Boston, Massachusetts is one of the more populated cities in America, and it is a point of pride for all its residents. This is a highly frequented area for tourists due to its historical significance and haven for sea lovers from all around. Besides the big city lifestyle, there is a huge sea culture, excellent food options, and American history spread throughout the area. If you like to travel and appreciate your US history, Boston is the place to be. It truly has it all and does not disappoint; especially in the souvenir department.
1. Children’s books
Whether or not you have children at home or traveling along with you—there are plenty of children’s books for sale. With a growing interest in television, tablets, phones, and video games, there is no better time to buy our kids books. Also, a book will last and can be passed on eventually. Some of the more fun options available in Boston are your classic finger puppet books. These are ideal for children from the age of infancy to the toddler phase. You can also find classics such as The Nutcracker and inventive ideas like a book about Boston from a dogs’ perspective. How fun is that?
2. Wooden station signs
This is one of the more intriguing souvenirs I have found anywhere in the United States. There are several gift shops around Boston that carry wooden train stop signs. As train travel is extremely popular in Boston and always has been, these signs are quite significant. Especially if you are someone who appreciates the history of transportation. From Wonderland to Porter, South Station and Harvard—these are a commuters’ dream!
3. Sea themed bags
As I mentioned previously, Boston is historic for more than the city, but the seaports as well. Therefore, you are definitely going to be introduced to your choice of sea-related memorabilia. From home goods and wall hangings to bathroom décor and everything in between—there is certainly no shortage. Something I find particularly attractive is the selection of sea-themed tote bags. These nautical totes are great to assume the position of a new purse and sizable enough to use for a beach day. While they are a bit pricey, they are high-quality and guaranteed to last you a practical lifetime.
4. Boston themed marble coasters
Created by Screencraft Tileworks, there are multiple gift shops in the area that carry these Boston themed coasters. Created from organic marble that the artist actually hand-carved from huge marble blocks, every single one is unique. That is how you know you are getting something truly meaningful and special. The tiles are crafted into coasters that are graced with photos of Boston’s history and more. With pictures of skylines and places like Fenway Park, Acorn Street, and the public garden—you will never forget your visit. As an added bonus you will also have a set of completely unique, beautiful, and high-quality coasters.
5. Gifts for foodies
Not only do we as human beings need food to survive, but it is also utilized in other ways. It is used to bring people together, celebrate, fundraise, donate etc. There are lots of people out there who not only enjoy eating, but they celebrate and practice it almost as a hobby. If I am describing you, you are probably familiar with the term ‘foodie’. For you, Boston has many things of interest from locally made caramels and peanut butter patties, all the way through to pine syrup and his and hers decanter sets. For all the foodies of the world, a trip to Boston may prove more entertaining than you have ever thought!
6. Artsy and unique kitchenware
If you are anything like me then you enjoy having house guests and hosting food-themed events. And in various gift shops around the area, you will find very interesting kitchen options that will delight guests. For instance, there is a store that carries serving, olive, and salad dishes with little people holding them up. I know this is hard to picture, but trust me, they are super neat! There are also bookends that embody the appearance of two men holding your books in place. They are cute, useful, and unique… what more could you ask for?
Visiting Boston and its Remembrance
When you are searching for a new place in the United States to visit, try not to forget about Boston, Massachusetts. It is not only rich in history and culture, but you will find yourself immersed in a whole new world. The people are interesting, there is so much to see, and the souvenirs are top notch. Of course, you do not vacation just to shop, however, you definitely want it on the docket should you visit Boston. I think you will be more than pleasantly surprised at what you find.
Updated: June 6, 2018