The essence of boutique shopping can be summed up in two words: Rose & Dove. Featuring lines like JPK Paris, Lady Primrose, and Alex & Ani, it is simply the obvious choice when looking for scents, jewelry, and bags. For bridal gifts, the shop is a Mariposa bonanza! Hosting signings with designer Michael Updike is just one of the ways in which Dove & Rose earns its solid reputation. Shopping for oneself is usually an easy, pleasurable thing, but that corporate gift hunting is more often a chore. But because owner Kellee Twadelle makes a special effort to satisfy every shop-goer's needs, buying for the boss is actually fun. With her specialty gift baskets, gorgeous wrapping jobs, and pleasing store arrangements, Twadelle has turned a little store in North Andover into a palatial playground for gift seekers. Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop, 579 Chickering Road North Andover, 978-689-4141, roseanddove.com
Readers' Choice: MIMI Gift Gallery, 19 Central Street Manchester, 978-525-0385, mimigiftgallery.com
*We regret that the Gifts category was omitted from our print edition, as well as from our website when BONS 2012 went live on Tuesday. Congratulations to our very deserving Editors' and Readers' Choice winners! Tell us what you think about them!