Treats on Washington
379 Washington St.
Brighton, MA 02135
A favorite in Brighton, Treats on Washington serves soups, sandwiches and plenty of sweet treats. From brownies to cookies, this place has dessert covered. For the perfect gift this holiday season, Treats on Washington serves up cookie platters featuring assorted selections for $22.95. The platter includes chocolate crinkles, brown-butter cookies with red or green M & M’s, decorated sugar cookies in festive holiday shapes, and classic chocolate-chip cookies. The cookies are wrapped up and tied with ribbon to finish it off.
Corn & Co
Burlington Mall (Upper Level near Food Court)
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
While shopping at the Burlington mall for gifts on your to-buy-for list, stop by and pick up some edible gifts from Corn & Co, the area’s newest popcorn retail store. There are four basic flavor groupings of popcorn: the classics, the fixins, the spices and the sweet tooth, and it features a test kitchen. Corn & Co makes 16 flavors fresh daily and offers a wide range of toppings to enjoy on your popcorn. This place prides itself on offering a wide variety of popcorn options. You can even go into the store and customize flavors. Specially for the holidays, this newcomer to the mall is offering gift-pack samplers of six bags of varied flavors for $35.
141A Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
For the chocolate lover in your life, gifts from Back Bay chocolate store Hotel Chocolat are sure to impress. It’s an upscale and gourmet candy shop that lets you sample the goods as you stroll around for the perfect gift. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you to find what you need – everything from truffles to specialty chocolate slabs. For the holiday season, it offers a wide range of selections: gift baskets, wreaths, gingerbread men and even liquid chocolate are just a few of the delicious edible gifts. With prices ranging from $5 to $75, there are options for any budget.
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Phillips Candy House
818 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02122
Phillips Candy House has been preparing handcrafted chocolates since it opened in 1925. Established as the oldest Boston chocolatier, it offers everything from fudge and truffles to turtles and freshly roasted nuts. Its products are sold in gift shops in the Boston area as well as in its store in South Shore Plaza. Locals love Phillips’ seasonal treats, including Christmas gift baskets available in all sizes and price ranges. Highlights include the candy cane box packed with chocolate balls, peppermint sticks and a chocolate Santa for $19.95, or a holiday tower with chocolate presents and foiled bells, Santas and snowmen for $24.95.
11 School St.
Boston, MA 02108
Trendy cupcake shops are popping up all over town, but Sweet hits the… well… sweet spot. It offers a holiday cupcake menu through Dec. 24. Buy one, a dozen or more, it’s your call. Sweet’s unique cupcake options and flavors make a great gift for the holidays, especially the gingerbread cupcakes. Devour or deliver a gingerbread cake topped with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie on top. The snowball cupcake features Madagascar bourbon vanilla Sweet cake with coconut-infused vanilla butter cream frosting topped off with coconut flake snow. Don’t pass over the eggnog cupcake either – an eggnog infused cupcake coated with butter cream frosting, sprinkled with nutmeg, and finished with a cookie “straw.”
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