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Holiday Gift Guide

Trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list (and staying on budget) during the holidays can be stressful. Avoid internet shopping and check out these gift ideas for everyone on your list. Even better, there’s no need to make a long haul – all of these gifts can be found at retailers in and around Wellesley.

 

Mom

  

 

L’Agence Leather Leggings, Gretta Luxe, Wellesley

Who says leggings can’t make the perfect holiday outfit? These sophisticated stretch-leather leggings offer a sleek look with a flexible fit. With a hidden elastic band, they offer support without digging in or pinching.

Golden Goose Sneakers, Gretta Luxe, Wellesley

Combining artisan craftsmanship with cutting-edge design, Golden Goose Sneakers are a perpetual favorite for the fashion driven. With a removable wedge insole, you’ll enjoy strolling in style with Golden Goose’s signature high-quality French terry lining. The result: effortlessly cool shoes that Mom will love.

Brushed Wool Belted Coat, Eileen Fisher, Wellesley

Sure, a wool coat doesn’t sound like an out-of-the-box gift, but this coat from Eileen Fisher will stylishly shield her from the cold. Whether she wears it open or cinches it at the waist, this coat is a sure way to dress up an outfit even as the temperature dips.

 

Dad

Game Used Baseball Watch, London Harness, Wellesley

For the dad who keeps up with his favorite team even in the offseason, give him the ultimate game day accessory. This watch is hand crafted from an MLB authenticated game used baseball, with the scratches and scruffs that let you know it has actually seen game-play. Each watch also comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card.

Canada Goose Jacket, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

As the temperature drops, the holidays are the perfect time to gift Dad with winter gear. With its Pertex ® outer shell, the Canada Goose Jacket’s duck down lining creates an extra-snug layer against the cold. This jacket will keep Dad warm for all kinds of wintertime activities.

Key Smart Key Organizer, London Harness, Wellesley

Smaller than a pack of gum, this clever little organizer makes it simple to swap keys in and out and can be expanded to hold up to 10 keys. Made from aluminum and stainless steel hardware, KeySmart is both lightweight and durable. In case that wasn’t enough, it’s also hand assembled right here in the United States.

 

Millennial

Frame Jeans, Denim and Soul, Newton or Wellesley

With its wardrobe classics and American craftsmanship, FRAME creates modern European-inspired fits that embody 1970s style. Whether it’s a class blue skinny or brunch-perfect boyfriend style, FRAME has a perfect fit for every body.

Marcus Anthony Sneakers, Denim and Soul, Newton or Wellesley

For the millennial who is always looking for the latest footwear, give her timeless luxury with the M.A. brand. These low top sneakers, outfitted with a sweeping lace-up front, will become her go-to sneaker.

Bric’s Luggage, London Harness, Wellesley

Luxurious yet durable: BRIC’s Milano luggage has been the frequent traveler’s premier brand for over 50 years. Lined with a water-proof jacquard print, the ergonomic style provides maximum inside packing space. It doesn’t get easier to pack than this.

 

Teen/Tween

 

Sky Board, Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley

Sky Board will keep kids bouncing, jumping and spinning for hours of indoor and outdoor play. Designed with a grip-tape surface and bungee cord handle, even beginners will feel confident performing cool, mid-flight moves. The Sky Board fun doesn’t stop – they can even flip a switch for some LED fun.

Camouflage Kids Jacket, Kenzie Kids, Wellesley

Why not gift a teen or tween in the latest style that turns heads no matter where she goes? Vintage Havana has its eye on the latest trends and styles. From tasseled military jackets to leather sleeved bombers, she’ll think of you every time she gets a compliment on style.

Slackers Ninja Ladder, Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley

Even your little one can train like a Ninja Warrior with this high-performance ladder. Constructed of 8’ rope, the ladder is designed to help teach coordination, balance and strength. Plus, the Ninja Ladder can be used as a stand-alone piece attached to a tree or a Ninja line (sold separately).

 

Little Ones

Ducklings Bodysuit, Tiny Hanger, Wellesley

For the eco-conscious parent, this adorable bodysuit is the ideal child gift. Made of unbleached, organic cotton it provides comfort for the little one, without worrying about unnecessary chemicals. In case that wasn’t enough, check out the Boston-inspired duck design.

Play Zone-Fit, Wellesley Toy Shop, Wellesley

Long winters don’t have to mean the children are cooped up inside. The PlayZone-Fit includes indoor and outdoor play products that will help little ones work on their body control, motor skills and concentration. From indoor swings to teeter bridges, there’s a play product for every space.

Sophie Boot, Tiny Hanger, Wellesley

Keep children’s feet warm and fashionable – socks or no socks. These easy on and off boots are made of buttery-soft suede and lined with plush fur. Sophie Boots are so easy to slip on – little ones might even be able to put them on themselves!

 

Grandma

Cashmere Throw, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

This cashmere throw is so soft; you won’t want to leave your sofa! It’s perfect for those chilly New England nights or elegantly tossed over the back of your sofa (you probably won’t be able to resist curling up in it).

Melange Recycled Nylon Vest, Eileen Fisher, Wellesley

Toss it over a jacket, or wear it under your winter coat. From seam to down, this is Eileen Fisher’s first outerwear piece that uses 100% recycled fibers. The princess seams with on-seam side pockets provide a relaxed shape without unnecessary bulk.

Straw Beach Bag, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Who says beach bags are only for summer? This pom-pom bag is made of 100% straw with three different color options for the signature pom-poms. Grandma might love it so much, you’ll catch her carrying it in the winter.

 

Grandpa

Power Zipped Jersey, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

Trying to stay fit in the winter isn’t an easy task – that’s why Grandpa needs the perfect workout gear. This Power Zip from North River Outfitter delivers snug insulation with wicking fabric to help him get through even the chilliest run.

Needlepoint Flask, London Harness, Wellesley

Sure, he has a LOT of Red Sox gear, but you know he’ll love this Boston-proud flask. In addition to the signature needlepoint, the flask is trimmed with permanently affixed full grain leather.

NYT Mini Crosswords Puzzle, Paper Source, Newton or Wellesley

The Sunday crossword puzzle is his favorite Sunday ritual, so help him enjoy it – even when he only has a minute of free time. Even better, it’s the perfect on-the-go size.

 

Stocking Stuffers

    

Reindeer Nose Gummy Cube, Paper Source, Newton or Wellesley

Celebrate one of the holiday’s favorite reindeer. Perfect for anyone on your list with a stocking – these raspberry jellies are coated in tiny red non-pareils.

Hand Made Scented Eraser and Hand Made Pencils, Trove, Weston

Although this might look like an ordinary pencil, it has a secret – you don’t have to sharpen it. Perfect for the friend who appreciates the art of handwritten cards and notes, these handmade erasers and pencils provide an unexpected Parisian flare.

Best in Show Box, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

With this gift, you’re surely ‘barking’ up the right tree. These best in show boxes are a dog lover’s dream. Made of delicate porcelain, this collection features a wide range of beloved breeds sure to please anyone.

 

Co-Workers

Double Link Bracelet, Sloane & Ivy, Wellesley

This double link bracelet pairs perfectly with other bangles or as its own statement piece. Perfect for the fashion forward co-worker.

SOI Handbag Light, London Harness, Wellesley

Rummaging around blindly for something in your bag or backpack is one of life’s biggest annoyances. That’s why designers Christin Schech and Bastian Wetzel invented this clever little device. Weighing less than 1.5 ounces, this disc has detection technology that recognizes when a hand is nearby.

Custom Stamp, Paper Source, Newton or Wellesley

Most custom stamps are a one-style-fits-all option – but not this one!  Whether they prefer a traditional monogram or something holiday inspired, these stamps are well constructed and easy to use.

 

Hostess

Small Trinket Bowls, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Think of these small trinket bowls as a chic alternative to a change jar. They are a cute gift for anyone who likes to fill their home with inspiration and joy – especially since there are four designs to choose from.

Confit Match Striker, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

Farmhouse Pottery’s Confit Match Striker manages to be decorative and useful at the same time! Made of durable American stoneware, it looks beautiful on your mantle or tucked away on a bookshelf.

Pineapple Cheese Board and Knife, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Anyone would be happy to receive this Pineapple Cheese Board and Knife set from Isabel Harvey. Combining timeless marble and brass, this serving dish is perfect for those who love to entertain or just need another decorative piece in their kitchen.

 

Cook

Our Family Recipes, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

From your Grandmother’s peach pie to your father-in-law’s roast chicken, preserve your family’s most treasured recipes here. Better than Pinterest!

Decoupage Cake Pedestal, Trove, Weston

With a mix of colors and patterns that blend together in an eye-popping design, this decoupage cake pedestal from Trove has an elegant appearance that looks great, with or without a cake on top.

Laguiole Steak Knives, Florijn, Wellesley

For those who insist you can’t be a proficient chef without the perfect knife, these steak knives were inspired by a 19th century French shepherd’s tool. Made of thicker, heavier-gauge stainless steel than other flatware on the market, these knives are a cut above the rest!

 

Bookworms

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Little Fires Everywhere, Newtonville Books, Newton

In this quiet thriller, we begin not with a death, but with a house fire and new questions: Who set it, and why? In this book, Celeste Ng challenges us to examine the consuming forces of motherhood, the secret lives of teenagers and their parents, and how the combination of these unknowable forces can create combustible results.  An excellent read, plus Reese Witherspoon is turning this book into a mini series!

Stephen King, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

The first collaboration between Stephen King and son Owen is part enchanting fable and part cautionary tale. While the book’s quasi-apocalyptic scenario offers a wide variety of heroes and villains, it maintains an unbreakable sense of empathy that will leave you gasping to the last page.

Sisters First, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye – but that’s not the whole story. In “Sisters First,” Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, and at times painful, tour behind the scenes of their lives – above all, their sisterly bond endures!

 

Sports Fan

Aly Raisman “Fierce” Book, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

Aly Raisman has a long list of accomplishments – most notably Olympic gymnast – but this book offers a different side to the champion athlete. From standing on the podium in Rio to getting a pep talk from Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, Aly demonstrates that with determination and humility, all dreams are possible.

Red Sox Game Used Bat Bottle Opener, London Harness, Wellesley

For those who believe every day is game day, this Boston Red Sox Game Used Bottle Opener is a homerun. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball, each bottle opener includes a tamper-evident hologram sticker to ensure authenticity and comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card. Batter up!

Tom Brady Socks, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

Show off your Patriots’ swagger on your feet with these unique socks. Featuring Tom’s face, jersey number and signature, it’s the perfect way to show your team pride!

 

Secret Santa

     

Glasses, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Gin, whiskey – whatever your preferred concoction, these name your poison glasses are a fun twist on your standard glassware. Each glass is designed with a unique “poison” label and a recommended recipe.

Lafco Candle, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Lafco Candles refine and innovate classical approaches to personal scents. Hand poured in the U.S., each candle is delivered in a hand-blown art glass vessel to offer a candle that’s naturally luxurious.

S’well Water Bottle, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

From spin class to board meetings, you’ve probably seen people carrying S’well water bottles – there’s a reason! These reusable stainless steel water bottles are quickly becoming everyone’s favorite hydration accessory. Whether it’s filled with iced cold water or hot tea, the triple insulation ensures your drink will stay at the right temperature for hours.