18 Union Park St.
Boston, MA 02118
www.graciefinn.comGracie Finn is part gift shop part home décor store. If you are looking for timeless, unique pieces to decorate your house, look no further. Gracie Finn offers a full line of all kinds of holiday home décor options. The prices can’t be beat, and you can be sure everyone who walks through your door will want to know where you got such incredible pieces for decorating.
Flat of the Hill
60 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
What most people say about Flat of the Hill is that they stopped in to buy a gift and walked out with a bag full of presents for themselves. It is nearly impossible to not find something you’ll love at this special little Beacon Hill boutique. Along with jewelry, soaps and knickknacks you’ll find everything you need for your holiday home décor shopping needs. While you may find Flat of the Hill to be a little pricey, it is worth every penny for its off-the-beaten-path home goods.
Play Time Inc.
Arlington, MA 02474
www.playtimecrafts.comWith handmade items becoming all the rage, you may want to try making your own holiday garland, ornaments and other décor yourself. Play Time Inc. is a great place for any level of do-it-yourselfer who is looking to create holiday décor. The shop offers everything from fine art materials to craft items. If you just can’t decide, the very knowledgeable staff promises plenty of pointers.
8 Union Park St.
Boston, MA 02118
www.michellewilley.comMichelle Willey is the place to go when you need a bigger overhaul than just some Christmas garland or ornaments. This home décor shop features everything from throw pillows to furniture, comforters to towels. Everything at Michelle Willey is simply elegant. Expect beautiful little items that will catch your guests’ eyes with clean lines and classic silhouettes, but nothing so fancy that people will be afraid to use it. If the guest room needs some sprucing up, or if you have to have the perfect throw pillows to ramp up the holiday feel, Michelle Willey is a great place to shop.
246 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Dona Flor is the perfect shopping destination for anyone who loves to entertain. If your holiday plans involve hosting a lot of get togethers and family meals, be sure to check out this Back Bay gem. Don’t let the Newbury Street address scare you off. You will find that Dona Flor offers a wide variety of items in an even wider variety of price points. No matter what your holiday décor budget, you will find something you love at Dona Flor.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.