Thrift and Gift Shop Offers Valentine’s Day Treasures

New gifts offered by local artisans

By Nancie Jacobson
A sampling of the many Artisan gifts available during February at the Andover Thrift and Gift Shop. Photo: Nancie Jacobson

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so don’t forget that special someone! The Andover Thrift and Gift Shop is featuring a fabulous array of new gifts for sweethearts, best friends, or a special teacher, health professional, or service person who made this past year a little easier for you. 

Along with a brand-new assortment of Cardigan Mountain Soaps and lotions, we are now carrying 100% soy, hand poured candles from Iridescence of Kim. “Springtime Glory”, “Date Night”, and “Choco Haze” are just a few of the candle selections on display. Wildly aromatic and made with natural ingredients, both the soaps and candles will make a heartfelt gift.

Both Re-Use Designs and The Crafty Fox have a variety of items on display for kids, adults, and even the family cat, with most priced between $1 and $12, including “bottle socks” at just $1, that brighten up a water bottle and keep your hands warm!

For those who missed out in November, the handmade, silk-lined merino wool socks are back by popular demand. These warm and toasty ankle and boot socks come in an assortment of great colors for men and women … but they are going fast! 

And you can bundle up for savings, because during February, shop sweaters are two for $5.

Whether you need a new outfit, a gift, or a card, visit the Andover Thrift and Gift Shop first and support the nonprofit Andover Service Club with your purchase. The shop is located beside the Andover Elementary/Middle School at 26 School Street in Andover. 

The shop is now accepting donations of new or gently used children’s clothing. Interested in being a featured Artisan with our shop? Stop by or contact us for more information at We are booking now for spring and summer spaces!