The Best Boutiques to Shop from on Small Business Saturday—and Beyond
Shop Till You Drop!
With Small Business Saturday right around the corner on November 27th, we put together a list of the best boutique shops to visit over Thanksgiving weekend as you start your holiday shopping. Head to the following boutiques to find handmade jewelry, chic stationery, eco-friendly beauty products, international wares, and more to satisfy everyone on your gift list.
The Brass Owl
This boutique has been offering a wide range of fun and unique gifts to Astoria for seven years. Shop for jewelry made by local artists, scented candles named after different Queens neighborhoods, and must-have winter accessories like hats and scarves. They also sell trendy women’s clothing, shoes, and handbags.
36-19 Ditmars Blvd. | @thebrassowl | thebrassowl.com
Lockwood’s flagship store has been an Astoria mainstay for close to a decade. Check out their array of Astoria- themed totes and mugs, satin eye masks, cocktail kits, and other giftable items. For more shopping, head to Lockwood’s stationary store, Lockwood Paper, and women’s boutique, Lockwood Style (which are just a few steps away from each other), for all your gift-giving needs.
32-15 33rd St. | @lockwoodshop | lockwoodshop.com
Take a piece of Greece home from this newly opened boutique with Mediterranean vibes. Check out the chic jewelry made by Greek designers, evil eye charms for the home, and men’s and women’s clothing, including comfy vintage-inspired tees. Look up their opening hours on Hellenic Aesthetic’s website to organize your shop!
30-91 31st St. | @hellenicaestheticnyc | hellenicaesthetic.com
This cozy gift shop in the heart of Astoria opened in 2020 and has a curated selection of handmade artisan goods, organic beauty products, crafts, and other items you won’t find anywhere else. Shop gifts for your crystal-loving sister, a friend who just had a baby, a cat-obsessed parent, and everyone else you’re looking to treat to a gift this year.
25-11 Broadway | @giftboxastoria
If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind garments that’ll really impress everyone, then head to this women’s clothing boutique that also opened its doors in 2020. They sell a variety of items that are hand-embroidered by artisans in Mexico, as well as trendy pieces that are made with environmentally friendly fabrics.
28-03 24th Ave. | @anoriaboutique | anoriaboutique.com
Earth & Me
This eco-friendly boutique, which just moved to a larger location on Steinway Street this fall, offers a huge selection of beauty, home, and pet products that are good for you—and good for the planet. Plus, there’s an in-store cafe selling gluten and dairy-free treats, which make excellent gifts as well.
30-38 Steinway St. | @earthandme.nyc | earthandme.co
This hip, eco-conscious boutique, which opened in early 2021, is a must-visit for gifts this season. They sell everything from clothing to skincare products to books to jewelry, with an emphasis on items from women- and BIPOC-owned businesses. Holiday shopping has never felt so good.
3612 34th Ave. | @shop.side.b | shopsideb.com
Stop by this super-cool store for items made
by local artists, anime collectibles, humorous coffee mugs, and more. This boutique, which opened in early 2020, regularly hosts popups with local vendors—and you can expect one over Thanksgiving weekend too. You’re guaranteed to walk away with something unique for the holidays.
3612 34th Ave. | @newtownhq | newtownhq.com