No Gift Receipt Necessary: Holiday Shopping, according to the She-Village
With menorahs and Christmas trees shining brightly throughout the Seaport, the holiday season is officially in full swing. We understand that holiday shopping can be overwhelming, so we visited the She-Village at The Current, a block of pop-up shops on Seaport Square near PIER 4 highlighting innovative women-owned companies that are making their marks on the retail world, to put together the below list of finds available in the neighborhood. Read on for unique items, ranging from fashion staples to luxury décor, and children’s clothes to vibrant plants, that will help make this year’s gifting a breeze.
The She-Village is open 11:00AM to 7:00PM Monday-Saturday, and 12:00-6:00PM on Sundays.
Novelties & Jewelry
Bref – A boutique gallery from Montreal offering unique art and design pieces; every month, Bref curates a new collection around a specific theme, sourcing products from emerging artists and brands to keep their space fresh, while bolstering the profiles of up-and-coming artists.
Original, unique watercolor illustrations by Canadian artist Leolia bring some greenery into any room in the house.
Beeswax candles by Niho Kozuru, a local sculptor, are inspired by the architectural ornaments of New England, bringing an artistic spin on her Massachusetts roots into your home.
These placemats from Quebec retailer Huit Juin are available in a variety of patterns and colors, perfect for adding a splash of color to your holiday tablescape.
The Giving Keys – An LA-based jewelry company founded by singer-songwriter and actress Caitlin Crosby, The Giving Keys repurposes old and new keys into modern jewelry and accessories by stamping them with inspiring words and encouraging people to one day give their key away to someone who needs the message more than they do.
As part of The Giving Keys’ mission to “pay it forward,” they’re working to #BlackoutHomelessness – every Matte Black Key Necklace sold was hand stamped, assembled and packaged in Downtown Los Angeles by those transitioning out of homelessness.
Spread love this season with the Rose Gold Mini Key Gift Set.
Décor & Greenery
Hideaway by Havenly – Based in Denver, Havenly is an online interior design company and e-commerce platform that makes beautiful design more accessible to real people. Through their online platform, Havenly learns the customer’s style, pairs them with a real interior designer, and facilitates everything from final design renderings to the actual ordering of products.
Brooklyn Candle Studio: Balsam Noir Candle: Brooklyn Candle Studio captures a signature scent of the season with their Balsam Noir Candle. Inspired by nature and travel, its bold, comforting scent is bound to be a favorite for anyone on your list. Find it in-store.
Silver and White Ornament: The designers at Havenly love this hand-painted glass ornament. With three different designs, its silver and white finish makes for a unique yet classic holiday gift to brighten up your Christmas tree or to make a festive statement on your mantel.
Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life: Boston-based interior designer and blogger Erin Gates blends practical design advice and personal essays to create her one-of-a-kind decorating guide, Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life. Complete with helpful tips, inspiring photographs and a witty sense of humor, this New York Times bestseller is the perfect option for first-time decorators and design enthusiasts.
Orly Khon – Orly Kohn Floral offers a wide range of decorative holiday bouquets, stunning floral arrangements and unique personalized gifts for the plant-lover in your life.
This year, Orly is embracing a refined approach to greenery, focusing on rich, brightly colored succulents, dramatic and bold orchids, and sparkling, delicate begonias, and simple, geometric-inspired planters.
Clothing & More
Brass Clothing – Brass blends comfort and style, helping take all the struggle out of getting dressed in the morning: their expert team has developed lines of foundational pieces, paying close attention to fit, fabric and design.
The Alpaca Hat, made from cozy alpaca yarn, is perfect for function and understated style.
This luxurious wool and cashmere knit Slim Rib Sweater offers a stylish silhouette and gently-flared sleeve; it’s a great winter closet staple.
Booty by Brabants – Founder and fitness mogul Kelly Brabants set out to create the most comfortable and stylish pair of leggings around, creating a line of apparel that unites comfort and confidence, and is built to last.
BBB’s Croco Skin leggings are thick and warm, with a compression fit and ultra-high waistband for additional support. The ribbed look of BBB’s Croco Skin fabric camouflages imperfections and offers a unique textured look that still works outside of the gym.
Monica + Andy – Offering organic essentials for mom and baby, made by moms with babies, Monica + Andy offers full wardrobe options for children 0 – 8, as well as their signature blankets that are perfect for swaddling little ones in the cold winter months.
The Fir Ever Always Blanket is made from 100% organic cotton muslin, making it light and airy and warm and cozy. Perfect for newborns or young kids, the blankets can also be embroidered with a name or monogram, adding a personal touch to your gift.
The Seaport has become one of the city’s premier retail destinations, and for good reason. From all of the above stellar outlets, along with fashionable footwear store Margaux NY, skincare havens Blue Mercury and MiniLuxe, or any of the menswear shops mentioned in our “Fashion-Forward Fall” blog, the Seaport has you covered for all your holiday shopping needs.