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Last Minute Gifts
by Judy Sperry
Run, Don't walk, to these local businessesEco Therapy & Wintertime Necessities • Seasonal Ski Passes to Holiday Valley and Family Passes to Sky High Adventure Park when it reopens in Spring of 2015. (HolidayValley.com) • Learn to Ski or Snowboard this Winter at Kissing Bridge. (kbski.com) • Cross Country Ski passes to Friends of Reinstein Woods. (reinsteinwoods.org) • Uncle Sam’s Army & Navy Outfitter—Customize your Polar Vortex Backpack Kits and stock up on warm winter jackets, sweaters, scarves & accessories for men, women, and children. 290 Larkin Street. (armynavydeals.com) • LuLuLemon—Warm winter leggings & tops and yoga accessories ($30 and up). (lululemon.com/buffalo/waldengalleria)
Peace of Mind Seekers • Meditation classes: The Himalayan Institute of Buffalo (himalayaninstitute.org). • Yoga sessions: East Meets West Yoga (eastmeetswestyoga.com). Evolation Yoga (evolationyoga.com), or Power Yoga Buffalo (poweryogabuffalo.com). • 60-minute Hot Stone Massage: Massage Suite & Spa (massagesuiteny.com).
Exercise Enthusiasts • Bike or Bar—Buy 10 any class pass and get another 10 pack for free ($75.00—offer ends 12/24/14) 904 Elmwood Ave. (bikeorbar.com) • Harborside Crossfit Buffalo—1 Month of Unlimited CrossFit classes ($150.00 per package) 340 Seneca Street (harborsidecrossfit.com). • BarreCentric Buffalo—One month of unlimited barre classes for new clients ($100.00 per package) 1526 Main Street (barrecentric.com). • Fencing Center Classes ($75-$95 for Beginner Class Packages) / 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga (fencingbuffalo.com). • KC Fitness—Boxing, mixed martial arts, Tae Bo & more (Holiday Membership Specials for students, veterans, & families) 1 Symphony Circle (kcsfitness.com)
Sports Technology • OnCore Golf—One dozen MA-1.0 hollow metal core golf balls designed to fly straighter than conventional solid rubber core golf balls ($44.99 per dozen in beautiful packaging) 640 Ellicott Street, Suite 499. To order online, visit: oncoregolf.com • Fleet Feet—Waterproof GOR-TEX sneakers by Brooks ($150.00) & Smart Wool socks PhD line to help absorb moisture and keep feet dry ($20 per pair) 2290 Delaware Avenue (fleetfeetbuffalo.com). • Campus Wheelworks—KHS 4 Season Fat Bike 1000. Perfect for biking in winter weather. (2014 Model on sale for $1039.00 before tax). 744 Elmwood Avenue (campuswheelworks.com). • The MYZONE heart rate monitor and calorie tracker: Records your Heartrate and the calories you burn whether you wear it to workout or wear it during the day and emails you updates ($59.00). On Sale at Bike Or Bar / 904 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo
Unisex Presents • Vania & David—Unisex Bracelets ($39) & Eco-friendly Buffalo Tote Bag ($45). 20% off in-store merchandise now through Dec. 24, 2014. 1007 Elmwood Ave. (vaniaanddavid.bigcartel.com). • Farmers & Artisans—Brooklyn cheese slates and slate coaster sets ($24.00 and up). 4557 Main Street, Snyder NY (farmersandartisans.com) • Global Wine & Spirits—Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne ($41.99 per 750mL bottle. Sale ends 12/31/14 ). To find a Global Group member store near you, visit: global-wineandspirits.com • The Roycroft Campus—Learn how to be an artisan and take a workshop / ($40 to $100 and up per class) / 31 South Grove Street, East Aurora (roycroftcampuscorporation.com).
The Epicurean • First Light Creamery—Cheese-making workshops ($100 per workshop) (first-light-farm.com) • Breadhive Worker Cooperative Bakery—Annual Crustbelt Membership feat. varieties of fresh baked Breads, Bagels & Granola ($245 per year) (breadhive.com). • Auburn Watson Culinary Arts—Professional cooking classes ($69 and up per class) (culinaryartscenter.org)
The Spa-Goer • Relax and rejuvenate this winter with a Peppermint pedicure at Cez Ann Salon ($32) (chezannsalon.com) • 60-minute Vitamin C facial at Spa 400—Peace of Mind ($100) (spa400.com). • Gel manicure that lasts up to two weeks at Capello Salon ($40) (capellosalon.com).
Family Heroines • How to Survive a Hotel Fire by local author and poet Veronica Wong—available at Talking Leaves (tleavesbooks.com). • How to be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline de Maigret—available at Talking Leaves on Elmwood Ave (tleavesbooks.com). • Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell—available at Talking Leaves (tleavesbooks.com).
Art & Entertainment Enthusiasts • Individual Membership to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery ($50) (albrightknox.org). • Classes, workshops, and watercolor lessons at Burchfield Penney (burchfieldpenney.org). • The Buffalo History Museum Shop (buffalohistory.org). • Irish Classical Theatre Company—Five play packages ($170) (irishclassical.com). • Shea’s Performing Arts Center. To purchase Tickets, visit sheas.org. • One Ticket and One Novel to the 2015 BABEL Lecture Series ($50 per Ticket + Novel). To purchase package, visit: (tleavesbooks.com) (justbuffalo.org/babel). • Live Music & Entertainment at the Town Ballroom (townballroom.com). • Comedy show tickets to Helium (heliumcomedy.com). • Live Music & Entertainment at Buffalo Iron Works (buffaloironworks.com).
Caffeine Lovers • Tealeafs—Customize your tea-lover gift baskets with unique teapots, tea cups, teas, teatime treats, tea accessories & more (Gifts starting at $5 and up). 5416 Main Street, Williamsville (tealeafswny.com). • Public Espresso’s Coffee Adventurer Kit: Four 1/2 pound bags of fresh roasted coffee. Each 1/2 pound bag contains coffee from a different country ($30.00 per kit). To place an order, visit: PublicEspresso.com
Gentleman's Retreat • Excuria Salon & Spa—Men’s Retreat & Revitalization spa package at ($232 per pkg). 5725 Main Street, Williamsville (excuriaspa.com). • Bureau—Made to measure men’s suits, shirts, ties, cufflinks, & refined men’s accessories. Gifts starting at $75 & up. 830 Elmwood Avenue (bureaumade.tumblr.com).
Aspiring Socialites • The Treehouse—The Selfie Snap w/ free APP available in pink, lime green, & black ($19.99) / 793 Elmwood Ave. (thetreehousetoystore.com) • Everything Elmwood—Unique photo frames ($13.99 and up) 740 Elmwood Ave. (everythingelmwood.org). • Studio 806: Keratin treatment & Blowout ($200—$300) 806 Elmwood Ave (studio806online.com). • Salon Avanti—Eyelash extensions ($50) 3185 Delaware Ave, Kenmore (www.salonavanti.org). • Total Tan—Five spray tan sessions for $49.95. To purchase coupons and find a Total Tan location near you, visit: TotalTanCorp.com/Coupons.
Ages K-12 • The Treehouse—Original Simon ($24.99) and travel size-size Simon ($12.99). Science Kit ($9.9—$19.99 / ages 6+). Find your inner chemist and scientist. 793 Elmwood Ave (thetreehousetoystore.com). • The Community Music School—Beginner music lessons on a variety of Instruments. 415 Elmwood Ave (communitymusicbuffalo.org). • Allentown Music—Affordable musical instruments. 1113 Elmwood Ave (allentownmusic.com). • The American Academy of Ballet: Ballet classes and summer 2015 Princess Camp. 491 West Klein Road, Williamsville (aab-buffalo.com).
Aspiring Entrepreneur • DIG Buffalo: One-month, 24/7 access pass ($100.00 per Month). Book a tour online at DigBuffalo.org • 2015 University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series ($16-$50 per ticket) (student-affairs.buffalo.edu/special/distinguishedspeakers.php).
The Artful Decorator • Body of Trade & Commerce Gallery (BT&C Gallery)—Contemporary art of all media by emerging local artists (prices for artwork range from $125.00 and up) 1250 Niagara Street (btandcgallery.com). • Benjamin Gallery—Antique, modern & contemporary art (prices for artwork range from $125.00 and up) 419 Elmwood Ave (thebenjamangallery.com). • ROOM Contemporary Furniture & Design—Unique home decor, home accessories (prices range from $15 and up) 1400 Hertel Ave (room-buffalo.com). • The Serendipity Shoppe—Unique antiques, artwork, jewelry & home decor (prices range from $10.00 and up) 497 Amherst Street (buffaloserendipityshoppe.com). • CooCooU—Mid-century, industrial, art, antiques, instruments & oddities 27 Chandler Street (coocoou27.com).
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