Where to Shop for Holiday Gifts in Greater Boston

With gift-giving season fast approaching, now is the time to map out your holiday shopping plans. Year after year, we struggle to wow our loved ones without breaking the bank or pulling a mental muscle. If you find yourself stressing about coming up with clever, heartfelt holiday presents for the special people in your life, read on. From toys to books to spa treatments and gift baskets, Cummings Properties’ many leasing clients have you covered with gift options available for purchase online and in-store around the North Shore.

Culinary Gifts

Have you been tasked with bringing dessert to this year’s holiday dinner? An easily transportable treat from Edible Arrangements is a sure crowd-pleaser at any gathering. If your audience is prone to food allergies, you might pick up a few boxes of Freedom Bakery’s delicious gluten-free goodies.

Gourmet gift packs and food accessories make a classy creative gift for any audience. Choose from homebrew equipment, cheese-making kits, charcuterie casings, and more at Woburn’s Beer and Wine Hobby II. For a gift that will make your loved ones think of you for meals to come, try a set of flavored sea salts from Beyond the Shaker or fresh herb, spice, and tea blends from Soluna Garden Farm. If there is a breakfast lover in your life, be sure to check out the waffle-themed gift sets available from New Carbon Company.

Fun Gifts

Sometimes a toy is just what the occasion calls for. Add a bit of whimsy to your holiday with a novelty item from The Funtrepreneur. For the more staid recipient, you might let your fingers walk over to Amarellis Toy Shoppe to shop vintage and antique jewelry, art, toys, and collectibles. (Both Beverly-based businesses offer online ordering.) If you know someone in the armed forces, military-themed jewelry and key rings from Son Sales make a great gift idea. Or, imbue the season with culture with locally crafted artwork, jewelry, and ceramics from the Arabella Gallery in Beverly.

Practical Gifts

A good book is a gift that will never go out of style. FatCatBooks offers new, used, and even rare out-of-print texts for everyone’s favorite bookworm. Quarto Publishing is another online seller of books for all ages and hobbyists as well as themed calendars.

Who says it’s too cold for a run? Workout enthusiasts will enjoy selections from Craft Sportswear during any season of the year.

When it comes to office gift giving, nothing says “happy holidays” quite like a new mouse pad or mug sporting the company logo. Consider ordering your staff some branded merchandise from Sophwell or Printex to spread the cheer.

Pamper Me Gifts

A spa treatment or massage is another great way to make someone’s holiday. Give your loved one the gift of relaxation with massage therapy from Woburn’s Skin to Soul. Spa treatments at Stay Beautiful Medspa in Woburn, True Balance Day Spa in Burlington, or any number of locations at Beverly’s Cummings Center are also sure to be well received.

If you are still at a loss as to what to give this season, take a look through Cummings Properties’ client directory for a guide to local businesses by category. And if you are a business owner, consider locating your company within the Cummings portfolio to benefit from our high-visibility amenity-rich campuses. Contact our leasing team today to learn more.