The Maple 2016 Boston Holiday Gift Guide | Shop Small!

Tis the season to show some love and appreciation to the special people in your life. Whether it's a colleague or employee, a customer or a partner, a friend or a relative, the gifts below are bound to bring some joy to their day. And best of all, you'd be supporting some awesome local small businesses. Take a look and shop small this season! 

2016 Boston Holiday Gift Guide

For the cookie loverKitchen Millie's Holiday Mix is the perfect way to send a sweet thank you and happy holidays. They'll even customize a label just for you. 

...Or the donut obsessed: Union Square Donuts will deliver within the Boston area a dozen delicious donuts. Boston cream with the Belgian dark chocolate frosting and vanilla bean custard is our personal favorite. 

For the amateur chef: Curio Spice Co. has several gift sets with spices to make any aspiring chef's next meal more flavorful than ever. Ultimate umami. 

For the healthy skin care enthusiast: Follain will have them singing your praises. The traveler's skin care set is just what we need when we're traveling during the holidays. 

For the runner in your life: RunInk's marathon maps will help them commemorate their achievements.

For the wine drinker: Urban Grape can customize a 4 pack & set up a monthly subscription at just $50.

For the plant lover: Niche has a lovely assortment of varying plant types and sizes with beautiful vases and planters to pair.

For some extra cheer: Lovepop provides that [literal] pop in your holiday card that will stand out from the rest. Choose one of their holiday options or customize your very own design and include personalized branding. 

For the art lover: ArtLifting provides gorgeous works of art, as well as custom accessories (totes, cell phone cases, notebooks) designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities. 55% of proceeds go back to the artist and the rest helps further support the mission and art services for community partners. 

For a curated gift box by local makers: Olives & Grace will help you customize something truly special within your budget, or choose their Boston Local Gift Box for $76.