our favorite skincare and soap shops in Newport are Farmaesthetics, Shore Soap Co and Newport Soap Company.


Jewelry – Always a favorite, check out Monelle’s on Bowen’s Wharf for something sparkly. You’ll also find Kiel James Patrick next door, a wonderful place to shop for pearls. The best gifts come in the smallest boxes! (Bonus points if they’re wrapped nicely!)


Cashmere – A luxurious gift for anyone, we love X&O Boutique on Bellevue and Pink Pineapple on Thames for an assortment of high quality sweaters and scarves. Sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! For a more affordable option, gloves and hats make excellent presents for New Englanders!

Foodie Gifts – For the foodie, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to Newport Restaurant Group, but Newport Jerky Company, Anchor Toffee and Impopnito make excellent stocking stuffers or additions to gift baskets.

Beer Lovers – Consider venturing to Newport Craft Brewing for a gift card or 4-pack of beer! Another great option is O’Briens Pub – grab a sweatshirt or hat for your favorite local!

Florals – Definitely head to Young Designs Co. for a beautiful floral arrangement, perfect for a mother-in-law, hostess, or anyone who appreciates a stunning bouquet! Select your own stems, or take a walk through their shop to find a beautiful candle, scarf or piece of jewelry. You’ll also find a selection of cards from Eileen on Thames. Consider it a one-stop-shop!


Kid’s Shopping – For the littles in your life, check out Baby Bias on the top of Mill Street, Bellevue Kids or Groovy Gator. A sweet chunky knit or stuffed toy make a great gift for the little ones.

Books – Charter Books recently opened on Broadway and offers two floors of books! Don’t know what your bookworm loves to read? Grab a giftcard! Head all the way to the back of the store to find the children’s section stocked with an impressive selection of toys, puzzles and books.

Gift an Experience – Are you a fan of giving “experiences” over gifts? We love that! Lucky for you, Newport has so much to offer. Gift a day pass to the Newport Mansions, or the Audrain Museum for the car lover (two locations, Portsmouth and Newport). For an out-of-towner, another thoughtful idea is a one-night stay at the Inns of Newport. Simmons Farm also offers cheese making classes, and Hotel Viking is hosting a series of maker’s workshops this holiday season. The options are endless!

Happy holidays and happy shopping! We wish you all a healthy and joyous holiday season.