Gift Guide — 12/08/22

Cover of the Hippo, Gift Guide, photo of boy holding wrapped present

It’s a season of gifts and giving. Looking for gift ideas? Find suggestions for theater and concert goers (page 12), kids (page 16), gardeners (page 18), foodies (page 22), wine-lovers (page 30) and music fans (page 36). And we get some advice from a United Way of Greater Nashua official (page 6) about how to help community members in need.

Also on the cover The Majestic Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this weekend in Derry (page 14). Find out where to go to have a festive holiday feast on and before Christmas (page 26). Looking to order holiday pies, pastries and dinners now? Get some ideas for what to order and where to order from in the listing which starts on page 23.

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Business info The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Corporations Division has launched a new dashboard web page allowing the public ...
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What people need most now — and how to help Sara Ceaser, Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement for United ...
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I never listen to talk radio or even read the papers much after a Patriots loss. Especially a bad one ...
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Golden Girls The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains honored dozens of Girl Scouts at the Young Women ...
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Big Events December 8, 2022 and beyond Friday, Dec. 9 Catch SNHU Penmen basketball this weekend. The women’s team takes ...
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Give the experience of a live performance this year By Katelyn Sahagian ksahagian@hippopress.com Theaters, orchestras and cinemas are offering gift ...
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The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities • The next generation of actors: The Palace Youth Theatre (Palace ...
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Two local productions bring holiday classics to the stage By Mya Blanchard listings@hippopress.com Two Christmas classics will be brought to ...
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This year, give kids the gift of activities, adventures and experiences. ksahagian@hippopress.com For the holidays, give a gift to kids ...
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Family fun for the weekend The big guy • It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s Santa Claus in ...
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We have inherited this fish. It belonged to my uncle, who had many stuffed fish. Are there local collectors for ...
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Tools, books and other ideas for the grower in your life By Henry Homeyer listings@hippopress.com First on my list for ...
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Wood floor refinisher Dan Auditore is a wood floor refinisher and owner of Renaissance Hardwood Floors, based in Manchester. Explain ...
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News from the local food scene • Garden feasts: Longtime television chef Mary Ann Esposito will be at Tuscan Market ...
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Delicious gift-giving ideas this holiday season Make it a holiday season to remember for the foodie in your life, with ...
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Where to get your full meals, desserts and more to go Whether you’re bringing home festive pies and cookies or ...
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Where to go to have a festive holiday feast Several Granite State eateries will have their doors open for limited ...
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Carlos Dorado of Hollis is the chef and owner of Effin Sauces Co. (effinsauces.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @effinsauces), ...
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Another weekend, another social gathering, right? If it is an at-home occasion, you may need to bring an appetizer to ...
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Give the gift of bubbles or reds At this “most wonderful time of the year,” there will be plenty of ...
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-(16)-, Into Dust (Relapse Records) Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I covered a sludge-metal album, ...
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Now is Not the Time to Panic, by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, 243 pages) It’s another mundane day in the suburban ...
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Santa Claus gets bloody in Violent Night, an entertaining oddity of an action dark comedy holiday movie that is, despite ...
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Local music news & events • Songbird: Along with writing achingly beautiful songs, Antje Duvekot is a talented animator who’s ...
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Music fan gift guide From modest to massive, local to legend, light fun to heavy tomes, there’s a great gift ...
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