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Holiday Gift Guide

A Marketing Supplement to Sauk Valley Media & Ogle County Newspapers

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Jewelry stores offer a sparkling universe of gifts ............... Page 4

Advertising Director: Jennifer Baratta Advertising Sales:

Sporting goods are gifts they’ll really enjoy ..................... Page 7

Sporting attire is simply a great gift for active people ..... Page 16

Makeup, accessories popular for ladies on your list........... Page 12

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A sparkling universe of gifts Bracelets, rings, necklaces fine choices for holidays BY CASSANDRA ZIMMERMAN Special to the Gift Guide

Jewelry can be a perfect way to make others feel special this holiday season. This year, new trends are available from local jewelers as well as the classic pieces that anyone will love. Layering, or stacking, bracelets, rings, or necklaces of varying designs, from chunky to

the more delicate pieces, is popular. Mixing and matching various metals, such as yellow and white gold, can create a unique and perfect accessory. Diamond plates, diamond bars, and plain plates can make the perfect layered look, says Marguerite Venier of Venier’s Jewelers in Dixon. A mini posh, or curved, bar necklace is the per-

Gold and white gold bar necklaces are among the musthave jewelry items for this holiday season.

fect statement piece to add to a layered look. Diamond studs and hoop earrings remain classic choices, however, cluster diamond earrings and pendants are becoming popular as well. Clusters of diamonds create multiple angles for light to shine through. As always, Christmas and New Year’s are the most popular time of year to pop that special question. Diamonds continue to be the stone of choice for engagement rings. JEWELRY CONTINUED ON 5

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Venier’s carries rings to celebrate any occasion, including engagements and anniversaries, or even just to do something special for the one you love. Looking for something no one else will have? Not only does Venier’s custom-design pieces, but it also sells vintage and estate sale treasures. Looking for a classic piece with a modern twist? This season, the store is offering Rhythm of Love shimmering diamond pendant necklaces or earrings, which feature a free-floating diamond

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Beautiful inlay jewelry boxes are among the many great gift ideas for the holiday season found in local jewelry stores. pendant that trembles as the wearer moves, casting an enhanced

shimmery glow. Jewelry isn’t the store’s only option. Handmade Italian music boxes start at $195. They come with an array of beautiful inlays, from Monet paintings to the more modern, and popular, cat in repose. For the collector, there are musical snow domes for multiple occasions, such as Baby’s First Christmas. That’s a significant milestone that also can be celebrated with jewelry, sterling silver cups and silverware, and jewelry boxes. Shoppers this year cannot go wrong, when buying gifts from local jewelers who offer a plethora of items in a wide range of prices.

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Some locally owned jewelry stores Venier’s Jewelers 117 W. First St., Dixon 815-284-3034 venierjewelers.com or Facebook 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday Services: Custom design and remounting, engraving, bead stringing, in-house repair of jewelry, watches, clocks, collectibles, eye glasses. Also offers vintage and estate sale pieces. Trein’s Jewelry 201 W. First St., Dixon 815-284-6626 treinsjewelry.com or Facebook 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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Buy gifts they’ll love now, use later Or, get them indoor sporting stuff or gear for the winter BY JOHN KERMOTT Special to the Gift Guide

It isn’t just hearing the music that gets our giftbuying mojo, mojoing. The falling temperatures remind us that the holidays are just around the corner. Unfortunately, for many gift seekers, the beginning of winter also means that many outdoor recreational activities are now several months away, and who wants to buy a present for someone who

won’t be able to use it for 3 or 4 months? Tim McNinch, owner of Air Play Sports in Sterling, understands the hesitation. “All we’ve got over here is disc golf supplies, and most people won’t be buying for Christmas,” McNinch said. He wasn’t complaining. His store, he said, is the largest supplier of disc golf discs, bags, baskets and other accessories in northern Illinois, “even including Chicago.” Public participation in disc golf is exploding, and Sterling’s Sinnissippi Park has one of the best courses in Illinois. But the fact remains that you can’t play with snow on the ground, or if it’s too cold. SPORTING CONTINUED ON 8

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There are two obvious solutions for the gift buyer. The first: Buy gifts that can be used through the winter, like sporting goods for cold weather outdoor activities, or those for indoor sporting activities. The second: Go ahead and give sporting goods even if they won’t be used for a while. Mead’s Bike Shop, in Sterling, offers gift ideas for both options. “Gift-wise, indoor trainers have always been really popular as a way for people to continue to ride through the winter,” owner Bryce Mead said. Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

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“But also trending now, for wintertime, are the ‘fat bikes.’ These are bikes with 5-inch-wide tires, twice as wide as the widest mountain bike tires. They’re designed to ride in snow.” Mead’s also offers cold weather gear and clothing to keep bicyclists comfortable. And, of course, the shop has bikes and accessories that riders will look forward to using when spring comes. Mead’s also has a popular bike trade-up program. People who upgrade their bike get 50 percent of what they spent on it applied to the price of the next bike. The shooting sports offer

another option for winter recreational activity. “In the gun world, anything for self-defense is popular right now,” said Ken Rigler, owner of Rigler’s Sports Supply in Rock Falls. “The ladies marketplace for self-defense has really increased, I’d say tripled in the last 2 years. That’s the biggest trend in selfdefense. We hear about women getting together to go get a coffee in the morning and then going shooting at the indoor range for their recreation. It’s trendy for women to own guns.” Guns aren’t the only option, though. “When it comes to hunting, crossbows are really popular right now, as opposed to the regular compound bows,” Rigler said.

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LEFT: This folding wagon has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and folds conveniently to fit into the trunk of a car. This wagon is available at Farm and Fleet in Sterling this holiday season. RIGHT: An inflatable archery target with a bow is available during the holiday shopping season at Farm and Fleet.

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Makeup, jewelry make excellent gifts Accessories also popular for women on your gift list BY CASSANDRA ZIMMERMAN Special to the Gift Guide

The holiday season means family, friends, and holiday parties. These gettogethers offer a chance to show off new seasonal trends in makeup, jewelry and other accessories. For 35 years, Merle Norman in Sterling has been helping shoppers find the perfect gift for those who love not only beauty products but also other fine gifts. Owner Cindy Fane is proud of the relaxing,

stress-free atmosphere she and her staff have created. Everyone is welcome, and it is always free to try any product in the store. Her staff also provides free express makeovers and facials. “All of our products and formulas are made in the USA,” Fane said. “We have over 190 shades and formulas of foundation to find the perfect shade for your skin. A makeover allows you to learn what colors work best for you and how to apply them. Steam facials done here at the store help to enhance whatever you may be doing at home.” This holiday season, sultry colors, especially for the eyes and the lips, are most popular.

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Merle Norman’s holiday color collections include eye shadows in deep colors to complement any skin tone. Also trending is raspberry-toned blush and berry lip shades. Seasonal changes also can mean a change in your beauty regime. Harsh winter weather can bring dry or irritated skin, but there are several regimes that can help. Clarisonic electric facial brushes provide the perfect amount of clean and exfoliating. They cost $99, are available in a variety of colors, and can be used with any facial cleanser. Retinal night complex also will be one of the

Merle Norman 806 E. Third St., Sterling 815-625-3751 www.pinterest.com/ MNStlg/ and Facebook 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Coming up: A Vera Bradley open house the second weekend in December, and check out the Facebook for the store’s 12 days of Christmas special. store’s hottest sellers. “Wrinkles’ worst nightmare,” the serum helps to fight the signs of premature aging by using time-released capsules to rejuvenate your skin. Another of Merle Norman’s popular sellers

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Merle Norman has a beautiful selection of Pandora jewlery. Such items make perfect gifts during the holiday season. are Vera Bradley bags, including a line of the more subdued black,

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for those looking for a gift that can be customized and unique to the recipient. They allow you to “wear your bracelet to share your style,” Fane said, with the added fun bonus of letting givers and receivers to play a role in the present’s design. The beads start at $25. Pandora also has created a line of stackable rings, to echo their growing popularity of its bracelets, and also will be featuring two gift sets this holiday season: the Starlight, a set of “brilliant legacy” stud earrings and a necklace with a clear “pave lights” charm, for $125, and the Stargazer, which includes a clasp bracelet, two “cosmic stars” clips and a “galaxy” charm, for $200.

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Sporting attire is simply a great gift for active people High-demand, bright-colored sportswear is popular this year BY DAVE FOX Special to the Gift Guide

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For the sports enthusiasts on your shopping list, bright colors seem to be the hot sellers this season in apparel and shoes. “Under Armor apparel is definitely hot this year,” said Aaron Harts, manager of Finish Line in Sterling’s Northland Mall. “It’s been very much in demand for a while now, and seems to be selling even better as the holidays get closer. “North Face apparel, both men’s and women’s, is also very much in demand,” Harts said. One combination seen more frequently is high basketball socks with Under Armor shorts. POPULAR CONTINUED ON 18

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Two different brands of running shoes – Asics and Brooks – are moving quickly in sales as well, especially the ones in brighter colors. “Nike shoes go well, too,” Harts said, and are also now available in brighter colors, “and that brand is always a good seller year round because of the quality.” For the hard-to-please, Finish Line offers a selection of licensed sportswear, especially featuring Bears, Bulls, Cubs and other local teams, along with Air Jordan shirts and apparel. “Any clothing that features area sports teams is a sure hit,” Harts said. Dunham Sports, Northland Mall’s newest addition, anticipates high sales in licensed sports wear as well, manager John Watts said. “Our apparel selection is huge with the licensed brands and lines we carry,” Watts said. “We have the most extensive selection of team-wear available, with all the local teams through collegiate and pro sports as well.” Sporting goods and equipment of just about any kind imaginable will make popular gift items this year, Watts said, and

Finish Line 2900 E. Lincolnway, Northland Mall, Sterling 815-626-1525 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Dunham Sports 2900 East Lincolnway, Northland Mall, Sterling 815-564-0091 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Downtown Sports 1202 S. Galena Ave., Dixon 815-284-2255 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday most of it can be found at Dunham’s. “The nice thing about our store is that it’s all under one roof,” he said. “No matter what a person may be looking for in equipment, we carry all lines, which should make holiday shopping easier for customers because they won’t have to go to a lot of different places. “Golf, basketball, baseball, kayaking, even darts can be found in our store, and just about everything in between.” Because of the selection available, most lines will be popular simply because of

the ease of finding the right items for just about anyone on a gift-giving list, he said. “We carry an extensive inventory of team apparel as well, and that seems to be selling really well right now, too.” Flashy attire is on the hot-sellers list at Downtown Sports in Dixon. “We’re expecting a lot of new hockey-style hooded sweatshirts this season, with a lot of glitter designs, rhinestones and embroidery,” manager Kim Deery said. With an emphasis on local high school teams, Downtown Sports is always a big draw for families with kids in school as well as area sports enthusiasts, Deery said. “We feature a lot of team bags, shirts and sweatshirts for local area schools, and they are very popular this year,” she said. Custom design is also a specialty of the store, she said. “We do a lot of digital screening and embroidery on sportswear, and we can work with rhinestones and foil for a more flashy, colorful look, too.” The store stocks a lot of standard items, “so you can just walk in and find what you need without waiting for it, but customdecorated apparel is our No. 1 thing.”

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The 26th Annual Christmas Walk Friday, December 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Featuring: THE GREAT SNOWBALL DROP!

The drop happens at 8pm in front of Dixon Paint, sponsored by Dixon Paint Company and ACE, features 3,000 “snowballs” being dropped from the sky, with the chance to win great prizes! One of the prizes will be a flat screen TV courtesy of Blackhawk Insurance. Every contestant gets a prize!

Christmas Walk Highlights Include:

KSB Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Caroling- 6pm at KSB Hospital Main Entrance Pictures with Santa- 6:15pm-9pm at Living Well Church at the Mini Mall on East First Street Horse and Wagon Rides by CenturyLink-6-9pm Town Square Center Live Reindeer from the North Pole- 6-9pm Peoria and First Street Blacksmith Demonstration 7pm Business Giveaways and Specials 50/50 drawing 9 pm

Other Events Throughout the Downtown

Jeremy the Amazer at 5/3 Bank, Hot Wheels Races at Sherwin Williams, Cookie Decorating at the Next Picture Show, Madrigal Singers, Live Nativity, BRIDGE OF ART presents “HOLIDAY WINDOWS” & DIXON SCHOOLS’ “PROJECT SNOWFLAKE” and much more!

Dave Fox/Special to the Gift Guide

Please visit the best kept holiday secret in the region - the gift shop and art gallery in the Northwest Territory Historic Center.

Colorful patterns adorn athletic shoes at Finish Line in Northland Mall, Sterling. Popular brands include Nike, Asics and Brooks.

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Home décor makes a lovely, thoughtful gift. “If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind, something special, then definitely the local shops, the locally owned momand-pops, will have more of a unique variety,” says Jackie Payne, owner of Bushel Basket Candle Co. at Northland Mall in Sterling. “We really look all year long to find those unique, special pieces that will make the holidays magical.” For seasonal décor, winter-themed decorations, rather than Christmas decorations, are the popular pick. Think snowmen and snowflakes versus Santa Claus and “Merry Christmas.” “Those are things you can leave out longer,” says Sarah Foshee, owner of Prim Pickins in Sterling. For more everyday décor,

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Prim Pickins 607 Griswold Av., Sterling; 815-499-7754 Bushel Basket Candle Co. Northland Mall 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling; 815-622-5996 Sweet Woodruff 1106 Fourth St., Fulton; 815-589-2937 Waterfront Gifts 212 W. First St., Dixon; 815-288-4500 most anything handmade or hand-detailed in the primitive, country, or vintage styles is a hit. Retro items are trendy, too. Repurposed furniture is really popular, thanks to Pinterest. “It has really influenced what people want,” Foshee says. “People will come to me with a picture from Pinterest and say, ‘Can you make this?’ And I’m like, ‘Sure, I can!’” Upcycled décor is a big thing, too, also thanks to Pinterest. “Green Depression glass,

Jadeite – those are popular,” says Christian Morgan, co-owner of Waterfront Gifts in Dixon. “Flatware, too. We always sell a ton of flatware. Pinterest has just been out there in terms of putting this stuff to use.” And in terms of those unique gifts? Here are a few ideas: Bushel Basket Candle Co. carries mittens made from recycled wool sweaters. “They are the warmest things you could ever put on your hands,” Payne says. “We sell out every year, and we already are way ahead from previous years.” Sweet Woodruff in Fulton carries a variety of lanterns. “They can be changed out for every season,” says Wendy Ottens, owner of the gift shop. “They can be wooden or metal, hold a candle inside.” Sweet Woodruff also has Yule logs – real logs with places for a number of candles.

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