Last-Minute Boston Gift Guide

Residents of Boston have graduated from counting down the weeks until Christmas, to the days! If you tend to wait until the last minute to begin your holiday shopping, rest assured that there are plenty of others who are in the same boat. The city of Boston just to happens to hold a variety of local shops near Forest Properties communities that can help fill every stocking on your list this holiday season. Not only are you getting your shopping done, but you’re supporting local businesses, which is something we love!

For the Outdoorsman

Boston is historically known to host some of the coldest winters and most beautiful summers in the New England area, which means there’s a ton of outdoor apparel stores! If you have a climber, biker, runner, or camper on your holiday shopping list this year, hike up your sleeves for these fantastic shopping spots:

  • North River Outfitter – With the motto “where classic is always in style,” North River Outfitter in Boston perfectly pairs traditional outdoorsman style with the latest apparel and accessories. Some of their specialty shops include tennis, marine, snow, and golf.
  • Hilton’s Tent City – With a name like this, you know the Hilton team is stocked with everything needed to enjoy the great outdoors! From durable tents for camping trips to warm winter boots to trek through snowy Boston streets, Hilton’s Tent City will quickly become your outdoors go-to!

For the Fashionista

There are a few things you can never have enough of, and when it comes to the holidays, it’s a list of local Boston clothing boutiques and salons for the fashionista on your list! Crush Boutique is a store you can certainly find the perfect gift at, from seasonal accessories and the latest handbag trends! Their selection of pom pom hats and contemporary jewelry are sure to brighten up one’s wardrobe! Flock Boston is another storefront with an impressive display of casual wear, shoes and boots, unique jewelry, and giftable items for any occasion. This spot is perfect for residents of The Parkside to pop in after having lunch in town!

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For the Reader

There’s something oh so cozy about curling up in your living room with a good book on a snowy day. If you have a book lover on your list this year, the Harvard Bookstore is a wonderful place to pick up a new read or gift card! In addition to a handpicked Holiday Selection of books to choose from, find a variety of sweatshirts, hats, and other Harvard-themed apparel for the Harvard alum on your list. An item we especially love (that happens to perfectly compliment a book and snow day) is an illustrated Harvard mug for your favorite hot beverage!

For the Aspiring Cook

They say the heart of every home is the kitchen, and when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the aspiring chef or baker on your list, stir up these options!

Whether you’re shopping for a hostess gift on your way to a dinner party, or for someone who loves to try new cooking recipes, Kitchenwitch has a collection of the most unique kitchen items you could imagine. Here are some trendy gift ideas we love:

  • A cooking apron and oven mitt set
  • S’well water bottles (great option for your fitness enthusiast, too!)
  • Themed coffee mugs and tea sets
  • Seasonal dishware and flatware
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Whether you’re taking advantage of the above local gifting spots as a resident of Boston or one of Forest Properties’ nearby apartment buildings in New Hampshire, share your best gifting finds this holiday with us on Facebook!

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