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Discover Treasures: Sense of Wonder

The Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in your town. Get out and explore the unique local shops and all they have to offer.

Husband and wife team Jean and Jay Smith have owned and operated since 1995. Formerly located in Reading, Sense of Wonder came to Eaglewood Shops in North Andover in 2006.

Together, Jean and Jay share their fine and fun taste in wedding gifts, women’s accessories, clever everyday gifts and more. Quality home collections from makers like Simon Pearce and Mariposa are available along with a line of crafted Judaica from artists Tamara Baskin and Gary Rosenthal.

“I like to have items in the store that are made by real people in the United States who are trying to make a living as an artist,” Jean said.

Affordable jewelry, chic reading glasses, scarves, pocketbooks, soaps, lotions, teas, and quirky novelty gifts are just some of the things that you will find as you peruse the shop.

Jean and Jay are committed to a “shop local” mentality and encourage customers to stop in to see all that they have to offer.

Prior to opening Sense of Wonder, Jean and Jay were both lawyers. They decided to leave the corporate world and found great satisfaction in creating a retail establishment where they could feature local artists and craftsman. They take great pride in personally selecting special products to present to their patrons.

“I buy mostly one of-a-kind pieces,” said Jean and according to their website, “We are not a typical retail store and we are not typical retailers. We are proud of the artists we represent, the quality of products we carry, and the importance of supporting small businesses,” it reads.

Discover Sense of Wonder whether you are looking for a teacher gift, hostess gift, wedding gift or, better yet, something special for yourself. Gift-wrapping is available.

Visit Sense of Wonder at 99 Turnpike St., www.senseofwondergifts.com, or call 978-686-6500.

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