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Friends Holiday Gift Guide

Last week we gave you our top holiday choices for your special family members. Now, we have rounded up our favorite picks that you can find in the area for your friends. Check out some of the ideas we have put together!


Personalized Serving Board – Rock Paper Scissors, Needham

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For your friend that loves to entertain, give them new serving boards. These beautiful wood serving board from Rock Paper Scissors are personalized for every person. You can sort through a variety of fonts and pick the design that fits your hostess the best.

Presidents Glasses – North River Outfitter, Wellesley

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If a friend of yours hosts company often, this is the perfect gift! These presidents glasses have more character than your average drink ware. Originally from Fishs Eddie in New York City, you can pick up a set of four right in Wellesley.

Mix it up Gift Box – Fastachi, Wellesley

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You can never go wrong with an assortment tray of nuts and fruits, especially when it looks this nice. The tray separates the snack options making for an appealing look to gift the best hostess you know.

Workout Buddy

Gym Bag – Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

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Everyone that works out needs a great bag they can carry their clothes in to and from the gym. Maybe your workout buddy hits the gym right after work, a bag like this would make carrying a  change of clothes more convenient.

New Sneakers – Legit Activewear, Wellesley and Newton

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Stan Chris Crack Cobalto sneakers are in style this year for a reason. The stylish look and comfy fit make for the best gift for your workout buddy.

Rally Hoodie – Legit Activewear, Wellesley and Newton

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Nothing makes a workout better than the stylish clothes you wear to do it. Stop in Legit Activewear and pick out some new gear for your fitness friend. This hoodie is a great option to wear from the street to the gym!


Measuring Cups – Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

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Every cook needs a good set of measuring cups. Gift your favorite cook with these fun ones from Isabel Harvey. Sold in a set of four, give your cook new utensils for the kitchen!

Cake Stand – Trove, Weston 

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John Derian’s unique style truly shows through in this unique cake stand. Designs are cut and designed onto handblown glass. This colorful tool will also count as a piece of decor for the cook in your life!


“Cook Like a Pro” – Wellesley Books, Wellesley

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When someone has a passion for cooking, chances are they just want to keep learning tricks on how to do it even better. In this book, Ina Garten gives many tips and recipes to help expand their cooking knowledge more.

Book Worm

“Everything I Never Told You” – Wellesley Books, Wellesley

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A literary thriller, “Everything I Never Told You” tells the story of a girl who goes missing. The story takes you back to 1977 to a small town in Ohio and will keep you on your toes throughout the entire story.

“Mrs. Fletcher” – Wellesley Books, Wellesley

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When her son leaves for college, forty-six year old divorcee, Eve Fletcher, decides to take up some college classes herself. The first class she participates in is a gender studies course that opens the door to a new community.

“Less” – Wellesley Books, Wellesley

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Andrew Sean Greer will take you with him on his journey of traveling the world. This is a story of love, travel and the process of aging.

Sports Fan

Sports Apparel – Lacrosse Unlimited, Wellesley

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Stop into the local Lacrosse Store for everything you need for the sports fan in your life. This lacrosse goal is the perfect gift for the athlete in your life to get some more practice in. Whether you are looking for specific sports gear or just some apparel to support local teams, you can get whatever you need there.

Red Sox World Series Key Fob – London Harness, Wellesley

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After the Red Sox’s big win this year, the sports lover in your life will greatly appreciate this gift. Remember the legendary 2018 World Series win with this key fob. 

Tom Brady Socks – Proud Mary, Wellesley 

For the biggest Patriots fan in your life, get them these Tom Brady Socks. The socks are one size fits all and will work for anyone that loves football!

Secret Santa

Mayberry Slippers – Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

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If you have a gift swap and are unsure what to get, this is a great option. You can choose from a variety of colors and guarantee the perfect new pair of slippers. 

Pac-Man – Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley

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This traveling pac-man game would make an awesome gift if you picked a gamer in your swap.  Wellesley Toy Shop also has other games including Tetris, Mrs. Pac-man and Space Invaders.

Fur Trim Initial Knit Globes – Proud Mary, Needham

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A wonderful and very affordable gift! Featuring a faux fur trim and initial of your choice, these gloves will keep someone warm and cozy during the winter months!


Kate Spade Notepads – Proud Mary, Needham

Help your co-worker add some flair to their desk by heading over to Proud Mary and picking up with these cute initial notepads.

Duckhead Umbrella – North River Outfitter, Wellesley

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Everyone needs an umbrella especially when running into the office on rainy days. Duckhead umbrellas are fashionable and come in many different colors.

Zen Puzzles – London Harness, Wellesley

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These hand-designed wooden puzzles are made in the USA and are eco-friendly. Sort through the many designs and give your co-worker with a peaceful activity.

The friend who already has everything and needs nothing!

Candelabra – Trove, Weston

This stunning limed oak candelabra is the perfect addition to any table! Each piece is hand-finished and made in the USA!