Goods That Do Good - Holiday Shopping on Dec. 10
Dec 8: 4-7; Dec 9: 10-2; Dec 10: 9-12
Did you know that there’s a women’s clothing store right in Newton selling quality donated clothing and accessories to help students lacking resources achieve their dream of attending college? It’s called ThreadED: Fashion for a Future, and while they have a booming presence online, they rarely open for in-person shopping. Well, on December 8-10, ThreadED is flinging open its doors and welcoming shoppers in for a winter sale. Its racks are stocked with winter sweaters, coats, dresses, scarves and more—with each sale directly supporting Boston-area youth. It’s a great opportunity to bump up your wardrobe a notch, knowing that every purchase supports under-resourced Boston area students. Shop their big Winter Sale at 813 Washington Street, Newtonville
Open Tues- Sun until Christmas. Promotion is Sat/Sun Dec 10/11: 12-5
Newton is now home to its first zero-waste refillery, Fulfilled Goods! With the feel of a general store (it's gorgeous), and a mission to reduce waste and deliver value, this new addition to Newtonville has a huge selection of products--from pantry items to households goods, and personal care products. There’s also a collection of locally-made sustainable products perfect for holiday gift-giving. Owner Shara Ertel is donating 10% of sales throughout the 12/10-12/11 weekend to Welcome Home. Bring your own containers to fill up, and if you don't happen to have any, there's an assortment of sanitized ones at the front of the store for you. 612 Washington Street, across from Whole Foods, in Virtuous Tea's former space.
Derby Farm Flowers
Open Mon-Sat., including 10-5 on Sat., Dec 10.
Offering gorgeous bespoke floral arrangements, hostess gifts, table décor, and inspired-by-nature home accessories, Derby Farm Flowers is a one-stop home resource for the holidays. Offering all of the just-right touches for creating warm, welcoming homes and purchasing thoughtful gifts, Derby Farm’s flower arrangements recently made it onto the pages of Vogue. This woman-owned and operated shop in Newton Centre is also a 1% FOR THE PLANET BUSINESS—donating 1% of its annual sales to environmental causes. 1280 Centre Street.
Sat. Dec 10, 10:30-12
Welcome Home, a Newton-based nonprofit that distributes like-new donated household items to local families experiencing hardship, is also taking part in the Goods That Do Good event. From 10:30-12 on December 10th this home goods pantry in West Newton will accept drop-offs of new or like-new blankets to keep those in need warm this winter. For those interested in their work and new facility, volunteers will also be on hand to provide tours. Preferred blanket sizes are: full, queen, or king. Blankets can be new or used, with no stains or rips. 1191 Washington Street REAR (entrance on Dunstan Street), West Newton.
Open Mon-Sat. including 8-4 on Sat. Dec 10th
Where else in Newton can you pick up a custom-made sandwich, coffee, your Stillman Farm’s farm share, Cape Ann Fresh Catch fish share, craft beer, wine, freshly prepared foods for easy dinners, make arrangements to have your next event catered, and get reusable take out containers with your to-go orders? Only Judith’s Kitchen in West Newton (next door to Blue Ribbon Barbeque). Stop by on Saturday form 8-4 to support this local independent shop with its great food and mission of sustainability. Not for nothing, but they compost too…1371 Washington St., West Newton.
Open Mon-Sat., including 10-5 on Sat., Dec 10.
It’s easy to spot flower arrangements from Forevermark Flowers of Newton Centre. Inspired by classic Dutch Golden Age artwork, their signature arrangements are fabulously layered, textured, and exquisitely styled. It comes as no surprise that Forevermark Flowers received the 2021 Best of Boston Award for its wedding arrangements. Owner Vivian is known for her generosity and good works throughout the community—from donating floral centerpieces to the Newton Food Pantry gala, to making donations to PTO fundraisers, and providing flowers to bereaved families without resources, she gives back to the community in meaningful ways. For the holidays Forevermark Flowers has a special liquor license, allowing them to create spectacular floral gift baskets with bottles of wine or bubbly. Shop on-line or in-person at 562 Commonwealth Ave, across from Blacker’s Bakeshop.
Open 7 Days a Week Until Christmas, including 10-6 on Sat Dec 10
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. It’s a treasure trove for home décor, entertaining pieces, gifts, and everything you need for the holidays. Most products are handcrafted of natural and sustainable materials, and it carries fair trade merchandise from underdeveloped countries, while also featuring local makers. From December 9-11 Greentail Table is donating 10% of all sales to Welcome Home.
Fri. Dec 9: 11-2 by appointment
Artfully hand-crafted soaps & candles made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients. Perfect for gift-giving and to treat yourself. The cold process soaps are created from local ingredients when possible, including lavender and other botanicals grown in the gardens of this Newton business. Container candles are hand-poured from 100% American soy wax and the pillar candles are a blend of soy and beeswax. Wicks are cotton and burn clean for hours and hours. &Soaps is an environmentally-friendly company that takes sustainability seriously--steering clear of plastics and petroleum by-products, and using solar energy to power its studio. Shopping hours by appointment on Friday, December 9th. Saturday owner, Meiera will be at the Boston Women’s Market at Time Out Market in Boston, and on Sunday at the JCC Hanukkah Market.
Open 7 days/week, including 10-8 on Sat. Dec 10
This woman owned and operated indie bookstore in Newton Centre is committed to building community through its books and offerings that bring people together. Closed during the pandemic, Newtonville Books survived because of the steadfast commitment of its customers’ support, including their purchase of gift cards. Back stronger than ever, Newtonville Books has resumed its events, book launches, and readings. With a commitment to bringing in new titles that reflect the growing diversity of Newton's population, Newtonville Books is a welcoming space filled with books, stationery, cards, and gifts. As part of the “Goods That Do Good” shopping event, Newtonville Books is featuring a sustainable kitchen gift bag, containing a host of items for zero waste enthusiasts. 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre