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Best Local Shopping in Boston this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping season is here and as a small biz ourselves, it wouldn’t be right to not highlight some other great businesses! There are so many small businesses across Boston and New England that give back to their local communities and other social causes. Feel good about your spending this season by supporting locally owned and ethical businesses.

Here are some of our favorite shops around Boston to nab all of your holiday gifts: 

Holiday Shopping

These pop-up shops in the Seaport are the ultimate place to find a cool and unique gift. From handmade streetwear and trendy jewelry to all-natural candles, The Current will check off your shopping list in no time!

During the holiday season, Seaport transforms into Snowport. This open-air market in the middle of the Seaport district features businesses that are local to Boston and the New England area. With 76% of businesses being minority- and/or female-owned you are bound to find a feel-good present that someone on your list will love! After shopping, there is even more to explore including food, photobooths, and more!

South Boston

This iconic shop on East Broadway sells only goods from local makers and small businesses. Here, you’ll find everything from graphic tees, handmade ceramics and jewelry, and various lifestyle products. 

This local bottle and flower shop is your one-stop shop for good booze and beautiful blooms. They offer everything you need to build the perfect holiday gift basket!

Beacon Hill/Back Bay

Whether you’re shopping for the bookworm in your life or you just need a break from all that holiday shopping for a quick bite, this local beacon hill hangout has it all. With a carefully curated selection of books attached to a cafe serving local fare, this cute spot will put you in the holiday shopping spirit in no time. 

This local consignment shop is the best place to shop for trendy outfits, shoes, and accessories. This holiday season, you can get the look without all the guilt of fast fashion. They even have a “staff picks” section to make finding what you’re looking for easier! 

If you ever find yourself asking, “What do you buy the person who has everything?” Black Ink has the answer. Filled with unique and quirky gifts, you will find something special for the hardest to buy for!

  • Flea Holiday Market 

In honor of the holiday season, the Somerville Flea Market takes on a holiday spin. During a select few Sundays in December, community members have the opportunity to shop locally for holiday gifts! Booths sell items such as vintage clothing, homemade jewelry, art pieces, and thrifted goods. 

We hope our Boston shop rundown gave you a fresh new take on shopping local this year. Now all we need is another few weeks to plan for the holidays because they’ll be here before you know it. Happy holiday shopping and make sure to have fun along the way! [And send us pics on Instagram if you’ve found some good stuff, we need all the ideas!]