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    Great gifts for under $25

    You’ll probably need a drink after yet another wintertime T delay. Happily, Waltham-based Sidetrack Products specializes in MBTA trinkets like subway-themed drink coasters in blue, red, orange, and green. $20 for a box of four from Sidetrack Products,,and at Kitchenwitch, 671 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6800,


    Somerville cocktail shop The Boston Shaker was one of the first to partner with upscale barware company Twelve24, cofounded by pioneering Boston mixologist Ran Duan, to carry this stainless-steel, silver-plated julep spoon with a vintage clamshell design. It’s an elegant bar accessory worthy of industry pros (and dishwasher safe for home drinkers). $15.95 at The Boston Shaker, 69 Holland St., Somerville, 617-718-2999,


    Davis Square gift shop Magpie stocks cute cotton tea towels dotted with prints of edible herbs from Brooklyn, N.Y., illustrator Claudia Pearson. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, so why not in your kitchen, too? $16 at Magpie, 416 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-623-3330,


    Visit December Thieves for exotic hand-painted Moroccan tea glasses by Khmissa, suitable for sipping or as votives for a festive table setting. Mix and match with an assortment of jewel tones. From $10 at December Thieves, 88 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-6802,

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    Jamaica Plain artisan Lara Diaz hand-paints asymmetrical ceramic plates in vivid turquoise and white. No two plates are the same dimension, bringing an edgy aesthetic to a celebratory table. From $15 at Olives & Grace, 623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-236-4536,


    Finnish design company Marimekko is all about bold prints, and its vivid heavyweight-cotton “Räsymatto” potholder brings a splash of Scandinavian sass to the kitchen at an affordable price. $15 at Marimekko, 140 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-2500, and other locations,


    Arlington Centered and sister shop Davis Squared specialize in offbeat gifts you never quite knew you needed — like stained-glass feathered wind chimes crafted by family-run giftware business Two’s Company, sure to liven up a dreary winter’s night. $25 at Arlington Centered, 487 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-643-6700; and Davis Squared, 409 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-666-6700,


    Does your beloved’s car or closet smell a bit musty? Duck into North Cambridge’s Nomad for a Goodness Remedies car and wardrobe bag. These attractive locally harvested sachets smell of Maine balsam fir and sweet Provence lavender, giving stuffy spaces a subtly fresh start. $16 at Nomad, 1741 Massachusetts Ave., 617-497-6677,

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