As the days of December wind down, even the most diligent planners find themselves stressing over last minute presents. Whether you just forgot a present for your cousin’s girlfriend—or haven’t started shopping for anyone yet—a quick stroll down Newbury Street can have you checking off your list in no time. Relax, take a deep breath, and stay calm with these 11th-hour gift ideas.
For fashion-crazed sisters: Head over to Ralph Lauren’s Rugby store for preppy cashmere sweaters with a high-waist tie in purple, cream, or black. The stylish, sophisticated pieces will keep her feeling warm while looking cool.
$128, Rugby, 342 Newbury St., Boston, 617 247 2801
For the electronics-savvy brother: Keep your bro up to date with the latest cell phone accessories, like Bluetooth headsets with dual microphones and sound-canceling capabilities that fit comfortably in his ear (not to be confused with those giant headphones that came with your 1987 Christmas present: the Walkman).
$350, Bang and Olufsen, 30 Newbury St., Boston 617 262 4949
For the woman you love: Sweep your sweetie off her feet with a fabulous spa treatment; try a hot rock massage, in which steaming, polished river rocks are paired with gentle massaging techniques for an even deeper relaxation. She’ll thank you later.
$175 for 80 minutes, Bella Sante 38 Newbury St., Boston 617 424 9930
For the man you adore: Turn the dating tables and treat your man to a romantic date with an elegant steak dinner at The Capital Grille. Famous for aged steaks, an award-winning wine list and a selection of to-die-for entrees, it’s the most manly way to thank him for always holding your purse when you’re in the ladies’ room.
$100+, The Capital Grille, 359 Newbury St., Boston 617 262 8900
For the best Mom in the world: The mom who can do it all needs a bag that can carry it all. Keep her organized—and chic—with the Anna Corinna large leather tote, which she can open up during the day and fold in half to use as a clutch in the evenings. Now, about her tapered jeans…
$396, Calypso, 114 Newbury St., Boston 617 421 1887
For the baseball-savvy: Dad Fulfill his life-long Red Sox fantasies with signed memorabilia, including hats, balls, jerseys and posters from players of the past and present. Stop in for collectibles and get your poppy a Big Papi.
$99 and up, Fenway Sportszone, 306 Newbury St., Boston 617 437 101
For four-legged family members: Warm up your little pooch with a winter raincoat made by Puppia. The No. 5 Ski Jumper will keep your companion cozy and dry with its waterproof outside and fleece-lined interior, complete with a (faux, of course) fur-trimmed hood.
$45, Paw Poochies, 272 Newbury St., Boston 617 587 5255.