We're always in favor of shopping locally - but this year, it's more important than ever. As Boston natives, nothing makes us happier than being able to support the local stores surrounding Boston and Massachusetts. Small businesses add unique character to our towns, and we don't want to be without them!
From gourmet coffee and chocolate to gifts for your nephews, we've highlighted a few of our favorite stores to shop with this holiday season.
Based in beautiful Lee, MA, Barrington Coffee Roasters supply cafes in Western MA and have their own in South Boston. Support local roasters! Our resident coffee-expert, Eric, says, "It's better quality across the boards, and you're supporting a local store."
Based in Millerton, NY, Harney and Sons Tea has everything - from Cinnamon Spice to loose-leaf teas from faraway places.
L.A. Burdick is a Boston (and Cambridge) staple. They have top-shelf artisan chocolate delicacies. From rich hot chocolate to adorable chocolate mice, they have everything you need for a sweet winter.
Loft & Vine offers unique home, kitchen & garden products online. Fun, eclectic and happy gifts! They are currently online-only but are looking forward to opening a new spot in the North End in 2021. Plus, they're offering a code just for Circle customers - enter code CIRCLEFRIEND for 20% off anything in the store, now through Dec 31st."
We couldn't help but share a few of our own giftable items - starting with the CityRadio. The perfect gift to travel without traveling. Walk the wintery streets of Paris or transport yourself to Rio with live radio stations.
A favorite of our customers, the Boston pillow celebrates everything Boston has to offer from Harvard Square to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.
A gift for the young ones in your family. Nothing like a plush pig to brighten anyone's mood, especially in combination with an inspiring and enchanting tale.
Author: Julia Maiman
Julia is a writer, blogger, and believer in the smell of old books. She has been crafting stories since she could put pen to paper. She is also a lover of dogs, traveling, and Led Zeppelin.