It is truly down to the wire now, with only five days left until Christmas.
Have no fear, Maplewood Patch comes to the rescue with Part 2 of easy, local gift ideas for the people still on your list. (See Part 1 here.) Find everything from stocking stuffers for kids to gift certificates for the pet lover, knitter or movie buff in your life.
Be sure to note where there are special deals exclusively for Patch readers.
Holiday Special For Wellness Coaching
Risa Olinsky, M.A. Certified Wellcoach is offering a Wellness Coaching Package of 3 hours, $297 (phone coaching offered continentally or in person in Maplewood, NJ), purchased by January 1, 2013.
Gift certificates prepared for pick-up in Maplewood in time for Christmas. Email Risa@RisaOlinsky.com or call 973-761-5758.
Spring for Someone's Health
Wellspring Health Collective (697 Valley St., Suite B Level,
Maplewood) offers gift certificates for a myriad of health and wellness services including massage, nutritional counseling, Reiki, workshops, classes and more. Last minute shoppers can pick up certificates on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (and get a free chair massage while you're there), or call (973) 996-2012.
Holiday specials include:
- Lynda Rountree at Green Heart Aromatherapy and Massage is selling Aromatherapy Baskets
- Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics is offering $15 off your first Somatics session
- Susan Miller one of our massage therapists is offering $75 massages on Dec 23 and Dec 30
- Marian Buck-Murray of Good Food Solutions is offering a discount on a package of three EFT sessions.
Pop In to Geralyn's for Unique, Locally Crafted Gifts
Looking for that perfect something for that discerning someone? Chances are you will find it at Geralyn's Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Features a selection of pottery, tea towels, jewelry, art and holiday gifts hand-crafted by local artists, including:
- Beastly Beasties (t-shirts, pins, cards)
- Emily Stabile (paintings, cards)
- Erica Breskin (jewelry)
- Erin Rogers Pickering (paintings, cards, tote bags, dish towels)
- Karen Fuchs (tea towels, sun prints, cards)
- Landis Carey (stoneware pottery)
Through Dec. 23, 12-5 p.m. (Thursday and Friday until 8 p.m.), 103 Baker St., Maplewood.
For the Pizza Lover in Your Life (Meaning, Everyone)
Roman Gourmet (at 153 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood Village) is offering a special deal for the holidays: a $25 gift card for just $20. Can't beat that.
Pet Lover's Delight
Professional illustrator Lara Tomlin of The Painted Pup paints miniature gouache portraits of dogs on cotton rag archival paper. Give a friend the gift of immortalizing their precious pooch.
Special for Patch readers: Portraits are normally $200 (for one dog); Tomlin will offer 10 percent off if you mention Patch.
Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (973) 378-5271.
Be an Able Baker -- or Just Look Like One
Able Baker (at 187 Maplewood Ave.) is carrying spiffy aprons with the shop's "Bake Happy" logo, as well as replicas of the brown bandanas worn by the staff. Apron, $18; bandana $3; both, $20. For the java fiend in your life, pick up a pretty 10 oz. tin of La Colombe coffee in the bakery's house blend, $12. Also: a set of four baking books, $35.
Knit One, Purl Two
KnitKnack (at 1914 Springfield Ave.) has great stocking stuffers: The Knit Kit is a great toolkit for the knitter, and the Quick Knit Kit is a terrific beginners kit. Crocheters will love Unexpected Afghans and Noro Crochet, both wonderful books with lots of enticing options. (Prices range from $22-25).
Work Out with a Friend
R.U.S.H. Fitness has a Holiday Special 2-FOR-1 personal training deal. Buy one for you and a workout buddy, and get to work with some of the best certified personal trainers in town. Offer expires Jan. 15, 2013. 10 Burnett Ave., Maplewood. (973) 313-0200.
Fresh Baked Treats for Under the Tree
Who could resist a festive bag of holiday cookies, from Cupcake Corral (410 Ridgewood Road) for $8? Perfect for stocking stuffers or teacher gifts.
Calling All Movie Buffs!
The films that these special deals include are El Sistema (1/12), Pina (2/23), Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry (3/30), and Big Easy Express (4/20). To purchase gift certificates, contact email@example.com.