Last week, some terrific shops and services located around Braintree, to get your shopping spee off to a good start. This week I will tackle the remainder of the Alphabet, M-Z! Remember, if at all possible, shop the small Mom and Pops! They are what make this country great!
Massage – located at 40 Pearl St. in Braintree has the perfect gifts for your most stressed (by the holidays?) loved ones. For a mere $45, indulge your friend with a 30-minute Massage therapy or Reiki session or for just $10 more ($55) one can obtain a Cupping session for 30 minutes. Gift Certificate are available as well!
Night-wear – Lady Grace, located at 753 Granite St. near Burlington Coat factory, has a wide assortment of bathrobes, pajamas, nightgowns and undergarments. Whether it's a cozy robe for Granny or some fun nightshirts for your teenagers, you can't go wrong with PJ's!
Olive oil craving? – Well, look no further than Braintree to satisfy that urge for the Mediterranean! With first class restaurants like , , The Chateau and ; you can treat your favorite gastronome to a fabulous meal right here in small-town Braintree and avoid the traffic and parking worries of Boston! Gift certificates available!
Plaster Fun Time, located within Shaw's Plaza on Pearl Street is a great place for children to go, to make a special gift for a parent or favorite Auntie or Grammy! With a variety of projects to make, your little one can pick there own pottery project and complete a gift that will be cherished forever!
Queen Bee raw honey and other forms of pure wildflower honey is just the ticket for your tea loving or bee loving friends or coworkers! Visit The located smack in the middle of Braintree Five Corners for some unique gifts and stocking stuffers!
Religious articles, cards, nativities and jewelry are a short ride down past the on West (and right on to 66 Brooks Dr) at the Archdiocese of Boston's gift shop. Run by The Sisters Discipline of the Divine Master, this shop is surprisingly and uniquely well-stocked with very fine gifts. For your more spiritually oriented friends, you can't go wrong here!
Statues, old signs and other antique treasures await you at Braintree's own Little Richie's antique shop located at 50 Hancock St. in Braintree! Make sure to go on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call in advance for an appointment. Little Richie's will certainly provide you with the most talked-about gift of the day!
Tiramasu is a dessert that can be given as a hostess gift or brought along for the Christmas dinner, and what better place to buy it than at the new that just recently opened in the Granite Plaza? Montilio's has gingerbread houses, pies, breads, cookies--the just perfect for all those sweet-toothed foodies in your circle!
Ukelele anyone? With the surge in popularity of bluegrass, folk and indy bands and their various stringed instruments; it may be fun to present your musician with a shiny new instrument. South Shore Music located in Braintree/Weymouth Landing is the go-to place for the best musical instruments in town! They are at 13 Washington St. in Weymouth, right over the Braintree line!
Vaccums are not really a great gift to get for Christmas, but if your loved one really needs a good one (to make life easier), why not indulge them with an Oreck Vaccum? The Oreck store is located in Shaw's Plaza and you can even get a flashy red Oreck quest-pro canister vacuum, to make it fun!
Watches and other accessories for your favorite female can be purchased right over in North Braintree Square at located on 8 Elm St. Bradbury's has clothing, jewelry, homewares, purses, and other gift items that will cover the bases for most the women that you shop for. Make sure to add them to your list of go-to shopping venues!
Yum-yum. Why not get some Tom Yum soup and other Thai delicacies for your Asian cuisine-loving pals? has graced Braintree for so may years with its fine food; a gift certificate from here would be on my top ten gift favorites list! They are located at 25 Pearl St. in South Braintree Square.
Za – Pizza, that is. Well, I already gave you the story in , but don't forget to purchase you gift certificates from all of Braintree's finest pizza establishments for the approaching long, cold winter! To refresh your memories; , , , , , Pizzeria Regina, and Rosie's to name but a few!
With such a plethora of great shops and services in Braintree, there is no need to tucker yourselves out with driving all over creation in pursuit of the perfect gifts! Shop Braintree, Shop Small!