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Holiday Gift Guide 2010 

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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

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?


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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


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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.

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

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

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 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

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

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.


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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.

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.

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

Available at Worthmore Jewelers
117 E. Court Sq.


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  • Eva Franco velvet patterned dress

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.

Wild Oats and Billy Goats

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  • "Crazy Cat" sculpture in glass by Linda Hirsch

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.

Vivid Boutique

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  • Silver monogram necklace

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

412 Church St.

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.

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.

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