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Clothes, along with hats and mittens, are among the store's most popular holiday items.

Clothes, along with hats and mittens, are among the store's most popular holiday items. Photo by Jennifer Benitz

“Our specialties are hand- and locally-made products. We have nine people who make things for the shop. Some really popular items are the mittens and hats, sweaters with cars or ducks and elf hats. These hats are made of bamboo and silk. For the holidays, people often buy multiple items for a set, like a book, toy and pair of pajamas, or a hat with mittens, a blanket and a book. Stuffed animals and clothes are the most popular items. We also do good business with socks. We try to keep it fun and a little interesting; something you don’t see everywhere.”

Pam Anderson, Grandmother’s Backroom

“Our most popular items are the Mark Roberts fairies, Frasier Fir candles and the Elf on the Shelf set.”

Mia Belotti, manager, Walpool Woodworkers and Maison et Jardin, Ltd.

“Popular items are the Frasier fir candles, scents and hand wash and hand lotion sets. We’ve been selling out of those. The reed defuser kit is also really popular. We also sell stuffed animals, ornaments, wreathes, garlands, and all sorts of decorations like the Mark Roberts fairies that are collector items.” —Ellen Casey, sales associate, Walpool Woodworkers and Maison et Jardin, Ltd.