Let’s [both] face it:: We’re pretty much out of time when it comes to [most] online shopping at this point. So my sweet New England friends, let’s do our local businesses a favor and shop close to home this weekend as we finish up that Christmas gifting.
Here’s a small selection of my favorite boutiques, gift shops, and brands around town. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to sharing more #locallove, and highlighting more small businesses in the new year!
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Duchess:: Located in Newton, this women’s boutique is owned by the sweetest mother-daughter pair (hey Linds!), so you’ll find gifts for women of all ages on your list. If you’ve visited prior to this year, stop by again– new ownership 😉
Harvard Common Press:: Shameless plug: My day job is in cookbook publishing, and I guarantee we have a book for EVERY kind of cook you know, from the broke college kid in a dorm kitchen to the serious home baker to the hipster bartender. Avoid Amazon and buy them local too, at Trident or Brookline Booksmith!
Follain:: Think soaps and lotions are a cliche gift? Think again. Follain carries only the highest quality, healthiest beauty and skin products. And everything smells SODANGGOOD. Locations in the South End and Wellesley.
Pink Bubbly Shop:: This one is online, so get your orders in STAT! Owner Michelle is a darling local lady though, so we can’t help but include her LOVE these Lisi Lerch earrings— hi, glam stocking stuffers all around please.
Farm & Fable:: Vintage cookbooks + kitchenware for all the foodies on your list! Read my full post on this South End gem here.
Boutikey:: It’s an app, it’s an online retailer, it’s now a physical store! Shop goodies for all the ladies on your list at Boutikey’s new pop-up shop in Fenway.
Olives & Grace:: Art, jewelry, paper goods, home goods, and food gifts galore. This is the ultimate in gift shops. Another South End fav.
Mint Julep:: A favorite women’s boutique of mine, and a go-to for gifts of all prices! Locations in Coolidge Corner and Harvard Square.
Where will you be shopping in Boston this weekend?
All images © their respective businesses, except #2 © Alex Byer