About us

Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill ~ Part of historic Beacon Hill since 1982, this awarding winning, locally owned specialty gift boutique located at 46 Charles Street is proud to have been welcoming YOU for 35 years!  Blackstone's continues to be a popular destination for locals and visitors for their unique and distinctive gifts – for all reasons and all seasons – including local products, Blackstone’s exclusives and Boston memorabilia.

Prominently featured is a vast assortment of Caspari products, a respected publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper goods such as napkins, cards, gift wrap and stationary.  Both our Beacon Hill store as well as our sister store, KitchenWares (215 Newbury St) also feature personalization and customization services.

Other hallmarks of the Blackstone’s assortment include Sea Bags, Wee Forest Folk, Baggallini, Live In Mosaics, Sertodo Copper, Ann Marie Murray, Marshes Fields and Hills, Harbor Sweets, Byers Choice Carolers, Mova Globe, Ben’s Garden, Lafco candles and body products like The Soap and Paper Factory.

KitchenWares by Blackstones (est. 2010) carries on the 30+ year legacy of a family-owned kitchen store on Newbury Street. “KW” is widely known today for being a premium specialty kitchen store and now the largest fine cutlery source in the Greater Boston area. Awarded Best of Boston 2011 by Boston Magazine and Best of Boston Home 2012 by Boston Magazine Home, KitchenWares offers high quality cutlery, cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories and also provides professional in-house knife sharpening. KitchenWares specializes in great products from All Clad, Le Creuset, Swiss Diamond, John Boos, Bodum, Wusthof, Shun, MAC, Kikuichi, Global, Misono, Kyocera, Microplane, VitaMix, Sodastream and dozens more. 

Both stores are part of the Krzyshill Stores Group that showcases premier quality brands that elevate your lifestyle and enhance your home in the kitchen, dining and living spaces that you share with family and friends. Founded by partners and spouses Jennifer and James Hill, KHS group seeks out products both in the US and abroad that will accent and complement any decor style.

Uniquely Blackstone's
Blackstone's of Beacon Hill carries an exclusive assortment of Boston mementos including Make Way for Duckling themed products like baby onesies, stationary, napkins, framed sconset mirrors, as well as Caspari “Go Sox” cocktail napkins, and the best selection of books by local authors and more for children and adults.

A Symbol of Hospitality on Charles Street
The pineapple in the logo of Blackstone’s continues the tradition of the New England Sea Captains who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home as an invitation for friends to visit and share in their hospitality upon a safe return from a long voyage.

Blackstone’s continues this tradition of welcoming friends old and new to share a story and find cheer and comfort in the store – no matter the weather or the occasion! 

About Us
On April 1st, 2006 Jennifer Hill - together with her former business partner Mark Duffield, became the store’s third set of owners to continue to provide the award-winning service and treasured items that locals rely upon and visitors from around the country return to year after year.

Jennifer Hill, Owner Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill / President of Krzyshill Stores LLC

Jennifer Hill hails from a family of entrepreneurs in Ohio where she began working in the family shops at the young age of 13. So, it is of no surprise to her family and friends that Jennifer’s boundless energy, creativity and enthusiasm has found a home in owning and managing not just one – but three stores in Boston together with her partner (and husband) Jim Hill. Jennifer can be found helping clients, customers and friends at her gift store on Charles Street, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, as well as at their kitchen store, KitchenWares by Blackstones (New England's Cutlery Resource at 215 Newbury Street). In fact, if you don’t see her in either store – perhaps you’ll pass her on the street as she speed walks her way between the two stores!
 
Jennifer combines her talent to source the most useful and practical tools with products that bring a certain sunshine and sparkle to your day! She likes to make people smile and her collection of kitchen wares items in the store reflects the essential, practical and hilarious! Owning and operating KitchenWares combines Jennifer’s passion for people and food – and ensures she has a beautifully stocked and prepared kitchen herself!
 
Have you visited the newest expansion to KitchenWares on Newbury Street?  No?  It is all the good things of Blackstone's Beacon Hill  within KitchenWares!