Shop Around: Holiday Gift Ideas from 10 Boston Neighborhoods
Furniture, accessories, tech, gadgets, and more.
Photos by Dave Bradley
Give the mixologist in your life this folding Swiss Army knife–esque gadget, equipped with 10 cocktail tools—blender not included. Bar10der tool, $50, KitchenWares by Blackstones.
Toast your workout with post-bike-ride beverages served in these screen-printed glasses. Vital Industries pint glasses, $12 each, Magpie.
He prefers beer to wine and burgers to filet mignon, but when it comes to grooming, he’s a snob. Wrap up a selection of shaving tools with European pedigree. Edwin Jagger chrome-plated razor, $43, Bloc Osma alum block, $10, and Omega boar bristle brush, $16, all Joanne Rossman.
David Yurman and Tiffany & Co. just won’t do for a friend with exotic tastes—try a chic cuff clad in python, stingray, or lizard instead. Leighelena stingray and plated-metal bracelets, starting at $120, Acquire.
Polished semiprecious stone coasters ooze Hollywood Regency glamour. Pair them with a bottle of merlot for maximum appeal. Agate coasters, $90 for four,Kristin Paton.
Faced with gifting an artistic, analog soul in this decidedly digital world? This 35 mm film (yes, film) camera with a powerful flash, three distance settings, and various color filters is a great choice—especially since its bare white exterior can be drawn on, painted, and personalized. Lomography “La sardina DIY” camera, $115, ICA Store.
Photo by Scott M. Lacey
Done up in the season’s “it” hue—oxblood—and finished with a ladylike gold-chain strap, this cross-body bag makes a sophisticated yet on-trend statement. Rebecca Minkoff “mini box” leather bag, $330, Moxie.
MassArt alum Hannah Rose Hamilton digitally prints everyone’s favorite college food staple—ramen noodles—on silk for her delightfully abstract scarves. Gentle Hex Collective “Nouilles” crêpe de Chine scarf, $150, MassArt Made.
This leather-trimmed cotton-canvas duffle boasts serious craftsmanship—extra rivets, reinforced leather corners, box stitches. And since even the most adventurous traveler needs to nap, it comes stuffed with two cushy plaid pillows. Will Leather Goods “Hemingway” duffle, $350, Uniform.
This colorful, paperclip-like stool—dreamed up by Giacomo Castagnola, a Peruvian designer studying at MIT—doubles as a work of art. “Tripode” powder-coated steel and bamboo stool, $399, Room 68.