The holidays are approaching quickly and with all the prepping and planning, running around to find gifts for your family can feel stressful. There are many great gifts around the local area, and we have put some of our favorite ideas together for you.
Lenny & Eva bracelets – Proud Mary, Needham
You can never go wrong with jewelry for your Mom, especially these charm bracelets from Proud Mary in Needham. Even better, this cute shop takes pride in donating back to many charitable groups nearby.
Chloe “Tess” Bag – Greta Luxe, Wellesley
What is a more perfect gift for you Mom than a stylish new purse to stash all of her needs in? There is not much! Help her sport this season’s trend of cross body bags with this great black, leather purse. The bold gold buckle adds the right amount of flair to an otherwise simple black design.
Girl Gang Box – Sloane & Ivy, Wellesley
Sloane & Ivy is using their love for fashion to also give back. With this box, all the included brands are either women owned, made in North America, eco-eco-sustainable or gives back to charity. Inside the box you will find six handpicked items that will fit all your Mom’s fashion needs. 10% of profits from each box will go toward Flying Kite, an organization the owner, Kate, is very passionate about.
Kelvin Tool Kit – London Harness, Wellesley
If there’s one thing we all know about Dads, it’s they can never have enough tools (even if we think they do.) Add to your father’s tool collection with Kelvin Tool Kit that includes 23 different tools, his inner handyman will thank you.
Featherless Insulated Stretch Jacket – North River Outfitter, Wellesley
With the colder months quickly approaching, a great gift idea for your Dad is a new winter jacket. This featherless coat is light weight but guaranteed to keep you warm. It is a great option for those Dads that enjoy outdoor activities or even just to toss on during a chilly day while running errands.
Continental Front Lid Four Wheeled Carry-on – Tumi, Wellesley
If your Dad travels often for business trips or even just for leisure, new luggage is a great gift option. This carry-on bag is simple and sleek but will still satisfy all of his traveling needs.
This is one of the many gifts that donates back to a great cause. These bracelets are adorable, but even more so they give back to single parents in need of childcare. For every purchase, the bracelet helps give relief for single parents who might struggle on their own.
Yeti – North River Outfitter, Wellesley
Millennials seem to love stylish water bottles to carry with them to either the office or the gym. The wide variety of yeti options make for this to be a successful gift for men or women. Choose the style you think the person would like best, pick a color and you’ve got yourself a great gift!
If you know someone who loves photography, surprise them with something out of the ordinary. This build your own camera is a functioning camera made of real wood. Put the project together and snap some pictures!
Lava Lamp – Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley
This is an oldie but a goodie. Still popular today, teenagers love these funky lights for their bedrooms. You can pick from a variety of colors and decide on the one you think suits your tween best.
Two Bros Bows – Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley
This kid-friendly archery set is a great game for young boys. The kit allows for boys to practice the game of archery in a safe way. It includes two soft tip bows and an arrow, along with a bullseye target to train their aim.
Fuzzy Earmuffs – Greta Luxe, Wellesley
Grab these stylish earmuffs to keep a teen warm, while still looking fashionable through the winter months. There are a few different styles to pick from, along with a couple of different colors!
Nipper Slippers – Tiny Hanger, Wellesley
Little children love anything that is fun to wear! These animal slippers are a fun and cozy gift for someone little in your life. At Tiny Hanger, there is the choice between the navy blue dog slippers or the pink, flowered mice.
Thinking Putty and Needoh – Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley
Thinking Putty is successfully created by individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. The fun putty will keep your children occupied for hours. Similar to this, Needoh is a fun putty to play with but is also glow in the dark!
Ride-on Racing Car – Cou Cou, Wellesley
Buy the little one in your life their first car. This ride-on racing car is hand crafted and will provide much entertainment! The design is old school and classic, with a shiny silver finish to stand out.
Cozy Socks – Proud Mary, Needham
Help your Grandmother stay warm and snuggly by buying her a new pair of slipper socks! Select the design you think fits her best, and we can guarantee she’ll be thrilled with the gift.
A Good Book – Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley
While there’s not too much to do outside during the cold weather, you can’t beat cozying up inside with a great book. Stop by Wellesley Booksmith and sort through the many genres they have to find the perfect read for your Grandma.
Clutch Bag – Sloane & Ivy, Wellesley
For the Grandmothers who do not like to carry a big bag around but would still like something to hold their belongings, give them this adorable clutch. It is the perfect side to fit a few personal things, but not too heavy or bothersome.
Wireless Charger – Tumi, Wellesley
If your Grandfather is savvy and keeps up to date with technology trends, make sure he is always ready with a wireless charger. With this gadget, he will be able to charge his phone, without the hassle of always carrying a cord.
Puzzle – Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley
For those snowy days where Grandpa is stuck inside, keep him entertained with a new puzzle. The challenge will pass the winter days back quickly, while doing something enjoyable!
Laptop/IPad Case – Tumi, Wellesley
Again, if you find yourself shopping for something technology related for your Grandpa, this could be another option. With this laptop/IPad case you can give him a protective way to transport his electronics.
Favorite Aunt or Uncle
Buddha Board – London Harness, Wellesley
This is a great gift for someone who might live a hectic life and needs a little something to remind them to slow down. A Buddha Board helps people relax and puts them in a state of calm, while creating a design.
Portable Cold Brew Maker – Wellesley Books, Wellesley
This is an easy to use appliance to brew your cold brew quick and on the go! The device comes with a spill proof mug, so you can pop on the lid and take it with you. This is a great option for those who are always on the run.
Help your favorite Aunt or Uncle stay more organized with a stylish Key Fob. They can attach this to their keys to always keep track of their belongings and easily be able to grab their keys!