Best of Boston

2009 Best Gifts, West


In the overflowing box marked ‘Good Idea at the Time,’ you’ll find, along with DIY plumbing and getting bangs, plenty of gift-buying impulses gone wrong. Pewter-starfish-napkin-holder wrong. What you won’t find is anything bought at the rigorously tasteful Trove. A visit could begin and end with the Czech-inspired Artel glassware and John Derian collage creations, but that would leave out Sonya Ooten’s crocheted gold earrings and other handcrafted jewelry; décor gems like vintage shagreen lamps and carved jade bowls; and objets d’art sufficiently eclectic (as in, antique Chinese silk earmuffs) to appeal to virtually any recipient. No matter what you choose, it’ll be unforgettable—and unregrettable.

542 Boston Post Rd., Weston, 781-642-0484,