Best of Boston

2014 Best Gifts

Olives & Grace

In keeping with her whimsical shop’s slogan, “a curtsy to the makers,” owner Sofi Madison can tell you the tale behind each small-batch snack, bracelet, necktie, and bar of soap she sells. Get this knowledge to go with a personalized box—you pick the products, and Madison will wrap and package them for a present with meaning. Apparently, this hands-on approach has resonated with shoppers: Olives & Grace recently moved from its wee Pembroke Street digs to a more prominent space on Tremont Street.

623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-236-4536,