The Weekender: South End Holiday Shopping Guide


Almost done with your holiday shopping? Haven’t even started? Support local businesses in your community and head over to Boston’s South End. The South End is filled with one of a kind boutiques littered with unique crafts and goods—best of all the South End’s Sowa market hosts hundreds of local pop-up shops all in one place. This is the stuff holiday shopping dreams are made of! Roll on over to one of the most festive parts of town and start with a few of our favorites shops.

The Ultimate Holiday Market | Sowa Holiday Market

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The South End’s Sowa Market hosts its annual Holiday Market, arguably the best of its kind, this coming weekend! The market is all of the best holiday shops all rolled into one hosting independent New England producers from designers to crafters and everything in between.

Sustainable Shopping | Olives & Grace

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Featuring emerging artists and small-batch food producers, Olives & Grace focuses on quality and sustainability in the food, body products and accessories it carries.

Natural Beauty | Follain

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Follain offers an assortment of all natural and environmentally friendly skin care products. Who would have thought that you would actually be able to pronounce the ingredients of your are skin care products?

Odds and Ends | Gracie Finn

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This boutique puts the spotlight on local and artisanal odds and ends. The perfect shop for holiday party favors, stocking stuffers and more!


Urban Garden | Niche

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A garden oasis right in the heart of the city, Niche is a one stop shop for urban gardening. Even those with a brown thumb can appreciate a nice, green succulent.

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