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Erin Robertson (left) and Nicole Fichera.
Erin Robertson (left) and Nicole Fichera.ally Schmaling

Hourglass II boutique has popped up in the Fenway (1323 Boylston St.) this winter, following a successful summertime run. “Project Runway” winner Erin Robertson and designer Nicole Fichera preside over the colorful space, outfitted with Instagram-friendly decor from All Modern.

The duo considers gift-giving a “love language.” That means gifting beyond typical gender roles, they say; no gifts for “him” or “her.” Instead, buy a pal a set of intention cards designed by Fichera, each with an affirmation to set the day’s tone. Or snag an experiential gift — the pair will offer workshops in 2019 on topics including money skills for creative types and body acceptance through photography. There’s also couture designed by Robertson, jewelry by Fichera, and other ephemera: fruit-shaped glass pipes, laser-etched cheese boards, and art by local women (with the option to commission an original portrait for yourself). It’s open until late December, Thursday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. hourglass.boston


Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com