You don’t need to be on Martha’s Vineyard to give the gift of the Island! Several of your favorite Island retailers have their goods available online for a virtual and contactless shopping experience, and we know they would love your support. We’re asking everyone who loves Martha’s Vineyard to put their money where their heart is this holiday.
Just because you might not get to shop on-Island doesn’t mean you can’t shop with the Island in mind. From iconic Vineyard jewelry to eclectic home furnishings and even gift cards for future use, let Martha’s Vineyard business owners know you’re thinking of them whether you’re near or far.
Here are just some of our favorite Island retail stores where you can purchase online:
Soft as a Grape: Who doesn’t love a super soft and cozy Vineyard sweatshirt? Especially these days when our go-to wardrobe staples are more casual than ever. Choose from iconic t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants from Soft as a Grape, plus check out their new face mask designs too.
The Green Room: This beloved clothing and hard-goods shop on Main Street, Vineyard Haven has some of the highest quality threads on-Island, selling big name brands like Patagonia, Yeti, Free People and more. It’s a fabulously curated store and their online shop is just as impressive, capturing the essence of Island style, comfort and durability.
CB Stark Jewelers: From hip and casual to upscale and elegant, CB Stark Jewelers is renowned on Martha's Vineyard and beyond. Check out their iconic Island inspired charms, featuring uniquely Vineyard charms like a Mocha Mott’s Coffee Cup, town signs, the Ocean Park Gazebo, Edgartown Lighthouse and more.
Stefanie Wolf Designs: This Edgartown based jewelry studio is adored for its vibrant, elegant designs and distinctive colorful glass beads, culled from the owner’s travels across the globe. The studio is open to visitors year-round, and the webstore is too, with a robust inventory of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, accessories and more.
Eats & Sweets
Enchanted Chocolates: This Oak Bluffs chocolate shop produces some pretty magical confections that we just can’t get enough of. Try their aptly named “Stoner Food” dark chocolate and caramel covered pretzel rods topped with their famous "Almond Butter Crunch" crumbles and Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt. Their treats are sure to make your holidays extra sweet and this season's smaller gatherings, you’ll have more to yourself too!
Chilmark Coffee: Coffee lovers rejoice! You don’t need to be in Chilmark to score Chilmark Coffee. Local coffee guru Todd Christy brought his signature blends online for all to enjoy, no matter where you are sipping on it. Choose from favorites like the light roast Ethiopia blend or the dark roast Squibnocket Rocket. 2020 has been full of countless uncertainties but one thing’s for sure, this coffee is incredible and should be shared far and wide!
Housewares & Home Goods
Coastal Supply Company: Formally Refabulous Decor, this Island gem is situated on Union Street in Vineyard Haven just steps from the Steamship Authority terminal. If you’ve never visited you’re missing out, but thanks to their well thought out webstore you can score their coastal decor, local art and jewelry 24/7.
Rainy Day: We could actually spend all day in this store (rain or shine), but in today’s times we’re happy to be able to sit home and scroll the thoughtful selections of this Island gem. From accessories to bath and body products, books and puzzles, to greeting cards and candles galore there is something for everyone on your list at Rainy Day.
A Little Bit of Everything
Martha’s Vineyard Made: Martha’s Vineyard is known for its talented artists and now you can shop from several of the Island’s most talented makers all in one place! Just launched, Martha’s Vineyard Made offers an assortment of locally made, Island inspired gifts, and one seamless checkout experience. Choose from individual products or specially curated sets and gift boxes and hit all the notes while supporting local Vineyard artists this holiday.
Chicken Alley Thrift Shop: If you’ve ever visited the go-to thrift store on-Island there’s no way you left empty handed, and now that Chicken Alley has gone online late night shopping binges have never been more dangerous. Browse funky vintage Island finds, artwork, jewelry, and trinkets galore, all while benefiting Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.
Everybody Loves Gift Certificates!
Seriously everyone. Plus a gift certificate gives the recipient something to look forward to and we could all use more of that excitement in 2020. Not to mention a gift card purchase is a boost to the vendor you’re buying from and our local businesses will appreciate it.
The Martha’s Vineyard Bank makes it easy to support multiple businesses at once through their new LIFT certificate program. LIFT is an online store featuring discounted gift certificates from several Martha’s Vineyard based businesses, making it a one-stop shop for those who love Martha’s Vineyard and want to shop where their heart is.
LIFT features discounted gift certificates from local lodging, restaurants, artists and retailers. Shoppers have access to exclusive discounts not offered elsewhere. The site is powered by Martha’s Vineyard Bank—at no cost to merchants and has generated over $460,000 in merchant revenue to date since launching earlier this year.
If we didn’t mention your favorite Island retailer be sure to look them up, contact them and see how you can make a purchase there this holiday, even if it means picking up the phone and getting a FaceTime tour of the store. Our small businesses will thank you.
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