12 Days of Giving

Dozens of presents to send to your true love…or anyone on your list

12 Books Worth Thumbing

From left to right:

Hot Mess Kitchen, $28 at brokeassgourmet.com
Boston Ballerina, $35 at shop.bostonballet.org
Sargent’s Women, $30 at Gift at the Gardner; Fluff, $18.50 at unionparkpress.com
Inside the Combat Zone, $18.50 at unionparkpress.com
Ragged, $16 at Papercuts J.P.
Wildsam Field Guide: New England, $22 at Magpie

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, $45 at MFA Shop: The Museum of Fine Art’s upcoming July exhibit recreates the infamous paramour’s adventures with 250 paintings, sculptures and more, but this illustrated catalogue offers an early look at the labor of love with 12 essays.

Tattoos in Japanese Prints, $25 at MFA Shop
The Complete Slow Cooker, $30 at americastestkitchen.com
Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist, $50 at ICA Store
Timeless, $60 at patrickahearn.com

Timeless by Patrick Ahearn: Back Bay-based classical architect Patrick Ahearn has designed more than 500 private residences—18 of which are featured in his first book set to be released in mid-December.

11 Hats for Capping

Suede trucker, $35 at Boston ProShop: What year were the Boston Celtics founded? This New Era cap has the answer—but you better know your roman numerals.
Gold bar snapback, $40 at IV Boston: E-comm shop IV Boston hawks T-shirts and hats that have been spotted on pros from Gronk to Patrice Bergeron, and the brand just took its goods to a permanent spot in the North End.

Celtics badge hat, $35 at Boston ProShop
Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. gray hat, $60 at Boston General Store
Boston Red Sox tonal hat, $25 at ’47
New England Patriots Abate fish hat, $25 at ’47
Poketo “Art” hat, $36 at Olives & Grace
Harding Lane needlepoint hat, $35 at Sault New England
Bruins Original 6 snapback, $35 at Boston ProShop
Ebbets Field x Sault New England “BOS” hat, $60 at Sault New England
The “B” dad hat, $32 at IV Boston

10 Goods for Sleeping

Windowpane linen pillow, $126 at the Everyday Co.:The studio churning out stitched cloth napkins from remnant fabrics is now in the pillow game. Get your hands on The Everyday Co.’s goods at its Holiday Pop-up Shop at the Innovation and Design Building.

Eberjey robe, $157 at Forty Winks
Strathcona silk eye mask, $56 at Olives & Grace
White + Warren cashmere eye mask, $85 at Whitney + Winston
A Soft Idea throw, $130 at Whitney + Winston
Eberjey Gisele long-sleeve teddy, $111 at Forty Winks

Dream bath elixir, $45 at Follain: Boston’s clean beauty brand teamed up with Farmaesthetics for a limited line, including this calm-inducing remedy packed with lavender and Clary sage essential oils.

Petite candle, $16 at Noted
Sarah Lord rose water face and body mist, $25 at Salt & Grove
Chilote house shoes, $72 at Boston General Store

9 Charms for Romancing

Golden Hill glass candlestick, $32, Greentree Home set of 2 red candles, $28, both at December Thieves

Lot 95 Super Cuvée, $35 at ninetypluscellars.com: Released last month by 90+ Cellars, this 2015 vintage comes from Napa Valley wineries—including a top merlot producer—that have people lining up for $200 bottles. Can’t wait for a shipment? Head to Newton’s Upper Falls Liquors.

Small Lizbeth vase, $75 at Modern Relik
Stag eau de cologne, $47 at Patch NYC

Original diffuser, $26 at Noted: Sara Morris started pouring soy candles with zinc-free wicks and phthalate-free perfumes in her North End apartment in 2015. Now she’s making those goods as well as candlesticks and diffusers in a South Boston studio.

Chocolate Therapy trio bark bar, $11 at Boston Bazaar
Maison Louis Marie eau de parfum, $83 at Dress Boston
By Lassen candle holder, $155, box of 15 gray candles, $28, both at Ouimillie
Skeem mini match jar, $13 at Neatly Nested

8 Aids for Cooking

Red House apron, $138 at Salt & Grove
Small etched Boston cutting board, $50 at Neatly Nested

Olive oil decanter, $48 at Jeremy Ogusky: The Boston Fermentation Festival founder’s pottery graces tables at Townsman, Grill 23, RUKA, Tres Gatos and beyond, but Jeremy Ogusky also sells his dishwasher and microwave-safe handmade goods for home cooks too.
Alice Nasto ceramic and wooden spoon, $50 at etsy.com: When Alice Nasto’s not dreaming up fur-like wetsuits and other mechanical engineering research projects, the MIT doctoral candidate is at the pottery wheel crafting teapots, jars and serving spoons.

Sibilia coasters, $65 at December Thieves
Twine four-piece ceramic cheese set, $30 at Wears + Wares
Khmissa glass, $11-$12 at December Thieves
Maison de Vacances napkin, $15 at Ouimillie

7 Household Trimmings

Wanderstruck Massachusetts string art, $48 at Neatly Nested: Pop into Neatly Nested for these customizable states on pallet wood made by Laura Sylvester, or catch her Massachusetts-based traveling boutique at its City Hall Plaza stop through New Year’s Eve.

Geometric object, $12 at Shake the Tree
By Lassen frame boxes, $99 and $125 at Ouimillie
Wanderstruck Massachusetts string art, $48 at Neatly Nested
W&P Design pair of pineapple shot glasses, $35 at Shake the Tree
Cody Foster crystal snow globe, $48 at Flock
Ceramic camera bank, $17 at Hudson
Small brass chestnut bowl, $73 at Modern Relik

6 Games for Playing

Bright Beam Goods calm rolling maze, $35 at ICA Store

Areaware plywood playing cards, $28 at Magpie: Made after mid-century modern design, this deck of birch cards is fit for poker and, with interlocking slots, stacking towers.

Wolfum backgammon travel set, $134 at Olives & Grace

LeatherHead Handsome Dan football, $135 at Abodeon: Cooperstown, New York, native Paul Cunningham spent time as an MLB photo editor and National Baseball Hall of Fame researcher before handcrafting gloves for some of the league’s top players. This football is made in 15 steps using leather from a Maine tannery.

Lemon Ball baseball, $40 at Abodeon
Locknester bear puzzle, $95 at ICA Store

5 Sparkly Things

Caroline Najman Scarabee necklace, $270 at Ouimillie
Crystal cluster earrings, $98 at April Soderstrom

Doloris Petunia honeybee earrings, $70 at M. Flynn: Courtney Prince is well-known for her flower girl frocks, but the designer—who recently returned to Boston—is stocking M. Flynn with her hand-painted jewels.

Giardinoblu necklace, $190 at December Thieves
Dannijo Stefana cuff, $170 at Dress Boston

4 Gifts for Nerds

Polaroid T-shirt, $36 at Sault New England

Sempli incanter, $80 at ICA Store: With this hand-blown, lab equipment-inspired infuser, you can use fruits, herbs and spices to spin custom-mixed spirits.

Sushi socks, $16 at MFA Shop
The Great Lakes Goods block calendar, $50 at Flock

3 Fancy Pens

Seltzer Goods seven-year pineapple pen, $9 at Abodeon

Schon DSGN polished bronze pen, $140 at Boston General Store: Ian Schon started making these pens on a vintage Clausing lathe in his garage before launching his small-batch Massachusetts production line.

Kaweco classic sport pen, $25 at the Paper Mouse

2 Pairs of Gloves

360Cashmere Bruna gloves, $127 at Whitney + Winston

Honns Selina gloves, $128 at Flock: These Eskimo fur-lined lambskin gloves sport touchscreen-friendly thumbs and index fingertips.

And some killer heels for your parties!

Annata boots, $398 at M.Gemi: Boston-based biz M.Gemi tapped its go-to Italian makers for these suede heels that just dropped in late November.

Where to Buy It!

’47 286 Newbury St., Boston (617-236-4006) 47brand.com

90+ Cellars ninetypluscellars.com 

Abodeon 1731 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (617-497-0137) abodeon.com

Alice Nasto etsy.com/shop/alicenasto

April Soderstrom aprilsoderstrom.com

Boston Bazaar 171 Newbury St., Boston (508-875-1571) ctsweetremedies.com

Boston General Store 305 Harvard St., Brookline (617-232-0103) bostongeneralstore.com

Boston ProShop TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston (617-624-1500) bostonproshop.com

December Thieves 51 and 88 Charles St., Boston (857-239-9149) decemberthieves.com

Dress Boston 70 Charles St., Boston (617-248-9910) dressboston.com

The Everyday Co. Innovation and Design Building, 19 Drydock Ave., Boston theeverydaynapkin.co

Flock 274 Shawmut Ave., Boston (617-391-0222) flockboston.com

Follain 65 Charles St., Boston (857-233-5211) follain.com

Forty Winks 56 JFK St., Cambridge (617-492-9100) shopfortywinks.com

Gift at the Gardner Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston (617-278-5122) gift.gardnermuseum.org

Hudson 12 Union Park St., Boston (617-292-0900) hudsonboston.com

ICA Store Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston (617-478-3104) icastore.org

IV Boston 148 Salem St., Boston (857-233-5001) ivboston.com

Jeremy Ogusky bostonpotter.com

M. Flynn 40 Waltham St., Boston (617-292-0079) mflynnjewelry.com

M.Gemi The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston (617-992-2597) mgemi.com

Magpie 416 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-623-3330) magpie-store.com

MFA Shop Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston (617-369-4285) mfashop.com

Modern Relik 96 Clematis Ave., Waltham (617-513-3336) modernrelik.com

Neatly Nested 373 W. Broadway, Boston (617-752-4957) neatlynestedboston.com

Noted 525 E. 1st St., Boston notedcandles.com

Olives & Grace 623 Tremont St., Boston (617-236-4536) olivesandgrace.com

Ouimillie 133 Charles St., Boston (617-982-7962) ouimillie.com

The Paper Mouse 1274 Washington St., Newton (617-928-9898) thepapermouse.com

Papercuts J.P. 5 Green St., Boston (617-522-3404) papercutsjp.com

Patch NYC 46 Waltham St., Boston (617-426-0592) patchnyc.com

Salt & Grove 22 Liberty St., Newburyport (978-225-0240) saltandgrove.com

Sault New England 577 Tremont St., Boston (857-239-9434) saultne.com

Shake the Tree 67 Salem St., Boston (617-742-0484) shakethetreeboston.com

Union Park Press (800-345-6665) unionparkpress.com

Wears + Wares 634 E. Broadway, Boston (617-766-8309) wearsandwares.com

Whitney + Winston 113 Charles St., Boston (617-720-2600) whitneyandwinston.com

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