In the picturesque surroundings of Cape Cod and the Islands, holiday shopping is a true pleasure. In every Cape town and out on the islands, there are gems to be found that will add a rare sparkle to your gift giving. From rare antiques to fine jewelry with stunning coastal themes and in treasure-filled museum shops celebrating our area’s art and culture, you can find that perfect Cape or Islands collectible for all the important people on your gift list.
1198 Route 28 (Hearth N’ Kettle Plaza)
Adrene Jewelers offers a wide variety of special pieces for the Cape Cod collector, with stunning sea-inspired charms, dazzling gems like the Brazilian garnet, and classically elegant pearls and diamonds. Adorned with sand dollars, scallop shells, and sea horses, Adrene’s jewelry captures the sea-faring spirit of the Cape and Islands. To bring home a cherished piece of Cape Cod, rely on owner Stephen Albright who is both a graduate gemologist and a jeweler. Albright fashions earrings, rings, and other treasures. Specialty commissions are also offered at Adrene.
Antiques Center of Cape Cod
243 Route 6A
If you’re looking for a gold mine of antique treasures for those special people on your gift list, the Antiques Center of Cape Cod in Dennis has more than 250 dealers offering a mind-boggling array of antiques. You can find fine art, clocks, glassware jewelry, sterling silver items, and much more—all under one roof. This conveniently located haven for antique lovers is constantly supplied with new items from the United States and Europe all year round.
Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road
The Cahoon Museum of American Art showcases American art from the early 19th century to the present and celebrates, in particular, the works of Cape Cod artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon. The museum also has a wonderful shop called the Mermaid’s Cove with whimsical mugs featuring Ralph Cahoon’s depiction of the four seasons, colorful trivets available with Cahoon graphic designs, reasonably priced prints of a variety of Cahoon paintings, and many local artists’ and artisans’ work. Look for shell flakes and stars from Spirit of the Shell and glass items from Green Lantern Products, created by disabled Cape Cod adults. Pottery from Flying Pig Studios and prints from Sandy O’Connor, Candice Ronisi, and Joanne Hickman as well as affordable children’s puzzles, kits, and books can also be found in this unique museum store.
CB Stark Jewelers
53 Main Street
Since 1966, this Martha’s Vineyard shop has glimmered with fine jewelry, including unique gold, silver, and platinum pieces created by island artisans. Collectibles like gold charm bracelets with Vineyard and nautical-inspired charms, “favorite place” sterling silver bracelets inscribed with the names of cherished island locations, a line of sterling silver gift items including frames and baby gifts, and hard-to-find gift items for men should make this a shopping hot spot this holiday season.
215 Commercial Street
Celebrating its 28th year in business, this elegant Provincetown shop carries classic jewelry pieces as well as hand-made creations from designers like Lois Hill, Janice Girardi, and Anatoli. Customers return to Christina’s year after year looking for the shop’s marvelous blend of ocean-inspired pieces, whimsical designs, and timeless precious and semi-precious stonework. Gold and silver creations by Ed Levin make a stunning statement when adorning the neck or wrist of any woman, while the blues and greens of the ocean are featured in beach and sea glass creations from local artisans. The shop, which is open year-round, also features exquisite wave pendants with matching earrings made from white gold and sapphires.