Best of Boston

2003 Best Gifts

Flat of the Hill

After perusing the wares at Flat of the Hill, you’ll either wish you had more people to buy gifts for or you’ll break down and buy something for yourself. From girlfriend-appropriate books to the Soular Therapy line of soaps and candles, the items on offer here are great for all who need their spirits lifted, though equally tempting are the Jane Fox bags, preppy ribbon belts, and old-fashioned signs. For formal occasions, choose from silver spreader sets or Caldrea lavender water. A few minutes in this bustling Charles Street boutique and there’s no way you’ll walk out empty-handed.

60 Charles St., Boston, 617-619-9977,