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Black Ink—in the heart of Harvard Square, with a second location in Beacon Hill—is one of those quirky little gift shops that are difficult to get out of. Seemingly tiny and full of things no-one really needs, the shop is lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves just chock full of fun-adorable-interesting tidbits that will pique your every interest. To wit: A series of the coolest, funniest greeting cards and postcards; Lego sets; all the things you need to make sushi; kitchen gadgets; gigantic rubberbands; art pencils; story books; candlesticks; funky glassware; gorgeous wrapping paper; things for kids and other things for people that think they're still kids. Definitely shop by, but give yourself a fair amount of time.
· Black Ink [Official Site]