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BMB Nice List 2016 :: A Boston Holiday Shopping Guide

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We love the holidays!

One of the very best parts of holiday shopping is finding THE PERFECT gift for everyone on your list. Seeing the looks on their faces when you’ve found what is just right for them is so memorable.

We’ve sourced a variety of gift ideas from local vendors and are so excited to help you find the right gift for all your loved ones!

The best part is that you’ll have a chance to win several items from our Nice List! Start checking our Facebook page on November 22 for your chance to win!

Swim packages from Goldfish swim school

Goldfish Swim School

Gift Idea :: Perpetual Swim Lessons

thumbnail_2016_gfss-logo-stacked_withurl%5b1%5dGive the gift of swim lessons this holiday season! It is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year as your child or grandchild gains confidence and builds critical skills in the water. The Goldfish Swim School Holiday Gift Package includes two months of group swim lessons, plus registration fee, and additional Goldfish/swimming SWAG ($250+ value). It’s available for purchase beginning Black Friday, November 25, at your Boston-area Goldfish Swim School locations in Braintree, Burlington, Needham, or Westford. Limited quantities are available, so get one while they last! 


Gift Idea :: Simply Soft Robe

peachlogo_2015peach was created with an audacious vision: to disrupt and reinvent the intimate apparel industry into a force for good – one that helps women thrive and become agents of positive change in their world. peach combines art, science, and humanity in its mission to help all women feel strong and beautiful in their own skin, starting with a perfectly fitting peach bra. The peach shopping experience is completely transformational and inclusive, fueled by expert, caring stylists who serve their clients and help them find their perfect fit across peach’s line of intimates, essentials, and other apparel.

Peach is giving 10% off for NEW CLIENTS from 11/16–12/18 on their first purchase! Contact Trish, peach stylist.

the softest robe from Peach
eduporium edison robot


Gift Idea :: Edison Robot

eduporium_logo_transparentEduporium gives kids access to the technology that will make them great. Advocates of fun and educational learning tools, including toys that teach coding, circuitry, and robotics, Eduporium helps make learning enjoyable and gets kids ready for the future. Among these is the Edison Robot — a LEGO-compatible robot kids can program and use to engage in unique forms of learning. The Edison encourages kids to explore their natural curiosity and find solutions to problems, and it helps them build creative confidence. Edison inspires innovation that leads to faster development and a solidified set of skills while kids play!

Danish Woolen Delight

Gift Idea :: Balaclava

danishwoolendelight_logo_reviseDanish Woolen Delight imports European certified organic wool and cotton apparel and offers a number of high-quality product lines. Try LANACare for beneficial wool nursing pads and baby apparel; HOCOSA for Swiss-made wool and wool/silk long-underwear for the entire family; and NaturaPura of Portugal for organic cotton for babies and toddlers. You can truly FEEL the quality difference in these product lines. Both the woolens and cotton are so creamy soft, you have to feel them to believe them! The LANACare double-layer balaclava comes in five colors and varying sizes, from 6 months to adult. They make unique, special gifts, filled with comfort and caring! 

balaclava from danish wool designs
water country holiday sale

Water Country

Gift Idea :: Season Passes

It’s HERE: Water Country’s big Holiday Sale! With holiday gift buying, now is time to buy season passes for your entire family! Tickets as low as $44.99—the same price as a day ticket! There are two Season Passes to fit your family: Weekday ($44.99) and Basic ($54.99) and both include one Bring a Friend ticket and many other perks. From thrilling water rides to a relaxing quarter-mile float down the Adventure River, Water Country is 26-acres of fun for the whole family.  Race a friend on the Double Dive Boggan or take a dip into the Giant Wave Pool, New England’s largest wave pool containing 700,000 gallons of fun.  The thrill seekers will love swirling down Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror and Dragon’s Den. Even the tiniest of tots will have fun with four attractions just for them! Watch them conquer their first waterslide at Ollie Octopus and splash their way through the Tahiti Tree House. Make holiday shopping easy and buy your season passes now!  Holiday Sale pricing ends January 10

The Coloring Table

Gift Idea :: Mandala Tablecloth


Have you ever hosted an event with a wide age-range of guests and wished for an activity suitable for everyone? Have you ever wanted to provide a no-screen, easy-prep option for entertaining your entire family? Have you ever wished you could all come around the table and create something together without so many materials and without any mess?

The Coloring Table offers whimsical colorable fabric tablecloths with gorgeous designs meant to be colored on with fabric markers OR ultra-clean washable markers.

girl coloring mandala tablecloth with markers
purple pi dress princess awesome

Princess Awesome

Gift Idea :: "Pi In The Sky" Twirly Pi Play Dress

paw_logo_blue-purplePrincess Awesome creates clothes for girls with themes usually found only in the boys’ section. Beautiful, twirly dresses adorned with dinosaurs, rockets, math, trains, and more honor the wide range of girls’ interests and demonstrate to all that there is no one way to be “girly.” Ethically made in Chicago, IL, Princess Awesome dresses are made with care and high-quality fabric and stand up to the active play of little girls.

Rock Paper Scissors

GIft Idea :: Personalized Gift Set

stacked-logo-2-colorsRock Paper Scissors is a customized paper products and gift company. Their line of products includes custom stationery, invitations, wine and gift tags, holiday cards, and personalized gifts such as serving boards, blankets, and shatterproof cups. Rock Paper Scissors’ goal is to deliver a product that customers are thrilled to send to their own friends and family. As they design your products, they welcome your input and provide you with a wide variety of choices. Rock Paper Scissors’ gift item includes an acrylic tray with 200 sheets of personalized paper, a coordinating set of stationery, a set of four personalized wine tags, and a set of gift stickers.

rock paper scissors gift set
hand poured candles


Gift Idea :: Hand-Poured Candles

bloom-frontBetter Living Options Organically Made (bloom.), a revolutionary candle line, was launched in 2016 in Pembroke, MA. Founded by two sisters who combine their passion for safer living options with the desire to make a positive impact in our community and on the environment, bloom. offers a unique line of non-GMO candles that are hand poured in small batches. Fair trade organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, and cotton wicks are used along with pure essential oils and/or phthalate-free scents for a cleaner burn. A percentage of all bloom. proceeds is donated to save the dwindling honeybee population.

Groovy Baby Music

GIft Idea :: A Semester of Music

Groovy Baby Music is a community music and movement school for kids, newborn–9, committed to making learning fun! Groovy Baby Music offers the best research-based music and movement programs to kids through parent/child classes, in-school education, community concerts, and private birthday parties. This holiday they are offering ONE free semester of their research-based programs so you can jam with your little rocker during parent/child classes, including Music Together, Canta y Baila Conmigo, Radiant Child Yoga, and Monkey Jump Music Party! Our certified, talented teachers keep the class hoppin’ and the kids rockin’! Children are always kept engaged as they play a wide selection of quality instruments and use interactive props as they learn through play. Convenience is key, and with over 16 locations in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Somerville, and Southie, Groovy Baby Music classes are a hit with parents and children alike! 

boston holiday shopping


soda stream

Soda Stream

tegu blocks

Tegu Blocks

lily jade bag

Lily Jade Bag

instant pot

Instant Pot

play kitchen

Play Kitchen

lobster beach sheet | Beach road designs

Beach Sheet

boston children's museum logo

Zoo/Museum Membership

netflix logo


sonicare toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush

multiple colors tieks


woman getting massage

Spa Day

red sox logo

Red Sox Tickets

golf ball on green

Golf Lessons

airplane in sky

A Weekend Getaway

heart from string over book

A Charitable Donation

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