Shop Small and Local This Holiday Season!

by Kiera Gold on December 10, 2020
Since the holidays are fast approaching and Jassby is a Boston based company, we wanted to take some time to highlight a few of the fantastic local shops that have excellent and unique gifts. Supporting small businesses can be an incredibly thoughtful gesture not only to the recipient of the gift, but also to the business owners and their fellow employees. Here are some of the amazing places you should check out for some fantastic and unique presents family and friends will love! 
Looking for gorgeous holiday or greeting cards? Check out My Darlin', a local card company! 
Hoping to warm someone’s heart with something cozy? Elyse Maguire sells candles, home decor, and an assortment of scarves out of North Chatham, MA. 
Have someone on your list with a serious sweet tooth? Try Spinlder’s Confections in North Cambridge, a local chocolate shop with handmade sweets ranging from chocolate truffles stuffed with all kinds of fillings to homemade peanut butter cups. Don’t forget the chewy salty-sweet caramels!  
Have a friend who is a master in the kitchen? A Gordon Ramsay in the making? Milk Street Store, appropriately named since it is located on Milk Street in downtown Boston, has an excellent variety of cookbooks, cooking supplies/equipment, and unique spices for chef’s of all experience levels. 
Are flowers something you or a loved one can’t host a holiday dinner without? Try Louis Barry Florist by the Seaport District in Boston. They have gorgeous arrangements for every holiday occasion and are a great way to brighten someone’s day! 
Here are a few other great businesses that while not in the greater Boston area, are equally fantastic and deserve a look!
Anaya: Great store with all sorts of goodies for the home! 
MŪR: A San Francisco artist who takes their amazing artwork and turns it into fantastic fashion accessories and much more!
DapperGuru: Men’s grooming and self-care products made with all natural oils and ingredients  
AMAKA: Hand-carved bowls and boards made by Ugandan artists. A great hostess gift or for someone on your list who loves to entertain! 
Sea Urchin Studio: A Connecticut boutique design company specializing in nature-inspired products for kids. 
BubbleBeeSoaps: An adorable shop that sells cute all natural bath products! From adorable soap macaroons to the sparkly and fruity body scrubs, BubbleBeeSoaps has everything a bath lover is looking for.