Last Minute Christmas Shopping in the Neighborhood

Now more than ever, our small businesses need your help! Shop local! Pick up last minute gifts or treat yourself to something nice! You’ll be supporting local business. So really, it’s a win/win!

Food Lovers

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!

Stoop Love

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! 

Spirit Lovers

Boston Harbor Distilling has gift cards and bottles of booze perfect for gift giving!

Wine Lovers

Boston Winery offers gift cards perfect for the wine lover on your list! Can be used to purchased wine or maybe one of their special wine events!

Coffee Lovers

Gift card for the coffee lover on your list! Here’s a roundup of our favorite spots to get some in Dorchester!

Cookie Lovers

Top Shelf Cookies features a cookie of the month club!

Candy Lovers

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. 

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!

Dorchester Pride

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!

Gift for a Cause

Yellow Door has partnered up with Triple Decker Candle Co to bring you two new cocktail candle scents like “Waking up in Tijuana” – a tequila espresso martini – and “Am I the Drama” – with apple, cinnamon and spiced pear. Launching this week! $2 from each winter candle scent is being donated to Boys + Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Follow Yellow Door on Instagram for details.  Pair the candle with a Yellow Door Gift Card for a perfect last minute gift! 



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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.