Clothing + Jewelry
The Silver Woman
Newton's must visit destination for value-priced artisan jewelry that can be dressed up or down, layered, or worn as single pieces. Don’t let the name fool you--while The Silver Woman has silver pieces, it also boasts jewelry created from semiprecious stones, pearls, metals like brass and aluminum, as well as gold-plated work. Some of our favorites are colorful pieces by well-known designer Ayala Bar. Known for its exemplary service, this woman-owned and operated jewelry store works with customers to help them find exactly what they're looking for. Styles range from classic to contemporary. Mon – Sat, 10-5:30
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: email@example.com
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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.
Gifts + Home
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing + Jewelry
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.
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
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.
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. 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.
Lynne's Vintique curates local food and vintage finds. It's Newton's go-to source for truly local raw honey, and offers regular specials on her fun food items. Those in the know in Newton also flock to her store in the Echo Bridge Antique Malls for Boston's Dean's Beans Coffee, and 100% natural Wise Mouth Teas (available at a price below what you can find in grocery stores.)
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
This sweet little shop, tucked away on Union Street in Newton Centre, has perfect gifts for celebrations or when you just want to treat yourself. Their exquisite French macarons pull in all of the season'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. Shop online or stop into their Newton Centre store!
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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.
Gorgeous artfully hand-crafted soaps & candles made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients. Perfect for gift-giving, hostess gifts, 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 even uses solar energy to power the studio in which it makes its products. It's a truly local business that you can feel great about supporting. Current Promotion: Free shipping in the US from now until the end of the year and Buy 3+ soaps and get a free soap dish or hemp sisal bag.
Stationery & Gifts
The Paper Mouse
As far as we’re concerned, there’s no place in Newton quite like The Paper Mouse. This magical gift and stationery shop is brimming with thoughtfully curated merchandise that inspires curiosity, puzzles, toys, books, writing implements, notebooks, and one of the best selections of cards in Newton. It also has gorgeous art prints—many of which were created by Newton resident & one of Oprah’s faves, Felix Doolittle, and other uber-talented artists on the Paper Mouse staff. They’re perfect for adding a touch of joy, color, and whimsy to any home.