Brookline Holiday Shopping List

With the holiday season coming to its peak soon, the associated stress will also probably start to kick in.

If you’ve still got some gift shopping to do, you can’t go wrong with supporting a local business here in Brookline. Whether you are shopping for an avid reader family member, a sustainability-loving sibling, or a music loving roommate, you can find the perfect gift from the comfort of your very own neighborhood!

Keep reading for a list of our favorite Brookline shops…

Brookline Booksmith

One of New England’s premier independent bookstores, Brookline Booksmith is family-owned and locally run since 1961. They have been playing a vital role in shaping the world of independent bookselling and nurturing connections with our community’s curious minds through books and social discourse. If you are in need of a new book for the avid reader in your life, pay Brookline Booksmith a visit!

Visit their website HERE.

Boston General Store

Boston General Store was founded on the principle that not everything has to be disposable and that high quality goods built to last a lifetime still exist. In the spirit of Nanna, the founders grandmother, they are aiming to get away from our current culture of convenience and instead live more like generations past with a focus on sustainability. For your loved one who is passionate about reducing waste in their lives, find the perfect gift here!

View their website HERE

Village Vinyl & Hi-Fi

Located in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood in Boston, Village Vinyl and Hi-Fi specializes in quality records and stereo equipment at prices that will keep you coming back. They have the records music lovers really want. Jazz, rock, blues, electronica, heavy metal, folk, country, hip-hop, classical, reggae, pop, rockabilly, soundtracks, and anything else worth listening to. The quality of their records ranges from good to mint, and are identified as such right on the 5 mil clear plastic sleeve every record is slipped into. This is the perfect spot for that friend or family member whose love language is music!

Visit their website HERE.

New England Comics

New England Comics is Eastern Massachusetts’s premier comic book retailer with a few locations – Brookline included! If you have a graphic novel lover in your life, this is the place to shop. Located in the center of bustling Coolidge Corner, this location sports a wide variety of cool stuff from tradition superhero comics, toys and comic supplies to Japanese import toys, statues and MANGA. With the largest inventory of any of the New Enlgand Comics stores, you will be sure to find the perfect gift.

Visit their website HERE.


Pod is a modern lifestyle boutique offering beautifully designed homewares, found objects, women’s apparel, and personal care items. Founder and creative director Julie Baine’s discerning taste and warm spirit are present in each hand-selected item. Her desire to share her exceptional finds and curatorial expertise is what makes Pod genuinely unique. Since 1998, she and her team have created a delightful destination to discover the wonderful and experience a truly creative community of taste makers. If you’ve got a loved one with elevated taste + style, you will surely find something unique for them here!

View their website HERE

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