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Holiday Gift Guide

REBECCA QUIN

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by gifting your friends and family with the most fashionable presents imaginable? From trendy apparel to exquisite accessories, Worcester boasts a range of local businesses that cater to diverse tastes. Let’s explore some fabulous finds perfect for fashionable Christmas gifts. As we celebrate the joy of gifting, let’s explore the vibrant offerings from unique boutiques and stores right here in our community.  

Grime New and Used Clothing, located at 356 Shrewsbury Street, has been making Worcester fashionable for over a decade thanks to owner Molly McGrath. It’s no secret I am a tee shirt snob, and you better believe I shop at Grime. Shop the Harley Davidson collection for the biker in your life, or browse the endless amounts of band, movie and wrestling tees. Grime has plenty of accessories to stuff those stockings with too. The best part is, if you’re low on funds just bring in your own gently used clothes to trade in for cash or store credit. Check grimeworcester.com or call ahead to see what items they’re currently looking for. Stop by, chat with Molly and grab some one of a kind gifts.

From sleek leather handbags that effortlessly marry functionality with flair to avant-garde statement jewelry pieces that elevate any outfit, Voltage Boutique (voltageboutique.com) has something for every fashion aficionado. This chic haven for trendsetters houses a collection that speaks volumes about contemporary fashion sensibilities. When seeking Christmas presents for the fashion enthusiasts in your life, Voltage Boutique offers an array of stylish options. Consider gifting a sophisticated silk scarf or an intricately designed belt to add a touch of refinement to their wardrobe. For the style-conscious men, explore their collection of designer ties or sleek pocket squares that exude suave sophistication.

Head to 218 Franklin Street in Worcester and visit  iLAH Cibis Jewelry, where craftsmanship meets elegance and you can “find the jewelry you f@cking deserve”. Each piece is a testament to precision and artistry, making it an ideal destination for exquisite gifts. From dainty necklaces adorned with Worcester-inspired pendants to stunning gemstone rings, iLAH Jewelry offers a wide array of options to elevate anyone’s style. I am a huge fan of the Words of Wisdom ring and charm collection. I certainly have friends who would love a “yes daddy” ring or a “stop legislating bodies” necklace. With gifts starting at $45, you can easily surprise your loved ones with a timeless piece that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of Worcester’s local craftsmanship

There are so many spots throughout Central Mass to shop at, the Wexford House at 9 Crescent Street in West Boylston has classic scarves and sweaters that will brighten any moms holiday, while the Burncoat Center for Arts and Wellness at 78 Burncoat Street in Worcester offers handmade mittens, hats and slippers. Finally, don’t forget to hit up local craft fairs like stART at the Station for unique, stylish gifts as well. Tis the season to spread that holiday cheer and fashion to your family and friends!