Boston’s Best Places For Last-Minute Gifts

Boston’s Best Places For Last-Minute Gifts

For the last-minute gift givers, check out these shops, filled with gifts for everyone on your list. From gourmet food and wine, to home decor and jewelry, to toys for the little ones, these spots around Boston have different things to offer no matter who you have left to shop for. Plus they all cater to many budgets whether you are looking for a $5 stocking stuffer or a $100 deluxe gift basket.


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8 N Market
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 439-8840

With its prime location in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Funusual is a perfect place for gifts for friends and family memebers of all ages. Head here for unique greeting cards, books, toys and candy. There is also a large kitchen section with silly versions of cooking necessities. T-shirts, wine bags or stoppers, mugs, and drink glasses with fun messages are also available. It is the kind of place you can browse around for awhile having a laugh, but also get a few gifts and stocking stuffers while you are there.

 Shake the Tree)

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Shake The Tree
67 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-0484

Located in the North End, Shake The Tree has plenty of gifts for the lady in your life. A scented candle, a modern magnet, jewelry or a handbag are just a few of the options. There a few baby gifts, clothes, books, home decor options and lots of other hidden gems at this cozy store too.

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South End Formaggio
268 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-6996

Gourmet food gift baskets are always a welcome last-minute option. Formaggio creates baskets with cheese, meat, jam, honey, chocolates, crackers, bread and any other items offered in its store that you want to add. The shop can also customize theme baskets like Italian, French, New England or Wine and Cheese. It is $15 to put the basket together and wrap it up plus the cost of the items you include.

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Bobbles & Lace
251 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 239-9202

For your favorite fashionista, Bobbles & Lace is a boutique on Newbury Street with a variety of gift options. Jewelry like statement necklaces and sparkly earrings can be found here as well as a fashionable scarf or poncho. You could even go for one of the clutches to help keep organized for years to come.


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Cocoanuts Boston
28 Parmenter St
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 263-7768

Another North End favorite for locals and visitors is Cocoanuts. It has a variety of chocolates, popcorn, gift baskets and plenty of edible items perfect to give as a gift. Cocoanuts also has gourmet nuts, macaroons, caramels and plenty of options whether you prefer to give sweet or salty snacks, or a mix of both!

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on