(11.24) Of course you should shop at local businesses — every day, all year long. If you want to live in a neighborhood with a bookstore, you have to shop in that bookstore. That’s the only way this works. (There are two independent bookstores in Wayland Square.)
Seen here is a T-shirt at the new Frog & Toad on Westminster Street where they have tons of stocking stuffers, but also bigger items like scarves, and some real swell cross-body bags and other totes.
Or head over to the shops on Hope Street. Don’t miss Stock Culinary Goods for the cooks and eaters on your list. Check out the silicone cap snafflers (below). They work and they look cool. And I’m a sucker for packaging . . . and spices.
And then there’s Wickenden Street . . . and Westminster Street and the Arcade downtown. Pick up that special one-of-a-kind item and keep your money in the state!