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We are excited and honored to announce our holiday gift guide, the BMB Nice List. At Boston Moms Blog, we are passionate about Boston, and that includes businesses and business owners right here in our own community. We have partnered with the best local businesses to bring you Boston’s ultimate “shop local” gift guide! We hope this post will encourage you to turn to Boston stores and merchants for all your holiday needs. This year some of our sponsors have chosen to up the ante and offer special BMB readers-only holiday discounts for a limited time.

Our giveaways will run each week Monday through Friday. Our giveaway page has all the details!

Make sure you check our Facebook page and Instagram to learn more about our great sponsors — and don’t forget to shop Boston!

A Gifted Baby

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A Gifted Baby is an online boutique with beautiful baby gifts and gear featuring fashionable selections from independent and socially conscious designers. This soft and dreamy stroller blanket is from one of A Gifted Baby’s favorite designers and is block-printed by hand in India on organic cotton. To discover more of their gorgeous selections, visit A Gifted Baby’s e-boutique and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for updates on new collections, fun giveaways, and tons of cute baby style.

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Arianna Skincare

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Arianna Skincare is an innovative brand of beauty products based on the healing powers of Dead Sea minerals. Their philosophy is that superior results in skin care are achieved by combining the very best nature has to offer with the latest breakthroughs in scientific research and discovery. Just as important as what goes in their products is what doesn’t — they NEVER use parabens, phthalates, synthetic alcohols, or artificial dyes and preservatives!

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Berkshire Knots

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Berkshire Knots specializes in crochet in fine yarns made of natural fibers. Sumptuous well defines the materials Berkshire’s knotter primarily works with — merino wool, alpaca, and baby alpaca. Whenever possible she buys yarn from small companies that she knows hand dye their yarn and treat their animals with respect, that is, they value their craft and the animals with the same esteem she does. Most of her garments are fine winter wear. Her merino gloves have proven the most popular item in my store. She crochets very warm, very luxurious items to keep you very toasty in the colder months.

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Cape Cod Sewing Creations

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Every product sold at Cape Cod Sewing Creations is designed and created by Pat in her smoke-free and pet-free sewing studio on Cape Cod, MA. She uses the best premium fabrics that she can find to create each piece with care and detail. In her shop you will find baby quilts, baby lovey blankets, lap quilts, cosmetic bags, waterproof wet bags, reusable snack and sandwich bags, quilted table runners, quilted wall hangings and so much more. Additionally, she loves to work with customers to custom design something specific for their needs, so please visit her shop.

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Carland Cartography

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Where are YOU a “local”? What Location is Important to you? There is a strong connection between location and identity. People love to talk about where they grew up, where they have lived, where they have visited on vacation and where they want to go to next. Jennifer makes abstract map prints of Boston and beyond. The finished pieces of artwork can serve as physical representations of personal stories and individual experiences. She’s changing the focus of a map from a tool to a story- Let her help you tell YOUR story.

Learn More About Carland Cartography :: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter |Etsy


Comfy Sweets

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Comfy Sweets is an all-occasion cookie shop. They use only the finest ingredients available and believe cookies should taste as good as they look. Theirr sweet tasting treats range from the simplest design to the most elaborate, highly detailed work of art. When you order from Comfy Sweets, you are ordering the time and effort it takes to create that special cookie from its inception to the unique final product. Cookies can cheer someone up, show appreciation, wish a happy birthday or be an elegant addition to a wedding. Anything can be made into a cookie. The possibilities are endless.

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DeRoucheau Handmade Knits

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Deanna is the designer + maker behind DeRoucheau Handmade Knits. She is California born, Boston based, creator of anything and everything knit and cozy.  She loves creating a wide range of items, anywhere from scarves, to hats + headbands, to homewares, like pillows + blankets. Deanna always strive to use the highest of quality products; The materials she uses are either from Handmade in America, or hand-dyed and hand-spun merino wool from Peru – and of course, all items are handmade, by her! Knitting and crocheting will always be a passion of hers because it’s such a warming feeling, and she loves that she can create something totally from scratch, with her own hands, and know that it’s as unique as a finger print.

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EYESPOT is a premier family medoptic in Chestnut Hill created by local ophthalmologist Jorge Arroyo. They are proud of their local and independent roots, which inspired the new EYESPOT 02467 handcrafted frame and sunglass line. To them, 02467 means sharing their story with friends and neighbors and supporting the rest of the community.  In order to improve eye care globally, they have successfully partnered with the Birat Eye Hospital in Nepal. For every pair of glasses purchased at EYESPOT, glasses and an eye exam are donated to a child in Nepal.

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Fire Cider

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What is Fire Cider? Fire Cider is a spicy vinegar and honey tonic.
Why do people take it? Taken daily, a tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar can help support immune and digestive functions.
To the base of certified organic apple cider vinegar, Fire Cider adds whole, raw, certified organic roots and fruits. They let this mixture steep for 6 weeks at room temperature, to preserve the living vinegar culture and delicate flavors of the ingredients. Lastly, they blend a generous helping of raw wildflower honey into the mix. The result is potent but balanced, offering layers of sweet, tart and spice. Fire Cider is fierce!


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Glenwood Garden

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Glenwood Garden is the best website to buy gifts that give back! We specialize in artisan made food gifts, gift boxes, unique collections, and do it yourself kits. The best part is that 15% of the purchase price of every order is donated to a charitable cause. For this Holiday Season we have a new line of gift boxes which include: Best of New England Box, Gourmet Box, Paleo Snack Box, Gluten Free Breakfast Box, and more. Gifting with Glenwood Garden is “guilt free” because every delicious item gives back to amazing charities in our community.

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jh Cards

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jhcards are high-quality, handcrafted cards with texture and dimension. Joanne enjoys bringing the presentation of the card and the envelope together in one cohesive design. In fact, her intention is that the recipient feels special and celebrated; receiving a beautiful, handwritten card is a particularly powerful connection in a world of high-tech communication. One of her customers said that “opening a jhcard is like opening a present.” She loves it! All of her cards are available blank or with the inside greeting of your choice. Box sets, gift wrapping and printed invitations are all available and she enjoys custom orders.

Special Offer :: Holiday specials include free shipping on orders of $50 and complimentary gift wrapping. Get a monthly stationery subscription and use coupon code NICELIST for 20% off and this featured item as a bonus box.

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JorDecor is your creative toolbox for all things home decor!  Jordan creates customizable home and party decor, specifically wreaths and banners.  Not only does JorDecor sell her handmade crafts, her background as a licensed art teacher inspired her to offer public as well as private home decor craft parties.  Inviting her clients to craft along with her.  Lastly, JorDecor lends her eye and passion for decorating with home styling services or “drive by decorating” to help busy families love their homes for the holidays and/or everyday!

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Lash L’Amour

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Lash L’Amour is Boston’s preeminent eyelash extension spa.  We’ve won Boston’s Best “Eyelash Spa” three years in a row including 2013, 2014, and 2015.  We have two locations (Newbury St. and Newton Center) specializing in individualized, semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Their salons are staffed with expertly trained and licensed specialists who customize their eyelash service to each individual client’s desired look. In addition, they aim to provide their clients with an exceptional experience in a relaxed, luxurious setting commensurate with a high-end service.

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Lisa’s Hands of Time Personal Concierge

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Ever wished for an extra set of hands? Never have enough time in the day? Look no further…  Lisa’s Hands of Time Concierge provides time-saving errands, shopping, organizing, research, wait-services and much more! Misc. Errands; grocery shop, file papers, pay bills, post office runs– even wait at the RMV! New Mom services; address thank you notes, stuff/stamp/send baby announcements, return unwanted baby gifts, set up a baby room, etc They also offer a full suite of holiday services; address/stamp/seal/send cards, shop/wrap/ship gifts, even decorating the house! Give yourself or someone you love – the gift of TIME!

Learn More About Lisa’s Hands of Time :: Facebook | Website

Milso Made

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MilsoMade specializes in creating custom burlap prints for all occasions. They use 100% jute burlap with a laminated backing to prolong the life of the print and prevent any fraying of the fabric. They offer their burlap prints in two colors, natural and cream, and can custom cut the print to the following sizes: 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 11 x 17. The burlap pictured has been custom cut to 8.5 x 11″ and is designed to fit best in an 11 x 14” frame with an 8 x 10” mat.

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New England Nesters

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New England Nesters offer hand crafted home accessories with a vintage twist. Their hand painted mini-tablet stand is the perfect solution for keeping your tablet upright. Use it as a recipe stand or a gadget dock. Please come visit their website for more great gift ideas.

Holiday Discount Code :: For a limited time, New England Nesters is offering all Boston Mom readers a holiday deal: receive 15% off sitewide with code “shopNENest2015” through November 27, 2015.

Learn More About New England Nesters :: Facebook | Instagram | Website


BMBNiceList Pantry - Boston Moms Blog

“Pantry” is a new kind of grocery store where we make it easy and fun for busy moms (or dads or kids) to cook delicious and healthy gourmet dinners at home. They put the joy back into cooking by taking the hassle out of planning and shopping.  Your family is guaranteed to love their meals and you are guaranteed to feel great about the food you are serving.  Ingredients are provided in just-right amounts, so there is no waste. Choose from 15+ recipes for as few as 2 or as many as 10. Unlike subscriptions, there’s no commitment, planning or aggressive packaging.  Meals take 25-45 minutes and are reasonably priced (~$10 per person) Paired wine is also available. Let us help you be a kitchen hero any night of the week!

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The Rainy Apple Shoppe

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The Rainy Apple Shoppe offers unique, handmade gifts for all ages. Browse over 150+ items ranging from organic, homemade dog cookies, a variety of high quality soaps with free gift wrapping available, crocheted dolls and stuffed animals, winter accessories and distinct jewelry.  Not to mention, the shop’s newest sections showcasing one-of-a-kind hand dyed yarn and abstract hand-painted art. Many items are customizable in which shop owner Gina Boudreau will work closely with you to produce exactly what you envision. The Rainy Apple Shoppe, where creativity comes to life.

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Rustic Knacks

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Rustic Knacks was established 3 years ago by the owner Doug’s wife on a Christmas idea for his mother in law. She found a table made from reclaimed wood and thought the idea was a perfect fit for the outdoor get togethers his mother in law has during the summer months. Once everyone saw the table, they started talking about this site called ETSY. Not long after Doug created a shop and built different items. Soon Rustic Knacks was born. All of the pieces they  offer are custom made. Each are handcrafted with reclaimed wood from pallets, old barns, sheds etc. from the Massachusetts area.

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Samantha Faye

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Samantha Faye, a Boston based designer, started her jewelry line in 2012 after leaving behind her career as a NYC lawyer.  All of her jewelry is made in the USA and her jewelry is featured in shows like Girls, Carrie Diaries and Entourage — and in magazines like Us Weekly, People Style Watch, Lucky & more. Samantha Faye’s most popular collection is the city collection (featuring coordinates of your favorite destinations and memories) and island collections with shapes of our favorite summer getaways like the Cape, Nantucket and the Vineyard.  Samantha Faye jewelry is in over 300 stores nationwide and online.

Holiday Discount Code: BMB30 for 30% off

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BMBNiceList Supplet - Boston Moms Blog

A Supplet subscription is the perfect baby shower/new mom gift you can give (or receive)!  The monthly gift boxes filled with premium products are a fun-yet-practical way to pamper expecting mothers. All of the products are vetted by a panel of wellness experts and moms. Supplet also includes tips on health that can help change the mom-to-be’s and her baby’s life in a profound way. Supplet’s ordering site is down but a new website is launching on Thanksgiving. In the meantime please email [email protected] to place your order and receive a 15% discount for the inconvenience!

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Tranquilo Mat

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Developed by a Boston-area maternity nurse, Melissa Gersin, the Tranquilo Mat is a portable, soothing solution to calm fussy babies. Designed specifically with vibrations which mimic the sounds and motions of the womb, Tranquilo can soothe a crying baby in less than a minute! It’s flexibility and versatility can turn anything into a soothing experience for baby – a car seat, a bassinet, a swaddle blanket, the stroller, a baby carrier, etc. Tranquilo Mat can go anywhere you and your baby go! And the best part, children and adults also seem to enjoy the soothing experience of Tranquilo Mat.

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Disclosure :: The BMB Nice List is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this Boston shopping guide and included only our very favorite local ideas and companies. If we didn’t touch it, see it, AND—most importantly—like it, it didn’t make the cut. 



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