Holiday shoppers, rejoice! If you're looking to gobble up gifts from the comfort of your computer, here's a Black Friday-free guide to the best of the Cape. From fast ferry tickets to local firewater, feast your eyes on 10 perfect Cape Cod-themed presents you can buy right now.
↑ Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape
by Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani
$45 + shipping via the Cape Cod Modern House Trust
Winner of the 2015 Historic New England Book Prize, this 2014 release "tells the fascinating story of the cosmopolitan group of designers who settled in Wellfleet and Truro between the 1930s and 1970s, and their experimental architectural legacy in the woods and dunes."
↑ Cape Cod Melody Tent gift cards
Prices vary, with membership beginning at $200 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
The Cape Cod Melody tent and its sister venue, the South Shore Music Circus, have been presenting world-class entertainment for over 60 years and are the only two continuously-operated tent theatres in the round in the United States. Gift cards are reciprocal between the two locations and never expire.
↑ Personalized Cape Cod Cutting Board
$39.95 through done better on Etsy
Available in walnut or maple, the board can be engraved on either side, is finished with a natural oil solution with no stains or other toxic solutions, and comes complete in a rustic burlap gift sac.
↑ Hy-Line Cruises gift certificates
Amount varies, available at Hy-Line Cruises
Gift certificates can be redeemed for ferry tickets between Hyannis and Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard, harbor cruises, deep sea fishing trips, and Cape Cod Canal cruises.
↑ Exclusive Edward Gorey prints
$25 to $85 at The Edward Gorey House
The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port celebrates and preserves the life and works of the author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer and three versions of exclusive prints are available from The Gorey Store: regular, numbered & embossed, and lettered & embossed.
↑ Cape Cod cookbooks
· Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook: Traditional New England & Indian Recipes, Images & Lore by Earl Mills; $13.42 on Amazon
· Cape Cod Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Buzzards Bay To Provincetown by John Carafoli (Author), Francine Zaslow (Photographer); $17.48 on Amazon
· Our Table: Recipes from Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod; $24.95 from Truro Vineyards
· The Lobster Pot Cookbook by Chef Tim McNulty; $29.95 at the Lobster Pot Restaurant
↑ Cape Cod Beer gift certificates
$8 refill gift certificates for beer or $25-$100 for anything they sell at Cape Cod Beer
Both the online shop and brick-and-mortar store in Hyannis are chock-full of Cape Cod Beer's own swag (including their classic, "Save the Earth...It's the only planet with beer!") as well as a notable selection of merchandise from other locally-owned companies.