Clothing + Jewelry

Folklorica

Folklorica is Newton's go-to boutique for jewelry lovers, fashionistas, and anyone interested in brightening up their homes with can't-find-it-anywhere-else-home accents. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Folklorica understands what sophisticated shoppers want, and delivers. Featuring on-trend fashions from around the corner and across the globe, Folklorica is a shopping destination for the greater Boston community.

Florist

Lotus + Lettuce

We just love this new hyper-local, sustainable florist who is quickly capturing lots of attention in the Garden City. Susie Margolin, an Auburndale resident, grows her gorgeous flowers from seed (in Newton) and then arranges these home-grown bouquets in vintage vessels which she scouts out, snaps up, and repurposes. Email for details: lotusandlettuce.designs@gmail.com

Gifts + Home

Just Next Door

Since not every village in Newton has a gift shop like Just Next Door, residents from villages all over Newton head to this little shop in Auburndale when they need a special gift, card, or toy. Known for their voluminous card racks and gifts for any occasion, it's just the place to shop when you want to keep it local or need a last minute present.

Specialty

Lynne's Vintique

Lynne of Lynne's Vintique curates local food finds and vintage finds that she terms "Vintiques." She is Newton's go-to source for truly local raw honey, and for Mother's Day she is offering jars in three sizes--5 , 8 and 16 oz jars. She is also known for carrying outrageously over-sized and delicious French pastry fortune cookies, available by special order with a 2 week lead time. Those in the know in Newton also flock to her store in the Echo Bridge Antique Malls for Boston's Dean's Beans Coffee, as well as a huge assortment of teas.

Florist

Derby Farm Flowers

A boutique florist and gift shop inspired by nature. With a goal of extending the garden from the glories of summer through the chill of winter, Derby Farm Flowers is a year-round destination where you'll find an array of home and garden decor, botanical themed gifts and bespoke floral arrangements for any occasion.

Gifts + Home

Artitudes

This West Newton Square shop is filled with fine American crafts and jewelry. It showcases both local and national artists in a variety of media and price ranges. Perfect for finding unusual and thoughtful gifts for all of the special people in your life, especially those with a love for uncommon goods. Artitudes is stocked with a seemingly endless variety of gifts--from jewelry, to handmade clothing and objets d'art.

Gifts + Home

Karma Fine Crafts

Karma is a curated, eclectic boutique like no other store in Newton. Owned by Phuni Kim Meston, a native of the Himalayas region of Ladakh, India, every object in Karma has a story. Phuni travels around the world, building relationships with talented artists and sourcing unique pieces. Committed to supporting up-and-coming artists from marginalized communities, Phuni has a strong connection to female artisans from the Himalayas. Karma's thoughtful and unusual finds include clothing, home accessories, and jewelry.

Florist

Forevermark Flowers

It’s easy to spot (and covet) arrangements from Newton Centre's award-winning Forevermark Flowers. Inspired by classic Dutch Golden Age artwork, their signature designs are fabulously layered, textured, and styled. With every arrangement its own work of art, it comes as no surprise that Forevermark Flowers received the 2021 Best of Boston Award for wedding arrangements. Forevermark's goal is simple: to bring the joy of floral arrangements to everyday life. You can see their wide selection of spring arrangements on their website, which can be picked up or delivered!

Gifts + Home

Greentail Table

Greentail Table in Nonantum is a Best of Boston Winner for Best Entertaining Essentials and a destination resource for modern tableware and gifts for pretty much any occasion. Much of the store's merchandise changes with the seasons, keeping pace with the shifting needs of entertaining and gift-giving. As a result, Greentail Table always seems to carry just what you need, just when you need it. Shop online or in-store, and they offer fast shipping too!

Specialty

Colonial Drug

Colonial Drug is the only shop in the area specializing in hard-to-find scents, soaps, fine imported European spa, hair, body, and shaving products. A Frequent BEST of BOSTON Winner/Hall of Fame Recipient, this little shop has been owned by the same family since 1947, and is a Newton landmark. Stop in, or give them a call if there's a special fragrance you'd like-- with their walls lined with perfumes, colognes, shaving accessories, and more, chances are they'll have it! Colonial Drug, originally from Harvard Square, is located at 350 Watertown Street in Nonantum. Inquiries & orders by phone: (617) 965-2221; or email: 1000scents@colonialdrug.com.