Live and/or Work in Watertown? These Last Minute Gift Ideas are here to Save the Day!

Different year, same issue: too much work plus way too much holiday celebrating equals zero time to actually SHOP for gifts. Sound familiar? No worries, Watertown- we got this. These amazing last-minute gift ideas will jumpstart your holiday shopping, and they’re all right in your backyard!

For the fitness obsessedKnow someone who likes to blow off some steam after work? Powerhouse Kickboxing and Fitness on Belmont Street offers private and semi-private lessons as well as small group classes, all taught by fitness experts with many years’ experience – they teach kids, too! They’re offering an amazing deal on Groupon right now – click here for details!

For the breakfast lover: Who doesn’t love going out to breakfast – especially when specials include mouth-watering entrees like sunnyside eggs with turkey bacon and toast served with a side of warm quinoa, kale and cauliflower salad? We’re drooling. Mount Auburn Street’s Uncommon Grounds (in Coolidge Sq.) prides itself on the freshest, most delicious breakfast, lunch, and coffee drinks in Watertown – and they sell gift cards! Go grab one (and maybe score yourself an invite? Just saying).

For that tricky-to-please client or colleague: There’s no such thing, once you set foot inside Fastachi Nuts in Coolidge Sq. on Mount Auburn Street. Fastachi has set the standard for the freshest-tasting nuts and nut mixes, roasted to perfection by hand and in small batches. They also sell delicious nut butters, handcrafted truffles and chocolates, dried fruits and fruit mixes, and artisan candies. The friendly staff will help you assemble the perfect gift basket, gift tower, or gift tin that will make anybody swoon! 

For the foodie: Local boy Tim Maslow quickly became the darling of food critics when he returned to Watertown to renovate his Dad’s old sandwich shop, reinventing what’s now Strip-Ts. One of the best restaurants in Watertown, Strip-Ts offers creative comfort food in a relaxed, lively atmosphere. They offer gift cards in any dollar amount you like – stop by 93 School Street, or give them a call to order! 617-923-4330.