Mom knows best! Boston Moms is thrilled to share this comprehensive list of local gift options we love. To see each of the lists, simply click an image below.
At Boston Moms, we are passionate about all things BOSTON! When possible, we encourage you to SHOP LOCAL and support the small businesses that make our area so great.
This guide, which features gift items and experiences from some of our favorite local businesses, will provide you with ideas and inspiration for when you’re looking for a gift or are in the mood to shop.
Don’t forget to check for special discounts — many are offering promotions JUST for Boston Moms readers!
Little Words Project was founded by Adriana Carrig (a mom herself!) with the intention to inspire and encourage people to be kind to themselves and then pay that kindness forward, one bracelet at a time. We had the opportunity to meet Adriana at her spring pop up at The Current, and we absolutely love her team and her message.
These beautiful bracelets, with uplifting messages and inspiring words, are the perfect gift for a mama who might need some encouragement or one who just needs a reminder of how great she is.
Visit Little Words Project online or at their permanent storefront in the Seaport!
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Founded in 2014 by fitness instructor Kelly Brabants, Booty by Brabants is a Boston-based company known for empowering women through its inclusive, ethically made-in-Brazil athleisure that follows a one-size approach and entirely removes numbers from the shopping experience. The brand’s durable collection of signature workout-approved pieces, including leggings, shorts, tops, and jackets, is designed to flatter a wide variety of body types while promoting comfort and confidence from the inside out.
Booty by Brabants sells textured and non-textured materials but is known for signature textured styles like Croco Skin, original, and chrome. Beyond trends that come and go, this brand stands by its high-quality, textured fabrics because of their ability to uniquely conceal imperfections, mold to curves, and fit through every stage of life from the normal weight fluctuations every woman experiences to pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. All pieces are created to last hundreds of wears without fading or pilling, retaining elasticity unlike many other leggings on the market today. All workout-approved sets are squat-proof and stay in place while in motion. Not only does Booty by Brabants have the perfect gift for every woman on your list, the brand is also loved for its expanding BBB KIDS collection featuring matching, comfortable activewear sets designed to grow with your minis.
To make a purchase, visit the Booty by Brabants site or head to the MA-based BBB store location closest to you: MarketStreet Lynnfield, Legacy Place in Dedham, or Watertown’s Arsenal Yards.
DISCOUNT CODE: BostonMoms10
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New England Country Mart has learned that food is the best way to someone’s heart, so they bring that spirit into every gift and experience they create. It is their mission to celebrate New England products crafted with a purpose and passion behind them. Their thoughtfully designed and curated gift baskets are stuffed with specialty foods that bring comfort and joy, for any and all occasions. Consider New England Country Mart your gifting concierge, where every gift is an experience! Gift confidently, gift with purpose! Local delivery, local pickup, and nationwide shipping are available.
DISCOUNT CODE: BostonMoms15
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Anna Whitham Co. is a brand dedicated to bringing joy to the everyday. Whether through stickers, notecards, tea towels, or any of their other products, Anna Whitham Co. seeks to add a little bit of joy to everyone’s day through everyday items. The Boston Moms team loves Anna Whitham Co.’s Boston collection!
DISCOUNT CODE: BostonMoms15
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LexRx is a nurse practitioner-owned and -operated aesthetic injectables practice, offering expertise in neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments. With a hyper-focused approach to practice and a carefully curated “Best of Boston” line of skincare, LexRx strives to be an industry leader all while elevating the client experience.
DISCOUNT CODE: BostonMoms20 for 20% off the LexRx skincare line through 12/31/22
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Fancypants Baking Co. is a better-for-you cookie manufacturer, producing cookies for the fresh bakery and grocery departments of natural, conventional, club, and online platforms nationwide. Fancypants uses nut-free ingredients and plant-based dyes, which allows them to capture the growing segment of the population focused on healthier snacking, food allergy awareness, and clean, sustainable ingredients. Fancypants maintains a zero food waste facility through the donation of unused finished products, using upcycled ingredients and sending all food waste to a farm-powered anaerobic digester to create renewable energy.
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Back on Boston Moms’ gift guide for the third year in a row: our friends at Triple Decker Candle Co. It’s no secret that we love these 100% soy candles “poured in Boston with love.” Based in Dorchester, the Triple Decker Candle Co. storefront features locally made gifts and art — and contributes back to the Boston community.
DISCOUNT CODE: BosMoms22
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Calling all unicorn lovers! Experience the softest, sweetest skin with this buttery lotion that smells like fluffy cotton candy. Loaded with plant butters and nourishing oils, this rich lotion guarantees happy skin and loads of smiles.
Developed by an esthetician, all Zoey Koko bath and body products are plant based, cruelty free, vegan, and made in the U.S.
DISCOUNT CODE: BostonMoms20 for 20% off
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All the women on your list NEED a Sleepy Tie. This game-changing product prolongs your blow-dried or styled hair while reducing the need for styling tools and repetitive reheating. Simply roll your hair into the luxurious satin-covered scrunchie overnight and wake up with perfect (and dare we say, not greasy?) hair! We have been fans since the launch of this product, which was founded by a local mom and CEO of two other Boston-area brands.
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The Red Wagon offers modern but classic children’s clothing and gifts. Known for their gorgeous roll-neck sweaters and precious gift options, Boston locals have loved The Red Wagon for 25 years!
The “grow with me” styling of the roll-neck sweaters means these quality kid tops last for years. Red Wagon sweaters make the perfect gift for babies and kids and become a special heirloom piece that your child can hand down.
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Beautiful baubles, or a fun conversation starter? At Caroline Elizabeth Collection you can have both! Caroline Elizabeth Collection is an online boutique based in Cape Cod. Specializing in affordable accessories, every style is under $50! You’ll find a wide variety of styles, including stud and statement earrings perfect for every lady on your list this holiday season.
DISCOUNT CODE: BOSTONMOMS10 for 10% off
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We have been fans of Joy Street Kids since the very beginning. Hand drawn by founder and local mom Eliza, every Joy Street Kids design is beautifully detailed and printed on high-quality, 100% pima cotton fabric that feels like butter.
We love the Boston line for our own kids and for Boston-themed gift giving, but Joy Street Kids also offers a holiday line, clothing featuring several other cities, and some seriously adorable themes.
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At Boston Moms, it’s no secret that we LOVE Boston… and so do our friends at Bookmarked Boston! Founded by two besties who love to “bookmark” their favorite spots together, Bookmarked Boston allows you to wear your love for our great city. Look here for soft, stylish, and high-quality tees, sweatshirts, and gifts celebrating the city of Boston.
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Mom Bomb sells all-natural, vegan, made-in-the-U.S. bath and shower products for men, women, and children — and they donate 100% of their profits to families in crisis. Mom Bomb exists to help families relax, whether that be every day by using these calming, soothing products, or during a crisis where its sister nonprofit can step in and provide services for families in crisis.
DISCOUNT CODE: BOSTONMOMS20 for 20% off
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Ministry of Supply was co-founded by a dear friend of Boston Moms owner Meghan Block. Based out of Boston and born in the labs of MIT, Ministry of Supply engineers for motion, comfort, easy care, and the planet. Think meticulously engineered and tested products that are also breathable, stretchy, and sweatproof.
Ministry of Supply’s “workleisure” is next-level comfortable and will quickly replace many of your previous closet staples! We suggest the Apollo shirt for first-time buyers!
DISCOUNT CODE: COZY50 for $50 off orders $150+
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The Boston Shaker is a unique independent retailer founded by cocktail aficionados who wanted to make professional-grade cocktail supplies available for the home bartender. Available at their storefront in Davis Square and online, The Boston Shaker offers “the tools, ingredients, knowledge, and know-how to put their best drink forward.”
We suggest grabbing ingredients and tools for a fun gift basket, or signing up for a craft cocktail class!
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Now in its 10th year, Sidetrack Products is known for its offbeat Boston-themed gift and apparel selection centered around the MBTA. Sidetrack offers a wide selection of shirts, hats, accessories, and giftables for kids who love the T — and for anyone who loves Boston. They are a dad-owned independent small business.
DISCOUNT CODE: BOSMOM15 for 15% off your purchase
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Boston-based pet brand Polkadog recently launched its collaboration with New England’s own Walden Local Meat Co., a community-based, direct-to-consumer meat share program. Polkadog is thrilled to announce that its new pasture-raised, single-ingredient pet treat, Polkadog pork jerky, is now available for purchase.
Polkadog’s commitment to local production and sustainable farming practices captured Walden Local Meat Co.’s attention, and together, they found a way to create a top-quality treat for both dogs and cats. Polkadog pork jerky is the newest addition to Polkadog’s single-ingredient treat sticks, joining pet favorites like chicken strips and the original Polkadog cod skins.
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Stove Oven Grill is owned by a husband and wife duo out of Melrose and is the brand behind Open Fire Rubs. They currently offer two delicious signature rubs: BBQ and BPS. These rubs can be “put on anything and are great on everything!” You can find recipe inspiration on their website as well.
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ChappyWrap is a Boston-based blanket company that is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Beth LaSala and Christina Livada. They aim to spread comfort to everyone, everywhere with the world’s best blankets. ChappyWraps are machine washable, made from a high-quality natural cotton blend, and created to last a lifetime. We have been fans of this brand since 2019 and gift these blankets often!
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Boston Fishing Charters is one of the top recreational sportfishing charters in Massachusetts Bay, offering more than 200 private charters per season.
Captain Mike Bousaleh and Boston Fishing Charters have years of experience fishing Boston Harbor for striped bass, bluefish, tuna, cod, haddock, flounder, and shark. Charters leave from Quincy, MA, and most trips are meant for six people, making the investment in a day of fun well worth your while!
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