Holiday Gift Guide – For the House Proud

This week we thought we would share a gift guide for those who love to decorate, adore home decor and are always looking for that perfect piece to add to their living space. Here are some gift ideas for the House Proud:


All of these gifts are now available at Above & beyond. Click HERE for the full-sized gift guide. Happy shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides – Men’s Gifts

Today we’re bringing you the latest installment of our Gift Guide! We know it can be hard to shop for the men in your life, so we have compiled a list of gifts to inspire you.


All of these items are available now at Above & Beyond. Click HERE for the full version of our Gift Guide for men’s gifts that go beyond new dress shirts and tools.

Holiday Gift Guides – Stocking Stuffers

From now until Christmas, we will be sharing our gift guides with you. Perhaps this will help make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier, or maybe it will inspire you to start checking things off of your list!

gift-guideAll of these items are under $25 and they are available now at Above & Beyond. Click HERE for the full version of our Gift Guide for some stocking stuffer ideas that go beyond toothbrushes and candy canes.

Stonewall Kitchen – A Delicious Part of Our Store

This week we want to talk about an Award-winning specialty foods company that we adore – Stonewall Kitchen. We’ve had it in our store since the very beginning and it’s truly delicious.

101326Stonewall Kitchen is now in its 25th year. Jonathan King and Jim Stott began their business at a Farmer’s Market in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Their headquarters are now in York, Maine where they have a beautiful space to shop, eat and learn. We first discovered the product on a family road trip in 2004, when we stopped at their headquarters and tasted some of their delicious foods. When we opened Above & Beyond, we were very excited to be able to bring Stonewall Kitchen products to our customers. SJ_alt

We love this brand for many reasons. Most of all, because it’s delicious! We carry a variety of their jams and jellies, salad dressings, salsas and mixes. One of our favourites is their Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Their strawberry jam is also the perfect addition to your morning toast.

Are you gluten-intolerant? Well, Stonewall Kitchen’s gluten-free baking mixes are delicious. We particularly like their gluten-free cupcake and pancake mixes. They produce fluffy, delicious treats that absolutely delicious whether you are gluten intolerant or not.

Stonewall Kitchen foods also make a great gift. Did you know we make gift baskets? A basket filled with these fine foods is always a great gift idea. A jar of their Sour Cherry Jam and a nice tea towel also makes for a great host/hostess gift. Stonewall Kitchen products are perfect for entertaining. They make incredible salsas, dips and jellies which make the menu a lot easier to plan.

Does your family have a sweet tooth? Stonewall Kitchen also has a line of tasty dessert sauces. Some of the most popular ones have been their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce and their Dulce de Leche Sauce. They’re great on ice cream, cheesecakes,  brownies, and so many other baked goods!

They make more than just food, too. Stonewall Kitchen also has a line of beautifully scented hand soaps, lotions and dish soaps.

We would love to hear about your favourite foods from Stonewall Kitchen! Haven’t tried them before? Come visit us – we are often sampling their delicious products, and we have plenty of favourites that we can recommend for any occasion.

Here’s a recipe for Thumbprint Jam Cookies that can be used with any of Stonewall Kitchen’s jams: