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  • 9 Unique Gifts For Grandpa

    gifts for grandpa

    Want to thank your father or grandfather for the role he plays in your family's life?  Resist purchasing that "World's Best Grandpa" coffee mug–this year, wrap up something unique and unexpected.

    Let us help you make him feel extra special with a thoughtful Father's Day gift. We know that finding gifts for him can be challenging–but don't worry, we've done all of the hard work for you. Here are nine of our favorite gift ideas that are sure to make Grandpa smile.

    9 Unique Gifts For Grandpa

    Patent Prints
    Technical Drawings

    These high-quality prints are of original patent drawings for a myriad of inventions. From the everyday things we use at home, to specialized items relied on by professionals or hobbyists, these prints add a bit of history and personalization to a home or office.  With twelve patent designs to choose from, you're bound to find one Grandpa will appreciate. ($19.95) Shop Now

    9 Unique Gifts For Grandpa

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    Personalized Golf Ball Marker

    With this gift, Grandpa can make his golf ball uniquely his. This stainless steel stencil lets you easily add an initial to standard golf balls, making them easier to identify while adding some personality. Choose a picture or even a monogrammed initial. ($29.95) Shop Now Continue Reading

  • 9 Thoughtful Gifts for Grandma

    Help make Grandma feel extra special with a thoughtful Mother's Day gift. We know that finding Grandmother gifts can be challenging–but don't worry, we've done all of the hard work for you. We've rounded up nine gift ideas that will put a big smile on her face.

    Flower Pot Tea Company - Blooming Tea Flowers and Teapot Set

    Transform tea time into a mesmerizing display with these blooming flower teas and tisanes.  Using real flowers, the blooming teas put on a beautiful show, opening slowly while they steep and deliver delicious flavor and fragrance. The tisanes are actual dried flowers that add a unique floral taste to the brew.  Sourced from different regions of China, these gorgeous flowers entertain the senses, while offering a delicious aroma to enjoy on your own, or surrounded by loved ones.

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  • 8 Gifts for Spring Play

    With warmer days ahead, it's time to start thinking about getting outdoors and enjoying some fresh air. If you have an upcoming family gathering or need a gift for a spring birthday, we've got eight unique gifts for spring play. Which would you like to try?


    Kan Jam

    Kan Jan is the ultimate frisbee game. This kit includes regulation flying disc and two goals. Collapsible for easy transport and storage.  Shop Now


    Hit Mit

    You wear this Hit Mit paddle like a glove, allowing for quick response time and maximum ball control. Made from soft waterproof EVA foam, Hit Mit is great for play indoors, outdoors, and in the waterShop Now

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  • "Pop In" and Be a Part of a Grommet First


    Just in time for the holidays, we're opening our first-ever Pop-In Shop and you're cordially invited. We've teamed up with local Retailer, Michelle Willey to set up shop within her storefront in Boston’s South End. 

    If you're like us, you're on the hunt for most unique gifts this year. By bringing our Grommets to this retail location, we are making it easier for you to support independent Makers this holiday season and purchase gifts that have meaning. We hope you accept our invitation to  experience what it means to “Give Differently” this year. Through our “Pop-In” experience, you will be able to touch, test, and purchase Grommets on-site as part of our installation within the shop. On the shelves, you will find popular items such as the instructive yoga mat by Yoga by Numbers, along side Boston-born and manufactured products like drink lids by Cuppowand custom handcrafted gold and silver jewelry by Dennis Higgins among others– all of which are created by independent Makers and have been vetted and approved by our Discovery Team.

    Our host and partner, the ethereal South End boutique Michelle Willey, is helping us bring this exciting project to life. If you're in the Boston area, stop by to start your holiday shopping with a collection of giftable Grommets. Not local? Browse our Pop-In collection that includes all of the unique gift ideas you’d find on the store shelves.

    Michelle Willey
    8 Union Park Street, Boston, MA
    November 20 - December 24
    Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5

    We will also be holding special events on the weekends. Be sure to join us for Small Business Saturday to receive complimentary gift wrapping when you #ShopSmall (and check back for news on future events).


  • 7 Fun Learning Toys

    These educational toys  prove that learning can be fun. We've rounded up  toys and games that will keep little minds (and hands) engaged and entertained.

    Educational Toys


    YOXO is a customizable building kit, made in Minnesota from locally sourced, sustainable materials. Use the interlocking Y, X and O shapes with everyday items around the house to build whatever your imagination can conjure up. Invent your robot hero with the YOXObot Orig building set. Shop Now

    Best educational toys

    Siege Toys

    This tabletop toy is a miniature replica of siege engines used during Medieval times. Using the scientific elements of force, distance, weight and height, these learning toys are great for playtime or lighthearted warfareShop Now

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  • 5 Unique Gifts Inspired by Nature

    Have a nature-lover on your gift list? We've rounded up unique gifts inspired by the earth. These products are made with an organic, homey feel from wood, metal, cotton, and other natural materials.


    Moss Rocks

    There’s something therapeutic about moss. It’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to touch the soft, lush growth. Drought tolerant and ultra low maintenance. These decorative rocks will thrive with bright indirect light. No soil, just water. Shop Now


    Fiat Luxe

    Like a soap and washcloth all in one, Fiat Luxe is wrapped in colorful wool felt for a lovely marbled look and gentle exfoliating feel. The soap is handmade in the USA using only natural ingredients and generously scented with botanically-derived essential oils for a lovely aroma from the first wash to the last. The soft wool felt is domestically sourced and has naturally occurring anti-fungal propertiesShop Now

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  • 10 Gift Ideas for Grandparents

    Not sure what to get Grandma or Grandpa? We’ve got plenty of gift ideas for grandparents from practical picks to nostalgic finds and everything in between.

    MagnaButton - Gift Ideas for Grandparents


    This decorative and double-sided magnet button is strong enough to hold through five layers of thin cotton, while preserving clothes. If you have a scarf that won’t stay put, a cardigan that keeps opening up, or a plain hat in need of some flair, the double-sided MagneButton is the perfect no-holes solution. Shop Now

    Gift Ideas for Grandparents

    Vermont Rolling Pins

    Vermont Rolling Pins make great gifts, but their handling and appearance are so superior you may just want your own. These heirloom quality instruments are made to be used--and admired--for generations. Shop Now

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  • 12 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

    Tis' the season of festive gatherings and dinner party invitations. If you want to be a guest who impresses, arrive to your next event with one of these hostess gift ideas. We have nine unique products that are sure to delight any home entertainer.


    Evo Oil Sprayer

    Evo is the first non-aerosol trigger sprayer designed especially for spritzing foods and cooking surfaces with oils or vinegars of your choice. Simply fill Evo with your favorite cooking oil and pull the ergonomic trigger to deliver a consistent fan-shaped mist with precision and ease over everything from meats and vegetables to pots and pans. Shop Now


    Sweet Jules Caramels

    From Town Hall Scotch Ale to the Beer & Pretzel caramel, to the chocolate sourced in Switzerland for the Dark Chocolate, Sweet Jules has selected special flavorings and created caramels for the discriminating palate.  Shop Now


    Vestiges State Towels

    Vestiges towels are made of 100% preshrunk cotton and use water based inks. Not only are these colorful towels perfect for the kitchen or bar but are frameable making them an affordable and unique piece of art for any decor.  Shop Now

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  • 9 Gifts for Makers, Fixers & Tinkerers

    Shopping for someone who likes to keep their hands busy and is constantly making things? These quirky and clever gift ideas are ideal for makers, fixers, tinkerers, and anyone with an appreciation for the unexpected. 

    Gift for Crafters -Inkodye

    Lumi Inkodye: Fabric Printing Kit

    Let them turn their photos into wearable masterpieces. This is a complete set of tools for printing on textiles using sunlight. Extra Inkofilm and Inkodye are available for continuing the creativity.  Shop Now

    Gifts for Crafters: Sugru

    Sugru: Self Setting Rubber

    Are they always fixing things? Sugru is a soft-touch silicone rubber that molds and sets permanently. It sticks to aluminum, steel, ceramic, glass, wood and some fabrics and plastics.  Great for hacking any project.       Shop Now

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  • A Custom Designed Grommet: From Idea to Finished Product


    On Wednesday, May 28th, The Grommet launched OoO Tie, modern bow ties with quirky, unique designs. These ties were created by two friends in Boston who wanted to show off their intellectual sides while adding some flair and creativity to their sense of style.

    Since these tie designs brought out the inventive side in our community, we decided to hold a fun contest where the founders asked what type of designs our supporters wanted to see created. Ideas ranged from nautical themes to fish and robots. It wasn't an easy decision, but the founders chose a winning design and have spent the last few months turning it into a real life bow tie. Angela Matusik, an archeologist from Orlando, Florida thought it would be cool to see petroglyphs on a bow tie and the founders loved the idea.

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