Forget the malls! Shop local! Shop dot! Pick up last minute gifts or treat yourself to something nice! You’ll be supporting local businesses. So really, it’s a win/win!
Support our local restaurant scene by purchasing a gift card for a meal!
BFD Hoodies, Hats + Beanies
Everyone on your list would love some Boston Fire swag! Follow Boston Fire Swag on Instagram and message for your purchase! Pick up in Dorchester on Thursday and pick up in Southie on Friday!
Market Floral Studio will spruce up your stoop! Market Floral Studio can create pretty containers of flowers for your front stoop or windows customized for the space and sunlight!
Boston Harbor Distilling has gift cards and bottles of booze perfect for gift-giving!
Boston Winery offers gift cards perfect for the wine lover on your list! It can be used to purchased wine or maybe one of their special wine events!
Made with Love
A mug or tote from local artist Jesse Haley
Gift card for the coffee lover on your list! Here’s a roundup of our favorite spots to get some in Dorchester!
Top Shelf Cookies features a cookie of the month club!
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.
For those who love to craft
Stitch House has gift cards for products or workshops plus knitting, crocheting and sewing materials!
Meat + Cheese Lovers
American Provisions has locally sourced goods and 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!
Babe Mannion’s Irish Shoppe is family-owned small business and specializes in unique items including personalized wooden products, Irish emblems, Scally caps, Dorchester Sweatshirts and T-shirts and more. College Hype has everything from wine glasses to hats and hoodies with Dorchester across the front! The Other Boston has really awesome t-shirts perfect for gift-giving!
Pure Oasis is Boston’s first recreational dispensary and the first minority owned company on the entire East Coast! Locally owned and operated, it’s been voted Best Cannabis Shop of 2020 and 2021.
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!
Book a Workout
Give the gift of health and fitness! Here’s a roundup of neighborhood gyms and fitness studios!
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!
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’ door steps 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!
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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