Best Places For Stocking Stuffers West Of Boston

Best Places For Stocking Stuffers West Of Boston

Finding stocking stuffers for the holiday is usually as easy as walking into the local department store, but getting something special is a bit more difficult. West of Boston has a variety of stores and celebrations that allow revelers to stock up on homemade, one-of-a-kind, themed and edible stocking stuffers for the family. Whether shopping for a child or an adult, there is plenty from which to choose. Even the stockings to stuff are waiting to be bought and hung by the chimney.

Christmas Loft
41 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 586-7376

Christmas Loft is the spot for getting themed candy and collectibles. When stuffing a stocking for someone who loves Christmas decor, few places in the area have as much. Get little figurines, Christmas crackers, ornaments and even coal for a holiday laugh. Christmas Loft also has stockings and stocking holders for hanging stockings from shelves and mantles. Visitors can also grab decorations, tree trimmings and Santa suits from this holiday store.

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Old Shrewsbury Village
1000 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury Village
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 842-7467

Old Shrewsbury Village is a shopping center that features a large Christmas Tree Shop and several other chains. While the Christmas Tree Shop is a big chain and has a lot more than just holiday shopping, many of the surrounding stores are small businesses with a lot to offer seasonal shoppers. Stores like Candy Hop offer up delicious treats that are a nice change from mass-produced candy. The quaint atmosphere and proximity to every shopping need is also nice at a time of year when everyone is trying to get a lot done at once.

 Greenwood Christmas Tree Farm)

(image: Greenwood Christmas Tree Farm)

Greenwood Christmas Tree Farm
96 Dudley Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821
(978) 667-5380

Greenwood Tree Farm is one of those perfect places that has animals, fresh trees, hot beverages and more for the family come the holiday season. Inside the gift shop, there are some rustic, edible and handmade items that are just the right size for stockings. Expect to see carved ornaments, candles, stuffed animals and much more. Everything is paid for in the gift shop, so it is impossible to miss. Just be aware that the farm does not take debit or credit, so bring along a check or some cash.

 Felton Antiques)

(image: Downstairs at Felton Antiques)

Downstairs At Felton Antiques
100 Felton St.
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-2223

Shopping for an eccentric or collector member of the family? Downstairs at Felton Antiques has loads of small items that would fit nicely in a stocking and please anyone hoping for something unusual in their big sock this year. Old shot glasses, pocket watches, jewelry, antique toys and even lab and medical antiques are all up for sale in this interesting shop. If creepy old medical equipment or quaint toys from a bygone era would interest a family member, this store is where to get it.

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 Metro West Festival Of Trees)

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Metro West Festival Of Trees
Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd. E
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 460-0700

Date: Dec. 12, 13 & 14, 2014

For just a few dollars per person, families can get into a huge celebration of Christmas at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. While called the Festival of Trees, there is much more than trees to see. Santa, a gingerbread village, a play area and a Dickens village are among the sights at this event. Of course, there are also more than 100 Christmas trees to enjoy while shopping the various vendors and artisans who are set up for the show. More than just a chance to go shopping, this festival is a chance to truly appreciate the beauty of the season.

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