scorecardresearch Skip to main content

Creative boutique gifts for Valentine’s Day

The thing about Valentine’s Day is that it can get a little predictable. Candy. Cologne. A lacy bit for the boudoir. Nice, but meh. This year, think outside the heart-shaped box. Visit a stylish local boutique and find something different, unusual, something your valentine will remember. Because your special someone is just that – special. Let them know it.


“The Cardigan, Caribou” wool sweater $356.50 at Ball & Buck, 144 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776,

ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming, $ at Carmelo Clothing Company, 606 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. (handout)handout

“Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming

$33 at Carmelo Clothing Company, 606 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-942-8127,


“Super Surfer” vintage skateboard

$148 at


Slate wine topper by SPARQ Home

$12 at Greentail Table, 343 Watertown St., Newton, 617-244-3510,


“Escape” bag by Forestbound

$99 at Loyal Supply Co., 21A Union Square, Somerville, 617-996-6930,


“Spun Gold” handmade bowl

starting at $55 from Anna Kasabian Porcelain, 978-578-4689,


ShoppingWith/GiftGuide- “Caterpillar” bud vase, $17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. (handout)handout

“Caterpillar” bud vase

$17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, 781-259-8692,


Dark chocolate topped vanilla mallows by Apotheker’s Kitchen

$9/bag of 10 at Magpie, 416 Highland Ave.,Somerville, 617-623-3330,


“Shooting Arrow” ear jackets by Pamela Love

$230 at M. Flynn, 40 Waltham St., Boston, 617-292-0079,


“PENG No. 10” leather bag

$1,550 at PENG BAGS, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617-521-8660,