Best of Boston

2007 Best Gifts


Owner Paul Niski culls the world for art and oddments seldom seen here in Boston, and consequently Good’s inventory of goods—which run the gamut from furniture to linens to pure objets d’art—is almost continuously refreshed. Among the constants in this tiny, museumlike space: John Derian’s eccentric découpage pieces, handcrafted jewelry from the likes of Melissa Joy Manning and Chan Luu, and pristine Japanese lacquerware by Morihata. Above all, there’s Niski’s own exquisite taste, which, if you’re unsure of your gift recipient’s style—or even your own—is quite a reliable one to adopt.

133 Charles St., Boston, 617-722-9200,