5 Boston Home Decor Stores to Shop For Holiday Gifts

November 23rd, 2015 | Boston Interior Design Community, Home Decor Ideas

Wedged in between frenzied Black Friday and manic Cyber Monday is our favorite shopping holiday of the season: Small-business Saturday. For one, crowds typically don’t line up at our favorite local shops, leading to a much more pleasant shopping experience. Even better, though, is that we often find the best, most original and personal gifts at small businesses. The ones that truly wow their recipient.

If you’re looking for a few shops to support on Small Business Saturday (or you’re looking for a few one-of-a-kind gift ideas), check out these Boston home decor stores that are guaranteed to have something for someone on your list.

Patch NYC
46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
Visit website
(617) 426-0592
This South End hidden gem (it’s literally hidden in a courtyard off of Waltham Street — watch for the sign on the sidewalk) is owned by artists and designers Don Carney and John Ross. A few gifts guaranteed to please: The shop’s line of highly scented original candles, servewear painted with one of Ross’s signature illustrations, or a piece from the shop’s collaboration with jewelry designer Miriam Haskell.

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Scented candles from Patch NYC

Room 68
68 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Visit website
(617) 942-7425
Head to Room 68 for your Brooklyn-dwelling nephew, your super-stylish neighbor, or the artist in your life. Among a few of the unusually beautiful things you might find at the contemporary shop: slipcast porcelain espresso cups, a walnut “plant pod,” an accordion-inspired carved wooden vase, an avant garde photo album by a local designer, and more.

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Room 68’s walnut plant pod.

Olives & Grace
623 Tremont St
Boston, MA
Visit website
(617) 236-4536
The shop is the perfect place to go when you’re completely stumped on what to buy for someone on your list. Not only does Olives & Grace carry a unique selection of decor and art from local and small-batch producers (think things like tea towels, pottery, artisan soaps, and candles, along with a gourmet food selection), they also offer a custom curated gift boxes that can be designed specifically for your recipient.

A custom gift basket from Olives & Grace

Michelle Willey
8 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118
Visit website
(617) 424-6700
It’s hard to find a store that has a better handle on the New England aesthetic than Michelle Willey. Pop into the shop for an ever-changing collection of antique Chinese porcelain, simple white Sancerre dinnerware, and wall art inspired by Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Boston. You’ll also find plenty of striped apparel, jackets by Barbour, cashmere scarves, and more for men, women, and kids.

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Subway signs from Michelle Willey

Portobello Road
The Street
55 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Visit website
(617) 264-2020
Inspired by the famous London street market, Portobello Road has a collected feel of objects, art, clothing, and decor from near and far, so you’re guaranteed to find something completely original. Goods are sourced from as far aways as Japan, Brazil, and Kenya, and as close as Cape Cod. Many of the store’s products also benefit fundraising and charitable organizations in the communities from which they’re sourced.

Fair trade napkin rings from Pro Pueblo.

Fair trade napkin rings from Pro Pueblo.

Happy shopping!


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