Show Newton's Small Businesses some L-O-V-E
Who wouldn't want to bring a breath of fresh air and coastal tranquility into their home? Newtonville's newest boutique, Anchor'd, does just that. Its specialty is coastal home decor and handmade organic bath and body wellness products. This woman-owned and operated business carefully curates calming, wellness-inducing products for any home, to help restore inner peace. With each purchase, the owner, a survivor of sexual and domestic assault, assists in the post trauma care of other assault survivors. Anchor'd has lots of gifts for Valentine's Day, from puffy soft pillows, to gently scented candles, calming bath salts, soft wavy blankets and more. Shop on-line or in-store, and, if you'd like, pick up your purchases at WinterFEST on February 13th in Newton Centre. ALL WELLNESS PRODUCTS: BUY ONE GET ONE THRU FEB 15!
Better Life Food
This Valentine's Day, Nonantum caterer Better Life Food is a one-stop shop for all of the pink, sprinkled, and frosted goodness imaginable. They're featuring Valentine cookie decorating kits with bags of tinted homemade buttercream frosting and lots and lots of colorful sprinkles. But don't stop there! Grab some chocolate whoopie pies and other desserts for the three day Valentine's weekend! And for families weary of cooking, perhaps the best gift of all is to stock your freezer with Better Life Food's frozen casseroles, empanadas, and other savory dinners so you can grab a break from cooking whenever you need it! For the best selection order online and pick up your order at WinterFEST directly from Better Life Food--they'll have a tent set up at the pop up market!
Colonial Drug is the only shop in the area specializing in hard-to-find scents, shaving products, soaps, and fine imported European toiletries. 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. Peruse some of their offerings on Instagram, stop in, or give them a call if there's something special you're looking for and can't seem to find anywhere else. With their walls lined with perfumes, colognes, shaving accessories, and more, chances are they'll have it! Colonial Drug, originally from Harvard Square, LOVES their new home in the Lake (Nonantum Village)! It's located at 350 Watertown Street in the village of Nonantum. Inquiries & orders by phone: (617) 965-2221; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Davio’s Chestnut Hill is pulling out all the stops on Valentine’s Day, with a menu that has us dreaming of a night—or maybe even three-- off from cooking. Davio’s pairs a state-of-the-art kitchen with exceptional restaurant design. The result? A warm, inviting dining roon, with exceptional food, drink and service by professional staff. On Valentine's weekend, (Feb. 12 -14), Davio's has a special three course prix fixe dinner menu for $95 per guest for dine in or to go. Menu includes: Cape Cod Oysters, Prosecco Mignonette and 8 oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon, Creamy Potatoes, Asparagus, Black Truffle Bearnaise as well as Caramel Cheesecake; Flourless Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Coulis; & a Red Velvet Macaron for dessert! (See website for full menu.) For reservations or to order for pick up call 617.738.4810. Davio's also has gift cards available to tuck into cards for special valentines.
Even with all of the incoming Valentine's Day sweets and treats there's still plenty of time to get in great shape for spring and Figurella can help. Their low impact exercise program, innovative body toning treatments, and nutrition advice offer visible results. For Valentine's Day treat yourself (or someone you ♥ ) to a 3 session trial package for newbies which includes bubble workouts and oxygen bath.
Frost & Float Spa
West Newton Square
Frost and Float Spa is a wellness spa dedicated to improving physical and mental health and overall wellness. Sore from an intense work out? Need to totally relax? Head to Frost and Float! Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities—Clients report less pain and inflammation, better mood, faster healing of chronic skin conditions and burning more calories after cryotherapy sessions. Floatation therapy is a zero-gravity environment in which your mind and body completely relax, recover, and reset. The infrared sauna is a hit during winter, helping enhance blood circulation, detox the body and boost the immune system. Frost and Float's Valentine’s specials are on sale on their website, under each service category. Sale sessions expire 40 days from purchase and are great for you, your valentine or a shared wellness experience with galentines and valentines!
Hedgehog Belly Designs
With a name like Hedgehog Belly, you just know that this sweet little children’s shop nestled in the village of Newton Highlands is going to be something really special—and it is. Hedgehog Belly carries its own collection of handmade childrenswear, designed in house, and ethically produced entirely in Massachusetts. Their soft, cozy, fabrics are selected with children in mind, while their designs are thoughtful, creative, and have a flair that you just can’t find with mass-produced clothing. Hedgehog Belly also carries a carefully curated collection of open-ended toys, gifts, books and accessories that will bring losts of smiles on Valentine’s Day—or any day, for that matter. Hedgehog Belly shares its shop with artisan jewelry designer Garcia Cristina, and together they host numerous local, woman-owned, small brands that offer products from candles to handbags to antiques! Shop in-store or online!
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. She is committed to supporting up-and-coming artists from marginalized communities, with a strong connection to female artisans from the Himalayas. Karma's thoughtful and unusual finds are perfect gifts for special occasions like Valentine's Day. For the full experience, stop in and shop in person! Karma is currently holding a sale of up to 50% off winter clothing and 20% off of handbags. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 11th Karma is hosting Sueños Chocolate, a chocolatier specializing in vegan dark chocolates.
New England Country Mart
**For Super Bowl Sunday** Order BY NOON on Feb 13th and have your gameday snacks or meal delivered in time for kick off! This local, family-owned grocery delivery service, offers Free, Next Day and Same Day Delivery to Greater-Boston and Metro-West and across Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard (seasonal). This ♥ Day, they're delivering everything you need from gourmet, home-cooked meals, wine, and Will you be my Valentine Gift Baskets** and locally designed floral arrangement from Newtonville's Centre Pieces Design. (**$5 of every Valentine's Gift basket sold will be donated to The One By One Project.
If lobster is on your list for Valentine's Day then local fish market & restaurant Steamers has exactly what you're looking for. Steamers does fresh local fish, and no one does it better. (Have you tried their over-stuffed lobster rolls? Swoon...) Their two special lobster dinners for pick up on Feb. 14th:
🦞 LOBSTAH IS FOR LOVERS
-2 lobstah rolls
-4 jumbo shrimp w/ cocktail sauce
-2 small clam chowders
🦞 TAKE & BAKE TWIN STUFFED LOBSTERS Just $85 and get 2 complimentary small lobster bisques!
Lobsters are local Maine hard shelled. Place orders by 8 PM Fri. Feb 11th by phone. Dine local this ❤️Day & don’t let this great deal get away! Phone: (617) 244-9155
This sweet little shop, tucked away on Union Street in Newton Centre, has perfect gifts for all of your valentines. Their exquisite French macarons and melt-in-your-mouth alfajores (South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies), are favorites with foodies and available in a wide variety of creative flavors. (Ummm, honey lavender macarons? Alfajores dipped in white chocolate? Swoon...) Purchases are gift wrapped in boxes worthy of any special occasion, including festive options for Valentine's Day. Whether you're getting a gift for your sweetie, sending a surprise to a college student, or giving a thank you to a favorite teacher, Woops! has Valentine's Day covered. Shop online or stop in!
Have you been looking for that special hair stylist who can bring your hair to a whole new level while not breaking the bank in the process? Well, we found her. Rebecca Sharac ("BEX") opened up shop in Newton during the pandemic, and has now opened her schedule to new clients. Her specialty is customized creative color for discerning women, and her following of devotees stretches to all corners of Massachusetts. Located in a private suite in the "My Salon Suite" building in Nonantum, BEX offers a safe, soothing environment where she does her magic on hair--one customer at a time. Now through the end of February, NEW clients receive 20% off of their first color service. Check out her work on instagram @hairbyrex and treat yourself this Valentine's Day by booking an appointment with BEX on her website!
You can smell the heavenly scent of chocolate just passing by cacao, a dreamy chocolate, nut and dried fruit shop in the village of Newton Highlands. Opening at the beginning of the pandemic by Leo Baez, an emigrant from the Dominican Republican, Cacao sets the bar high for premium chocolate. They're stocked with gifts sure to make any chocolate-loving valentine swoon--from over the top chocolate-covered strawberries, to heart-shaped boxes of assorted chocolates, packages of their renown drinking chocolate, and more. Shop online (or stop in) and pick up sweet gifts for all of your valentines--all beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving.
Craft Beer Cellar
For some, nothing says “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day like craft beer. Luckily, Newtonville is home to Craft Beer Cellar, the go-to spot for those who prefer to celebrate the holiday with a double IPA from an up and coming, out of the way brewery than with a bottle of Prosecco. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Prosecco...) We love that Craft Beer Cellar offers individual cans and bottles, so shoppers can build their own six packs with a custom selection. And, with over 800 curated craft beers in stock, the options are pretty much limitless. Mark, the owner of this small business, is ready to help you pull together a selection of beers that is sure to please. In addition to beer, Craft Beer Cellar carries wine, cider, sake, mead, and even kombucha. Stop in or shop online 24x7, with live inventory updates. Special orders and kegs sourced on request. Gift cards are available, too!
Derby Farm Flowers
Have you had the joy of stepping inside Newton Centre's new boutique florist and gift shop, Derby Farm Flowers? While their specialty is floral arrangements (and they are off-the-charts gorgeous) the shop also has a large array of botanical themed gifts, garden decor, and home accents. Oh, and Derby Farm carries cards, a chocolate line, and other goodies, too. It's truly a one-stop shop for Valentine's Day, and gift-giving! Use promotional code "AllOverNewton" for free delivery on your Valentine's flowers. (Derby Farm will deliver other merchandise too along with your flower order.) The shop will be open Sunday, February 13th (for pick-ups only) and on Monday, the 14th, for pick-up and delivery.
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. (It's also a top shopping spot for local interior designers.) Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Folklorica understands what sophisticated shoppers want, and delivers. Featuring the world's best fashions and top designers, Folklorica is a shopping destination for the greater Boston community, and perfect for finding gifts for all of your valentines!
Garcia Cristina designs artisanal sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone jewelry, blending old world grace with a contemporary flair. Her locally produced pieces are eye catching, comfortable to wear, and are offered at modest price points. From rings to necklaces and earrings, Garcia Cristina jewelry are must-have additions to any jewelry-lover’s wardrobe and are perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day. Her collection is extensive, and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, owner and designer Cristina can help create the perfect custom piece. Garcia Cristina is located at 1 Lincoln Street in the village of Newton Highlands. She shares her shop space with childrenswear designer Hedgehog Belly Designs, and regularly hosts other local artisans and entrepreneurs.
This Newton Highlands' sweet shop is a destination spot for candy lovers, and for Valentine's Day it just doesn't get any better. Select from one of their Valentine's Day specials, or stop in and create your own custom sweet gift, and shop their cards and curated gifts.
Pricing for items pictured: Gold ♥ Truffle Box-$28; Red ♥ Chocolate Box: $48; Heart Acrylic Box: $15; Giant Marshmallow Pop: $4.50; Square Box w/Foil ♥: $11; Chocolate Rose: $4.50; 4 Cocoa Bomb Box: $32; Candy Cones: $12. Call to order (617-965-7855), email with questions (email@example.com) or shop in person.
For your convenience, Indulge is also offering pick up at WinterFEST on Feb. 13th for Valentine's Day orders placed by midnight, Feb. 11th.
For those who want to give a valentine that makes a difference, Lochtree’s eco-friendly products are a perfect choice. Based out of Newton Highlands, this online business makes it easy for consumers to research and purchase carefully curated products that create positive environmental change. If your valentine (or you!) could use a little pampering, Kaolin Beauty’s Cheek & Lip Tint, Fask Mask, and Skin Luminizer, is a great self-care package. Or, if you’re in search of products for the kitchen and home, the Lobster Rope Doormat, Parisian-style net shopping bags, and Sweetgum Swedish dishcloths are great options! Lochtree is offering LoveFEST shoppers 15% of all purchases with code “LOVEFEST15”
What could be sweeter for Valentine's Day than a gift from Newton's only bookstore, Newtonville Books? This woman owned and operated indie bookstore in Newton Centre carries a huge selection of books, as well as cards and curated gifts. The shop is offering a special promotion for Valentine's Day--Purchase a Puzzle + + Book and receive a free Valentine's Day Card. Oh, and free gift wrapping is always included! Owner Mary Cotton is committed to bringing in new titles that reflect the growing diversity of Newton's population, and her shop hits all of the right notes. Browse titles online, or stop in to shop during WinterFEST. Open Tuesdays - Sundays.
The Paper Mouse
West Newton Square
A curated gift and stationery shop in W. Newton Square packed with lots and lots of thoughtful presents perfect for valentines of all ages. Explore and discover The Paper Mouse in person or online, including playful goodies that inspire curiosity, puzzles, toys, books, writing implements, notebooks, the best selection of cards in Newton, and so much more. The Paper Mouse offers just the thing you need - plus a few you didn’t know you were looking for! I've created a code for your readers if it's not too late to include. SPECIAL: 10% off your order with code: LOVEFEST. Valid online and in-store through Monday February 14th.
Did you know there’s an international award-winning chocolatier based in Newton? Beth’s Chocolate of Newton Highlands is a city treasure, and is stocked with chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Select from: Assorted Boxes of handcrafted chocolate bonbons; Raspberry Chocolate Bars; Heart Lollipops; A Valentine's Day Bundle (15-piece box of chocolates, Raspberry Chocolate Bar, and Heart Lollipop); French Hot Chocolate mix; and Tasting Bars. Just shop Featured Valentine’s Day Chocolates on website for local pickup or shipping. In the ORDER NOTES let Beth know when you’d like to pick up your chocolates, and if you’d prefer getting them at her home in Newton Highlands or at WinterFEST in Newton Centre on February 13th. Shop early for the best selection!
Christine's Day Spa
Some spas come and go, but Christine's Day Spa & Electrolysis has been in Newton Centre for almost 30 years, earning a reputation as the local go-to spot for much need pampering. With the launch of its in-house Boutique at the onset of Covid, Christine's has also become a shopping destination. With calming candles, soothing lip balms, fashion accessories, and more, the Boutique is making a big difference in Newton by generously donating a percent of its sales to local charities. (Last year, it gave over $9,000 to needy organizations!) This woman owned and operated small business continues its philanthropy into 2022, donating 20% of all Boutique purchases to the Newton Food Pantry during February. Shop the Boutique for Valentine's Day gifts in person at the spa or on their online store. Purchases can be delivered or picked up at the spa or at WinterFEST!
Crimson Petal Florist
Newton Upper Falls
Over the past 12 years, Crimson Petal has become Newton's go-to florist for events big and small, happy or sad, and special times when flowers are a must. Located on Needham Street, Crimson Petal was voted 2021’s Best Florist in Newton and received the Readers’ Choice Award for Regional Best Florist. Specializing in the freshest cut flowers from around the world, Crimson Petal has a walk-in cooler where customers can select their own blooms. Popular arrangements are posted on their website, but if you’d prefer a custom design, they are happy to create one for you! Crimson Petal carries houseplants, orchids, succulents, dish gardens, and also has candy, balloons and gifts. This Valentine's Day they are offering a vase of a dozen red roses and a box of gourmet truffles for $100. (This bundle is regularly priced at $120.) Make sure to order your Valentine’s Day flowers soon--they sell out every year!
Newton Centre's Farmstead Table is open Mon. Feb. 14 with a ♥ Dinner of Filet Mignon with Butter-Poached Lobster, Lobster Bisque, Oysters on the Half Shell, Creme Brulee & Chocolate Bread Pudding. If you'd rather dine at home on your schedule, pick their Valentine's meal kits at their restaurant on Sun. the 13th, during WinterFEST. Kit includes: Half Dozen Island Creek Oysters OR Baked Camembert-Rosemary, Onion Jam with a Baguette; Housemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter, Sage, Mascarpone, Amaretto Crumble OR Petit Filet with Butter-Poached Lobster, Robuchon Potatoes, Heirloom Carrots. Chocolate Bread Pudding with Cocoa Whipped Cream for 2 can be added on for $15. Choose one each appetizer and entree. Kits include videos on how to prepare. $100 (Filet Entree)/$75 (Ravioli Entree)- Serves 2. Wine and Dessert add-ons available. Call/email to order!
It’s easy to spot (and covet) a flower arrangement from the award winning Forevermark Flowers of Newton Centre. Their inspiration comes from classic Dutch Golden Age artwork, and their signature arrangements are fabulously layered, textured, and exquisitely 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 its wedding arrangements.
The goal of Forevermark Flowers is simple: to bring the joy of floral arrangements to everyday life. This Valentine’s Day we have the sense that Forevermark Flowers will be delivering joy to lots of households throughout Newton and beyond. You can see their varied selection of arrangements for your valentine on their website!
Greentail Table in Nonantum is a Best of Boston Winner for Best Entertaining Essentials and a destination resource for inspired modern tableware and gifts including Valentine’s, hostess, housewarming, wedding gifts and more.
It carries a myriad of gift options to help spread your Valentine love– cards, sweets like caramels, truffles and cookies, felt flowers, vases, soapstone hearts and animals, candles, as well as party napkins/plates and so much more!
You can shop Greentail Table in-person or online with the option to pick up in store at your convenience or at Newton Centre’s WinterFEST on February 13. Greentail Table also ships nationwide.
Just Next Door
Looking for that perfect card, small gift, or toy? Just Next Door in Auburndale has a huge selection of gifts and cards for everyone on your Valentine’s Day shopping lists. From toys, puzzles, sweet treats, clothing, fashion accessories, home accents, Newton-themed merchandise and more, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will never walk out of Just Next Door empty-handed. Shop in-person for the full experience, or see a sampling of some of their popular Valentine’s Day gifts on-line by clicking their ALL Over Newton landing page. Place orders easily by giving them a call at: (617) 965-6797.
Newton Upper Falls
Lynne has an eye for local foods that are must-haves for fun occasions, and elevate ordinary pantry staples to foods worth savoring. We met her last year when she sold colossal-sized, outrageously delicious, made-in-NH decorated fortune cookies for Valentine's Day. We then learned she stocks truly local honey, roasted Dean's Bean Coffee, drinking chocolate, teas. and even virgin, cold-pressed olive oil. Lynne has restocked the cookies, and has other local delectables perfect for gifts for all of your special valentines! Pop in and visit Lynne in person at the Echo Bridge Mall, and peruse her offerings, as well as her collectibles and antiques. Or get in touch by text: 617-831-3781 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 2 sizes of fortune cookies: Huge, which are fist-sized are $50/sleeve with 6 cookies/sleeve & colossal, which are $65/sleeve for 5 cookies.
Revolve Boutique focuses on gently-worn women's clothing with well known and high fashion names, at affordable prices. Nestled into Union Street in Newton Centre, it's packed with clothing for all sizes, shapes, and budgets. This boutique is driven by providing everyone with affordable access to quality clothing. And, by focusing on sustainable reuse, Revolve is doing its part to make the world a little greener. This Valentine's Day enter code "LoveFEST" for 10% off of purchases. (Yes, including that to-die-for red leather bag in the photo--swoon.) Shop on-line or stop in--Revolve is packed with perfect gifts for your valentine--or for you!
Vinodivino - Newton
Whether you're looking for the perfect wine to pair with a homemade romantic dinner, a nightcap after a night on the town, or a wine to sip while you're making dinner, Vinodivino has you covered. Their friendly staff are always eager to share their knowledge and help select the perfect wine, local beer, or small batch spirit. Vinodivino has offerings at all price points for all budgets, and are great at pointing you to tasty and satisfying options that won't break the bank. Their discount purchasing program is also a huge win for us--they track customer purchases, and earned discounts are directly applied to purchases (yay!) Located in Newton Highlands or shop online with easy pick-up and delivery options available.