last minute holiday shopping in salem ma, things to do in salem

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today’s blog is the last post of 2023! I post every other Monday which means the next one would have been on December 25th, which is a national holiday, so I will be skipping that week. Blog posts will resume as normal on January 8th. I will still be sending out my weekly newsletter, posting on social media and active in my Facebook group…this only applies to my blog content here on my website. So what is today’s post? It’s a round up of some tips and tricks for last minute holiday shopping in Salem, MA.

Last minute holiday shopping in Salem, MA — 2023

This year I have made it my personal mission to do as much of my holiday shopping in downtown Salem as possible. I think I am going to finish up with about 80% of my gifts being purchased here which I love. Shopping locally and supporting local small businesses is something I am passionate about so it means a lot to me to support my friends and fellow business owners. I hope you do too, regardless of if you’re able to shop here in Salem or within your own community. If you aren’t local to Salem but still want to support Salem’s businesses, please consider ordering online from your favorites! Many of the businesses downtown and within Salem have online ordering options and online shops.

Please keep in mind the following businesses are my personal current holiday shopping favorites within the downtown area. This list is by no means all inclusive – Salem has hundreds of amazing shops that offer amazing products and services for you to choose from.

Moody’s Home & Gifts

Moody’s Home & Gifts is a personal favorite of mine for easy holiday shopping. I have already been in there once making purchases for loved ones and will likely pop back in again shortly for a few other folks on my list. Moody’s has tons of items at a wide range of price points so it makes for super quick last minute shopping if you need to swing by.

2024 Year Ahead tarot readings

Did you know that I am a practicing Pagan and witch of 20 years and a tarot reader of 10+ years? Yup! Every December I make my “Year Ahead” tarot readings available and you can gift this to someone right now. This reading is a 24 card spread that delivers messages for each of the upcoming 12 months of 2024. If you want to gift this to someone please just make sure to note that information at check out or send me an email after purchase to let me know. I can be reached at Click here to grab yours or gift one now.

Wicked Good Books

I always wind up gifting at least one or two books each holiday season and Wicked Good Books is my go-to for this. Please keep in mind that Wicked Good Books has recently moved and is now located at 260 Essex St. sharing the same space as Silly Bunny which the folks behind Wicked Good Books also own.

Witch City Wicks

I stopped into Witch City Wicks about a week ago to grab some last minute items for someone on my list and left with a gorgeous candle and a beautiful crystal tower. Witch City Wicks is an easy go-to for literally anyone, offering witchy leaning candles and items as well as classics.

Salem, MA Wedding Planning

Do you know someone who just got engaged? Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day is peak engagement season and my Salem, MA wedding planning guide makes a great gift for someone planning their special day in the witch city. Purchase access to this guide as a gift for the newly engaged loved ones on your list to make planning a breeze. My (recently fully updated!) guide covers topics such as preferred vendors, reading vendor contracts, selecting your Salem venue, getting your marriage license in Salem, mini-monies and elopements in Salem, planning an October wedding in Salem and so much more. Grab yours now!

There ya have it! I hope this list gave you some ideas and inspo for your holiday shopping this year. Enjoy!! <3