Time’s a ticking! Still have shopping to do? Here is our list of suggestions for some serious stocking stuffing and last minute gift ideas:
Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) This is a perfect spot to pick up something for your sister, girlfriend, mom or yourself and Christmas is no exception. Ku De Ta style expert Laura can offer up some amazing suggestions like Alex and Ani, Ari earings, and designer jewelry pieces perfect for everyone on your list.
Dew Luxe (36 A Street) has high end candles on hand perfect for the hostess with the mostess, as well as designer handbags and shoes for those you’d like to splurge on! Don’t forget their whistle necklaces too!
Pretty Reckless (485 East Broadway) started by two sisters that combined their two fashion senses to open up this women’s contemporary clothing, Pretty Reckless features a mixture of women’s bohemian and rocker clothing, with outerwear, jeans, sweaters, T-shirts, tops, dresses, skirts, accessories and more. Gift cards are available too!
Best Dressed (489 East Broadway) If you’re anything like us, you hate to wear the same dress twice in public. We realize that sounds ridiculous. (Who do we think we are? Beyonce?) Anyway, two beautiful sisters from Salem, MA were also sick of spending crazy money on dresses for weddings and special occasions and opened a boutique called Best Dressed that lets you rent designer dresses at a fraction of the cost! They also offer helpful styling tips to make sure your look your best! Well, guess what? They opened up a second location in Southie! Woohoo! Located at 489 East Broadway (right next to Pretty Reckless), Best Dressed features beautiful dresses to rent and an amazing selection of jewelry to buy (we’re talking less than $40)! Best Dressed also offers
Beauty Bar (699 East Broadway) is chockfull of amazing last minute gift ideas from jewelry to hair products. They also have 02127 wine glasses and Entering Southie canvas wine bags!
Noted (525 East First Street) has beautiful scented candles like Sea Salt Sage, Blackberry Wood, White Tea Lavender, and Fraser Fir. Diffusers and reeds are also available in the same scents, and are made by hand. Noted holiday hours are 3pm-7pm.
Market Studio (661 East Broadway) has gorgeous custom made baskets featuring items like orchids, wine, cheese and candles. They’ll even deliver them for you in South Boston!
Wears + Wares (634 East Broadway) has gifts galore from lovely candles, gorgeous serving trays, drinkware and more!
Neatly Nested (373 West Broadway) has a line of “Southie” home goods like mugs, trays, and signs!
Brining Up Baby (663 East Broadway) has a beautiful selection of children’s clothing, toys, and books. Perfect for all the little children on your list!
Wink Eyecare (647 East Broadway) has gift certificates! Give the gift of better vision or a better pair of frames. Wink also has a great selection of sunglasses too! Right now Wink Eyecare has a holiday special going on with Revitalash! When you buy both Revitalash and Revitabrow, you get the primer/mascara (normally $35) for FREE!
Ladder 19/Engine 2 (K Street Firehouse) is stocked with hoodies, t-shirts, and caps just in time for Christmas! Stop by on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday! Tell ‘em Caught in Southie sent you!
C2 Pilates (844 Summer Street) Channel your inner dancer at beat barre. Designed to lengthen your muscles, barre is a fusion of pilates, dance, and yoga choreographed to music and done at the ballet barre. This all over work-out will lift your butt, carve your abs and tone your legs and arms. Be prepared to use balls, bands and weights to achieve ultimate results. Stop by and pick up a gift card or sign up for yourself!
Handlebar (141 Dorchester Ave) Get ready to pedal your way to lean and mean – think 600 calories in 45 minutes . The Handle Bar, Southie’s first ever indoor cycling studio has opened its doors. Located in the Macallen Building, The Handle Bar houses 30 bikes, a reception area, cubbies for riders, and two restrooms. This high energy, fat-burning workout is a great addition to your fitness routine and is the perfect cure for workout boredom – it’s a party on a bike with a top of the line sound system, mood lighting and motivating instructors. For more information on gift cards visit here!
East Side Yoga and Fitness – 584 East Broadway Enjoy new classes (hello, Pilates Fusion, old favorites like Hip Hop Yoga, and new instructors all season long. And be on the lookout out for a Southie favorite Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jessi. East Side Yoga and Fitness offers a range of classes, merchandise and gift cards, have a look at their website!
Regan’s Motivated Gym (315 West Broadway)Get Motivated! Regan’s has been proving itself as a butt-busting favorite since 2007. Located right on West Broadway, Regan’s prides itself on providing education on becoming both physically and mentally fit. The neighborhood gym offers more than 20 classes per week, including Spin, Core Blast, Strength and Conditioning, as well as Cardio Boxing. If you’re looking for an extra boost to blast through that fitness plateau, Regan’s also offers bootcamps three days per week for both members and non-members. Other exercise equipment and free weights are also available for those gym-goers who are just getting started with their new year’s fitness regiment. For more information visit www.regansmotivatedfitness.com or call 617-269-5555. Gift Certificates Available!
Boston Athletic Club (653 Summer Street) offers over 60 group fitness classes from spinning to yoga all under one roof! The BAC also has basketball, tennis and a swimming pool! A membership to this club can get anyone in shape! Check out their website here!
For the Adventurer:
Give the gift of climbing! Rock Spot Climbing – Southie’s indoor rock climbing facility – offers classes for all levels! Whether you’re a beginner or experienced climber, Rock Spot Climbing is THE spot to be! For more information visit here! Rock Spot Climbing also has digital gift cards!
Train like a pro at Peter Welch’s Gym (371 Dorchester Ave)! This Best of Boston of Winner features no-nonsense, down and dirty fighter conditioning classes that will get you in the best shape of your life. Peter Welch’s also has self-defense workshops, classes for kids and a full schedule of classes for all levels Gift cards available.
Food, Wine and Booze:
American Provisions (613 East Broadway) Have the experts at American Provisions whip you up a gorgeous basket of goodies that will surprise and delight!
Foodies (230 West Broadway) have plenty of food items for entertaining or creating a thoughtful basket!
Mayhew Wine Shop Nestled in the heart of Fort Point, Mayhew Wine Shop is like a candy shop for adults featuring an eclectic selection of wines, craft beers and cheese! Mayhew has gathered up a curated collection of wines in all price points perfect for gift giving! They also have canvas totes, gorgeous gift baskets and gift cards too!
Grand Ten Distillery (383 Dorchester Ave) How about a little alcohol distilled right here in Southie! A local favorite? South Boston Irish Whiskey! Check out their website for details!
Lincoln (425 West Broadway) This wildly popular South Boston hot spot offers up gift cards that will please anyone that loves delicious comfort food and fun cocktails.
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (412 West Broadway)This local favorite boasts over 25 types of tequila and has a menu bursting with deliciousness featuring items like fried rock shrimp, tenderloin steak skewers, tuna crude and tacos galore! Know what else will knock your socks off – Loco’s impressive new decor with its large wooden bar and lighting that creates a little ambiance.
Coppersmith (40 West Third Street)When you walk into Coppersmith you’re immediately in awe of the space itself. Reclaimed steel, restored brick, exotic woods, multiple skylights, exposed timbers, and glass garage doors combine to create an air of openness, warmth, and brightness you can’t find anyplace else in the city. After you catch your breath from just how beautiful the space is you’ll probably notice the food trucks. In addition to regular brunch and dinner menus Coppersmith has two food trucks with rotating menus. They also have a fun cocktail list!
Roza Lyons (709 East Broadway) This Southie hot spot features farm-to-table sandwiches and salads, healthy shareable plates, and an excellent selection of craft beer, wine and craft cocktails. The atmosphere is comfy cozy with the perfect blend of old and new!
Capo (443 West Broadway) Eh oh, hey! This spacious, warm and inviting restaurant features delicious Italian food, a comfortable atmosphere complete with extra-large fireplace, and extensive wine list. Make sure to check out their newest addition, a newly created downstair with a speak-easy vibe with live entertainment and bar!
Gather (75 Northern Ave.) Welcome to the future, guys. The big issue with gift cards during the holiday season is it sometimes seems impersonal and, let’s face it, the easy way out. Gather (75 Northern Ave.), one of our favorite spots for food & tasty drinks in the Seaport, is totally changing that. Gifters have the option for purchasing a physical gift card or e-gift certificate, delivered immediately to your loved one’s email address. (Hello, last minute gift idea.) Or you can choose to specifically purchase their (or even your own) favorite item of the menu!
Publico (11 Dorchester Street) Think globally inspired food, creative craft cocktails and an interior that is mid-century meets rustic. The menu features snacks like empanadas, tacos, and bacaliao fritters, pizzettas, small sharable plates of steamed mussels, ceviche, and larger plates like steak frites, bolognese and mahi mahi! Everyone would love a Publico Gift Card!
Fat Baby (118 Dorchester Street) Southie’s newest eating and drinking spot is serving up sushi and tropical cocktails! A gift card from Fat Baby would make anyone happy!
ISlide USA – www.islideusa.com One of our favorite local companies, ISlide USA lets you customize the most comfortable pair of slides imaginable! We love them! A gift card to ISlide USA is the perfect way to say Merry Christmas!
Gift Certificate Specials:
The Punk & Poet (685 East Broadway) if you spend a $50 at this local favorite, you’ll get $10!
The Broadway is offering a sweet deal! Buy a $50 gift card & get a $10 bonus card free. Buy a $100 gift card & get a H A T for free (or 2 $10 bonus cards!)
Stephi’s in Southie (130 Dorchester Ave) You’ll get a bonus $25 gift card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy at Stephi’s where the dining by the fireplace is always warm and cozy!
Paramount (667 East Broadway) Paramount is offering a $25 Gift Card for every $100 worth of Gift Cards you buy! Perfect for stuffing stockings with or for a little “Merry Christmas” to yourself!
Pamper and Groom:
Indulge (637 East Broadway) Treat someone special to a little indulgence. They deserve it right? Right now they are running some amazing specials and they can customize a gift certificates. Treat yourself to one too!
The Beauty Bar (699 East Broadway) The Beauty Bar is a new Southie favorite and has an amazing section of jewelry, accessories and gift ideas. They also have gift cards and if You purchase $100 worth of gift cards, you’ll get a $20 for free! Sweet!
Let the beauty experts of Nurture Salon and Spa (127 L Street)customized a beautiful basket of luxurious products for you someone on your list.
Luxury Box (500A East Broadway) Who says a guy doesn’t like a little pampering? Pick him up a gift certificate for a hair cut and a hot shave. The grooming experts at the Luxury Box will clean him up real nice!
Everyone needs to decompress around this time of year. Give the gift of yoga! Most studios are running specials and promos this time of year!
Radiant Yoga (516 East Second Street) – ask about their special class packs !
East Side Yoga and Fitness (584 East Broadway) – East Side’s will host a special flash sale this week! Enjoy a 5 pack of classes for just $65! On Friday, December 23 for 24 hours only, purchase your 5-pack of classes online! One per client.
We’re positive that there are plenty of people on your list that would love the gift of Southie pride! Make up a basket of Southie t-shirts or sweatshirts, add a few scratch tickets and maybe a jug of their favorite poison.
Southie’s Own (396 West Broadway) A local favorite, this store has plenty of special gift ideas. Everything from Irish knit sweaters, to scally caps from Ireland to Irish step dancer ornaments.