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Don't Forget Cards! These 3 Stores Have 'Em Ready for Gifting

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When it comes to holiday shopping, you know you can do better than the obvious ideas—so if you're already putting in effort to find a unique gift, don't ruin it with a run-of-the-mill card from CVS. Today we remind you of three boutiques with clever cards (even if that's your only holiday gesture): Black Ink, Rugg Road Paper Company, and Bob Slate Stationer.


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1. Black Ink

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5 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-1221
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With shelves rising up the high walls, you won't just find stationery and cards in this Harvard Square novelty shop—expect to uncover cute stocking stuffers that pair well with Japanese paper goods, Rifle Paper Co. products, and more in the greeting card island at the center of the store.

2. Bob Slate Stationer

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30 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-1230
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Another Harvard Square gem, Bob Slate is dedicated to (as its name suggests) stationery. The generations-old store stocks Crane & Co. among a wide variety of indie card designers. Shoppers can also DIY with blank cards and colored envelopes.

3. Rugg Road Paper Company

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105 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 742-0002
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Leave Hallmark to the amateurs and select a card (they've even got a bunch of pop-up ones) from this perfectly edited Charles Street alcove. Discover quirky designs from companies like 9th Letter Press and Jonathan Adler, with creative paper displays always rotating in the front window. They also have adorable gift tags.

1. Black Ink

5 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center, Cambridge, MA 02138
With shelves rising up the high walls, you won't just find stationery and cards in this Harvard Square novelty shop—expect to uncover cute stocking stuffers that pair well with Japanese paper goods, Rifle Paper Co. products, and more in the greeting card island at the center of the store.
5 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Bob Slate Stationer

30 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Another Harvard Square gem, Bob Slate is dedicated to (as its name suggests) stationery. The generations-old store stocks Crane & Co. among a wide variety of indie card designers. Shoppers can also DIY with blank cards and colored envelopes.
30 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Rugg Road Paper Company

105 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Leave Hallmark to the amateurs and select a card (they've even got a bunch of pop-up ones) from this perfectly edited Charles Street alcove. Discover quirky designs from companies like 9th Letter Press and Jonathan Adler, with creative paper displays always rotating in the front window. They also have adorable gift tags.
105 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114