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Gift Guides 2016

Last-minute gifts for the skier in your life

Time may be a’ ticking, but you still have (some) time to get a gift for the skier or rider on your Christmas list.I spent a good 30 years or so searching for the perfect ski sock until I got my hands on may first pair of Darn Tough socks ($23-$24, darntough.com). I now own about a dozen pairs of...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:07pm

These subway-themed gifts will restore your faith in the MTA

It was a tough year for straphangers — an impending L train closure, subway slashings and bug pranks gone wrong. But there were also bright spots, including the promise of new trains and buses, the return of the W line and the announcement of an on-time openingfor the Second Avenue subway.Whatever...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:23am

The best gifts from Toyland: Santa steps up her game

1. Cute and comfy pajamas are the best.Skylar Luna jams are made from Turkish organic cotton. $39, skylarluna.com2. The most advanced wooden toy you’ve ever seen.Primo Toys’ “Cubetto” teaches your wee ones to code before they can even read. $225, primotoys.com3. That’s one cool bird.Flavia Flamingo...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:28pm

Your guide to giving the (guilt) gift

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

11 awesome Boston-based gifts they're sure to love

NAP GAME STRONGCALHOUN & CO., Good at Naps blanket, $118, Olives & Grace, 623 Tremont St., Boston, olivesandgrace.comWELL TRAVELEDARTEMIS & CO dopp kit, $148, 119 Braintree St., Studio 517 Allston, artemisdesignco.comCREATURES OF HABITATMAMBO Green ceramic ant, $180, December Thieves,...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

The top 10 toys of Christmas 2016

The one person you do not want to disappoint during the holidays is the littlest one in your life. But they can also be the easiest to please. To avoid potential tears, temper tantrums and looks of that call you a failure, we hit up the experts at Toys "R" Us. SpokeswomanCandace Disler helps us win...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

Last minute local gift guide: NYC

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Sure, Amazon provides an easy one-two click, but it’s nice when you can add a personalized touch by actually hand-picking a gift. Avoid the internet and chain retailers (which are sure to be mobbed this time of year) and stop in at one of these local...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 2:15am

Gifts for foodies

1.Serious sweet toothQuin Candy’s Candy Is Magic box is filled with 24 of its best-sellers, like Twizzlie Chews and Salty Sweet Caramels. $17.50, mouth.com2.Step up your s’moresLittle Belgians swap graham crackers for spiced speculoos cookies, popular in Belgium. Throw in vanilla marshmallows from...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:23am

Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Stylish gifts for the hard-to-please guy

1.Move over, iPhoneCanon’s PowerShot G9 X is a high-tech camera with a sexy throwback look. $529.99, Canon.com2.StudBeams Plus shell down bomber. $370, mrporter.com3. His grooming routine just got a major upgradeTom Ford Neroli Portofino deodorant. $52, tomford.com 4. No more plastic potsNorden...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:43am