The Christmas season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, but try telling that to a harried parent searching for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Oven at a packed Toys’R’Us. If you are looking to avoid the frantic hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas shopping and finding the perfect presents for everyone on your shopping list is zapping your Christmas cheer, then let our Boston Christmas Gift Guide turn your Grinchy frown upside down. We have handpicked some of the best local boutiques in the city to make this Christmas shopping season a breeze.
Christmas Shopping in Boston
Good – Beacon Hill
FOR THE HIPSTER AESTHETE:
If you are looking to get into the Christmas spirit, there are few streets that will get you there faster than picturesque Charles Street in Boston’s Beacon Hill. With its lovely Christmas lights and old brick sidewalks, Charles Street offers one of the prettiest strolls in the city, and the shopping is topnotch, too. The fabulous boutique Good is located on Charles Street and has a wonderful selection of beautiful jewelry, classic leather bags, New England pottery, and elegant items for the home.
- Location: 133 Charles Street, Boston
- Hours: Mon – Fri 10AM -8PM Sat 10AM – 7PM Sun 10AM – 6PM
- Contact: http://www.shopatgood.com/
Black Ink – Beacon Hill
FOR THE BEST STOCKING STUFFERS:
With locations on Charles Street in Beacon Hill and in Harvard Square in Cambridge, this charming little shop is stuffed full of fantastic stocking stuffers and wonderfully thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. They have a terrific selection of rubber stamps (a perfect way to customize your Christmas cards), Japanese trinkets, calendars, unique greeting cards, and more.
- Location: 101 Charles Street, Boston
- Hours: Mon – Sat 11AM – 7PM/Sun 12PM – 6PM
- Contact: 617.723.3883
Olives and Grace – South End
FOR YOUR FAVORITE GOURMAND:
This beautifully curated store has an abundance of works by emerging artists, delicious, small batch gourmet foodstuffs, and delightful items for the home. Shoppers can buy anything individually or create a gift basket of dreams for that lucky someone on your shopping list.
- Location: 623 Tremont Street, Boston
- Hours: Mon – Sat 10AM – 8PM/Sun 10AM – 6PM
- Contact: 617.236.4536
Jill Rosenwald – Fort Point
FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS:
This Fort Point studio produces an abundance of totally gorgeous ceramics, bedding, rugs, pillows, and lovely goods for the home all created by ceramicist, artist, and designer Jill Rosenwald. Call the studio to set up a time to stop by.
- Location: 369 Congress Street, Boston
- Hours: By Appointment Only.
- Contact: 617.422.0787
December Thieves – Beacon Hill/SoWa
FOR THE COOL GIRL FASHIONISTA:
This tres chic boutique carries a fabulous array of gifts for everyone that’s fashionable on your Christmas list. They have clothing from around the world, eye-catching jewelry, lovely leather bags, high end bath and beauty products, and irresistible items for the home.
- Location: 88 Charles Street and 524 Harrison Ave, Boston
- Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-7PM/Sat 10AM-6PM/Sun 12PM-5PM
- Contact: 617.982.6802
The Newbury Handmade Market – Newbury Street
FOR THE ETSY-ADDICT:
Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, has opened two pop-up marketplace shops on Newbury Street, Boston’s chic shopping mecca. Stop in to browse the wonderful variety of jewelry, clothing, homewares, and unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Boston Magazine writes:
“Peering into the Newbury Handmade Market can feel like peeking into a jewel box. Compact stalls of jewelry, scarves, homemade soap, glass figurines, art prints, and designer handbags each fight for your attention. There are technicolor owl shawls from Australia and a particularly wicked leather and antler choker from Russia. But the market seeks to highlight Boston talent as well.
“One local installation is Petite Mort Fur, 2015 Best of Boston’s Best Clothing Designer. From fawn shawls to possum baby booties, Pamela Paquin continues to prove that roadkill fashion can be both ethical and beautiful.”
- Location: 301 Newbury Street and 211 Newbury Street, Boston
- Hours: Mon-Sun 11AM-7PM
- Contact: http://www.newburyhandmademarket.com/
Ball and Buck – Newbury Street
FOR THE DAPPER SPORTSMAN:
This Newbury Street store caters to all the manly men out there that want to look fashionable while duck hunting, fishing, or lounging by the campfire. Help the men on your Christmas list master the au courant lumbersexual look with a perfectly tailored worsted wool Shooting Blazer and scented oil for his beard.
- Location: 144B Newbury Street
- Hours: Mon-Sun 11AM-8PM
- Contact: ballandbuck.com/ 617.262.1776
While strolling along Newbury Street finishing your Christmas shopping, why not stop by Robert Paul Properties’ office at 140 Newbury Street Suite 301 to discuss how our experienced agents can expertly assist you in finding the home of your Christmas dreams? Browse our exclusive listings and call 617.262.1414 to speak to one of our agents today.
Be sure to check out our Cambridge Christmas Shopping Guide for great shopping spots across the river.