Last minute is all relative. It doesn’t really matter to the gift recipient when you got their gift as long as it is thoughtful and you had them in mind when choosing it. There is still plenty of time to shop locally for some fabulous gifts and you don’t have to worry about any delays with shipping. Here are a few finds I am loving lately.
I love a gift with a story and we have some history lovers in the family. This cuff bracelet is hand-crafted from copper removed from the hull of USS Constitution during restoration. The cuff comes with a small certificate authenticating the ship’s copper. It can be purchased in person at the USS Constitution Store or at their online shop here. The USS Constitution Museum shop also has earrings, charms and other styles of bracelets among other gifts.
I love what Porcelain and Stone does with ceramics. These Midnight Kiss earrings are the perfect Christmas gift that your loved one can wear into the New Year as well.
Cambridge Mercantile is one shop among a septet of fab shops along Huron Avenue in Cambridge. When you are picking up tasty treats from Formaggio Kitchen you can get more shopping done nearby at Cambridge Mercantile, Graymist Studio & Shop, Magic Beans, Bryn Mawr Bookstore, Mobilia Gallery, and J Miles.
This deliciously chocolatey, glazed babka from Blackbird Doughnuts will be the life of any party. Bring one to Christmas, give it as a hostess gift, or serve it to your holiday guests.
Leaf Pile Studios makes the most beautiful needle felted art from wall hangings and ornaments to earrings. I love the needle felted citrus hoop in their Etsy shop. It would look so cute in a kitchen or over a breakfast nook.
Fawn Over Me makes the most playful and fun gifts for babies. Christine chooses intereting and playfful fabrics and has a great eye for design. Check out her Etsy shop here.
Order dinner and pick up some of this Chili oil as a gift. We have at least a few people in the family who would love this for Christmas. Manoa Poke Shop’s chili oil is made in house and infused with shallot, Szechuan pepper, star anise, cumin and coriander. You can order it here or stop in the shop and pick one up.