Funky and functional touches for the hip homebody make Bliss Home (225 Newbury St., 617/421-5544, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat., midnight–5 p.m. Sun., www.blisshome.com ) one-stop gift shopping—for others or yourself. Inventory includes glasses, dinnerware, bar sets, and bath items.
Dutch for “alluring,” Lekker (1317 Washington St., 617/542-6464, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Tues.–Sat.; noon–6 p.m. Sat., closed Sun., www.lekkerhome.com ) sells a combination of clean and contemporary furniture from Germany and the Netherlands, antique armoires from Asia, and textiles and other unique home accessories.
Plastic has been given a new life at Kartell (10 St. James Ave., 617/728-4442, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; noon–5 p.m. Sun.), an ultra-modern furniture store featuring European “it”-designers such as Phillipe Starck.