Holiday Gift Guide 2010 

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A Christmas Carol

Treat yourself to a gift this holiday season with A Christmas Carol (playing through Christmas Eve) Starring, Bernardine Mitchell and Bart Hansard in the Alliance Theatre's 2009-10 production of A Christmas Carol.

Photo by Greg Mooney.

Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30309
404-733-4650

Half Moon Outfitters

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Arc'Teryx Atom LT Hoody for Men ($199)

This trim hybrid hoody is designed as an active-use insulation layer, providing vital core warmth with liberal mobility and breathability. Lightweight and compressible, the Atom LT Hoody features Coreloft insulation in the torso, arms and hood. The side panels and underarms feature Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology, delivering stretch mobility and breathability. A wind and moisture resistant outer shell extends stand-alone usability.

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Marmot Montreaux Parka for Women ($250)

Full-length wintertime luxury for a song, the Marmot Montreaux Parkaas elegant styling and rich details disguise a wealth of advanced technologies designed to keep you dry and warm. Durably water-resistant Ripstop fabric sheds weather, while 650 fill goose down corrals heat for a civilized interior, even in wild winter conditions. The down filled hood features a removable fur ruff, and zips off for sunny days.

1034 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Ga 30306
404-249-7921
www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

Alexander's of Atlanta Fine Diamonds

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"Brilliant at any Angle" since 1964

2891 N. Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
www.alexandersofatlanta.com
404-634-3197

Brushstrokes

Furrybones Figurines

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Stuffed animals and magnets make affordable and adorable gifts for any collector or lover of the unique!

Frank Dandy's Navy Underwear

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Frank Dandy "trunk" (navy, white or army green) also available as brief. A great gift for your man that you, too, will enjoy! Founded as a rebellion against boring. Great quality, remarkable comfort and fit, and an adventure to wear. More sexy designs by Frank Dandy.

Brushstrokes
1510 Piedmont Ave NE #J
Atlanta, GA 30324
404-876-6567

Kudzu

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Stained Glass

Find unique gifts that will be seen and treasured for years at Kudzu Antiques, such as this beautiful stained glass. Prices range from $65 to $395.

2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6498
www.kudzuantiques.com

Shoe Center

Ugg Triple Bailey Button in Chestnut

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On the hunt for Uggs? Stop by Shoe Center this holiday season and find the season's hottest Ugg boots, like Triple Bailey Button in Chestnut.

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Clarks Originals-Wallabee

Visit Shoe Center this holiday season and shop Clarks. We're highlighting the Wallabee for ladies, men and children. A Clarks footwear classic, originating in 1965.

Saucony - Jazz LowPro

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Stand out without showing off in your new Saucony Jazz Originals and Low Pros. Shoe Center has 'em for ladies and men - Now only $39.50!

Frye - Cindy Slouch in black

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Stop by Shoe Center to find over 40,000 pairs of shoes, including this seasons hottest boots by Frye. In the Toco Hills Shopping Center.

2929 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329
404-633-1154

The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street

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Treat yourself this holiday season with The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street (playing through December 12). Starring Tara Ochs, Ric Walker, and Randy Havens in the Alliance Theatre's 2010-11 production of The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street.

Photo by Greg Mooney

Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30309
404-733-4650

What's Your Poo Telling You?

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Celebrate the wonderful diversity of poo, pee, and farts with this one-of-a-kind, action-packed activity book from the authors of the best-selling book What's Your Poo Telling You? This book takes poo to a whole new level!

Minor Miracle-Our Lady of the Latte

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Sometimes inspiration appears when you least expect it. After you drink your morning coffee or tea, a vision of The Holy Mother materializes in the bottom of your cup. Take it as a sign - caffeine is GOOD. Don't you think every day should start with a Minor Miracle?

FishHotel

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An Oprah favorite! The Umbra FishHotel provides a safe and fun environment for our fishy friends. Betas love this new pad, adding spice to their lives! Our price is $31 when mentioning web. Visit www.brushstrokesatlanta.com

We-Vibe

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Give the gift of pleasure. Brushstrokes carries the ever popular We-Vibe. The couples' (or solo) gift that keeps on giving! Now in pretty purple available at Brushstrokes in Midtown. The best $99 you'll ever spend. www.brushstrokesatlanta.com

Brushstrokes, Inc.
1510 Piedmont Ave NE #J Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 876-6567
www.Brushstrokes.us

Cake Server-$18.95

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An original design by Maria Kivijarvi, this cake server is a wonderful hostess gift that slices and serves at the same time. Dishwasher-safe.

50-Year Calendar-$15

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This popular item by Kikkerland measures three inches around.

I am not a paper cup $20

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Double-walled, six-inch-high thermal porcelain cup with a silicone top. Eco-friendly and reusable. Dishwasher-safe.

Available at The High Museum Shop
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404-733-4814
www.museumshop.high.org

Woodruff gift card

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Turn Gift Giving into an Art Form. The Woodruff Arts Center Gift Card is good for tickets to the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, as well as shopping, parking and dining. Available online at woodruffcenter.org/giftcards. Get yours today!

Bring it on: The Musical at the Alliance Theatre

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Tickets to the world premiere of Bring It On: The Musical at the Alliance Theatre make the perfect holiday gift. Performances begin January 15. Buy now for great seats and make sure your friends and family are the first in the country to see the musical event of 2011. Ask about Bring It On: The Musical pom poms when you buy! Buy tickets at www.alliancetheatre.org/

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-733-4200
www.woodruffcenter.org/

Atlanta Ballet

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Nutty Nutcracker

THIS AIN'T YOUR MAMA'S NUTCRACKER. A raunchy, hilarious take on the classic, Atlanta Ballet's one-night-only performance of Nutty Nutcracker incorporates both famous and infamous characters and current events for a fun, adult holiday evening filled with hysterical surprises. December 16th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, rated PG-13. www.atlantaballet.com.

Nutcracker

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FAIRIES. PRINCES. DANCING SNOWFLAKES. The magic of the holiday season returns, with a live orchestra at every performance. Spread some cheer this holiday season and feel the warmth that has been enchanting audiences for over 50 years. Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker presented by Belk, November 27-December 26 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. www.atlantaballet.com.

City of Decatur

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Say hello to one of Decatur's newest shops and browse books for every age and taste. On Terrific Thursdays get a 2011 calendar free with any purchase over $50.

Available at Blue Elephant Book Shop
407 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-373-1565
www.blueelephantbookshop.com

GelinAbaci Tension Ring-Worthmore Jewelers

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Looking for dazzle? Shop here, and every Terrific Thursday enjoy wine, refreshments, special artist appearances, free jewelry cleaning and free gift wrap. Bonus: treats from TheCookieStudio.net.

Available at Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Sq.
404-370-3979

Boogaloos

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Shop the best handbags, clothing and accessories here for the fashionista on your gift list and find that perfect party dress for yourself. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks and 15 percent off from 6-9 p.m. every Decatur Terrific Thursday.

Boogaloos 246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-373-3237
www.boogaloosboutique.com

Wild Oats and Billy Goats

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New on the square in downtown Decatur, this gallery offers folk art in all media from across North America. Drop in each Decatur Terrific Thursday to meet artists and for chances to win gift certificates.

Wild Oats and Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-378-4088
www.wildoatsandbillygoats.com

Vivid Boutique

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A Decatur favorite for charming affordable gifts and handcrafted artisan jewelry created onsite. Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and save 10 percent on all regularly priced in-stock merchandise on Decatur Terrific Thursdays.

Vivid Boutique
133 E. Court Sq.
404-371-5181
www.vividdecatur.com

Customized Piggy Banks

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It's all about cute at this gifty little cottage in downtown Decatur. Browse a truly unique collection of gifts and decor for the holidays, and come back whenever you want something special for baby, wedding, birthday and graduation. Customize it with monogramming -- spa robes, makeup kits, blankets, picnic baskets, onesies, bibs, baby caps and more! Stop by on Decatur Terrific Thursdays to find out about special offers.

Melrose on Ponce
345 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-378-1013
www.melroseonponce.com

K'Nit Animals by Rich Frog

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You can "gift green" at this new downtown Decatur shop featuring quality eco-friendly toys, gifts and books. Be sure to check out the high-end resale and consignment apparel for babies and toddlers, many items essentially new, with tags. Every Decatur Terrific Thursday get discounts on new toys and clothing for babies and toddlers.

Blue Caboose
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
678-612-5868
www.bluecabooseshop.com

Patterned Provencal Tablecloths

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Tout Decatur loves this cozy little French casual restaurant just off the square. Savor the German influence of these authentic Alsacian dishes along with classic French fare. Every Decatur Terrific Thursday enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies with your purchase of a dinner entrée and get a 10 percent discount on all gift merchandise.

Café Alsace
121 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-373-5622
www.cafealsace.net

Gift Boxes

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Stop by the Studio for fresh-baked holiday cookies, bars, brownies, cupcakes, granola and cookie mixes. Order gift boxes and dessert platters for your favorite people and be sure to pick up a little something for yourself! Every Decatur Terrific Thursday you'll find cookies available at Worthmore Jewelers on the square in downtown Decatur.

The Cookie Studio
747-C E. College Ave.
404-373-8527
www.thecookiestudio.net

Handmade Gift Boxes by Martha Ebener

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This new gallery on Church Street is bursting with the creative work of 70 artists and craftspeople. Browse pottery, textiles, jewelry, photography, pet products, food products, wall-hung art and lots more! Local artists are featured each week during Decatur Terrific Thursdays and you are invited to enjoy refreshments and create complimentary "make-and-take" ornaments.

HomeGrown
412 Church St.
404-373-1147
www.homegrowndecatur.com

Squash Blossom Fashions

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Pictured: Jacket, jewelry, skirt and boots, Squash Blossom style!

All stocked up with frocks, bags, hats, scarves, jewelry, shoes and boots, and featuring many local designers, this mother and daughter-owned shop on the square in downtown Decatur is a fashion hot spot. Come in every Decatur Terrific Thursday for a 25 percent discount on a spotlighted item, and enjoy complimentary snacks and wine.

Squash Blossom
113 E. Court Sq.
404-373-1864
squashblossomboutique.com

Slow Roasted Pork Cheek Tacos

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Slow roasted pork cheek tacos with fire roasted corn salsa, avocado crema, arugula and fresh lime Blurb: Get warm welcomes and a taste of Spain at this shining star on the Decatur square. The menu features traditional cured meats and cheeses of Spain, unique tapas dishes, ensaladas, cocas, and signature main plates with locally and organically sourced ingredients. Stop by every Decatur Terrific Thursday for delicious special offers.

Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore St.
404-371-8800
www.iberianpigatl.com

Wired & Fired

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Create a gift for all those on your list at a very special price! Join us for Fa La La La Fridays now through December 25th! See our website for details. Food and beverage are welcome! Call 404.885.1024. www.wiredfired.com

Medieval Times

1-800-WE-JOUST or www.medievaltimes.com

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Suits of armor are 40% off this holiday season. Full size and tabletop armor make heartfelt gifts for heroes, warriors and royalty of the modern-day.

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Bring the kids to Medieval Times for any 5pm Saturday show in December for FREE Knight Training! Limited space. Doors open 3pm. First-come, first-served.

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Give the gift of royalty with admission tickets! 2 Pack for $80, 3 Pack for $110 or 4 Pack for $132. Redeemable through 6/2011.

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Ring in the New Year in 11th-century style at Medieval Times. Festivities include live entertainment, feast, dancing, champagne toast, balloon drop, favors and more. $69.95

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Good Knight Package, an overnight escape to the Middle Ages, includes accommodations at the Marriott Alpharetta, tickets to Medieval Times, souvenirs and more. From $149/night.

Broadway Across America

West Side Story

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  • National Tour of West Side Story. (c) Joan Marcus, 2010.

The Fox Theatre
January 25-30
"This FRESH, BOLD production is SO EXCITING IT MAKES YOU ACHE WITH PLEASURE. -John Lahr, The New Yorker
Tickets at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

Burn the Floor

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The Fox Theatre
March 22-27
Featuring Anya & Pasha from TV's So You Think You Can Dance. "HEART POUNDING! Splendid dance and gorgeous dancers."
- Time Out New York
Tickets at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

Shrek The Musical

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The Fox Theatre
April 26-May 1
"The costumes alone are worth the cost of tickets, so the sensational set design and stage business are just added bonuses." -Austin 360
Tickets at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com

Give the gift of Tickets

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Tickets make great gifts! Four Show Packages start at only $52*!
Order at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com or call 800.278.4447. *Tickets may be subject to handling and service charges.

Hair

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The Fox Theatre
May 17-22
"Don't be shy; come join this most excellent be-in. Time and again, "Hair" reminds you of the rush that comes with exuberant declarations of independence." -Washington Post
Tickets at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com

WB Yeats

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"Give a gift of unforgettable entertainment!" Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta 30322, Sat/Sun, Dec. 18-19, 2010, 8:00 p.m. and Sun, Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. Call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu

Traders

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Sarah Palin Toilet Paper? "You Betcha" she says. $12 a roll, but its worth it. 485 Flat Shoals Ave SE # B, Atlanta - (404) 522-3006

Atlantis Hydroponics

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Complete Hydro Kit

Encourage a new hobby with a Complete Hydro Kit. Includes everything your special someone needs to get growing! $399.99

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Electronic Grow Light System

Got a farmers market junkie on Santa's list? Grow your favorite veggies in the dead of winter with an Electronic Grow Light System and have organic tomatoes and peppers that the farmers market dreams of. $159.99

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T5 Plant Fluorescent Fixture

Warm someone up and bring outdoor plants in for the winter with a T5 Plant Fluorescent Fixture! $109.99

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Aquaponics

Got a Garden Geek or Eco-Superhero on your list? Check out the latest in Sustainability and grow your veggies with Aquaponics! $1299.99

Mention CL and get a free t-shirt with purchase!

1422 Woodmont Lane #4
Atlanta Georgia 30318
404-367-0052

WGA

Gabriel Iglesias

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Give the gift of funny! Gabriel "Fluffy Guy" Iglesias plays the University of West Georgia's Coliseum Friday, January 7th at 8pm. $20. Tickets available here.

University of West Georgia Bookstore

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The University of West Georgia's new GO WEST gear is perfect for the students and alumni on your gift list. UWG bookstore, Carrollton, GA. www.bookstore.westga.edu

1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118 (678)839-5000

Sam Flax

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Unique Gifts for Unique Individuals. Make Atlanta's Best Art Store for 7 years running your one stop gift shop.

1460 Northside Drive N.W. Atlanta GA 30318 404.352.7200 www.samflaxsouth.com

Starship

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'Tis the season to give EROTIC!

This year, give the mall the cold shoulder! Visit the Southeast's largest adult fantasy emporium... Starship! Erotic gifts for him, for her, for them. BEST selection, service & prices. With 23 convenient locations, adult gift gathering has never been easier! Hurry in for 30-50% Off select adult merchandise!

Santa may only come once a year, but Starship satisfies Atlanta all year 'round!

Starship... for the adult in all of us!

Save 24/7 @ ShopStarship.com For a location nearest you: 404-766-6993

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