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Gift Me Up

The 2011 UD Boston Gift Guide

Flee from that doorbuster sale immediately. Here are the only gifts you need to buy today.

The Most Beloved Flapjacks in NH
FOR THE LUMBERJACK

The Most Beloved Flapjacks in NH

A good gift: driving someone to the zenith of all pancake houses in New Hampshire, Polly’s Pancake Parlor. The non-driving option: a vacuum-packed delivery of the Polly’s Sampler, complete with Polly’s pancake mix, their maple syrup and even two pounds of house-smoked bacon. Aka your “finder’s fee.”

Ballroom Dance Lessons in Newton
FOR THE DANCING WITH THE STARS FAN

Ballroom Dance Lessons in Newton

For that person on your list who’s always wanted to fox-trot. They’ll get five private lessons, two group lessons and a dance party to show off their newfound skills. With pizza. Bonus: the owner of this school coached the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team. Which is a thing, apparently.

Full 60 to History Collector’s Edition
FOR THE HOCKEY WARLORD

Full 60 to History Collector’s Edition

There are plenty of books on the championship run of the 2011 Bruins. But there’s only one that is signed by the team and contains a piece of net that was used in all Bruins home games during the playoffs. You can almost smell the Thomas on it.

Antique Boston Maps. Now Ashtrays.
FOR THE HISTORIAN/STOGIE PUFFER

Antique Boston Maps. Now Ashtrays.

We all have that one uncle: local history buff, avid smoker. This is for him: a glass ashtray featuring a Gangs of New York-y map of Boston circa 1877. It should go great with his vintage Boston Massacre cereal bowls.

$65-$90, available at Acquire, 61 Salem St, 857-362-7380

Enshrining Your Friends Inside Fenway
FOR THE SOX ZEALOT

Enshrining Your Friends Inside Fenway

Fun fact: Fenway turns 100 in 2012. Which means it’s the perfect time to buy the biggest Sox fan in your life a 100th-anniversary brick, engraved with a personal message and laid in Fenway herself. No word on personalized cement blocks for Gillette Stadium.

Something from Boston’s Only Distillery
FOR THE CEO WHO LOVES SCOTCH

Something from Boston’s Only Distillery

How to distinguish yourself at the office: work really hard. Or failing that, show up at the holiday party at the boss’s penthouse with a bottle of White Whiskey under your arm from Bully Boy, the city’s only distillery. Remember the rule: a bottle for him, a bottle for you.

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