There's no shortage of local artisans and great pottery all across New England (maybe you even make your own). For a lovely holiday present, seal granola in an old-fashioned jar and add a vintage ribbon or a candy cane.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup grade A dark-amber maple syrup
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped
1 cup mixed raisins, dried cranberries, and/or cherries