7 Holiday Gift Ideas From Boston

Presents to please your favorite people

Wrap up holiday shopping with gifts you won't find just anywhere. This selection items will please your favorite people, especially fans of Boston.

Monopoly Here and Now

Rhode Island-based game company Hasbro celebrates the 80th birthday of its popular Monopoly with the release of an all-new U.S. Edition.

Why we care: Boston scored as one of the included cities—on a pricey red property, no less—with Head of the Charles Regatta representing.

How much: $20

Where to buy: Best of Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, North Market, Boston, MA, 617.227.3962

Monopoly Here & Now featuring Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston
(Courtesy Hasbro)

Dooney & Bourke Signature MLB Red Sox Collection

Carry a love of baseball on your arm with this New England-founded leather company’s fine bags—13 styles in all—emblazoned with the logo for the Boston Red Sox. From the billfold to the satchel, all items are made from coated cotton and are officially licensed.

Why we care: Isn't it obvious? Go Sox!

How much: $48-$480

Where to buy: Lord & Taylor, 760 Boylston St., Boston, MA, 617.262.6000

Dooney & Bourke's new Boston Red Sox collection of bags and clutches
(Courtesy Dooney & Bourke)

Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant

This newly launched, indulgent body scrub is made from crushed cocoa and cocoa butter. Not only is it super nourishing for the skin, it smells absolutely delicious. Boston’s Fresh boutique offers free gift-wrapping, a gorgeous bonus that has recipients swooning.

Why we care: Fresh was founded in Boston and remains a favorite of local beauty mavens.

How much: $45

Where to buy: Fresh, 121 Newbury St., Boston, MA, 617.421.1212

Fresh's new Cocoa body exfoliant

Bureo Minnow Skateboard

Make an eco-statement while hitting the half-pipe with these skateboards made from recycled discarded fishing nets gathered off the coast of Chile. The 25-inch deck features a gripping fish-scale pattern, and the wheels are made from recycled material and vegetable oil.

Why we care: Bureo was co-founded by Massachusetts native Ben Kneppers.

How much: $149

Where to buy: New England Aquarium gift shop, Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 617.973.5266

Bureo's Minnow skateboard
(Courtesy New England Aquarium)

Tea Drops

Tea Drops are organic, handcrafted in small batches, made with premium tea leaves, sugar and spices. Pressed into shapes like hearts and stars, the drops dissolve when added to hot water.

Why we care: Boston is a tea-loving town thanks to its British roots, which makes this gift a nostalgic and unique one for anybody who likes to sit down with a cuppa. 

How much: $15

Where to buy: Gift at the Gardner, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, 617.566.1401

Small-batch, premium Tea Drops
(Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)

New England Patriots ProToast MVP Toaster

Football enthusiasts getting set to host a big Super Bowl bash can add this appliance to their party preparations. We're talking some serious "homegating" here. Guests will be thrilled to mash a juicy barbecue cheddar burger between two slices of Patriots-branded bread. 

Why we care: It's the ultimate way to toast Brady and Belichick.

How much: $40

Where to buy: Online

New England Patriots ProToast MVP Toaster
(Courtesy New England Patriots Homegating)

South Hollow Spirits Twenty Boat Rum

South Hollow Spirits, based in Truro on Cape Cod, makes a variety of hand-crafted, small batch styles of the amber liquor. Cape Cod spiced rum (750 ml) stars in the holiday gift basket, which also comes with a canvas flask, a recipe book, two Glencairn Glass crystal whiskey glasses, and pineapple-jalapeno rum jelly from The Chatham Jam and Jelly Shop.

Why we care: The Massachusetts coast has a long history with rum, whether part of the trade triangle in Colonial times or an infamous Prohibition smuggling ring. 

How much: $90

Where to buy: Online or 508.487.6200

South Hollow Spirits and Twenty Boat Rum holiday gift basket