Cushing Square in Belmont is one of those unique little gems of a neighborhood. There are random little shops and eateries, very few of them part of a chain (Starbucks is really the only chain place). Crumpets is a great little shop that has all kinds of unique items to buy for yourself or for gifts. At first glance you can't be too sure whether they are selling antiques or new items. They have a lot to suit a country or Provencal taste. Decorative items are the specialty, but there are teas, tea accessories, soaps and all kinds of things. The staff is very friendly, too. Parking is pretty easy. There are buses that go to Cambridge and other surrounding towns.