Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local ShopsBack to the land of the first Thanksgiving. Wonder if they were as excited for stuffing as we are…

Sure Boston is around an hour driving distance away from Plymouth, but hey, they’re in the same state. And while we may not be in MA, we’re in turkey state of mind.

So pack your bags, your bonnet and your maize (was that joke too corny?), because we’re showing you around Boston today, guided by our Boston gift card — pronounced: ‘gift cahd’ — merchants.

Side note: How appropriate is the nickname Beantown this time of year? Sure, it’s named after the birthplace of baked beans, but we’d like to think it’s an homage to the Turkey Day classic, green bean casserole.

Rant over. On to the list.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Womens Shops

Crush Boutique – We have a total crush on this boutique (he he). Alice + Olivia, J Brand, and French Connection are all in stock. Make room in those closets, ladies.

Dew Luxe – Designer everything — on every shelf, every display and every rack. This designer consignment shop is a must browse when you’re in South Boston.

Forty Winks – The secret to looking great is feeling great. And nothing makes us feel more confident than pretty underwear. Shhhhh… It’s our little secret.

Kenzie – For the trendsetter in the making. This tweens and teens (and mom!) boutique has been around for 28 years, so yeah, they know their stuff.

Serenella – ACNE, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli… Nothing more needs to be said.

Wish – For gorgeous women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry. Your wish for a one-stop-shop designer boutique has come true.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Mens Shops

Alton Lane – Can you tell we’re obsessed with this place. They have locations all over the country, and in case you’re a guy looking to look sharp in Boston, you’ve lucked out.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Home and Gift Shops

December Thieves – This place will steal your heart (we’re on a roll with these puns today!). From decor, to little odds and ends, to — yes — even women’s apparel and accessories, this Beacon Hill shop has it all.

Kitchensurfing – For the home cook ordinaire (no ‘extra’)… Just call up Kitchensurfing and an expert chef will be sent to your home to do the cooking, serving, and cleaning. Woop!

Olives & Grace – Get your gift cards ready, because you’ll seriously want to take home this whole store. Not only are the gifts, decor and edible goods to die for, but shop owner Sofi is the sweetest.

PATCH NYC – For the curious odds and ends you never knew you needed. We’re telling you, you need this South End gift shop in your life.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Beauty Shops, Salons, and Spas

Beaucage Salon and Spa – This spalon (new word?) does it all. Hair, makeup, facials, manis, pedis… Seriously all.

Follain – OK, it’s safe to say we’re obsessed with this beauty shop. The bath and body products are eco-friendly, all natural, high-quality, and — most importantly — effective.

MZ Skin Care – This place makes your skin its #1 priority, with waxing, facials, masks, and peels galore.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Jewelry Shops

M. Flynn – For the girl who prefers to stay effortless with jeans and a tee, but finishes her look with drop-dead STUNNING jewelry. They’ll see you sparkling from miles a way when you’re iced by M. Flynn.

Melene Kent Jewels – Simple yet surprisingly stunning, these dainty, delicate jewels are perfect for everyday wear.

ORE Jewelry – Always on the cutting edge, these designs by Sophie Hughes are equal parts edgy and sophisticated. Expect to find necklaces, bracelets and rings that are rustic yet delicate at the same time.

Sikara & Co. – These jewels are not for the style shy, because when we say statement pieces, we mean statement pieces. This jewelry will do the walking and the talking.


Boston Gift Cards Guide to Local Pet Shops

Fish & Bone – For your best four-legged friend. Sure you deserve to splurge, but doesn’t the pooch deserve to be spoiled too? At least bring him home a souvenir!

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