Shop Small This Holiday Season with Boston-Based Businesses We Love
Luna Verde @lunaverdeculture
Luna Verde founders, Ashley and Deanna, believe that living sustainably shouldn’t be a burden, so they created a platform to bring eco-friendly items to the everyday consumer. The Luna Verde website is home to a curated collection of toiletries, soaps, candles, paper goods, accessories and more. Luna Verde’s goal is to restore their clients' connection to nature and to do so in a way that inspires others to live a more deliberate life.
Take advantage of this time of giving by gifting amazing products while instilling more sustainable practices within your friends and loved ones, supporting a female-owned small business and giving back to the community during this uncertain time.
Copper Penny Flowers @copper_penny_flowers
As a mother to four kids, Jennifer Eaton is a great example of an individual with a passion and vision that worked tirelessly to make their dreams a reality. Starting her business in the basement of her home in Concord, Massachusetts, Jennifer has grown Copper Penny Flowers to the acclaimed Best of Boston Hall of Fame recipient it is today.
Whether you’re shopping for an occasion or “just because,” Jennifer and her tight-knit team tailor each and every one of their arrangements to the customer, beautifully capturing the essence of the individual. Jennifer continues to go above and beyond to understand the vision of every client, and to find the perfect florals to make that vision come to life.
Olives & Grace @olivesandgrace
Located on Tremont Street in the heart of the city, Olives & Grace has set out to promote, engage and inspire local craftsmen allowing them to share their unique products to the world in a way not otherwise possible. Founder, Sofi Madison, has dedicated her life to enriching her customers in the unique blend of culture surrounding Boston. Through detailed story-telling and curation, Sofi aims to shine light on the hidden creatives of her home city.
Olives & Grace has gifts that inspire. Whether that’s candles supporting refugees, thoughtfully designed menstrual products, a knit Frida Kahlo doll granting health care access and education to mothers and families in Peru, or something completely new. Be sure to check out their website for a full range of holiday gift ideas, gifts that give back, local spotlights and more.
We Thieves @wethieves
After three years at Bow Market in Somerville, We Thieves has just “graduated” and moved to a new location close by in Inman Square in Cambridge. This female-owned creative and conscious fashion and lifestyle boutique features curated vintage and global finds while promoting independent artists of the area.
Owner and curator Sandra Rossi describes her customers as “stealing for the greater good,” meaning with each purchase, customers are effectively extending the life of a garment destined for landfill and voting with your dollar to shop small and local. We Thieves is home to a collection of unique pieces and rare finds that have been intentionally selected to seamlessly merge with your current wardrobe. You can expect to find high quality, staple and statement pieces proven to last for many years to come.