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 knifeâ€“esque gadget, equipped with 10 cocktail toolsâ€”blender not included.Â Bar10der tool, $50, KitchenWares by Blackstones.
Toast your workout with post-bike-ride beverages served in these screen-printed glasses.Â Vital Industries pint glasses, $12 each, Magpie.
He prefers beer to wine and burgers to filet mignon, but when it comes to grooming, heâ€™s a snob. Wrap up a selection of shaving tools with European pedigree.Â 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 wonâ€™t do for a friend with exotic tastesâ€”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.Â 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 choiceâ€”especially since its bare white exterior can be drawn on, painted, and personalized.Â Lomography â€śLa sardina DIYâ€ť camera, $115, ICA Store.
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Done up in the seasonâ€™s â€śitâ€ť hueâ€”oxbloodâ€”and finished with a ladylike gold-chain strap, this cross-body bag makes a sophisticated yet on-trend statement.Â Rebecca Minkoff â€śmini boxâ€ť leather bag, $330, Moxie.
MassArt alum Hannah Rose Hamilton digitally prints everyoneâ€™s favorite college food stapleâ€”ramen noodlesâ€”on silk for her delightfully abstract scarves.Â Gentle Hex Collective â€śNouillesâ€ť crĂŞpe de Chine scarf, $150, MassArt Made.
Â This leather-trimmed cotton-canvas duffle boasts serious craftsmanshipâ€”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.Â Will Leather Goods â€śHemingwayâ€ť duffle, $350, Uniform.
This colorful, paperclip-like stoolâ€”dreamed up by Giacomo Castagnola, a Peruvian designer studying at MITâ€”doubles as a work of art.Â â€śTripodeâ€ť powder-coated steel and bamboo stool, $399, Room 68.
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