361 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
If you have expectant parents, new parents or little ones on your shopping list, look no further than Magic Beans. With several locations in and around Boston, there is sure to be one near the rest of the stores you’re planning on hitting up for Black Friday deals. It offers the widest selection of unique and brand-name baby gear and toys in the city. On top of this, it goes all-out for Black Friday with money-saving deals you just won’t find anywhere else.
Washington Street between Temple and Bromfield
While other cities have seen their downtown shopping areas fail, Boston’s Downtown Crossing shopping district has continued to thrive. It is a pedestrian-friendly shopping area, as it has been closed off to traffic, and features and eclectic mix of stores. The shops you find will range from big-brand names to small businesses exclusive to the area. The one thing you’ll find at all of them though is great Black Friday deals year after year.
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Blackstones of Beacon Hill
46 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
If you are in the market for lovely little items that make huge statements, head over to Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill. This shop has a little bit of everything from personalized stationery to wonderful, handcrafted artisan goods. It also carries a full line of home décor so you can get your house or apartment into the Christmas spirit. The Black Friday deals are always among the best in town.
111 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02199
If you’re not up for running all over the city in search of the best deals, you can easily spend an entire day of Black Friday shopping at the Prudential Center. With more than 75 brand-name stores, and about as many more stores just across the skywalk at Copley Place, you can find everything you need to start your Christmas shopping off right. Because it’s also filled with nearly as many delicious restaurants as it is stores, you won’t need to leave when you want to grab a bite and refuel for more shopping.
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121 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
There’s no greater gift than a bit of pampering, and at Fresh you’ll find those luxurious little gifts at a great price on Black Friday. Whether you’re looking for cosmetics to stuff into stockings, or looking for the best supplies for at-home spa treatments, you’ll find them here. The Newbury Street location of Fresh also puts you in the prime position to keep on shopping the rest of the day. Even better, you’ll find great gifts at great prices without having to fight with the mall crowds.
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.