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TUNICS

MAINSTREAM BOUTIQUE, $44 AND UP Tunics from Mainstream Boutique are a great fit for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Pair them with some comfy leggings, your favorite skinny jeans, or go bold with an opaque tight. Highlight the tunic with a pair of low or high boots to turn some heads. Tunics allow you to keep it simple while looking your absolute best. 2857 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 514-1521 www.facebook.com/MainstreamBoutiqueEauClaire

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HANDMADE TRUFFLES

LEGACY CHOCOLATES, $1.85 each Astonishingly aromatic and flavorful, Legacy Chocolates’ locally made truffles are carefully handcrafted from the finest ingredients right here in the Chippewa Valley. Perfect for that chocolate lover you know (which, let’s be honest, is everyone). 632 S Broadway Street, Menomonie (715) 231-2580 • www.legacychocolates.com

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

B-FRAMED GALLERIES, $24 AND UP Since 1976, B-Framed Galleries has been well-known for its international appeal, but many people do not realize they also feature local Eau Claire and Wisconsin artists. Photography? Got it. Ceramics? Boom. Silk scarves? They’ve got you (and your neck) covered. 313 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire (715) 832-4476 • www.bframed.com

FIT FOR A KING COOKBOOKS BY JULENE CELANDER, $10 each

These locally made cookbooks are loaded with delicious recipes for every meal, which can equip your family or friends with the skills they need to step up their game in the kitchen. And heck, maybe next year the receiver of this gift will cook the holiday dinner? Available at the Local Store, on Amazon.com or by calling (715) 271-4084 or emailing busmama298@live.com

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MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS

COUNTRY JAM USA, $75-$125

Everyone loves a party, so why not give one for Christmas? Country Jam tickets make a great gift for fans of music or just having a good time. 3-day student tickets are just $75, all other general admission tickets $125. Looking for something a little fancier? VIP and Reserved Seating, Camping, Skybox and more are also on sale now. 1711 S. Hastings Way, EC (715) 839-7500 www.countryjamwi.com

INDIRI COLLECTION SILVER JEWELRY

MARLOR JEWELRY, $187-$498 How about getting some international flair right here locally? Marlor Jewelry provides the finest quality artisan crafted .925 sterling silver jewelry from the island of Bali. Each item is Fair Trade and hand crafted with pride in villages that specialize in ancient jewelry making techniques passed down through generations. Your purchase helps preserve the ancient traditions of this unique island by providing fair and sustainable income to Bali’s independent artisans. 806 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire (715) 831-6303 www.facebook.com/MarlorJewelry

HAND-KNIT INFINITY SCARVES AND OTHER GIFTS CARON’S TREE FARM, $12

Most families head out to a tree farm during the holiday season to deck the halls, so why not get a little shopping in while you’re there? The Gift Shop at Caron’s Christmas Tree Farm features local artists’ creations such as this hand-knit infinity scarf. The shop offers a wide selection for every style and budget, so load up the car underneath the tree and make sure it’s strapped down! 6760 Curvue Road, Eau Claire (715) 878-4366 • www.ctreesonc.com

FAT TIRE BIKES

EAU CLAIRE BIKE & SPORT, $1,750 AND UP In the snow and mud that a Wisconsin winter provides, some people think biking isn’t an option. Well, frankly, those people are wrong. The Salsa Mukluk is the perfect Fatbike designed to take you where other bikes can’t or just plain refuse to go. Snow? Sand? Off-trail? Not a problem. 403 Water Street Eau Claire (715) 832-6149 • www.bikeandsport.com

RELAXING GIFT BASKET

LOTUS SPA, VARIOUS PRICES The holidays can be a pretty stressful time, so you might be a hero if you give the gift of relaxation. Lotus Spa’s gift baskets are filled with luxurious products sure to help ease the stresses of everyday life (think waiting in the return line to fix your two-toaster problem on Dec. 26). Perfect for friends, family, or that special person in your life. 4956 Bullis Farm Road (715) 835-1100 • www.lotusspaeauclaire.com

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JUST LOCAL FOOD OWNERSHIP JUST LOCAL FOOD, $150

Sometimes the best gifts help more than just the recipient. The gift of ownership to Just Local Food – Eau Claire’s natural foods cooperative - gives your friends or family a lifetime of benefits including discount days, monthly owner deals and – most importantly –  a voice in the future of Just Local Food. Purchase an ownership share Dec. 1-31 and receive a beautiful & reusable Just Local Food canvas shopping bag. 1117 South Farwell St., Eau Claire. (715) 552-3366 • www.justlocal.com

COFFEE GIFT BOX

GLORIA JEAN’S COFFEES, $24.99

CUSTOM RECIPE TOWELS

Everyone knows a coffee lover, so why not get them something they can’t just pick up in any old grocery store aisle? Gloria Jean’s has you covered with their gift boxes, featuring five quarter lbs of high-quality coffee. You can pick one of their selections – such as Best Of The Season, World Tour or Flavor Favorites – or be adventurous and pick your own. Available ground or whole bean. 

KITE FLYING SOCIETY, $57+

Give the gift of your own family history by putting your treasured, hand-written family recipes onto deluxe flour sack dish towels for a unique and beautiful way to remember your loved ones this holiday season. Send a highquality scan of your favorite family recipe, and they’ll do the rest! Easy as that. Check out other unique gift ideas on their website. Free shipping code: FREESHIP

Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire (715) 833-0040 • facebook.com/gloriajeanseauclaire

SPECIALTY SAUCES

SILVER SPRING FOODS, ANY 3 FOR $5

Kristen at kiteflyingsociety.kb@gmail.com (715) 556-0710 • www.kiteflyingsociety.etsy.com

Time to add some zing to your holiday season with Silver Spring horseradish and specialty mustards! Dress up your ham with Cranberry Horseradish or dip your shrimp in our Seafood Cocktail Sauce. Because who said local can’t be a little spicy? Products can be purchased from 8-4:30 until December 15. 2424 Alpine Road, Eau Claire (715) 830-9677 • www.silverspringfoods.com

MEMBERSHIP

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF EAU CLAIRE STARTING AT $80 You heard about those gifts that keep on giving? Yeah, this is one of those. A membership to the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is perfect for parents or grandparents, especially with the newly opened second floor featuring brand new exhibits! 220 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire (715) 832-5437 • www.cmec.cc

HOLIDAY SEASON BASKET MARIEKE GOUDA, $75

C’mon, people. This is Wisconsin, so you know there’s not much better gifts than cheese. This gift box features your choice of four 6 oz. wedges of award-winning, handcrafted, farmstead Marieke Gouda alongside a bottle of local wine, snack sticks, fine chocolate and specialty crackers. Order before December 13, 2013 for guaranteed delivery before Christmas (shipping is included). Ice packs not included in total price and wedge weight is approximate. N13851 Gorman Ave, Thorp (715) 669-5230 • www.hollandsfamilycheese.com

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HANDMADE JEWELRY

ROBERT GIEDE DESIGNS, $50 AND UP

There’s something extra special about handmade, custom gifts. There’s also something pretty special about jewelry. Robert Giede Designs has you covered on both fronts, offering handmade originals like pendants, rings, and earrings all done in-house. And don’t worry: Custom sounds pricy, but Robert Giede Designs has you covered on any budget.

RESTAURANT GIFT CARD

GRIZZLY’S WOOD-FIRED GRILL, $50 Whether you’re craving their signature Bear Creek pasta or wood-fired salmon, the fire is stoked and waiting for you to join them. This holiday season, they’re running a gift card special where you get a $10 bonus gift card for every $50 you spend. 4890 Golf Road, Eau Claire (715) 832-6481 • www.grizzlysgrill.com

2321 South Broadway, Menomonie (715) 235-7766 • www.setyourgoldfree.com

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION GILES PHOTOGRAPHY, $40 AND UP

Family home for the Holidays? How long has it been since you’ve had a family portrait taken by a professional photographer? (No, that time your cousin took a photo of your family with their iPhone doesn’t count). Giles Photography offers both in-studio and on-location sessions for the whole family.

HANDCRAFTED WINE RACKS

GREEN PLANET RAIN BARRELS, $25-$130 How about giving something one-of-a-kind? Maybe a locally made, handcrafted wine rack or another gift created from retired wine barrels? These unique products are made with every intention to retain as much of the originality of the barrel it was derived from, offering slight variations in color, character and size. Everything is special order, so please order ahead.

(715) 834-2993 • www.gilesphoto.com

greenplanetrainbarrels@gmail.com (715) 835-4080 • www.greenplanetrainbarrels.com

LOCAL WINE BOTTLE STOPPER SANDY’S CLOTHING & ART, $22

Any good wine lover knows the feeling of balancing the need to call it a night and the desire to have another glass of that scrumptious chardonnay. Make the decision a little easier with a locally themed wine bottle stopper from Sandy’s Clothing & Art. The Eau Claire map can also give a little piece of home to the Chippewa Valley expat in your life. Banbury Place, Building 13, Suite 121, Eau Claire (715) 533-0159 • www.sandysclothingandart.com

MASSAGE SERVICES

DAVINCI THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE $50 - $120 Give the gift of health and relaxation this year with a DaVinci Therapeutic Massage. Reclaim your body’s artistry with one of their “healing hands” therapists. Voted best place for massage two years in a row by V1 Readers’ Poll. Call today or visit their website to purchase your gift certificate. 4714 Commerce Valley Road, Suite B, EC (715) 379-1922 • www.davincimassage.com

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