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Holiday Gifts: Cheap and Convenient

Time is running out to find the perfect gifts for those you love. Let us help—here is a bevy of
By Meghan M. Dolan

Time is running out to find the perfect gifts for those you love. Let us help—here is a bevy of fun and inexpensive gifts right in Harvard Square.

For: Your roommate

Cocktail shaker, $18

Sharp-looking and silver, this is indeed a necessity for any room. Your roommate will be able to whip up a batch of fabulous martinis and you, clearly, will deserve an extra olive in gratitude.

For: Your boyfriend

Drinking glass with bottle-opener on bottom, $11.50

This gift is a two-in-one bonus: not only is the bottle-opener built right into the bottom of the pint-sized drinking glass, but the “glass” itself is actually plastic—perfectly indestructible.

Black Ink, 5 Brattle St.

FOR: Your Grandparents

11” plush “Somebody from Harvard loves me” bear, $16.98

Every grandparent (and for that matter, every family member) should have a Harvard bear to display proudly and prominently. The Harvard bear is always a hit.

The Harvard Coop

For: Your parents

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, $14.95

This brochure size guide to wine, updated for 2004, is the type of reference book every parent should have.

The Globe Corner Bookstore, 28 Church St.

For: Your older sibling

Organizing, Plain and Simple, $16.95

This book it the perfect gift for anyone adjusting to the chaos of real life, post-college. With Mom no longer around to do the laundry and tidy up the living room, this book provides practical tips for getting any life in order.

Black Ink, 5 Church St.

For: Your younger sibling

Yahtzee Game Pen, $6.95

Whether your sibling is six or 16, the perfect stocking stuffer this season is the Yahtzee Game Pen. The size of a regular pen, the stocked top includes all the pieces needed for Yahtzee to play on the go. If you are not a Yahtzee fan, take your pick of Boggle, Monopoly or other travel-games.

Hidden Sweets, 25 Brattle St.

For: Your girlfriend

Quotable Calender, $9.95

With quotes such as “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” by Mae West, this calendar is a charming gift that serves as both a useful and decorative piece and an important-date cheat-sheet.

Black Ink, 5 Brattle St.