Dazzling eyewear doesn't mean a thing without an eye for fitting it properly. Lunette Optic's premium inventory is enhanced by its savvy employees, who'll tell you which frames are best for your fac—then work to make sure the final product sits on it perfectly. 121 High St., Boston, MA 2110, lunetteoptic.com.
Cigar Masters might seem like your average smoke shop. It's not. Sure, it's got the requisite walk-in humidor brimming with expensive stogies, but there's also a low-lit bar and acres of leather couches. Smoking aficionados can even track their investments on monitors that flicker through a haze of blue smoke. 745 Boylston St., Boston, MA cigarmasters.com/.
To some, time is commitment. To others, it's a luxury. Alpha Omega caters to both types with its selection of designer watches well worth locking on your wrist. Watch the minutes tick by on a solid gold Rolex, diamond-studded sparkling Ebel, or sturdy sterling-silver TAG Heuer. Good timing was never so easy. 1380 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA .
Hands down the best selection of watches in Boston. From inexpensive Swatches to twenty-thousand-dollar Vacherons, you're sure to find your new timepiece here. Look for new additions such as Piaget, Ebel, and Corum alongside old favorites like TAG Heuer, IWC, and Rolex. Harvard Square Galeria, 57 JFK St., Cambridge, MA .
Trident houses an eclectic and interesting collection of books, as well as tarot cards, bonsai trees, and the little cafe area where you can look through magazines and have a cup of tea without being bothered. Try their vegetarian chili! 338 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
If you've always regretted that you didn't snitch that ashtray from your favorite restaurant in Paris, you may find it here, along with a slew of other restaurant and hotel chinaware, new and used silver, glass, and other interesting ephemera. 121 Newbury Street, Boston, MA .
The majority of these specialty items are produced by local artists. From frames made of old printer's type to revamped dressers with industrial-size wheels in place of legs, you're sure to find a unique gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. The tasteful, free gift-wrapping is a welcome service during the frantic holiday season. 558 Tremont Street, Boston, MA .
While some beauty pros are notable for what they add to your look, Golden stands out for what she takes off: untamed hair, wherever it may lurk. With extreme precision and a good azulene wax, she restores beauty and order to brows, backs, and nether regions with minimal pain. Hair apparent? Not if she's on the case. 308 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 2446, brazillianwaxingboston.com.
Play high-speed racquetball or share the Gravitron with your crush, who is probably competitively athletic and making good money at Lotus or one of the other high-tech companies in the neighborhood. Then schmooze in the Jacuzzi or share an intimate dinner at the club restaurant. 215 First St., Cambridge, MA .
More than 300 wine festival diners and he has yet to duplicate a menu. The chef not only foraged the wild mushrooms on your plate, but the sumac in the iced tea. When it comes to a passion for his craft, Bruce can't be beat. Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA .
Think young. Then subtract two years. That's the average age of a ManRay patron on Thursday "Campus Nights," which draw a 19-plus crowd of supersweet male eye candy and their admirers. Spectators are welcome, and young women (sexual preference uncertain) pour in by the hundreds to bump bodies with Ivy Leaguers in designer blacks. 21 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA .
Okay, a crushingly obvious choice. But consider that the Dropkick Murphys were able to get Bruce Springsteen on their first new studio album in four years—a kickass, heartfelt record that hit number six on the Billboard Hot 200. And now they're headlining at Fenway next month. dropkickmurphys.com.
Twenty bucks for yoga? Om, no. At Baron Baptiste's Monday and Wednesday community classes, $7 buys 90 minutes of eagles, dolphins, and downward dogs. Expect to lose about a gallon of sweat—though not your shirt—in the center's heated environs. 2000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 2140, baronbaptiste.com.
From dumpy to delicious, your options are unlimited at Club Cafe on Saturday nights. Guppies mingle around the piano bar or cruise the back lounges where music set at just the right volume stimulates conversation, and inexpensive drinks hasten lubrication. 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA .
Winston has cornered the petal market west of Boston. Its bright blooms are consistently the freshest around, and whether you want rare lilies or timeless red roses, Winston always finds your flowers. Plus, its unique year-round arrangements and gourmet gift baskets make present-sending simple. 31 Central St., Wellesley, MA winstonflowers.com/.