ugg shops uk 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Although Hanukkah is over and the children or your significant other may have already written their e mails to Santa this year (or Tweeted him), there are still stocking stuffers to buy, local businesses to patronize, deals to be had, and several days left to get those “last minute” holiday gifts. According to several stores at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, big this year are cashmere sweaters, over the knee boots (for women); watches (men); Dr. Martens booties, Uggs (for juniors) and anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hunger Games: Catching Fire (for the youngsters). Maybe this season is the one where giving during the holidays means supporting a charity close to your heart. Or maybe you have crossed everyone off from your list (lucky you!) with the exception of that uncle you always have a hard time shopping for. Here are some suggestions to make your holiday shopping experience a little easier.
Local GiftsAbsecon Lighthouse’s gift shop is open Thurs. Mon., 11am 4pm, and offers a 20 percent shopping discount the weekend of Dec. 21 22. Shoppers making purchases of $25 or more are invited to climb the lighthouse for free. The gift shop features laser cut ornaments custom made from the Inlet section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. There is also lighthouse apparel, home dcor, publications, toys, collectibles, glassware, puzzles, souvenirs and more.
Clam Bakes Crab Cakes from Phillips Seafood
Shipped to your door this holiday season, Phillips Seafood provides a tasty feast for two that includes two one and a half pound live lobsters, one pound of mussels, shrimp and clams, two ears of corn, baby red potatoes, claw crackers, Phillips seafood seasoning, lobster bibs, lemons, hand wipes and instructions on how to prepare your bake. All shipping is included within the Continental United States and deliveries are made Tuesdays through Fridays. $155. of Harogate English Breakfast Tea
A box of 50 bags is $8.50. Teas from India and Africa are combined to create this classic blend. The taste is full bodied, rich and refreshing. During the holidays, Absecon British Connection also makes plum pudding, Christmas cake, mince pies and Christmas crackers for gifting. in Absecon. A second location is in Ocean City. Museum Arts Garage of Stockton College
This brand new, 16,000 square foot Arts Garage in Atlantic City (Fairmount Mississippi aves.) boasts 18 arts, retail and museum spaces where you can purchase the works of local artists, knickknacks from the Noyes Museum and African American Heritage Museum (AAHM) annexes, and shop for the art lovers in your life all with parking on the premises. Don think that all the art for sale has to break your bank. A cool illustrated poster of Atlantic City Kentucky Avenue (when it was a bustling strip of clubs and eateries back in the 1950s and costs $25 at the AAHM. There you will also find, not only paintings, sculpture and photography for sale by local artists, but also jewelry and books. Meanwhile, the Noyes annex features stocking stuffers for all ages as well as larger pieces for sale.
Purchase What Exit Wines, Help Sandy Victims
Dubbed first New Jersey wine to give back to New Jersey, What Exit Wines is donating $1 for each bottle purchased to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, Inc. Wines are available in white, red or blush, and special holiday packaging from one bottle to a full case of 12 is available. The case package is $194.40 and salutes the 12 coastal towns affected by the super storm. Convention Center, Sheraton) specializes in locally crafted beers. Take home a growler with your favorite seasonal brew, $20; refills $12.
Cable Mesh Bracelets from Tom Harris Jeweler of Ventnor
Tom Harris Jewelers has the original diamond cable mesh bracelet starting at $99. Get a free pair of one carat total weigh Kenya Gem (the first company to re create the diamond) earrings set in sterling silver with the purchase of any cable bracelet. Free gift wrapping. Open Mon. Sat., 11am 5pm. 6504 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor; 823 3315.
Morey’s Piers Season Pass Specials
Buy a season pass now for summer 2014 for $260 and save $190 off the regular price. The pass is good for three hours of rides each day at either of the two Morey Piers water parks in the Wildwoods. Other holiday specials are being offered at Morey Piers too through Jan. 3.
Give the Gift of Movies
The IMAX Theatre at Tropicana has gift certificates available at the box office or by calling 1 888 505 1435.
Both the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway and the Levoy Theater in Millville offer wonderful shows and concerts. Shows at the Levoy range from the musical Grease (Jan. 31 Feb. 9) to concerts by Keb Mo (March 30) and Los Lonely Boys (April 3). Stockton varied program include performances by the Bay Atlantic Symphony (Jan. 26, March 23, May 4), Paul Taylor II Dance Company (Feb. 6), Atlantic City Ballet (March 3) and a new play, Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City, based on the book by Atlantic City Weekly columnist Turiya S. A. Raheem (Feb. 12 16).
AT LEFT: Keb’ Mo”Nucky: The Real Story of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Boss’ by Frank J. Ferry Local attorney, long time historian and Nucky Johnson expert Frank Ferry released this comprehensive and truly engaging bio of the infamous Boardwalk boss. A must read for Boardwalk Empire fans and those who want to learn more about Atlantic City’s past. $34.95 (Online and local bookstores)
‘Hit Me: Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers’ by Danielle Gomes and Jay Bonansinga The daughter of the late Dennis Gomes, who operated and owned Resorts and was in the casino business in Atlantic City and Las Vegas for decades, brings what started as a college writing project to book form. She interviewed her father for dozens of hours about his involvement as a Gaming Control Board enforcer in Vegas and his subsequent role as a key witness in one of the biggest mob busts in gaming history. Dennis Gomes’ Vegas take down of the mob was portrayed in the book and film Casino. (Online: $21.05, hardcover)
‘You Only Rock Once: My Life in Music’ by Jerry Blavat The long awaited autobiography from the Geator with the Heater, the Boss with the Hot Sauce, detailing his life in music. The Atlantic City Weekly columnist and Jersey Shore / Philly legend gives an uncensored glimpse into his amazing life as a radio jock, friend to the famous, hit maker and more. Forward by the late Dick Clark.