The Best Gifts for: Someone Who Loves Fall River

Now this is our list! For anyone who’s proud to be “Made in Fall River”, we’ve got an array of items that will make you a hometown hero this holiday season!



“A Very Merry Fall River Holiday Gift Box”

Curated to stir up nostalgic holiday memories and bring warm smiles to the faces of loved ones near or far, this assortment of items from iconic Fall River brands and well-known names, is handsomely packaged and ready to gift!

Includes: a Braga Bridge chocolate bar from Dorothy Cox’s Chocolate; an 8oz package of Faneek’s Coney Island Sauce; a 12oz nostalgia-mug from Hartley’s Original Pork Pies; a Hoo-Mee Chow Mein meal kit box; a Rooster of Barcelos figurine from Portugalia Marketplace; plus two bonus gifts from Viva Fall River: an “Entering Fall River” wood etched ornament, and a “Vineyard-style” Viva Fall River bumper sticker.




“Entering Fall River” Print, from All That Glitters

This hand-drawn collage from artist Janey Lourenco seamlessly combines all of Fall River’s iconic landmarks into one vibrant scene that evokes both nostalgia and pride for the Spindle City.

Print of original; sold in a silver frame. Other sizes and mat options available in-store.

$25.00 (11×14)





The Viva Fall River Collection, from Potter’s Printing

From holiday ornaments featuring the iconic Fall River skyline ($9.95) and a “Made in Fall River” Baby Bib ($12.00) to an array of Fall River-themed canvas tote bags ($19.95) and a Battleship Stainless Steel Tumbler ($23.95), there are 18 products in this collection, all available for print-on-demand from local printer, Potter’s Printing.


Browse the collection & purchase now!




“Raised by the River” Tee, from 1ov3Collection

In 2014, Fall River-born designer Shawn Thames launched an apparel line conveying his message of positivity with a T-shirt bearing a single word: “Blessed.” His next design was his way of shedding a positive light on the city where he grew up: “Raised By The River,” bearing an image of the Braga Bridge.

“I want people to be proud of their city — there’s two sides to the city, either you’re part of the problem or part of the solution.”

$25.00 (various sizes available in store)




“Friends in Our Park” Puzzle, from Optic Photography

Local photographer Alyssa Russell spends her time snapping shots of Fall River landscapes and it’s diverse wildlife- like this friendly fox she found in a city park! Recreate this stunning wildlife picture with a 120-piece puzzle created by Optic Photography.






“I Love Fall River” Mosaic Tee, from The Artisan NB

He may have “NB” in the name, but designer and creator Mark Furtado is all about the SouthCoast community! The first foray into Fall River-branded merchandise, The Artisan NB uses the power of it’s whale tail design to make waves throughout the community, working to create more than just clothing. Fashion with a purpose? Yes please!

$35.00 (Longsleeve only, select sizes available in store)





Fall River Magnet Sets, from MagnetME

Hang up the kiddo’s art work in style with these fun Fall River-themed magnets! Available in a variety of designs, from “Viva Fall River” and the Battleship, to the “The Riv”  and our personal fave, “juízo na cabeça” (IYKYK). Great for stocking stuffers, holiday swaps, and teacher gifts!

$8.00 for a set; singles available for $5.00 each





Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River

Co-written by Fall River Historical Society Curator Michael Martins, here is the story of Lizzie Borden and Fall River, as it has never been told before. In Parallel Lives, a picture is woven of Fall River during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the city that Lizzie knew and called “home.” The authors were permitted unprecendented access to myriad resources pertaining to Lizzie held in private collections, including rare letters and photographs, personal reminiscences, and more. It is a breakthrough as a dual history of Fall River and its most infamous citizen.




Borden Flats Lighthouse Framed Print, from Mj Manville Art

A beautiful addition to someone’s art collection, Viva Fall River is the only place that you can find limited-edition, high quality, giclee prints from fine artist Mj Manville Cloutier. This 5×7 print, matted in an 8×10 black frame, depicts the Fall River-facing view of the historic Borden Flats Lighthouse, flanked by the iconic Braga Bridge.

​ She also has a Lincoln Park series that is also sold at the Pop-Up Shop.





Hilltopper Pillow, from Matthew’s Creations

Hometown pride meets ultimate comfort with this plush pillow emblazoned with the Durfee Hilltopper’s logo. Many other styles available in store.







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