Laura Preshong Jewelry
558 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
Laura Preshong Jewelry makes gorgeous fine jewelry that will be sure to please anyone on your list. But even better than the high-end glamorous baubles is the thought that goes into them. Laura Preshong Jewelry is Boston’s premier eco-friendly and socially responsible jewelry store, which will be sure to please the activist on your list.
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Bobbles & Lace
251 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Bobbles and Lace is the place to go if you have a fashionista on your list this year. The store is on trend, fashion forward and has a wide range of items from clothing to jewelry to accessories. Besides the wide selection, shoppers rave about the prices. Bobbles and Lace puts to bed the claim that you have to spend a lot to look good. You’ll be able to pull together and entire outfit for your gift recipient for the price of one piece at most other stores.
A-Mill Building at Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave.
Lowell, MA 01851
This year, Western Avenue Studios, a popular handmade holiday destination, has added a weekday shopping night to its usual roster of weekend open studio events. This night is perfect for last-minute holiday shopping. More than 20 local artists and artisans will be selling everything from fine art to felt headbands and from soap to jewelry right outside the doors of the building’s Loading Dock Gallery which features a similar mix of items from the more than 200 artists that live and work in this old mill building. This is a one-night-only event on December 19th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
176 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02228
You likely already know that Winston Flowers makes beautiful flower arrangements. And you probably already know that it delivers. What you might not realize is that it can deliver so much more than flowers. Winston Flowers offers a wide selection of gourmet gift baskets that can be ordered and sent to your recipient with just a phone call. Champagne baskets, fruit arrangements and locally made artisanal food make a great gift for the food lover in your life, and helps ease the holiday stress for the host or hostess who has family staying over or coming in town to be entertained.
101 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Black Ink takes the idea of gift boutique to a whole new level. It has everything from handmade goods to locally made goods to quality brand name items. The store is so jammed pack with goodies that it’s hard to say just what you might find on the shelves. And that’s one of the reasons why it’s a great place to shop for last-minute holiday gifts in Boston. You’ll find so much variety, you should be able to knock a lot of names off your list. The store is also a great place to find fun quirky stocking stuffers.
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.