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Holiday Gifts Outside The Box

Having trouble picking that perfect holiday gift? "Patch" has rounded up the top ten gift ideas for people who have everything.

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The gift of pampering is available this Christmas. Synergi Med Spa offers rejuvenating body and skin treatments including facials, peels, microdermabrasion, Botox and massages.

Synergi Med Spa offers gift certificates, which may be purchased online, by mailing a check to the spa or in person.

Techno Hoodies

These ultramodern hoodies have built-in headphones that can be connected to an mp3 player or smartphone. The warm jersey-fleece hoodies can be machine washed, but must be laid flat to dry. Available for men, women, boys and girls. 

Available at $34.94 to $44.94

Do you have a oenophile (wine lover) in your midst? Naked Vine offers a gift that can last all year. Naked Vine offers guests boutique and small production wines, craft beers, cheeses and artisan cured meats from around the world. For the wine lovers on your Christmas list, a membership to The Naked Cork Club is an option. Club members receive two bottles of red, two bottles of white, or one bottle of each.

Customers may choose from two monthly price tiers: $34.99 or $89.99. Naked Cork Club members will be given an email including information on the wineries, tasting notes, food pairings and recipes. Customers may also switch back and forth from the two tiers. Membership is month-to-month, there is no contract, no set minimum purchase or time commitment.

Town and Country-Manchester

To kick off Black Friday, Diamond Jewelry Brokers are offering 30 to 40 percent off all in-stock jewelry (excluding Metalsmiths Sterling), 25 percent off watches and 10 percent off fingerprint jewelry. Fingerprint jewelry is a jeweler's custom design a piece of jewelry with a loved one's actual fingerprint. These Black Friday specials will be honored through Dec. 24.

Sale prices vary depending on merchandise.

Audio Express has some specials for music lovers and people who love to deck out their cars. Audio Express boasts it is the "home of the $1 install." Audio Express charges $1 for labor per component to install your new CD player or alarm priced at $99.99 or more when purchased from its retail store. For everything else, it offers Power Plus Pricing, the lowest possible price and the installation at 50 percent off the posted labor rate. Parts, shop supplies and custom work are extra.

Sale prices vary depending on merchandise.

For a personalized, unique and interesting gift, go to Picture People. Have a special photograph taken and imprinted on iPhone covers, iPad sleeves, slate portrait displays, drink coasters, E-reader pouches, laptop sleeves and more.

Prices for personalized items vary from $11 to $90.

For smoking afficionados or pipe collectors on your shopping list, Town & Country Tobacco carries cigars, pipes, tobacco as well as lighters, cutters, humidors and ashtrays. Meerschaum pipes are currently being displayed and sold at the store. Meerschaum is a light weight stone carved out of mines and caves. Meerschaum has been used for the construction of pipe tobaccos dating back to the 1700s. During the 1800s, exquisite meerschaum pipes were produced in many European countries, including Vienna, Germany and Switzerland. Currently, all meerschaum pipes are produced in Turkey, MeerschaumPipes.com states. Town & Country Tobacco is selling intricately carved meerschaum pipes this holiday season.

Desktop humidors range in price from $30 to $130, with more upscale models in the $300 range. Regular pipes are on sale for 10, 20 and 30 percent off. The meerschaum pipes are on sale from $35 to $150.


Michaels offers Wilton cake-decorating classes. In the basics class, students will learn step-by-step how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice a cake. The classes will include how to create icing-drop flowers rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums and ribbon roses. After the basics, students can move on to flowers and cake design as well as gum paste and fondant.

Most classes are $25 to $35 per session.

Music lessons are a great experience at any age. Mozingo Music offers 30-minute (or more) private lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drums and most band and orchestra instruments. There is also a customer loyalty incentive program.

Most classes are $100 per month, broken down into four, half-hour sessions.

If you are looking for a gift for an avid cyclists or novice, Trek Bicycle Store offers accessories to such as jackets, shoe covers, hats, tights, gloves and more. For more intense cyclist Trek offers hotlist bicycles as well.  

Sale prices vary depending on merchandise.

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