If you’re anything like me, you still need to grab something awesome for the kiddos’ teachers. I also like to keep hostess gifts on hand for holiday parties and get togethers. Sometimes I also like to take a little something to a lunch with my girlfriends. Who doesn’t love a treat?

I have a great find to share with you today. It’s a small grocery store chain called Brothers Marketplace. They have locations in Medfield and Weston. You might be familiar with their parent company, Roche Brothers, but Brothers Marketplace is something special.

To begin with, they are small. You can do a quick shop, QUICK. They have a more natural/organic/local bent to the products they carry BUT you can also find those brands that your family counts on every week. I feel like they’ve really figured out the best things I like about all the other local grocery stores and brought them together in one place. The stores are comfortable, serve food (Medfield has a full diner located in store), and have uber friendly customer service.

They just finished the renovations at the Weston store, so Leah from Leah’s Life and I stopped by to put together some awesome gift baskets that are great for anyone that you need to give a little gift too. Brothers has pre-made baskets and pre-packaged gift items available too, but it’s fun to shop some of their awesome products, throw them in a gift bag and wow your recipients.

Take a look at some of the products we pulled together.

Loved these little DIY Gingerbread House — take a gift that is also an activity. Great for a holiday play date!

If you’re close to Weston (or Medfield), this is a no brainer. If you aren’t, I really do think it’s worth the drive. Drop the kiddos off at school, head to the store, have a freshly baked croissant and a cup of tea from the Tea Guys, and then do a shop.

And you can knock off a grocery shop for the holidays (AND for dinner) in the process. Here’s a little video that Leah and I made as we wandered through the store. Take a look to get a sense of all the items you can find at Brothers Marketplace.