Happy Holiday Shopping in Concord

The holiday season is upon us and that means it is time to for holiday shopping- a task that is often connected to stress. The idea of shopping in giant big-boxes with all the frenetic energy of stressed out shoppers can only make the endeavor more daunting.  However, there is an alternative to the frenzy- imagine strolling through locally-owned boutiques with local goods all set amid 19th century brick architecture. Add to that friendly shop owners who are knowledgeable about their products and passionate about their stores to complete your holiday list. This shopping utopia exists – it is called Downtown Concord, NH. 

On Friday, December 7th, Downtown Concord stays up late for Midnight Merriment. Main Street will be  lit up with twinkling lights and the air filled with the songs of carolers. Stores will offer hard-to-beat specials with great food and drink. It is a great way to get your shopping done and get into a festive spirit.

Set on the banks of the Merrimack River, Concord, New Hampshire has the charm of a quintessential New England city with all the cultural assets of a city. Nearly 100% of the stores and restaurants are locally-owned and there is something for everyone on that growing list.  

Looking for unique toys for the young people in your life? Gibson’s Bookstore, an independently owned toy and book shop, has a variety of high quality gifts for your young ones and a wide variety of novels for readers of all levels- and, a plus, you can pick up a delicious café drink from True Brew Barista’s café on site. 

Need to get something for your favorite fashionista? The boutiques downtown range from fair trade, to high fashion, to second hand shops. Gondwana, founded in 1995, specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly clothing and jewelry from all around the world. Bravo Boutique and Britches of Concord feature high-end fashions for men and women. Looking for great finds at great prices? Check out Lilise Designer Resale on Storrs Street, with its affordable vintage styles and luxury consignment.

Need a boutique to get high end, specialty products? There are quite a few on Main Street:  Bona Fide Green Goods has an assortment of environmentally friendly gifts and %0 Home has gifts all made in the USA. The Viking House specializes in high-end imports from Scandinavia and also features an extensive collection of Vera Bradley products. Nearby, local artists feature their goods for sale at Concord Handmade, a seasonal gift store. You can’t forget to check out Lotions and Potions to get goods to pamper your loved ones or Things Are Cooking to pick up the tools you need for cooking holiday meals.

Concord has so much to offer. The Capital Region offers a quality of living to rival any community in the country. Excellent public and private schools produce a well-educated workforce. Greater Concord boasts one of the finest health care networks north of Boston. If you enjoy the theater, visiting museums and art galleries or browsing well-stocked libraries, you will enjoy Concord's offerings.

 On Friday, December 7th, Downtown Concord stays up late for Midnight Merriment. Main Street will be  lit up with twinkling lights and the air filled with the songs of carolers. Stores will offer hard-to-beat specials with great food and drink. It is a great way to get your shopping done and get into a festive spirit.

On Friday, December 7th, Downtown Concord stays up late for Midnight Merriment. Main Street will be  lit up with twinkling lights and the air filled with the songs of carolers. Stores will offer hard-to-beat specials with great food and drink. It is a great way to get your shopping done and get into a festive spirit.