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Want a Jolly Home? Here's Where to Shop for Christmas Decor

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Perhaps you've avoided buying Christmas decor since getting out on your own (even if it's been like, a decade, we won't judge). Don't let a lack of ornaments, garlands, and tinsel prevent you from achieving that dream of a perfectly glowing tree (even if the apartment can only handle a two-footer). So while you put in the work figuring out where to buy and how to transport those pine needles, we've assembled a handy map for hunting down holiday flair.


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1. DeCordova Museum Store

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51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8355
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In colder months, a trip to this famous sculpture park might not be at the top of your agenda—but know that a visit is rewarded with the museum's Wonderland holiday market. Expect to find artisan ornaments and greeting card sets. [Photo courtesy of DeCordova]

2. Christmas in New England

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1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-9347
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This temple to St. Nick boasts year-round yuletide shopping. They literally have everything you could ever imagine: tree skirts, tree toppers, really anything tree-related, nutcrackers, Nativity sets, and even Christmas music. [Photo]

3. Paper Source

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338 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-3444
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Paper Source speaks to the crafty holiday decorator, with clever paper garlands, "Gingerpaper house" kits, paper photo props, and DIY paper wreath kits at the ready. Adorable, always. Obviously, you'll also find wrapping supplies and cards. [Photo]

4. Flock

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274 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 391-0222
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Flock isn't the first place you'd seek out Christmas paraphernalia, but it stocks embroidered linen stockings, precious felt, antler, crochet, and glass tree ornaments, as well as seasonal scented candles and boxed card sets. [Photo by Flagship Photo]

5. Patch NYC

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46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 426-0592
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The design duo over at this nationally-renowned home goods shop and studio seems to have sentimental feelings about Christmas. The store's inventory is rather festive anyway (glitter candles anyone?)—making it a good spot for stocking stuffers. What really caught our eye are the metallic decorative bottle brush trees (a set of four rings in at $64). [Photo by Flagship Photo]

6. West Elm

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160 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9500
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West Elm really knows how to tackle Christmas with multiple collections dedicated to the holiday. Modern wreaths, studio-friendly sculptural faux trees, a wide variety of ornaments, metallic tablewares, and collaborations with jewelers offer up all the ingredients to an enviable home this December. [Photo]

7. MassArt Holiday Sale

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621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7964
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Quick! For the next few days only (through Saturday, December 7) MassArt will be showcasing Christmas goods in its annual Holiday Sale—including tree ornaments and greeting cards. [Photo]

8. IKEA

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1 IKEA Way
Stoughton, MA 2072
(781) 344-4532
Deck the halls on the cheap at this festive big box chain. With unusual decorative lighting, wrapping paper, advent calendars, and ornaments you can easily turn the house into Santa's workshop on a small budget.

1. DeCordova Museum Store

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
In colder months, a trip to this famous sculpture park might not be at the top of your agenda—but know that a visit is rewarded with the museum's Wonderland holiday market. Expect to find artisan ornaments and greeting card sets. [Photo courtesy of DeCordova]
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

2. Christmas in New England

1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park, Boston, MA 02109
This temple to St. Nick boasts year-round yuletide shopping. They literally have everything you could ever imagine: tree skirts, tree toppers, really anything tree-related, nutcrackers, Nativity sets, and even Christmas music. [Photo]
1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston National Historical Park
Boston, MA 02109

3. Paper Source

338 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Paper Source speaks to the crafty holiday decorator, with clever paper garlands, "Gingerpaper house" kits, paper photo props, and DIY paper wreath kits at the ready. Adorable, always. Obviously, you'll also find wrapping supplies and cards. [Photo]
338 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Flock

274 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119
Flock isn't the first place you'd seek out Christmas paraphernalia, but it stocks embroidered linen stockings, precious felt, antler, crochet, and glass tree ornaments, as well as seasonal scented candles and boxed card sets. [Photo by Flagship Photo]
274 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119

5. Patch NYC

46 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118
The design duo over at this nationally-renowned home goods shop and studio seems to have sentimental feelings about Christmas. The store's inventory is rather festive anyway (glitter candles anyone?)—making it a good spot for stocking stuffers. What really caught our eye are the metallic decorative bottle brush trees (a set of four rings in at $64). [Photo by Flagship Photo]
46 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118

6. West Elm

160 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
West Elm really knows how to tackle Christmas with multiple collections dedicated to the holiday. Modern wreaths, studio-friendly sculptural faux trees, a wide variety of ornaments, metallic tablewares, and collaborations with jewelers offer up all the ingredients to an enviable home this December. [Photo]
160 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

7. MassArt Holiday Sale

621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Quick! For the next few days only (through Saturday, December 7) MassArt will be showcasing Christmas goods in its annual Holiday Sale—including tree ornaments and greeting cards. [Photo]
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

8. IKEA

1 IKEA Way, Stoughton, MA 2072
Deck the halls on the cheap at this festive big box chain. With unusual decorative lighting, wrapping paper, advent calendars, and ornaments you can easily turn the house into Santa's workshop on a small budget.
1 IKEA Way
Stoughton, MA 2072