BOSTON GENERAL STORE BLOG

Our worlds today are overrun by busy schedules packed with long work hours, late-night social engagements, gym time and chores. Hibi incense match sticks provide you with "10 Minute Aromas" that help you regain the peace of mind you need in such a hectic environment.

In this blog, we introduce a new incense line crafted by a dedicated Japanese maker started when two traditional industries collaborated to create a product that would breath life into their respective trades.

The grounds of Volante have lived through more cultural change than most experience in two lifetimes. How did this local farm outlive so much transition and stay successful for a century?

In this blog, we outline the treasured history of New England's Volante Farms, its modern approach to operating a successful farm and present their new farm-to-table cookbook to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

You're going to get invited to at least one holiday party this year, and when you do, don't be the one person who shows up empty handed. Say thank you to the host or hostess by bringing them a small gift. It will get you invited to every gathering they have in the future. 

In this blog, we highlight some of the most ideal and best made gifts for party hosts. Our diverse list has something for every budget! 

 

The newest maker coming to the Boston General Store shelves is an independent eyewear artisan who is looking to offer a more affordable and stylish sunglasses option that is equally as effective as bigger brands. 

In this blog we interview the founder, and co-owner, of Tabulae Eyewear to find out what makes them the better choice in a crowded eyewear market.

The New England landscape has lots to offer when it comes to outdoor activities like camping, and we like to take advantage of that. When we head out into the wilderness, we don't pack a lot. Our motto is take what you need and leave the rest. 

In this blog, we talk about why it's important to enjoy the wilderness and how to do it with the best tools and accessories we've found from around the world. 

P.F. Candle Co. was one of Boston General Store's first makers to promote when the website first launched in 2013. Today, we still carry their line of impressive, hand-crafted soy wax candles and reed diffusers because they're one of our best sellers. 

In this blog, we remind readers of the honest brand that is P.F. Candle Co., and introduce their newest venture: incense sticks. 

Spring cleaning is a necessary evil for anyone who wants to keep their home happy and healthy. And that means it comes around every year, much like the spring blossoms, whether we like it or not. 

In this blog, we give our best advice on managing your annual mass cleanup and the best tools and tricks to ensure you're covering every aspect of this complex project. 

There comes a moment when keeping good news to yourself is impossible. And because we're ready to burst at the seams, literally and figuratively, we'll cut to the chase. Boston General Store is growing.

In this blog, we make our official announcement that we're opening a second permanent location in a town that shares a border and a rich history with Boston. 

 

People tend to expect the same gifts every year when they're unpacking their stocking stuffers. This year, give them something new and exciting when they're ripping off the wrapping. 

In this blog, we give you a the ideal list of small gifts that are made well and all priced under twenty-five dollars. 

One of the biggest dreams we had for Boston General Store was to eventually begin crafting our own well-made products, alongside the wonderful catalog of makers we've discovered over the years. 

In this blog, we celebrate becoming a member of the maker community and introduce our own handcrafted soy wax candle scented to evoke the spirit of New England.

Organizing and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of planning and preparation. If not done carefully, this elaborate event can end up being exhaustive and disastrous. 

In this blog, I recount some of my favorite holiday memories and give you the best advice on how to successfully, and effectively, host a Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, I'm passing on some of my family's recipes that you can prepare the night before.

 

Don't plan out a Thanksgiving dinner menu that you know is too complicated and doesn't lend itself well to effective kitchen practices. Choose recipes that can be made ahead of time and that don't have hard-to-find ingredients. 

In this blog, we give the readers a handful of helpful and delicious family recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts that are easy to make.

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