Watch CBS News

Boston's Best Gift Shops For Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Get mom something special this year; after all, she has survived the snowiest winter Boston has ever seen. She deserves the best spring and start to summer ever. Treat her to a gift or card from one of these fabulous Boston based boutiques, or even better, take mom out for the day and shop at these boutiques with her in person! She will love the high quality, fun homewares sold by each of these venues.

Shake The Tree
(Photo Credit: Shake The Tree)

Shake the Tree
67 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-0484

Shake the Tree in Boston's North End has everything to make mom happy this Mother's Day. From cookbooks, to scarves and bags, to candles and perfumes, there is something to make every mom smile. Perfect the gift by topping it off with one of Shake the Tree's cute, creative cards. Plus, this adorable boutique is just around the corner from some of the city's best bakeries, so take your Mother's Day to the next level by pairing your gift from Shake the Tree with some cannolis from Mike's Pastry or Bova's Bakery!

(Photo Credit: Follain)

53 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 284-7078

Treat your mom to some high quality wellness products with her health, the environment and the local economy in mind. Follain, with locations in the South End and Wellesley, specializes in all natural, sustainable bath and beauty products, including things every mom will love like candles, luxurious bath butters, exfoliants and beautifully packaged artisan soaps. Follain's products provide a new, fresh way of thinking about spring. Refresh with their lovely, locally-made products.

Flat Of The Hill
(Photo Credit: Flat Of The Hill)

Flat of the Hill
60 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 619-9977

For more than 17 years, Flat of the Hill has been one of Beacon Hill's most charming boutiques. With delicate floral notecards and bright colored jewelry, this is the perfect place to get a gift for a mom that is excited for summer! They have a classic, preppy, feminine aesthetic, so it is a great place to find gifts for women of all ages. They also have a great selection of home decor items and knick knacks for moms that claim to already have too much jewelry.

Related:  Boston Area's Best Candy Shops

Cambridge Naturals
(Photo Credit: Cambridge Naturals)

Cambridge Naturals
Porter Square Shopping Center
23 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-4452

Cambridge Naturals is a great place to pick up gifts for a mom that is interested in health and fitness. Right in the heart of Porter Square, Cambridge Naturals offers a variety of glass water bottles, eco friendly yoga mats, soy candles, tea and even potted plants! At Cambridge Naturals it is easy to find an unique gift that your mom will never suspect - hydrangea scented body lotion made right on Cape Cod? Sounds perfect!

Black Ink
101 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-3883

Mom's with a sense of humor will love a ironic or goofy gift from Black Ink. Black Ink's tagline, "unexpected necessities," describes their wares perfectly. From quirky office supplies to magnets and note cards, Black Ink has quite an array of both functional and just-for-fun items that make the perfect gift for a small, but important holiday like Mother's Day.

Related: Ask A Boston Expert: Hottest Trends This Spring

Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.