Best of Boston

BEST Gifts

1989 BEST Gifts, for Women



Victorian picture frames, frilly froufrous, sugar and spice and everything nice. read more»

1988 BEST Gifts, for Yups

The Nature Company

Boston, Concord

Ecologically correct and perfectly meaningless. read more»

1987 BEST Gifts

La Ruche


Perfect presents for the preppy wedding. read more»

1987 BEST Gifts, Baby and Children

The Shepherd and the Lamb


One-stop source for books, music, toys, cards, and cunning cotton clothes. read more»

1985 BEST Gifts

Women’s Educational & Industrial Union


Diversity, quality, and reasonable prices make this a winner. read more»

1984 BEST Gifts

La Ruche


Irresistible objets. Second year in a row. read more»

1983 BEST Gifts, Last Minute

Aerial Lobster, Inc.

East Boston

Curt Smalzel, the Cohasset “Lobster King” (as he’s known around his hometown), has turned this concession around. In summer, fresh crustaceans from Scituate and Cohasset are available. In winter, they’re shipped in from Canada and Maine. Pricey, but always appreciated. read more»

1983 BEST Gifts

La Ruche


Irresistible objets indeed. read more»

1982 BEST Gifts



The window is alluring, and once you’re inside, it’s tough to resist. read more»