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#1 of 5 Old 05-15-2011, 06:35 PM - Thread Starter
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We're going to a wedding for some friends in Canada this summer.  I'd like to bring a gift that is unique or interesting from MA or New England. 


I don't have a set budget, but I'm thinking of something that falls between salt water taffy and the Gurgling Cod.  The Cod is what I would really love to give, but the price is prohibitive.  But it has the right 'uniqueness'. 


Any suggestions are welcome, regardless of cost. I'll never know what might inspire me!



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Did you already think of something?

You could always find a gift you like and add something inexpensive for fun.  We ended up doing this for a family member because they had registered a and we had remembered that it was much easier to deal with the gifts we got that were off our registry.  I found some bog cranberries (chocolate covered cranberries) and a bottle of local wine.  I'd say maple syrup- but since you said Canada, that may not be a novelty. 


There are sites that you can ship someone a lobster, lobster pot and all the stuff (bibs, shell crackers, etc.)   My dh wanted to do that, but I remembered his family member was allergic to shellfish.  Not sure if there is more hassle to ship that to Canada, though.


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how about a basket of various smaller items that are local to New England?? Maine blueberry preserves, taffy from somewhere...Maple candies etc from Vermont, Another PP mentioned cranberries...Local cape cod cranberries (it's where I live I have to give a shout out to the local business)...Some homemade candles or honey, some homemade soaps made locally in New England using certain ingredients that are a New England thing...

Is a basket tacky for a wedding? It sounds tacky to me...NM

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Here are some wedding gift ideas with a New England regional flair….


·         Cape Cod or Massachusetts framed sampler (~$40)

·         Framed prints or mirrors with Boston and New England landmarks ($40-$100)

·         Hand-blown glass bowls, votives or pumpkins, made in New England ($30-$100)

·         Porcelain dish with painting of Boston Common ($40-60)

·         Handmade serving board or maple bowl, made in New England ($40-up)

·         Pewter picture frame with ducklings ($58)

·         Natural maple bread tray made in New England ($150)

·         New England marble coasters ($39.95)

·         New England Oil Lamps ($72)

·         New England pillows or throw rugs ($80-up)


This site has New England products like these: http://www.massbaytrading.com.

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Not exactly the same as the Shreve Crump gurgling cod but Black Ink in Harvard Square (and probably on Charles Street in Beantown) has a version that's not too pricey. Give them a ring!



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