Bee & Thistle

Welcome to Bee and Thistle!

The Bee & Thistle, in its 41st year, continues to be Maplewood’s first and last choice for gifts. Your neighbors will tell you that over our many years of serving Maplewood and surrounding towns we have proven to be quite adept at helping customers find that unique gift, at a great price, and one that will really impress the recipient. Once the selection is made, the gift is attractively gift wrapped at no charge.

Favorites at The Bee & Thistle include tea or wine-related items, frames, and antique china and stemware. Visit our Gift Selections page to see the breadth of our selections.

We have recently embarked on a new venture--fairy gardens. They can be created for both indoors and outdoors, and the accessories come in many shapes and sizes and can be suited for both environments. Moms, grandmoms, and their youngsters are discovering this new and growing pastime...and just in time for spring. Just imagine adding a little whimsy to the patio or to your little girl’s room.

The Bee & Thistle also offers a chair repair service including glue and repair, as well as caning, rush and splint seats. Come see us!

Peek in Our Store:

  • Our Store #1
    Our Store #1
    The outside....
  • Our Store #2
    Our Store #2
    ...and the inside....
  • Window #1: Fairyland
    Window #1: Fairyland
    Compared to last week, this is an explosion. The more we get into this, the more fun it is. Indoor micro gardens, indoor/outdoor micro/mini gardens, and maxi gardens for those of you who are avid patio gardeners and are looking for some mysticism and whimsy. Mom and Grandmom, this is for you and your little girl to explore and enjoy together.
  • Window #2: Our Shore Window
    Window #2: Our Shore Window
    How about those folks at the shore you are going to visit? Boats, lighthouses, beach signs, dishes and table accessories, a great shore wreath, and even a sand dollar windchime. If you don't see it here, have faith, there are a lot of other gifts inside.
  • Window #3: Clocks and Etcetera
    Window #3: Clocks and Etcetera
    Now here is a cross section of our most popular gifts. Clocks, fashion accessories, jewelry, and handbags. The only things not in the picture are the picture frames, tea cups and teapots which round out the popular gift items in the shop.