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Holiday Shopping In Boston

It is called ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for a reason and part of the joy of the season is expressing our gratitude to others, often in the form of gifts.

Smiling couple holding shopping bags

It is a tradition thousands of years old. The Romans did it, the Biblical Magi, Good King Wenceslas and Saint Nicholas did it. Today, like in times gone by, it is still a delight when we find that perfect gift for the people on our list.

Shopping in Boston is a unique experience. Our winding walkways, long boulevards and cobblestone lanes offer one-of-kind-shops and specialty stores that make it easy to get into the spirit of the season. So, take your time, stroll the streets and discover the magic of Boston at Christmastime.

The Boston Park Plaza is the perfect place to call home during your visit, as the best shopping in Boston is just minutes away. Here are some of our favorite places.


One of our most walkable shopping districts is Newbury Street. Boston is renowned for beloved independent retailers and this area is home to many of our finest. In addition to one-of-a-kind stores, the street welcomes iconic, national and international brands as well. Just five minutes from the property, it is a wonderful place to begin your seasonal shopping.

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Shop at Shake the Tree for handmade gifts and more. Photo ©


One of the most charming parts of our city is the North End. Boston shopping is all about great neighborhoods and this historic part of town is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Its streets and lanes are full of shops, boutiques and galleries waiting to be discovered. Start at one of the many Italian cafes for a warm beverage and begin to explore. Salmagundi for fine hats, Shake the Tree for handmade gifts and Sedurre, an award-winning boutique are great options. The North End is also renowned for its fantastic Italian restaurants. From unique wine and food stores to curated gift shops and specialty retailers, you are bound to find something just right for your friends, family, and maybe even something for yourself.

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Holiday shopping at Prudential Center. Photo ©


The selection of malls in Boston are as distinctive as our city. Located in the Back Bay area, The Prudential Center is one of the most popular, with a wealth of shops, dining options and public art. Explore stores such as Ann Taylor, Kate Spade and Aritzia. Drop into Swarovski for a dazzling creation or visit Shinola Detroit for handmade, made-in-America gifts. From beauty and accessories to shoes and books, it is easy to spend hours exploring here.


In addition to the Prudential Center, Boston has several historic shopping locations. Two of the most renowned are Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, with buildings that date back centuries. Specialty foods, pottery, books and hand-made jewelry make up just some of the hundreds of stores and kiosks to explore. It is the perfect place to find something for that hard-to-please person on your list.

Boston retailers are committed to offering a safe shopping environment. Please follow in-store protocols and enjoy the season.

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