Holiday shopping in Burlington, MA and Beyond

December 14, 2016


There's something so wonderful about the hustle and bustle that December brings! The holiday season is now in full swing, and luckily the North Shore is filled with plenty of great spots to find gifts for the season. From major malls to small boutiques, we've outlined nearby shopping centers so you can easily check gifts off your list! Browse our top recommendations below, and in the meantime, if you're looking for a great gift for everyone on your list, take a look at our Columbus Hospitality Group gift card (details below): 

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Burlington Mall
75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, 01803
The Burlington Mall is an upscale two-story indoor shopping center with a wide range of stores. If you’re looking for a wide variety of shops in a single place, this is the best place to start. As a Simon Mall, they have everything from Apple to Anthropologie, and staples like Gap, J. Crew, Macy’s, and more. The Burlington Mall is ideal for winter shopping since you can browse indoors. See their full directory of stores here.

Wayside Shopping Center
6 Wayside Road, Burlington, 01803
Another convenient place to stop is the Wayside Shopping Center on Wayside Road. This shopping center houses a great mix of over 30 stores like PaperSource, LL Bean, west elm, and LOFT. A lot of shops at Wayside Shopping Center are stores that you won't find at the Burlington Mall, making it a destination of its own. 

3rd Avenue
3rd Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803
3rd Avenue offers a handful of home design shops like Boston Interiors, Flor, and Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. You can also find several smaller boutique shops like Quinstance (read more about this shop below!) and Jenny Boston. After walking from store to store, we recommend warming up with a hot cup of tea from David’s Tea!

Boutiques in Burlington, MA and Beyond
If you prefer to shop small, there are some wonderful options in the area! One of our favorites in Burlington is Quinstance. The shop carries artisan products of all kinds, including items made by woodworkers, jewelry designers, glassblowers, soapmakers, and seamstresses. Ninety percent of the products that they carry are American-made, and the remaining 10% are from by female makers around the world. In the shop you’ll find Fairbault blankets and textiles, servingware from Farmhouse Pottery,  letterpress coasters, and many other products displayed on their “beehive” wall.


photo by @wedreamincolour

Quinstance
19 3rd Ave, Suite F, Burlington, 01803

Two other favorite small shops in nearby towns are Westcott Mercantile in Belmont, MA and A Pocketful of Posies in Lexington, MA. Westcott Mercantile has a wide variety of nautical gifts, home goods, and a fantastic selection of cards. They’re conveniently in the center of Belmont and are within walking distance of other small businesses on Common Street. A Pocketful of Posies is a boutique in Lexington, MA that offers unique gifts and baby and women’s clothing. They also offer a wide variety of services to simplify your holiday shopping – like complimentary gift packaging, rapid pickup and even local delivery for large orders.

Wesctcott Mercantile
438 Common Street, Belmont, 02478

A Pocketful of Posies
1656 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, 02420

When you’re done with your day of holiday shopping and need to re-fuel, come see us at 86 Cambridge Street. Cozy up in our contemporary dining room and enjoy Tuscan inspired dishes. Our wood grilled entrees paired with a glass of wine will be the perfect way to toast the season! 


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If you’re looking for another great gift to give, our Columbus Hospitality Bonus Card holiday promotion is back! For a limited time, through Sunday, January 15th, you’ll receive a $100 Bonus Card for every $500 in CHG gift cards that you purchase, when you buy them at one of our locations (daily from 10:00 AM - close). More information below. 


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