One of our favorite places to visit in Boston are the little shops just east of Porter Square along Mass Ave. There is a place to buy elegant hand made wrapping paper. A place for stocking stuffers. Across the street is a wonderful place to buy Christmas Tree decorations, crafts from around the world. We also love the store filled with clothing from Ireland. On your way back to Porter Square be sure to get some Japanese noodles in the Sears building and go down into the subway to see the bronzed gloves (Artwork) between the escalators.