To be sure you're getting the right present, you might want to taste test these sweet holiday gift ideas. Thus, we've included a handy map to make the mouthwatering confections easier to locate. All of the Cape and Islands-made chocolate, taffy, truffles, fudge, nougat, brittle, peppermint bark, and other sweet treats we've included are available at retail locations and online or over the phone. Happy shopping!Read More
Sweet Gifts From The Cape & Islands
1. Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium
Buttercrunch, chocolates, fudge, candies, sugar-free goodies, gift boxes, and more can all be found at Ben and Bill's, a small family of chocolate and ice cream shops in Massachusetts and Maine. They carry Christmas and Chanukah-themed molded chocolates, lollipops and candies.
2. Ghelfi's Candies of Cape Cod
Three generations have been perfecting the art of candy making at Ghelfi's. They offer truffles, fudge, nutty stuff, chocolates, and more by the pound or in gift baskets.
3. Not Your Sugar Mamas
This raw, organic and local company is "spreading health, happiness and love one kick-ass chocolate bar at a time." NYSM has a wide variety of gift packages available, including their ever-popular Elation Foundation kit.
4. Cape Cod Chocolatier
This Centerville chocolatier has been making sweets since 2002. "Fresh heavy cream, butter and nuts combined with european flavors then smothered with rich Belgian Chocolate result in world class handcrafted candies." Their online store is still under construction, but they take telephone orders.
5. Stage Stop Candy
Stage Stop Candy offers everything from old fashioned favorites like Peanut Brittle, taffy and fudge to newer cranberry confections. Their "gifts" section features a milk chocolate hairdresser set, chocolate dentures and other sweets that would no doubt make for the perfect hipster holiday.
6. Chatham Candy Manor
Established in 1955, Chatham Candy Manor "maintains the integrity of the old-school chocolatier creating chocolates of distinction and character." For the season, they've got holiday assortments, Peppermint Bark, a Milk Chocolate Caramel Gingerbread Man, and more.
7. Hot Chocolate Sparrow
The original coffee and chocolate bar offers a wide variety of treats. The Chocolate Sparrow One Pound Sampler, their most popular assortment, is "filled with luscious creams, caramels, nuts, turtles, bark, and more!"
8. Cabot's Candy of Cape Cod
Cabot's Candy opened their doors in 1955 and have been serving sweets ever since. They've got Fudge, Salt Water Taffy, Peanut Brittle, Macaroons, Nougat, Sugar-free Taffy, and more.
9. Nantucket Chocolatier
Cranberry Chocolates, Whale Chocolates, Sea Mist Almonds, and Artisan Chocolate Assortments from the Nantucket Chocolatier are available year round on-island at the Sweet Inspirations Chocolate Shop or online.
10. Nantucket Cookie Company
Located right beside the steamship dock, The Cookie Company has been making specialty cookies, gift tins, gift baskets, and more for nine years. "Small batch, from scratch" cookies made in their seaside bakery are available by the dozen.