The seaside paradise of Cape Cod has a way of inspiring devotion among throngs of New Englanders. People flock to the iconic peninsula every summer to stroll along its sandy beaches and explore its charming main streets. This holiday season, why not get the Cape Cod die-hard in your life a gift that reflects this passion? Below are our suggestions for the perfect Cape-themed gifts.
The Cape Cod Cookbook: In this gorgeous book, skilled chef Jerome Rubin offer up 210 delicious recipes for Cape-themed meals, including Cape Shore Crabcakes, Baked Lobster Provincetown, and Old-fashioned Johnnycakes. The book is bolstered by the inclusion of beautifully wistful postcards that illustrate exactly why living life on the Cape is such a sought-after dream for many New Englanders.
Cape Cod Ornaments: A Touch of Cape Cod in West Yarmouth sells a variety of beautifully designed Cape-themed ornaments. Ranging in price from $5 to $17.50, these beachy decorations are unique and eye-catching. Our favorites include the Lifeguard Santa and the Cape Cod Bridge glass ball. It’s also worth noting that resident artists crafted several of the ornaments, so you can feel good about buying local!
Cape Cod Beach Chair: Cape Cod native Justin Labdon founded this high-end beach chair company about a decade ago and has been producing these weather resistant, super durable chairs ever since. His company has been featured on the Today show and in New York Magazine, and his chairs have been shipped to exotic locales including the Caribbean and Japan. His retail store also sells beach games, portable mini grills, and more.
Cape Cod Getaway Gift Bag: This hip tote bag is chock-full of more than a dozen great local treats! These munchies are sure to appeal to your Cape-obsessed friends and family members. Salty snacks include East Shore Dipping Pretzels and Cape Cod Old Fashioned Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. On the sweet side, there’s Brent & Sam’s Raspberry Chocolate Gourmet Cookies and Cabot’s Cape Cod Salt Water Taffy.
Under Cape Cod Waters: This unbelievably gorgeous coffee table book by author and award-winning photographer Ethan Daniels is the perfect addition to any New England household. The stunning photography of underwater landscapes and unique marine life captures the hidden beauty of the Cape’s aquatic ecosystems—and offers any Cape Cod diehard a whole new view of their favorite peninsula.