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Holiday Style

Gift guide: 50 items to please the cooks, the geeks, the creative types, and everyone else on your list

FURBY BOOM, $64.99 AT TARGET: 550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-924-6574, and other locations, target.com

Joel Benjamin

FURBY BOOM, $64.99 AT TARGET: 550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-924-6574, and other locations, target.com

FURBY BOOM, $64.99 AT TARGET

550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-924-6574, and other locations, target.com

FOR THE HOST WITH THE MOST

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> 1 BULLY BOY WHITE WHISKEY, $29.99 AT NEEDHAM CENTER FINE WINES

1013 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, 781-400-1769, needhamcenterfinewines.com

> 2 JAPANESE MUGS, $10 EACH AT POD

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313 Washington Street, Brookline, 617-739-3802, shop-pod.com

> 3 HAPPY CHIC BY JONATHAN ADLER COASTER SET, $35 AT JCPENNEY

Northshore Mall, Peabody, 978-977-3050, and other locations, jcpenney.com

> 4 MUNIMULA ALUMINUM FRUIT TROUGH, $38 AT RISD WORKS

20 North Main Street, Providence, 401-277-4949, risdworks.com

> 5 SIMON PEARCE POLAR BEAR, $110

103 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-450-8388, simonpearce.com

> 6 CHIVE “HUDSON 4-CATERPILLAR” VASE, $17.95 AT DECORDOVA STORE

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, 781-259-8692, decordova.org

> 7 LYNZARIUM TERRARIUM, $44 AT HUDSON

12 Union Park Street, Boston, 617-292-0900, hudsonboston.com

FOR THE KITCHEN MAVEN

> 1 RICHWOOD CREATIONS WOODEN CUTTING BOARD, $56 AT NORDSTROM

Natick Mall, 508-318-2600, nordstrom.com

> 2 FARMHOUSE POTTERY BEEHIVE SALT CELLAR WITH MAINE SEA SALT AND SCOOP, $85 AT GOOD

133 Charles Street, Boston, 617-722-9200, shopatgood.com

> 3 ROYAL ROSE SIMPLE SYRUP, $13 AT URBAN GRAPE

303 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 857-250-2509, theurbangrape.com

> 4 WINTERSWEET BY TAMMY DONROE INMAN, $30 AT TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS AND CAFE

338 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-267-8688, tridentbookscafe.com

> 5 R. MURPHY KNIVES JACKSON CANNON BAR KNIFE, $79 AT THE BOSTON SHAKER

69 Holland Street, Somerville, 617-718-2999, thebostonshaker.com

> 6 GARROTXA GOAT’S MILK CHEESE, $25 PER POUND AT CENTRAL BOTTLE WINE + PROVISIONS

196 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-225-0040, centralbottle.com

> 7 BCBGMAXAZRIA ESPRESSO SET, $68

Copley Place (cups at this location only), 617-266-3141, bcbg.com

FOR THE SAVVY SPORTSTER

> 1 THE NORTH FACE BOY’S “THERMOBALL” JACKET, $120

326 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-536-8060, and other locations, thenorthface.com

> 2 LULULEMON WOMAN’S “RUN WITH ME” GLOVES, $28

Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham, 781-749-1169, and other locations, lululemon.com

> 3 BOOKMAN BIKE LIGHTS SET (TWO LIGHTS), $29 AT ABODEON

1731 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-497-0137, abodeon.com

> 4 PLAYSAM “STREAMLINER CLASSIC” TOY RACE CARS, $50 EACH AT INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART STORE

100 Northern Avenue, Boston, 617-478-3104, icastore.org

> 5 JULBO “METEOR” SNOW GOGGLES, $200 AT EMS

ems.com (Goggles sold online only.)

> 6 CASIO MAN’S SPORTS WATCH, $29.99 AT TARGET

550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-924-6574, and other locations, target.com

> 7 THE ROPES “KENNEBUNKPORT” BRACELET, $65 AT PMA STORE AT PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine, 207-775-6148, store.portlandmuseum.org

FOR THE CHIC GEEK

> 1 LOMOGRAPHY “FISHEYE BABY 110” CAMERA, $75 AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART STORE

100 Northern Avenue, Boston, 617-478-3104, icastore.org

> 2 WEST ELM WIRELESS KEYBOARD, $69

160 Brookline Avenue, Boston, 617-450-9500, westelm.com

> 3 FRENDS HEADPHONES, $199 AT NORDSTROM (FOR SIMILAR STYLE ONLY)

Natick Mall, 508-318-2600, and other locations, nordstrom.com

> 4 LILLY PULITZER TABLET CASE, $78 AT IN THE PINK

483 Main Street, Chatham, 508-348-0106, and other locations, inthepinkonline.com

> 5 LIVESCRIBE 3 SMARTPEN, $150 AT PARADISE PEN COMPANY

Burlington Mall, 781-270-4431, paradisepen.com

> 6 TORY BURCH “KERRINGTON HARDSHELL” IPHONE 5 CASE, $60

Copley Place, Boston, 617-867-9140, toryburch.com

FOR THE CREATIVE TYPE

> 1 THE LAND OF NOD “RAINY DAY SURVIVAL KIT” (CATERPILLAR PROJECT SHOWN), $39

The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-855-8130, landofnod.com

> 2 KNIT COLLAGE “PIXIE DUST” YARN, $35 EACH, AND CLOVER KNITTING NEEDLES, $6, AT BEAD + FIBER

460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617-426-2323, beadandfiber.net

> 3 LITTLEBITS MODULAR CIRCUIT-MAKING KIT, $99 AT MICRO CENTER

730 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 617-234-6400, microcenter.com

> 4 PAPER SOURCE “NEON” AND “SUMMER” WASHI TAPE SETS (5 ROLLS PER SET), $16.95 EACH

1810 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-497-1077, and other locations, paper-source.com

> 5 CLASSIC ORIGAMI BY MICHAEL G. LAFOSSE BOOK AND PAPERS KIT, $15.95 AT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM SHOP

161 Essex Street, Salem, 978-542-1619, pemshop.com

> 6 SHAPE-SCAPES SCULPTURE IN A BOX, $39.95 AT MFA SHOP AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-369-3575, mfashop.org

> 7 HEIDI BOYD WHIMSY STITCHES FOX APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY KIT, $20.99 AT MAXIMA GIFT CENTER

212 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, 781-646-6835, maximacenter.com

FOR THE FASHION PLATE

> 1 H&M GIRL’S SKIRT, $18

Northshore Mall, Peabody, 855-466-7467, and other locations, hm.com

> 2 BROOKS BROTHERS HAT, $228

46 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-267-2600, and other locations, brooksbrothers.com

> 3 J.MCLAUGHLIN MAN’S PANTS, $198

34 Charles Street, Boston, 617-228-4195, and The Street, 55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, 617-916-0785, jmclaughlin.com

> 4 LUSH COSMETICS BATH MELTS (THREE SHOWN), $7 EACH

166 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-375-5874, and other locations, lushusa.com

> 5 BOAST MAN’S SHIRT, $118 AT NORTH RIVER OUTFITTER

126 Charles Street, Boston, 617-742-0089, northriveroutfitter.com

> 6 JACQUES LEVINE WOMAN’S SHOES, $228 AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

203 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-262-0545, and other locations, anthropologie.com

> 7 FOSSIL CLUTCH, $60

359 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-236-2068, fossil.com

> 8 LORAC LIP GLOSS SET, $24 AT ULTA

15 Mystic View Road, Everett, 617-381-0040, and other locations, ulta.com

FOR THE GLOBE-TROTTER

> 1 BAGGALLINI “HOBO” TOTE, $74 AT SIMONS SHOES

282 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617-277-8980, simonsshoes.com

> 2 CLEAN BOTTLE “SQUARE” WATER BOTTLE, $44.95 AT DEBRA’S NATURAL GOURMET

98 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord, 978-371-7573, debrasnaturalgourmet.com

> 3 COACH “KAIHLA” SUNGLASSES, $148

Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-2063, and other locations, coach.com

> 4 THINKFUN “AMAZE” GAME, $9.95 AT EUREKA! PUZZLES

1349 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617-738-7352, eurekapuzzles.com

> 5 C. WONDER “BULLHORN” IPHONE 5 SPEAKER, $10

Derby Street Shoppes, 94 Derby Street, Hingham, 781-749-3435, cwonder.com

> 6 CALYPSO ST. BARTH “IVY” CASHMERE SCARF, $165

114 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-421-1887, calypsostbarth.com

> 7 KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING: THE RISE AND TIMES OF CHARLIE PARKER BY STANLEY CROUCH, $27.99 AT BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

279 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617-566-6660, brooklinebooksmith.com

Correction: Because of a reporting error, the wrong phone number was given for the RISD Works retail store in an earlier version of this story. The correct number is 401-277-4949.

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