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Shopping Like a Local: Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping Like a Local: Holiday Gift Guide Blog Feature

By: EYA Homes on December 14th, 2012

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For all you last minute shoppers looking for the perfect holiday gift, ditch the crowds at the mall and consider these creative holiday gifts just steps from your EYA neighborhood.


What could be better for that special someone than a night on the town? Book a performance at local favorite Dance Place then stop by Menomale for tiramisu or chocolate truffles. For the fitness guru in your life, consider a gift certificate to Excel Pilates or Northeast Tae Kwon Do. Excel Pilates offers yoga, zumba, mat classes and more. Northeast Tae Kwon Do offers both adult and youth programs and even a Tiny Tigers class for children ages 3 to 4. You can also pick up amazing cupcakes at Divinely Decadent Desserts or fill a growler with craft beer at Chocolate City Brewery.

Old Town

Has the lady in your life been dropping hints about the latest must-have boots or designer handbag? If so, then stop by The Shoe Hive on Tuesday, December 18th from 7 – 9 PM for “Men’s Night.” Let the staff help you find the perfect gift while you enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres. For the “man who has everything,” consider a shopping excursion to Dash's Clothier, where your main squeeze will find elegant, distinctive and luxury clothing items such as suits, jackets, shirts, ties and more - all at 25% off for the holidays.

Wish Lists can be fulfilled for the entire family on Wednesday, December 19th at Red Barn Mercantile. The shop will stay open until 9 PM to host “Wish Lists Granted,” a special event designed to help you get the perfect gift. Plus, when you spend $100, you'll receive a free $15 gift card for an easy stocking stuffer. See more Old Town boutique holiday events and special deals here.

Mosaic District

Get two gifts for the price of one at Freshbikes! This holiday season, Freshbikes is giving a free iPad Mini with every purchase of a new 2012 Cervelo R5. For the movie buff, consider a gift certificate to the newly opened Angelika Film Center. A state-of-the-art boutique cinema, Angelika showcases independent and specialty films and entices movie-goers with light fare, gourmet desserts, handcrafted espresso drinks, craft beer and wine pairings.

You’ll be tempted to shop for yourself at Last Call by Neiman Marcus’ “Holiday Wow Sale!” Now through December 17th, save 50% on all coats, cashmeres, sweaters, wraps and more. Deep discounts are available for the entire family with 40% off of children’s items, men’s sportswear and denim, jewelry and handbags.

Whatever your pleasure, a trip to Mosaic District will offer a complete array of eats, treats and designer specialties.