8 last-minute holiday gifts for every Bostonian in your life

Surprise: Christmas Eve and Hanukkah are both on Saturday. That happened fast. If you’re not quite done with your holiday gift-getting, worry not: Whether you’re shopping for your nephew or your best friend, your girlfriend or your dad, these eight presents will help you knock out your to-do list in no time.

Boston Honey Company wildflower honey and Bully Boy vodka.

Boston Honey Company honey and Bully Boy vodka

Gift these separately as stocking stuffers, or together with a recipe for a modified Bee’s Knees cocktail. A 1-pound jar of the Massachusetts Wildflower Honey lasts all year — a scoop in a recipe here, a swirl in a cup of tea there — but the Bully Boy, usually, does not. (Boston Honey Company 1-pound wildflower honey, $12 online and $12.95 at the Boston Public Market; 100 Hanover St., Downtown, Boston. Bully Boy vodka, $29.99 MSP; select retail locations)


An MBTA toy train

Adorable for the mini Bostonian in your life, and much more reliable than the actual transportation system. (MBTA toy trolley or train, $24.95 for a Green Line trolley, $14.95 for a Green Line train, $11.95 for the Blue, Orange, and Red lines)


Trillium Brewing beer.

A 4-pack of hoppy beer from Trillium Brewing

Trillium makes some of the best IPAs anywhere, and unlike with some other revered New England breweries, you don’t have to wait in line for hours to get them. (A 4-pack from Trillium Brewing, prices varyselect locations)


Boston Celtics holiday sweater.

A Celtics ugly Christmas sweater

This sweater is lit. Literally. It’s wired with LED bulbs because the bright green Celtics-themed holiday pattern clearly wouldn’t set you apart enough on its own. (Men’s Boston Celtics kelly green ugly light it up sweater, $79.99)


Chocolate at the Taza Chocolate Factory in Somerville.

Taza Chocolate

For your stocking stuffer needs, consider the Somerville-based sweet maker’s holiday-themed chocolate. Seasonal flavors include spiked eggnog, peppermint stick, and gingerbread cookie. (Taza Chocolate holiday flavors, $6 for a bar or disc, $25 for five bars, and $30 for six discs; 561 Windsor St., Somerville)


Ward Maps.

A special map of Boston

A unique way to commemorate an event, or this city, for someone you love. Ward Maps’s Cambridge store stocks thousands of authentic antique maps of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville neighborhoods. (A map from Ward Maps, prices vary; 1735 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)


Spaghetti noodles in a pasta-making class at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Somerville on October 9, 2012.

A cooking class at Dave’s Fresh Pasta

Ideal for the fan of experiential gifts. Dave’s classes are extremely relaxed—you can participate as much or as little as you want. One rule: Make sure you and your giftee arrive hungry; you’ll eat so much great food, have enough to take home, and you can drink wine throughout. (Dave’s Fresh Pasta cooking class, $60 per person; 81 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville)



Custom Parlor skis.

A luxe ski set

At Parlor Skis, you can design a pair for the snow addict in your life, to be built right there at Parlor’s East Boston workshop. It’s a killer present, though clearly not for a gifter who’s on a tight budget. (Parlor Skis custom skis, $1,200; 175 William F. McClellan Highway, East Boston)

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