Find the perfect gift at these specialty stores around Boston

Special spirits, vintage clothes, kitchen gadgets, and Kentucky Derby-worth hats await you at these shops.

Shelves, tables, and cabinets filled with caps, wide-brim hats, ties, and pins.

Salmagundi boasts storefronts in the North End and Jamaica Plain.

Your loved ones are just like you — quirky, cultured, and they know exactly what they like. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of specialty shops around Boston where you can find the niche, where’d-you-find-this kind of gift that will make their jaws drop this holiday season. Happy gifting.

For the mad hatter
Salmagundi, 61 Salem St. + 675 Centre St.
Don’t lose your head among this shop’s selection of berets, caps, feathered fedoras, and Kentucky Derby-ready hats.

For the music mogul
The Vintage Underground, 957 Commonwealth Ave.
No record player? No problem. In addition to a variety of vinyl albums, this shop stocks retro band tees, posters, pins, and other memorabilia from all eras and genres of music.

For the mixologist
The Urban Grape, 303 Columbus Ave.
Indulge in a free, walk-in wine tasting as you pick from a spirited selection of wines, sake, beer, cider, and other liquors.

For the fashion blogger
House of Culture, 585 Columbus Ave.
Drab attire doesn’t exist in this South End boutique, where leather jumpsuits commingle with feather bustiers and velvet gowns.

A table covered with stickers, iron-on patches and mending fabric, and pencils for sale.

Somerville shop Make & Mend sells secondhand craft supplies, as well as starter kits for crocheting, knitting, weaving, and more.

For the friend who watches “The Bear” too much
Kitchen Witch, 671 Centre St.
Brimming with a rainbow of pottery and cooking accessories you didn’t know you needed, this shop in downtown JP will magically provide the best gifts for the chefs in your life.

For the serial crafter
Make & Mend, 21 Hawkins St., Somerville
Creativity meets sustainability at this secondhand craft supplies store, where you can find new or barely-used paints, textiles, how-to books, stamps, and crafting starter kits.

For the sophisticated decorator
Crane and Turtle, 1 Bow Mkt Way, Somerville
This Bow Market mainstay stocks imported goods from Japan, offering fine selections of serveware, stationery, and accessories like INDEN wallets and Akoya pearl earrings.

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