2021 Girlfriend Gift Guide :: The Best LOCAL Gifts for the Ladies on Your List!

This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop LOCAL. At Boston Moms, we always love curating our annual Holiday Gift Guide. This year, we’ve decided to focus on gifts to give to the other women in our lives — our moms, sisters, friends, neighbors, and fellow hostesses!

Some of the businesses featured have been generous enough to offer products or giveaways for the Boston Moms team and our readers, and some are our organic picks.

We hope you enjoy them ALL!

Anna Whitham Co.

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Anna Whitham Co. art prints, stationery, and gifts bring joy and light to the everyday spaces of our lives. Each product is thoughtfully designed to make each day a little brighter. This mom-owned local business is one of Boston Moms’ absolute favorites for this holiday season!
 
Whether it’s a gift you add to your own list, send to a friend who misses her Boston roots, or package up as a hostess gift for a holiday gathering, we know you’ll love the adorable prints and happy colors of Anna Whitham Co. products!
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Bookmarked Boston

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We love Boston, and everybody knows it! Bookmarked Boston is a local female-founded business that creates Boston-inspired tees and more!
 
Founded by two friends who love to discover and create things worth bookmarking, Bookmarked Boston offers apparel and accessories for all the women on your list.
 
From Krista and Lauren: “Through our travels, we’ve collected tees and mementos from places that left an imprint on our heart. We hope every time you wear one of our pieces, it will remind you of everything you love about Boston — our hometown.”
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Triple Decker Candle Co.

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Triple Decker Candle Co. is a woman-owned candle business poured right in Dorchester, MA!

These all-natural soy and beeswax candles are free of dyes and phthalates, and they adhere to RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) standards. Triple Decker Candle Co. only uses natural hemp wicks, which are coated in beeswax. Triple Decker Candle Co. candles make a perfect gift, and since they are “poured in Boston with love,” we know you’ll love them too!

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Thank You Popcorn

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Thank You Popcorn uses the best non-GMO corn, organic virgin coconut oil, and an array of globally inspired, artisanal ingredients to make the best popcorn out there. With the owner’s background in fine dining, this popcorn is “fine snacking” at its best!

With flavors like celebration cake, salted caramel, Korean BBQ, and more, there is an option for anyone on your list. This is a local business, but they ship nationwide!

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Maja Clays

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Maja Clays is a local woman-owned business creating gorgeous polymer clay accessories! Named after a mom and her three daughters, Maja Clays aims to provide you with eye-catching and beautiful jewelry and accessories that are a perfect conversation starter and an AWESOME gift opportunity for any woman in your life!

Nautically Northern

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Nautically Northern is a woman-owned business providing hand-stamped customizable jewelry and accessories. Nautically Northern items are designed to help bring a little piece of someone’s journey to the surface where they can see it, feel it, and share with others.

“I have had the honor of meeting so many amazing people since starting Nautically Northern. Hearing their stories of why they wear their bracelet or necklace is my favorite part of my business.” — Laurel Ryan, Owner

Nautically Northern donates 10% of all profits to charity. To date, Nautically Northern has donated more than $8,000 to charity.

Brown and Coconut

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Brown and Coconut is a sister-owned and -operated skincare company with a focus on plant-based formulas. Crafting plant-derived skincare bursting with botanical actives and oils for any gender and any skin type, Brown and Coconut aims to create products that you can’t wait to come home to! It’s the perfect gift for a busy mom, girlfriend, or teacher!
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We Are Raising the Bar

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Providing celebratory and innovative alternatives to alcoholic beverages, Raising the Bar is a monthly subscription box that delivers alcohol-free craft cocktail ingredients to make incredible zero-proof drinks at home! Perfect to gift to a loved one or to treat yourself. Founded by a local woman who quit drinking alcohol and was frustrated by the lack of celebratory alternatives, Raising the Bar aims to elevate your sober bar cart!
 
Not ready to try a subscription or looking for a one-time gift? Check out their one-time shop with a limited supply of past boxes and special-order seasonal drink kits.

USE CODE BOSTONMOM15 FOR $15 OFF 3 MONTH+ SUBSCRIPTION

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Moroccan Magic

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This Boston brand is available in stores nationwide, but it started HERE! Our very favorite (and local!) lip balm is infused with USDA organic argan and essential oils. Moroccan Magic is woman owned, cruelty free, and made in the USA. Grab a handful for your gift swap, stocking stuffers, or for yourself!
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Polkadog Bakery

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We can’t forget the DOG MOMS! Boston Moms loves local biz Polkadog Bakery. Polkadog uses 100% all-natural, made-in-the-USA ingredients. Recipes are made from scratch, in small batches and packed by hand, straight from the Polkadog Kitchen at the Boston Seaport.
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For over 145 years, Canton’s own Pastene has been bringing family and friends to the table with uncompromising quality and taste. Generation after generation, Pastene helps turn meals into memories with a wide selection of premium ingredients. Create a fun gift basket with Pastene products and your favorite cookbook for the chef in your life!

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A Monthly Floral Subscription

What could be better than flowers delivered to your door MONTHLY? At Boston Moms, we love the idea of gifting a floral subscription to your mom, sister, best friend… or yourself! We’ve compiled a few local options of florists who offer floral subscription services and serve different regions of Greater Boston. 

Boston-area :: Table & Tulip

Cambridge :: Laura Jean Floral

MetroWest :: Fiori Florals

MetroWest :: Blush Bouquets 

South Shore :: Olive James Bouquets

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Send Her to the SPA!

Trust us, the woman in your life wants a spa visit. No questions asked, send her to the spa or purchase her a gift card to book on her own! 

Boston-area :: G20 Spa and Salon

Cambridge :: La Moon Thai Spa

MetroWest :: PARLR

South Shore :: Mirbeau

North Shore :: INTERLOCKS

Do you have a favorite local business you’d like to see featured? Email [email protected] to learn more about advertising with Boston Moms!

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Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC and Groton, CT where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after 6 crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud Owner of Boston Moms & work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin & Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.

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