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WHAT: The Gift Of Song…make a donation (in the name of your gift-receiver) to Boston City Singers, whose vision is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide–ranging performance opportunities to young people, to inspire personal development, celebrate diversity and foster goodwill within our city and surrounding towns.

WHERE: BostonCitySingers.org or donate in person at the ‘Dorchester Winter Stars’ concert (December 16) at the Holy Family Church or the ‘Christmas at Ashmont’ event (December 18) at The Parish of All Saints.

HOW MUCH: Over 85% of the members of Boston City Singers receive financial aid each year, making your generous support so essential! $10, $20 or even $30 can go a long way towards making a difference in a child’s life. Your tax-deductible gift helps to develop our city’s youth – many of whom live in Boston’s at-risk neighborhoods – and support a unique cultural institution.

FOR: Boston City Singers alumnae or anyone who loves music. Maybe make a tradition amongst extended family to choose a non-profit or charity instead of exchanging gifts! Everyone learns about a new organization and no one goes home with another *special* Christmas sweater.

Some of the Boston City Singers

Some of the Boston City Singers



WHAT: Brachetto – a slightly sweet, sparkling red wine from Dorchester’s own, Boston Winery. Perfect for the holidays; especially when wearing a wine bottle hat & scarf.

WHERE: Boston Winery

HOW MUCH: $15 (bottle hat & scarf $6)

FOR: The perfect holiday party host/hostess gift!




WHAT: Soakbox. Each box contains a miniature spa treatment for your favorite knitters hands. Each set includes a bottle of Soak wash; Handmaid hand cream in a matching scent;  Essie nail polish; a skein of  yarn; and a pattern for a pair of hand warmers!

WHERE: StitchHouse


FOR: Your best friend who recently took up knitting

SoakBox knitting and manicure set for your favorite knitter

SoakBox knitting and manicure set for your favorite knitter



WHAT: Dorchester ‘Reviving History’ Mug of mammoth proportions. Think double mocha latte size.

WHERE: Cedar Grove Gardens

HOW MUCH: A bargain at $9.95

FOR: Your history loving neighbor who has his first cup of the day at home.

Dorchester ' Reviving History' Mug

Dorchester ‘ Reviving History’ Mug


Twenty – four days of one-of-a-kind gifts produced, procured or pickled (just kidding — running with the P theme) here in Dorchester.

CAN IT BE DONE? CAN WE DO IT?  We’re up to the challenge and are excited to get out there and shop locally this season for everyone on our list.


WHAT: Drum roll please! Introducing the newest member of the DottieHottie family: Greta (Mom is Meghann)! Seen here sporting the hottest onesie of the season; Dorchester Bears on Bikes by local artist, Sierra Rothberg.

WHERE: PlanetGoga; Cedar Grove Gardens; Ashmont Cycles


FOR: Your favorite Dorchester proud kiddo or adult. Stylish and super soft  t-shirts also available for children and adults!

Newest DottieHottie, Greta, sporting a Dorchester Bears on Bikes onesie by Planet Goga

Newest DottieHottie, Greta, sporting a Dorchester onesie by Goga