The Perfect 10
For the Spiffed-Up Sports Lover
Tokens & Icons Boston Garden Cuff Links
Now he can literally wear a piece of history on his sleeve. These sterling silver–set cuff links are fashioned from pieces of the legendary arena’s parquet floor, played on from 1946 to 1999.
$200, ICA Store, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-478-3104, icastore.org.
For the Pee-Wee Rider
Kid O “Bit” Bike
He’ll never need training wheels once he masters the art of balance on this bright cycle — plus, Mom and Dad will go gaga for the ultramodern design.
$125, Mila Lilu, Copley Place, Boston, 617-266-6452; Natick Mall, 508-545-2570; milalilu.com.
For the Urban Equestrienne
Marc Bernstein Wrap Bracelet
She wanted a pony; this adjustable leather and gold-plated metal-rope bauble (with rings reminiscent of a horse harness) is the next best thing.
$200, Good, 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-722-9200, shopatgood.com.
For the Workforce Newbie
Lenora Dame Business Card Cases
A silver holder emblazoned with decoupage prints will help new hires get giddy about networking (especially when cocktails are involved).
$36 each, Mint Julep, 1302 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-3600; 6 Church St., Cambridge, 617-576-6468; shopmintjulep.com.
For the Kitchen Wizard
Sabatino & Co. Salt
Know a cook with a penchant for the exotic? Leave a sturdy glass jar of charming and colorful sea salt—try the mild Rose d’Himalaya Jurassic Pink variety — under his tree.
$12 for 4.5 ounces, Sabatino & Co., 130 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-7111, sabatinoandco.com.
For the Hungry Bookworm
Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes and The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
A renowned chef with area ties (Jean-Georges Vongerichten) and a local food writer (Amy Traverso) serve up two tasty tomes rife with recipes, stories, and photos.
For the Preppy Professor
Jill Rosenwald Mug
Dress up her desk with a handmade monogrammed mug rimmed in gold the Fort Point ceramicist originally created for a Boston-based interior designer enamored with chevrons.
$80, Jill Rosenwald Studio, 369 Congress St., Boston, 617-422-0787, jillrosenwald.com.
For the Design Disciple
Gift your favorite hostess with a graphic teapot from the Danish designer’s extensive line at Crate & Barrel (pieces feature iconic ‘60s patterns as well as eye-popping present-day prints).
$79, Crate & Barrel, 777 Boylston St., Boston, 617-262-8700, crateandbarrel.com.