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  • photo courtesy Alchemy Hair Salon


For some people, time is infinitely more valuable than stuff. You can't put time in a bottle, but for those people in your life, consider ponying up for a prepaid service from a local business, like City Maid Green (, so you can give the gift of a sparkling-clean house full of the scent of natural essential oils. Other folks just naturally prefer experiences to things – maybe they're trying to streamline their living space or maybe they're just more evolved than the rest of us? – and for them, we recommend something that opens their eyes to a new adventure. Send them to Alchemy Hair Salon (above right,, where they can get a fresh new cut or color or a whole brand-new lewk. Or schedule a tarot reading with Garrett Jurss of the Intrepid Hearts (

  • photo courtesy Domu

Last: You can't fail with a gift card for a restaurant, but don't just grab one off the rack for a chain joint. Pictured above is Domu's hard card (, but most local restaurants offer gift cards or certificates these days. Feeling spendy? Spring for a cute porcine-adorned Ravenous Pig card ( Less so? Pick up a "Cheesy Homies" enamel pin from Dixie Dharma (below; and tack it to one of their gift cards. Instant stocking (and belly) stuffer!

click image Dixie Dharma "Cheesy Homies Knuckle Tat" enamel pin - PHOTO BY JESSICA BRYCE YOUNG
  • photo by Jessica Bryce Young
  • Dixie Dharma "Cheesy Homies Knuckle Tat" enamel pin

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