The definitive Southborough shopping and gift guide

by susan on December 3, 2009

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Stocking stuffers from Niva Boutique

Thanks to all of you who contributed suggestions on your favorite places to shop in Southborough. With all the local options, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list without ever having to leave town.

Traditional stores

  • Gulbankian Florist and Greenhouses: For holiday decor and so much more, like Stonewall Kitchen and Melissa & Doug toys (40 Mt. Vickory Road)
  • Niva Boutique: For the fashionista on your list (Town Center Plaza, 162 Cordaville Road)
  • Southborough Jewelers: For that something sparkly (Town Center Plaza, 162 Cordaville Road)
  • Panzano: For your favorite foodies (The Crossing at White’s Corner, 154 Turnpike Road)
  • CandiLicious: Because everyone has a sweet tooth (Town Center Plaza, 162 Cordaville Road)

Artisans
Southborough has a thriving arts community, and the good news is many of our local artists have open studio events around the holidays.

  • Cathy Gerson Ceramics: Hand-thrown and hand-built ceramic wares (254 Parkerville Road; Open studio sale, December 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Classic Calligraphy: Hand-lettered prints of verses and sayings suitable for many occasions (available online or by calling (508) 460-5049)
  • Strung Jewelery Designs: Handcrafted earrings, bracelets, and necklaces (15 Summit Road; Open studio December 5-6, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • GJD Organic Designs: Ceramic items handcrafted using objects found in nature (9 Banfill Lane; Open studio December 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • Sunny Window: French lavender products, olive oil soaps, and more (4 Pearl Street; Open house December 12-13 and 19-20, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Wolf Hill Farm: Christmas trees, balsam wreaths, and all kinds of holiday decor including quilted table toppers and woolen candle mats and penny rugs plus heart quilts, and small tree skirts (30 Jericho Hill Road – Northboro Road bridge is closed, so get there via the Marlborough detour; Open Thursday-Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Leeds Land Farm Craft Shop: Handmade crafts like woolen hats, mittens, scarves, and rugs (118 Middle Road; call for hours (508) 481-6111)
  • Yummy Mummy Brownies: These decadent treats made by Southborough resident Melissa Roiter qualify as art (available online)

Food and pampering
Gift certificates are a great option for that person who has everything. Here are some ideas.

That’s quite a list, but I’m sure I missed a few. Let me know in the comments.

1 nancy December 3, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Don’t forget theracopia right downtown! massage, hot stone massage, reiki….sounds lovely!!!

2 Kelli December 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Yes – nothing like a gift certificate to take the STRESS out of Holiday shopping!!

3 Amy December 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Great list, thanks for compiling it!

4 Melissa Roiter December 22, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Thanks so much for mentioning Yummy Mummy Brownies!

I am still accepting orders so please feel free to email me at melissa@yummymummybrownies.com with any last minute requests. Happy Holidays to everyone!

5 Martha December 23, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Excellent list. I will be checking out some of these businesses for myself and for gifts!

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