December 9, 2013
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Last Minute Gift Ideas 2013


We’ve compiled a list of last minute gift ideas, promotions and New Year’s Eve events from some of our favorite local shops, restaurants and theaters.

Best Cleaners, 11 locations in Central Connecticut
Save time, save gas, save $30 on holiday drycleaning when you sign up for Best Cleaners free home delivery service. All the conveniences of Best’s in-store services delivered to your door:  the GreenEarth cleaning method is gentle on your finest table linens, velvets and wools. Expert tailoring and repair makes quick work of broken zippers, hems and other alterations. Sign up today to make your holiday clean up a snap and enjoy $30 savings. Best delivers to most Connecticut neighborhoods. To learn more, click here.

Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
Two delicious offers from Chamard Vineyards:  Tuesday thru Friday, Happy Hour from 3 – 6pm featuring ½ price wine. Thursday evenings from 5 – 9pm, it’s the Four Mile River Farm $15 Burger Night. Includes: Chamard’s New York Times Famous Four Mile River Farm Burger, a Side Salad, Pommes Frites and a Glass of Wine.New hours are: Tuesday & Wednesday from 11 – 6pm, Thursday – Saturday from 11 – 9pm and Sunday from 11am – 8pm.

Cove Cakes, 93 Elys Ferry Road, Lyme, CT 06371
On special! Single-serving toasted almond mini-cakes filled with an artisenal honey/amaretto buttercream, covered with a  marzipan/fondant blend and decorated with personally handcrafted sugar decorations. This $10/cake value is on sale for $5/cake. Visit the photo gallery to see a sample of these delicious artisanal cakes. Minimum order: 6, maximum order: 18. Available until January 2, 2014. Six days notice required.

Domestic Possessions 11 Garnet Park Road, Madison, CT 06443
$50 gift certificate to Domestic Possessions for $40. Offer good thru December 24th.

Elizabeth’s Cafe, 885 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443
Celebrate the Holidays with Elizabeth’s. Buy the perfect gift for that foodie on your list with a gift certificate to Elizabeth’s Cafe. Order from our Holiday Take Out Menu for appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts for your holiday meal. And don’t forget New Year’s Eve! Reserve now to ring in the New Year.

Esana Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa, One Audubon Street, Suite 201, New Haven CT 06511
3 perfect gift ideas for you or a friend: 20% off Laser Hair Removal, Buy one microdermabrasion and receive the second half off, or purchase any denomination gift card! Call 203-562-7662 today. Offer expires December 24th.

Extra Virgin & Semolina, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Suite 15D, Mystic, CT, 06355 (located in Olde Mistick Village)
An e-list exclusive! Get “ERICA’S E-LIST GIFT BOX”, which includes all of her favorites: Blood Orange Oil & Vinegar, Tomato Bacon Olive Oil, Fig Vinegar & Rainbow Lasagna! Everyday thru December 29th from 10am – 8pm.

FUZION Medical Aesthetic Boutique, 2 Chestnut Street Branford, CT 06405
Through December 24th, treat someone special to a FUZION gift card, and we’ll treat you to one on us**. Buy $100, Get $25. Buy $200, Get $50. Buy $300, Get $75.
**Maximum gift card “treats” from FUZION for purchasing gift cards are $75 per person, total. May not be combined with other offers. Hours thru December 24th: Mon: 9am – 5pm, Tues: 9am – 7pm, Wed: 9am – 5pm, Thurs: 9am – 7pm, Fri: 9am – 5pm, Christmas Eve: 9am – 12pm, Christmas: Closed.

Goodspeed Opera House 6 Main St East Haddam, CT 06423
The perfect gift for everyone on your list: a Goodspeed Musicals Gift Certificate! Always the right size. Always the right color. Always appreciated!

Griswold Inn Store- Goods & Curiosities at 47 Main Street Essex CT.
Annual Winter Solstice Party on Saturday, 12/22 from 4 – 8pm! Store open until 8pm. Bubbly refreshments, door prize, special prices on all ornaments, cards, calendars, candles and clocks to celebrate the season and the shortest day of the year. Discover lots of wonderful gifts, books, edibles and more at the Store, now through the New Year. Open every day except Christmas. Hot tea and tasty samples will be served on the weekends (open until 8pm on Saturdays)

Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street Guilford, CT 06437
There’s still time to find one-of-a-kind gifts at Guilford Art Center’s Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays. Handmade crafts by hundreds of American artists: jewelry, ceramics, glass, ornaments, accessories and more. Open now thru January 5, 2014 (Mondays – Saturdays from 10am – 5:30pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm).

Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT 06442
It’s Christmas Eve in Dublin – the shops are closing, the night is drawing in and the wind would skin you alive. But at The Bells Pub and Guest House, a few stragglers remain by the fire, sharing a glass of holiday cheer, stories and songs. A very special holiday production for the whole family, written and directed by Jacqueline Hubbard.

The Bells of Dublin opens on Thursday, December 12th and runs thru December 22nd. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website 

Kimberly Boutique, 71 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 06437
Need something fabulous to wear to your holiday gathering? Kimberly Boutique has lots of great dresses & fun tops. Take 25% off your “holiday look” thru Christmas Eve when you mention the-e-list.

LORI WARNER STUDIO/GALLERY 21 Main Street, Chester, CT 06371
Gallery friends who are also a part of our Facebook community will receive 10% off one item in our collection now through Dec 24th. Excluded in this promotion: Andraab Cashmere, Ann Lightfoot Jewelry, Gallery Terrariums, Downton Abbey/Sherlock Cross Stitch pieces, and Leiva Jewelry. Sale items are not discounted.

Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St, Old Lyme CT, 06371
Swing into 2014 at the Old Lyme Inn this New Year’s Eve! Enjoy dinner, dancing and a midnight toast!
New Year’s Eve Dinner: A 4 Course Dinner, $65/person (not including tax, gratuity and libations).
New Year’s Eve Celebration: Serving at 8:30, 8:45 & 9pm, includes a 4 Course Dinner, Swing Band & Toast, $100/person.
1940’s Hollywood Swing Party: Get up and dance, with music by Jim Stewart’s JUMP SWING FEVER. Orchestra $35/ticket includes band & champagne toast! Reservations required, Advance ticket sales available.

On The Rocks Restaurant at Fox Hopyard, 1 Hopyard Road East Haddam, Ct 06423
New Year’s Eve (December 31st): Four course Prix Fixe Dinner and Music by Soundmasters DJ Service. Enjoy complimentary toast and noise makers. $50/person. Dinner service beginning at 5pm and music starts at 8pm.
Don’t miss the New Year’s Day Brunch from 11am – 3pm,  $26.95/person.

Salon Pure 11 Halls Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
25% off gift cards December 21st, 23rd and 24th (gift cards can not be used on day of purchase).
Holiday Hours: 12/21 from 8am – 3pm, 12/23 from 9am – 1pm, 12/24 from 8am – 2pm.

Silkworm of Essex Village, 23 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Beautiful clothing and accessories make for the perfect gifts this holiday season! Cashmere sweaters from Cortland Park, Minnie Rose and more! Plus, great resort pieces from Lilly Pulitzer and party dresses from Nicole Miller, Milly and Shoshanna for New Year’s Eve! Silkworm has everything you need for this Holiday season!

Saybrook Country Barn, 2 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Leather Recliners, In stock and available in Brown, Navy, and Burgundy. Wrap one up this weekend!

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