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: The Fall Bag Line
    Window #2: The Fall Bag Line
    You just have to see the bags that Lucy, our manikin, is sporting. Unheard of numbers of zippered compartments in a compact bag. The colors and textures on the larger bags just fit Fall...imagine one or more of these with your favorite sweater. Also included in this window are wine and cheese accessories, just perfect for that first indoor party.
  • Window #3: Pumpkins Plus!
    Window #3: Pumpkins Plus!
    Wow! Weren't shore items just in this window?? Fall has arrived in a big way and just think about some great centerpieces. These are but a few of your pumpkin and other decorating options. Serving pieces abound...take a look around.