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 Mother's Day gifts--from jewelry, to handmade clothing and objets d'art--it's a mecca of Mother's Day finds!
Blondie Salon & Spa
There's a new salon in Newton Centre, and just looking at the photos on its Instagram page, we're getting some serious hair envy. Blondie Salon moved from its Newton 4 Corners location to its new digs at 9 Beacon Place--between Tatte & Sherwin Williams, (with its entrance in the Pelham Street Municipal Lot.) They're loving being in the "center" of things so much that they're renovating their spa, which will be opening soon. Purchase mom a gift certificate on their website, and if she's a new customer, there's $20 off her first Blondie experience.
What's Mother's Day without flowers? Any event planner in the greater Boston area is familiar with Newtonville's award-winning Floristika Studio, and their stunning floral arrangements, but,did you know that this local gem also creates and delivers arrangements to Newton and its surrounding towns? For Mother's Day they have garden style bright and neutral mixes of premium seasonal blooms such as peonies, ranunculus, novelty tulips, roses, hellebore etc. Floristika is accepting orders for local delivery and studio pickup on Saturday, 5/7th and Sunday 5/8th. They're open 9AM-5PM or until sold out. Stock is limited, please place order online and either stop by their studio to pick up or schedule a delivery!
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. The shop has so many great gifts for moms that it even offers a Mother's Day gift guide for picking out just the right gift for the moms in your life. Whether she's a nature lover, home chef, loves to entertain, or just deserves some products for a bit of pampering, Greentail Table's got it! Shop online or instore. And if your mom isn't local, they offer fast shipping too!
Lotus & Lettuce
We just love this new hyper-local, sustainable florist who is quickly capturing lots of attention in our Garden City. Susie Margolin, an Auburndale resident, grows her gorgeous flowers from seed (in Newton) and then arranges these home-grown bouquets in vintage vases which she scouts out and snaps up. While she has already sold out of summer subscriptions, she is offering a perfect mother's day present: one of her most premium vintage vessels to give to mom now, along with a gift certificate for a dahlia design to fill the vessel in the fall! Better hurry before they're gone, too! Email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Off Our Rocker Cookies
Super cookies? Groovy granola? These vegan, plant based, gluten free products are addictive, filling, nutritious superfoods, and a healthy grab and go for Moms or anyone racing around. We're hooked on the sweet-potato based cookies for a quick breakfast, pre/post workout snack. A handful of Hippie Cratic Oats granola on top of yogurt is pretty perfect, too. Orders placed by Fri, May 6 at noon available for pick up on Saturday, May 7th at the Dunn-Gaherin’s outdoor market in Newton Upper Falls from 11-3. Mom's Day promos: (while they last): A dozen cookies along with their “Does the food in my bag make my ass look big” bag ($36) or two bags of granola and an “Off Our Rocker and Lovin’ It” mug ($24).
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 Mother's Day. Beth has created lots of options but we can't seem to get past the Mother's Day Bundle--a trio of chocolate-y treats, including a 15-piece box of assorted chocolates, a hand-painted pink and red Raspberry Chocolate Bar, and a solid chocolate heart lollipop. Peruse the options on Beth's website, place your order, and pick up in Newton Highlands. If your mom isn't local, Beth ships, too, for orders placed by May 2!
Cardio High, an exercise studio located in Auburndale, specializes in low impact, High Intensity Interval Training. Classes are designed for all levels of fitness, and are held in-studio, outdoors, or on Zoom. Get and stay in shape in a non-competitive environment where the workouts are always friendly, supportive, and never boring. Cardio High also offers private and semi-private sessions, providing the option to train with friends and family. Classes are a perfect Mother's Day gift, for those interested in improving their fitness!
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, and perfect for finding gifts for mom!
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 or card. And for Mother's Day, it's one of Newton's prime shopping destinations. Known for their voluminous card racks and gifts for any occasion, this local gem is a one-stop shop for everything you need for Mother's Day!
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.
This sweet little shop, tucked away on Union Street in Newton Centre, has perfect gifts for Mother's Day. Their exquisite French macarons pull in all of spring's brightest colors while 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 thoughtfully gift-wrapped in their distinctive boxes worthy of a Mother's Day presentation. Shop online or stop into their Newton Centre store!
Better Life Food
Don't stop at the pansy shortbread cookies! In addition to sweet cookies topped with edible pansies for Mother's Day, Better Life Food has savory prepared meals, giving families a break from meal prep when life gets busy. Stocking the freezer with frozen entrees (chicken pot pies, lasagnas, stews, and more) is a perfect way to give mom (or yourself) needed nights off from dinner duty during the busy weeks ahead. Items can be ordered online and picked up Mon-Fri from 11-4 at their Nonantum Kitchen. You can also find Better Life Food at the outdoor Dunn-Gaherin's Market on May 7th from 11-3--just in time for Mother's Day!
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 for Mother's Day. 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: email@example.com.
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. What a perfect mission for Mother's Day-- to bring joy to all of the moms who work to create joy for their families every other day of the year! You can see their wide selection of spring arrangements on their website, which can be picked up or delivered!
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 Mother's Day. For the full experience, stop in and shop in person! Phuni JUST returned from a trip to India and has brought back a wealth of new merchandise which moms all over Newton will love!
Newton Open Studios
There's a springtime ritual in Newton where artists and makers throughout the city open their doors, and invite the community to see and purchase their works. This year, Newton Open Studios is April 29 & 30. Visit the Newton Open Studios site, and peruse participating artists and artisans, and their works, including fine art, ceramics, hand crafted items, jewelry, wearable art, and more. Half the fun of Newton Open Studios is discovering all of Newton's talented makers!