Quincy Marketplace in Faneuil Hall is one of the most popular sites to see while in Boston. Built in 1742, this site has now transformed into a home of more than 150 different shops, restaurants, and merchant carts. This is a fun and lively place to browse for souvenirs in booths and boutique shops all over the area. Whether it’s something you need for a loved one, friend, or colleague, Faneuil Hall is the place to go for a wide variety of gifts fit for everyone.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA, USA +1 617 523 1300
You cannot visit Boston without picking up a hat or a jersey featuring a beloved Boston team. The Yawkey Way Store, located next to Fenway Park, is a must-visit for any baseball fan. This store is packed with everything adorned with the signature red booties. You can purchase jerseys, signed bats, books, hats, and even used game dirt, just to name a few. The store attracts many people an hour before the game so prepare to squeeze your way through for a full Red Sox game day experience.
Yawkey Way Store, 19 Yawkey Way Boston, MA, USA +1 617 421 8686
Boston is not only the birthplace of American liberty, it’s also the birthplace of American mass transportation. Massachusetts has the oldest and fourth-largest transit system in the nation. The MBTA gift store sells a variety of old memorabilia, some of which include old station signs, toy trains, fareboxes, and maps. However, if you want to take home a piece of Boston’s rich and colorful history right in your pocket, pick up an original MBTA 1988 Token. A timeless piece of currency that allowed people enter an MBTA transit, subway station, and light rail vehicle. This souvenir is sure to be a something you can’t find anywhere else.
MBTAGifts, 1735 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, USA +1 617 497 0737
Situated right next to Paul Revere’s house on the freedom trail, stop by the North End Gift Shoppe. This intimate boutique shop holds a collection of typical Boston souvenirs, from t-shirts to snow globes, at an affordable price. For those aching to leave with something from the “Athens of America”, they even have a selection of Harvard apparel to choose from. The shopkeeper is there if you need some assistance, whether it be in choosing souvenirs or recommendations on nearby bakeries and restaurants.
North End Gift Shoppe, 4 N Square, Boston, MA, USA + 1 617 263 1010