A reader recently reached out to ask where he could buy Wellesley-themed things in Wellesley, so we’ve made the rounds and put together this sampler. If there’s other stuff out there, feel free to let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pine Straw (466 Washington St.)
Owner Tracy Cranley points out these Wellesley items among the store’s ample merchandise (Pine Straw has a location now in Waban, too at 1625 Beacon St.): Zip code tea towels sourced locally ($18); WHS hand-made ceramic trays from Wellesley artist Cindy Alvin ($42); Wellesley trinket trays ($24)
Terrazza Church Square (32 Church St.)
Terrazza store manager Diane pointed to the following Wellesley items: Cutting board ($65); Latitude/Longitude sign ($239); Wine table ($275); Key chains ($20); Wellesley, the name, sign ($90); Wellesley sign with photos ($176), Wine glasses ($16)
Wellesley Books (82 Central St.)
Wellesley Books carries a variety of books about Wellesley, but as for Wellesley stuff, co-owner Gillian Kohli highlights the following items: mugs $13; keychains $10; specially designed ornaments $40; tote bags $32; notepads $15
Wellesley Holiday Boutique (17 Central St.)
Katie from this shop says if you mention having seen any of these items on The Swellesley Report, they’ll knock 10% off the price: Zip code pads ($30); key fobs ($23.50); greeting card ($4); circular dish ($34); rectangular plate ($40); Raiders monogrammed fleece poncho ($100)
Wellesley Toy Shop (59 Central St.)
Owner Andy Brown says the store sells a variety of Wellesley Raiders gear. Footballs ($20) are still a top seller along with Fathead wall decals ($16). Other items: t-shirts ($17), long sleeve t-shirts ($18), sweatshirts ($35), socks ($14), knit hats ($20) and baseball hats ($20). The newest item is a Wellesley backpack ($40). “I am bringing back some of our best sellers from the Gift Shop side, our always popular Wellesley wine glasses and note paper,” Brown adds.
*Note: We don’t play silly retailer games with $X.99 or $X.95. Prices have been rounded to nearest dollar amount.