2.9 min readBy Published On: July 17th, 2024Categories: Lifestyle1 Comment on Forget Prime Days – Shop Local! Shop Dot!

It’s so important to support our local small business community! Forget Amazon Prime Days and shop local! Pick up a gift or treat yourself to something nice! You’ll be supporting local business. So really, it’s a win/win!

Stoop Love

Market Floral Studio will spruce up your stoop! Market Floral Studio can create pretty containers of fall flowers plus gourds a plenty to line your front stoop or windows customized for the space and sunlight!

Gifts + Art

A welcomed addition to the neighborhood! The Local Hand is a perfect combination of gift shop and art gallery, and it’s now open on the ground level of The Carruth.  Featuring a curated selection of handmade goods by local artists and makers, the Local Hand is owned and operated by Dorchester resident Michaela Flatley. Inventory includes locally made candles, soaps, home goods, jewelry, baby clothes, greeting cards, and pottery.

Humphreys Street Studios houses a unique and diverse collection of artists and creative small businesses that you can shop! 

Food + Drinks

Support our local restaurant scene this weekend by taking a shopping break for a meal, a cocktail or picking up a gift card!

Cup of Coffee

Just a simple cup of coffee helps our small local coffee shops! Here’s a roundup of our favorite spots to get some in Dot!

It’s Called Fashion

Madrag carries on-trend women’s fashions and accessories.

Shop online or in-store at The Cue – women’s fashion and accessories boutique located in Milton.

Streamline offers vintage clothing, accessories and home goods in Lower Mills!

Philip’s Chocolates

Philip’s Chocolates have been around since 1952. They have a wide variety of chocolates that are perfect for mom! Some of our favorites include their “Build Your Own” 15 Piece Turtle Box or their Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries. 

Dorchester Pride

College Hype has everything from wine glasses to hats and hoodies with Dorchester across the front!

Top Shelf Cookies

Top Shelf Cookies features a cookie of the month club!

Wine and Cheese

American Provisions has locally sourced goods natural wine, and plenty of meat and cheese! Social Wines is full stocked and the wine experts can help you select your new favorite bottle!  They have delivery and curbside pick up too!

Boston Winery book a tour or pick up a bottle or two. They also offer gift cards!

Man’s Best Friend

The Pooped Pooch located in Lower Mills has many brands of high-quality food and treats, including hard-to-find raw diet products in addition to toys, leashes and collars and more!

Poured with love

Triple Decker Candle Co. was founded by Johanna Keough in June of 2020. What started as a hobby during the pandemic – where Johanna left the candles on friends’ doorsteps during quarantine – quickly became something more! Each candle is hand poured from a small batch and created from both beeswax and soy wax to ensure that they are natural and eco-friendly.

Bloom and Grow

From plants to fresh-cut flowers, Cedar Grove Garden has it all to add a little life to your home! They also carry gifts too! They can help you out with some holiday greens, festive blooms and more!

Book a Workout

Book a class!  Here’s a roundup of neighborhood gyms and fitness studios!

Get in the Spirit

Boston Harbor Distilling has tours and special events!  Make a plan to visit!

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One Comment

  1. Alys Myers November 24, 2023 at 11:46 am - Reply

    We don’t generally get mentioned here, but you can get some zero waste gifts as well as gift cards to try to leave a cleaner earth for your family and friends, at Supply Bulk Foods – http://www.supplybulkfoods.com – here in Dot. Order pickups available at Homestead Bakery & Cafe and at Commonwealth Kitchen!

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