Boston’s Best Places For Unique Christmas Ornaments

December 10, 2013 6:00 AM

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Begin the Christmas season with decorations and ornaments that bring out your unique style and energy by perusing these exceptional shops in Boston. You’ll be inspired and amazed at these gorgeous displays, each presenting an opportunity to collect just the right touches that will give your home another dimension of magic this year. Each store shelves one-of-a-kind ornaments that you’ll find no where else in the Boston area.
Photo Credit: Christmas and City

Photo Credit: Christmas and City

Chirstmas In New England
1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-9517

It’s officially the time to stop by Faneuil Hall Marketplace for specialty stores full of Christmas cheer and goodies that make your mouth water. Christmas In New England has been available year round just a few store fronts down from the lights and sound displays at the market. It boasts the largest assortment of uniquely crafted decorative ornaments in wood, glass, ceramics and lace. Start a new style or focus on antique designs by visiting Christmas In New England. With a range of prices and collections, you’ll leave the store with something new and wonderful to add to the tree this year.

Photo Credit: Cambridge Artists Cooperative

Photo Credit: Cambridge Artists Cooperative

Cambridge Artists Cooperative
59 A Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-4434

Where else would you venture to find creative and artistic ornaments this season but the Cambridge Artists Cooperative? The home of artists of every style and genre, CAC offers gorgeous, trendy and homemade ornaments for the holiday season. Make the decision to stretch the imagination with decor of every shape and size by adorning windows and entries with some of the most unique purchases available. Enjoy the imaginative ornaments designed by these hometown artists.

Photo Credit: Boston Strong Ornament

Photo Credit: Boston Strong Ornament

Boston Strong Ornament

As impossible to forget as the 2013 Boston Marathon are these commemorative ornaments made for the continued support of Boston families and the One Fund Boston. Although there is no store front to purchase these original ornaments, you’ll find this ornament to be the official representation of the Boston Marathon for your tree this year. As with many traditions, adding a new ornament that best represents the year reminds us of the tragedy and the caring, giving and unselfish response that shocked Boston families and runners this year. Forever may we stand Boston Strong.

Related: Boston’s Best Place To Start Your Holiday Decoration Shopping

Photo Credit: Russian Doll Boutique

Photo Credit: Russian Doll Boutique

Russian Doll Boutique
800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 425-0692

The Russian Doll Boutique has only Russian dolls. This one-of-a-kind shop is a colorful, delightful place to find that special ornament this season. Set your sights on a collection, buying each piece separately or bringing the entire set of dolls home with you and nestle them together in their new home.

Photo Credit: Viva Oaxaca Folk Art

Photo Credit: Viva Oaxaca Folk Art

Viva Oaxaca Folk Art
109 Ardale St.
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 983-5075

Folk Art is one venue that expresses itself each and every season of the year. Viva Oaxaca adds stunning color and cultural designs to the holiday with its unique supply of one-of-a-kind, handmade ornaments. Hand carved and hand painted by local artists, each object is of exceptional quality and design. This artist gallery is a wonderful stop on any occasion, but if you’re looking for a multi-cultural home-spun aura, this is the place to look.

Related: Boston’s Best Holiday Craft Ideas From A Local Artist

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