We’ve wrapped up your holiday shopping, sourcing some of the area’s most unique gift ideas. We think you’ll agree; there’s no time like the present!
You didn’t forget Fido, did you? Tung Q Huynh of Nexconcept Design lets you pamper your smaller-set pooch with the Pumba doghouse. This custom-made pyramid, named for his Shih Tzu, is crafted in walnut and Plexiglas with a lovely plush pillow. These pieces do require a little lead time. No matter, dogs have no real sense of time—for them, it’s always Christmas.
The cyclist in your life will be stoked to receive the Spokes Clock by Billy Moon at Uttermost from the retail store at Darby Road Home. Crafted in antiqued silver champagne with aged black details, this riveting clock with quartz movement puts a whole new spin on the art of telling time.
1395 Main St., Waltham, darbyroad.com.
Tea devotees will adore this porcelain tea set from Artefact Home | Garden, which comes presented in a wooden gift box. Set in a light peacock blue glaze, this elegant vessel with four matching teacups elevates the age-old ritual with its delicate form. The décor pros at Artefact also suggest using it for sake or even ginger soy sauce. Who couldn't use a bit of Zen this time of year?
1000 Pleasant St., Belmont, artefacthome.com.
Getting cozy is even more fun with Blankie Tails. These jolly blankets give stuffed animals a run for their money; they’re great when watching a movie, at slumber parties or on the go for winter travel. Setting the Space carries the shark and mermaid designs in an array of sizes (tots, kids and adults) and colors.
2 Main St., Plymouth; 174 Colony Place, Plymouth; Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham; 19 Steeple St., Mashpee; One Village Green North, Suite 111, Plymouth, 228 Legacy Place, Dedham; settingthespace.com.
Don’t know what to get the girl who only wants gift cards? Roche Bobois’ Airflower Armchair will delight that trend-setting teen or college coed. The inflatable, petal-pretty perch is available in clear, yellow and fuchsia, and perfect for a dorm room, bedroom or favorite hangout.
2 Avery Street, Boston; 395 Worcester St., Natick; rochebobois.com.
Take your cue from Boston Billiard Emporium, and make this year the year you give him the pool table of his dreams. Built by Brunswick, circa 1860, this one-of-a-kind billiards table at Boston Billiard was custom made for its original owner. Crafted in French walnut with relief work cast in gold and top rails of Brazilian rosewood, this table isn’t just a game, it’s furniture at its finest.
343 Medford St., Somerville, bostonbilliards.net.
You’ll hear squeals of delight when the kids wake up to the promise of their very own ice rink. 360 Sports & Syngrass Systems transforms residential backyards into winter wonderlands. New England’s number one ice rink builder, 360 creates sportscapes to suit your outdoor space—and they don’t hurt your lawn. The company installs rinks year-round at surprisingly reasonable prices. Talk about wish fulfillment.