MST’s Favorite Small Businesses

Written by Market Street Talent | December 3, 2021

Tis the season! We have now entered the time of year where everyone is frantically searching for the perfect gift for their loved ones. While often times it can be the easiest to just order something on Amazon, have you ever considered shopping from a small business? Every time you purchase from a small business you are supporting not only their livelihood, but also their dream. Whether it be buying a piece of jewelry from a small boutique for your mom or purchasing fitness class passes for a fitness loving friend, we challenge you to shop small this holiday season and support your local community’s small businesses!

Not sure where to start? Check out our team’s favorite small businesses below!

Antiques on Elm (Manchester, NH)

“If you are an old soul or just someone who loves all things vintage, you need to stop by Antiques on Elm. This shop is over 10,000 square feet and is filled with SO many vintage and antique treasures. Walking around Antiques on Elm is always one of my go to weekend activities.” – Rachel

Apotheca Flowers (Goffstown, NH)
“Apotheca is the cutest shop! When you walk in you enter such a warm environment with a café, gift shop, and flower shop! When I was in college, Apotheca was my friend group’s go-to study break spot during busy school weeks. You can also order flowers and/or gifts from their website if you can’t make the trip to visit them in-person.” -Rachel

Celtic Crossing (Portsmouth, NH)
“This neat little shop, has Celtic inspired jewelry, heraldry, food, crystal, and glassware from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. A family favorite for gifts.” – Jen M

G. Willikers! (Portsmouth, NH)
“Love this place for all things toys and books for kids! Great selection of toys for all ages. Playmobile sets, Green toys, Arts and crafts kits and fun little things you just can’t find at the bigger stores.” – Jen M

Lizology (Portsmouth, NH)
“I love this store because I can literally walk in and find an outfit (or 2 or 3+) in a matter of minutes that is fashionable and affordable. I love everything on the racks. And my closet is evidence of this truth.” – Jennifer G

LUXE Salon & Spa (Bedford, NH)
“If you want to experience the BEST spa day ever, you have to visit LUXE Salon & Spa at Bedford Village Inn. All of the staff there are great and the service is impeccable!” – Rachel

Macro Polo (Portsmouth, NH)
“If you are looking for stocking stuffers that will get a laugh, this place does not disappoint!” – Jen M

Runners Alley (Portsmouth, NH/Manchester, NH/Concord, NH)
“If you have a runner in your life then you can find all your gift giving needs here, from reflective safety gear, winter running accessories, recovery tools for stubborn runners, or a gift card for new sneakers, Runner Alley will take good care of your runner. They provide excellent service to help get you fit into the right running shoe and they help support local cross country and track athletes in the area!” – Jen M

Studio Five Fitness (Rowley MA)
“S5 is a boutique style fitness studio offering a variety of classes that include Barre, Pilates, circuit training, Tabata, bootcamp, yoga and indoor cycle. Their classes are high energy and challenging yet designed to be easily modifiable to accommodate all fitness levels! Their talented group of instructors are extremely welcoming, and the environment is supportive, fun and motivating!” – Kelsey

Wear House (Portsmouth, NH)

“Wear House is one of my favorite small businesses to shop from! I love shopping here because I love a good thrift shop and they have an awesome selection to choose from! I definitely recommend popping by if you’re in the area!” – Katie

Zorvino Vineyards (Sandown, NH)
“If you are a wine lover, you have to stop by Zorvino Vineyards. Zorvino’s is the absolute best place to grab a bottle of wine or even do a wine tasting with your friends! They have all the classics at their winery and are always releasing new specialty wines like Caramel Apple, Chocolate Strawberry, Lemonade Iced Tea, Peach Cobbler, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and so many more!” – Rachel

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