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Top 9 Places to Shop in Dover


Where to go if you want to find a new outfit, decor, or the perfect gift.

A quaint New England town located just a little over an hour from Boston, Dover, New Hampshire, is a wonderful place to live. With four different rivers running through town, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and deep historical roots, Dover is the perfect place to settle down, build your career, or retire. It’s also a fun place to visit, especially if you’re taking a tour of New England during the fall months to look at the gorgeous change in foliage. Whether you live in Dover, are considering relocating, or are just in town for a visit, knowing where to shop will help make your time in Dover more rewarding and enjoyable. When it comes to Dover shopping, here are some of the must-hit spots.

1. Dover Jewelers

The town’s trusted jeweler since 1982, Dover Jewelers sells precious gems, diamonds, silver, and gold jewelry as well as offering jewelry repair, appraisals, and family inheritance evaluations. The husband and wife team who own Dover Jewelers can also do custom designs to create a piece that is perfect for your unique tastes.

2. All the Buzz FAB Fashion

When you visit the downtown Dover boutique All the Buzz FAB Fashion, you’ll find a wide range of comfortable yet fashionable clothing for all sizes and ages. From trendy denim to cozy sweaters and dresses, All the Buzz has everything a woman needs to feel fashionable every day. In addition to clothing and shoes, All the Buzz also has fun accessories and gifts for every season and occasion.

3. Hip Finds Co.

A vintage and lifestyle boutique also located in downtown Dover, Hip Finds Co. has everything from drinkware and planters to candles and soaps. Hip Finds also features products from local makers, including candles from Rich Uncle’s Study, body scrub from Kamila Blu, and stickers from Kenley Darling. You can also find some great vintage pieces like goblets, shelves, and mugs to add to your collection.

4. Salmon Falls Stoneware

Located in the Engine House on Oak Street, Salmon Falls Stoneware sells traditional American salt-glaze pottery both online and in-store. Owner and pottery maker Andy Cochran has been making pottery since the 1970s when he was a senior in high school. He continued his training at the University of New Hampshire before eventually setting up several studios, the last of which transformed from Pottery by Andy to Salmon Falls Stoneware in 1986 to recognize the shift from a one-man show to a team of pottery experts. Current patterns offered at Salmon Falls include Cornflower, Daisy, Helen Berg’s Bears, and Blue Green Pennsylvania.

5. My Country Story

If you’re looking for local handmade gifts, you need to put My Country Story on your Dover shopping list. Jewelry, unique handmade stuffed animals, coffee mugs, handbags, and home decor are just a few of the fun types of products you’ll find in this shop. You can also find My Country Story’s popular candles throughout New England and as far as Ohio and Texas.

6. The Groovy Witch

Find all your metaphysical supplies for Halloween (or any season) at The Groovy Witch. Not only does this shop have clothing, books, tarot cards, incense, herbs, and jewelry, but they also offer divination services, classes, and community workshops for all those interested in tarot. If you plan to be in town in late October, you can also check out The Groovy Witch at the Annual Witches Market located in Dover City Hall. The market features small businesses and vendors specializing in magic, handmade artisan goods, and spiritual readings and has become a popular event since its inception in 2022.

7. House & Home

Ready to take your home decor to the next level? Make a stop at House & Home, a local shop that curates the best gift and home decor items from around the world. Some brands commonly carried at House & Home include Farmhouse Pottery, Barefoot Dreams, Savannah Bee Company, and Farm + Sea. Finds for the home range from gourmet food items and dishes to candles and diffusers, while gift items include baby toys, books, puzzles, and bath and body products.

8. Noggin Factory Toy Shop

Teachers and parents flock to Noggin Factory Toy Shop to find items that spark imagination and help kids explore their creativity while having fun. It’s easy to find what you need at Noggin Factory as everything is grouped into either categories (magic sets, musical instruments, active play, arts and crafts, plush, games, etc.) or age groups. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the helpful team is always there to help. The shop has been family-owned and operated since it opened in 2005 and continues to live its mission of inspiring children of all ages.

9. Lickee’s & Chewy’s Candies & Creamery

A medieval-themed candy store, dessert restaurants, and chocolate factory, Lickee & Chewy’s is a must-stop on your list of Dover shopping locales. Located in a 200-year-old mill in the downtown area, this shop is a full 5000 square feet of chocolates and candies from around the world. Shop for specialty cookies, handmade chocolates, PEZ, Swedish gummies, or Japanese sweets or order a custom shake, chocolate-covered ice cream sandwich, or locally-made sorbet for a treat right in the store. You can feel good about supporting this store not only because of its fantastic selection of sweets but also because it was started by a military veteran who was inspired to open it after receiving care packages of goodies when he was deployed in Afghanistan.

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Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special occasion, a new outfit or piece of jewelry for yourself, or an item to enhance your home decor, you’ll find it in Dover. Reach out to the experienced agents at the Crystal + Carr Team to learn more about this enchanting community. They can answer all your questions about Dover real estate and show you what’s currently on the market.

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