Best Boston Holiday Gifts To Send From Home in 2020

It's the holidays, yayyyy, even 2020 can't ruin that for us! We're all in with our lights and cozy hot cocoa couch nights these days. And that is exactly where we are shopping for gifts from this holiday season...THE COUCH. If you are doing the same, as many are this holiday season, check out our awesome list of the best holiday gifts to send from home in 2020. And maybe throw in a little something for yourself *wink*.

22. Peace, Love & Peppermint Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

This box will surely get anyone in the holiday spirit and put a little pep(permint) in their step! This is a wonderful option to gift someone in the spirit of holiday peppermint cheer. The box includes a curated variety of items from local Boston small-businesses.

21. Fun Food Art from Laurel Greenfield Art

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Give the gift of vibrant color and delicious looking food art with original art or a print from Laurel Greenfield Art. Her pieces always help to put a pop into someone's home space, and since that is where we have been spending most of our time it's really the perfect gift

20. Mini Gift Set from Lyndigo Spice

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Give the gift of delicious flavor from Lyndigo Spice. This mini two-pack gift set allows you to choose from two of their amazing flavors of relishes and chutneys: Pineapple Chutney, Savory Red Pepper Relish, Gingery Blueberry Fruit Spread, and Fennel and Fig Chutney. Each gift set comes with a spreader and is packaged with a bow to put a smile on the recipient's face.

19. Just Add Booze Boston Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

Everyone needs this gift in 2020, period. This gift box is a fun collection of “spirited” products from Boston makers that’s certain to deliver plenty of holiday cheer! Everything in this box is booze-themed minus the actual hard stuff. For all the holiday gift points though, may we suggest including some booze too. 

18. Rejuvenating Skin Set from Brown and Coconut

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Brown and Coconut is a sister-owned and operated skin care company with a focus on plant-based formulas. We love their luxurious Rejuvenating Set and it's the perfect gift to bring some zest to someone's holiday season. It will revitalize any skin type, and everyone could use some of that this year! It works to cleanse, brighten and hydrate with cleanser, brightening face polish, and hydrating oil.

17. A Tiny Bit of Everything Gift Box from Sweet Lydia's

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Gift something sweet to someone this year with an assortment of goodies from Sweet Lydia's. This gift box is a sample of some of everything with this assortment of sweets: one bag of eight Gourmet Marshmallows, two Handcrafted Candy Bars, and three S'mores. They will pick from the freshest and most delicious goodies they have or you can write them a note if you have a treat preference.

16. 12 Days of Boston Christmas Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

If you know someone who loves to celebrate Christmas and you really want to give them a fun and thoughtful gift, this unique box of gifts is sure to please! Packaged in beautiful bags of reds, greens and creams, recipients will delight in discovering a new local gift for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas. What's included? Well, that's part of the fun - it's a surprise! However, rest assured each gift has been selected with care from a small business local to the greater Boston area. Each day, recipients may receive anything from a local food, home, art or bath and body product, as well as a story card detailing the company, business owner, and the specific product enclosed.

15. 8 Crazy Nights Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

If you know someone who celebrates Hanukkah (which is December 10-18, 2020) and you really want to show them some appreciation, this unique gift is sure to please. Packaged in 8 beautiful bags of blues and creams, recipients will enjoy opening a gift each of the Hanukkah celebration! What's included? Well, that's part of the fun - it's a surprise! However, rest assured each gift has been selected with care from a small business local to the greater Boston area. Each day, recipients may receive anything from a local food, home, art or bath and body product, as well as a story card detailing the company, business owner, and the specific product enclosed.

14. Butter Up Gift Set from Organic Bath Co.

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The perfect gift set for glowing, nourished skin. This 100% organic gift set comes in two sizes, a travel-sized option containing 3 small body butters, and the full-sized version which includes full size containers of all four of their body butters. These body butters are hand crafted to deliver moisture of the most luxurious, longest lasting variety. An extravagant blend of exotic Moroccan Argan, Jojoba and Almond Oils deeply hydrate skin, leaving it supple and smooth. Shea Butter heals irritated skin as it shields from dehydration, leaving skin drenched in all day moisture.

13. Booze Infuser Sampler Pack from ParTea

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For your creative cocktail-loving friend or family member give the gift of do-it-yourself booze-infusers from ParTea. This sample pack offers a taste of each of their five flavors. Each sample infuser can flavor up to one cup (250mL) of liquor. Mix and match with different liquors, or split a bottle of your favorite booze between them. Comes with five mini mason jars for infusing in, plus liquor and cocktail recipe suggestions. Another opportunity to gain points if you include the booze. Just saying...

12. Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

This gift box will bring all the warm and fuzzy of the holiday season to its recipient, and we think everyone could use a little extra comfort this year! If you know someone who needs a little warmth and spice in their holiday season this gift box is perfect and will encourage some deep couch sitting and cuddling up.

11. Crystal Healing Jewelry from Crystal Moon Mala

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Give the gift of joy and healing with a piece of jewelry from Crystal Moon Mala this holiday season. Rachel DeSimone is the local Boston maker behind this collection of crystal healing jewelry. She offers Mala Necklaces and bracelets all made with healing crystals and lots of love. It's a thoughtful gift that will being someone peace and healing and truly show how much you care. 

10. Smoke & Grill Gift Set from Curio Spice Co.

This gift set is perfect for your grill master friend or family member. Help them bring the flavors to their backyard menus or just channel the smoky summer vibes all year long in the kitchen. Curio Spice Co. specializes in directly sourced, sustainably produced spices from around the world. This gift box includes: one tin of Da Lat Spice ~ Vietnamese Coffee Rub; one jar Chili Today! Spice mix; one jar Applewood Smoked Maine Sea Salt; one jar Smoked Spanish Paprika; and one jar Sicilian Chile Flakes.

9. Black-Owned Boston Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

This curated selection of local items is a fantastic way to support 7 local Black and women-owned businesses in Boston this holiday season! Perfect as a gift to yourself or for a loved one, this delightful collection includes a Haitian spice blend, small-batch handmade pineapple chutney, a rejuvenating bath bar, luxurious lip balm, refreshing hand sanitizer, and a colorful art piece by a talented local artist! We've also included recipes, and access to a dynamic online listing of Black-owned businesses to check out in the Boston area.

8. Caramel of the Month Club from McCrea'a Candies

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Give a gift that keeps on giving this holiday season with the Caramel of the Month Club from McCrea's Candies. Each month the lucky recipient will receive approximately three dozen pieces of one flavor of our luxe, handcrafted caramels. Choose from a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription plan. The McCrea's caramel connoisseurs will select a different flavor each month. 

7. 6-Pack Gift Basket from Q's Nuts

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For your friend or family member that likes to snack, send them this box of creatively flavored nuts from Q's Nuts. They offer six different flavors in this box that can be gifted to one person or even used as fun stocking stuffers for multiple people!

6. Signature Room Sprays from Live Good, Feel Good

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If you want to give the gift of fresh scents to someone to brighten up their home space then the Signature Room Sprays from Live Good, Feel Good, a small Boston-based performance and recovery center, are perfect! Their non-toxic room sprays are amazing to change the mood in a space instantly! Choose from their three signature scents: Live Good, Feel Good, Live Good, Feel Confident, and Live Good, Feel Chill.

5. Holiday Coffee Break Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

For your coffee-loving friend or family member, this box offers a rich collection of coffee themed products from local Boston businesses to give you a jolt through the holidays in many ways from a coffee-scented candle, to exfoliating coffee soap, to coffee caramels and more!

4. Wine & Cheese Gift Basket or Tote from Formaggio Kitchen

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These amazing wine and cheese gift bundles come in four different sizes including small, medium, large, and extra large with different curated selections of gourmet items to eat, drink, and be merry with such as a bottle of wine (your choice or our recommendation), assorted hand-picked cheeses, crackers, a jam or honey, chocolate and more depending on the size you choose.

3. Beginning Baker Set from Flour Bakery

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Send an aspiring baker this awesome Beginning Baker Set from Flour Bakery with all they will need to bake the holiday season away. The gift set includes: 1 apron, 1 flour tea towel, 1 flour rolling pin, 3 flour love baking kits: sticky buns, oreo, double chocolate rye cookies, and 1 flour cookbook.

2. Self-Care Gift Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

Everyone could use a little extra nurturing and care this year so why not give it as a gift this holiday season. This box has everything to create wonderful moments of self-care for the recipient. A carefully curated selection of self-care items from local women-owned businesses in Boston make up this box.

1. Food Tour Gift Card from Bites of Boston Food Tours

Of course you can also give the gift of an experience, our favorite kind of gift! While our current tour season is winding down, why not give someone a gift that they can look forward to using in 2021? All of Bites of Boston's walking neighborhood food tours are a fun way to get outside, learn some cool neighborhood history and taste some delicious foods and drinks. 

Happy gifting and we hope you will choose to shop with and support small, local businesses this holiday season!

We hope you'll join us in supporting small, locally-owned businesses here in Boston and purchase a gift box for yourself or someone else, OR BOTH!