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The holidays are almost here! If they snuck up on you this year, don’t worry, here are a few last minute ideas for your loved ones.

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Gift of Forever

If you are looking for something really special for your honey, Elyse Jewelers is hosting “Men’s Panic Night” this Thursday. They will serve scotch and light bites and help you find the perfect diamond ring or earrings for your sweetheart. Owner Richard Berbarian custom designs his jewelry so you can find something that is truly one of a kind.


Photo by Lauren Poussard

Gift of Pampering

BodiScience is an award-winning health and wellness spa in Beverly owned by Dawn Tardif. Dawn is a master at her craft.  Part of her education is Ayurveda, “which takes care of the whole person,” Tardif says. She has studied Hindu medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Robert and Melanie Sachs, and she holds a degree in Ayurvedic medicine. She’s also studied traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient disciplines and combines those with modern techniques to create face and body treatments that go beyond the traditional facial or back massage. Her facials and massages yield amazing results that take you to a state of relaxation—and bliss—go online and get instant gift certificates.


Gift of Giving

For those who prefer to give outside-the-box gifts this holiday season, the gift of Trustees membership is an eco-friendly gift that not only supports the organization’s mission but is a gift that gives back all year long. A gift membership to The Trustees includes an annual subscription to its quarterly Special Places Magazine, offering ideas on how to enjoy the Trustees’ scenic natural, cultural, and agricultural properties and programs every season, as well as free or reduced entry to properties and special discounts at Trustees gift shops, cafes, programs, inns, campgrounds, and much more. New this year, give a gift membership at the family level ($67) or above and your recipient will also receive a free Trustees foldaway shopper tote bag. The Trustees oversees more than 100 places and 25,000 acres of conservation land and historic houses. If you have little ones, on December 24 take the Reindeer Quest to seek out its elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures found throughout the Grass Rides. It’s a great way to spend the day out in nature.


Gift of Time

Why not spend some time with the family and get a bit of exercise? Take the family ice skating at MarketStreet in Lynnfield sponsored by Lahey Clinic this winter. The MarketStreet Rink is a classic 50-by-100-foot skating rink situated on The Green, the centerpiece of MarketStreet Lynnfield’s community events, performances, and gatherings. The rink is illuminated by snowflake lights and features festive music during the holiday season. A 200-ton refrigeration unit ensures optimal ice temperature, even in warmer temperatures. MarketStreet Lynnfield will incorporate the rink into its numerous seasonal celebrations, including the annual New Year’s Eve Block Party on December 31, 2016. Make a day of it, MarketStreet has great restaurants and shops—and something for the whole family.


Photo by Lauren Poussard

Gift of Experience

There’s no better way to spend a delicious afternoon than to take one of Karen Scalia’s culinary walks around the historic North Shore town of Salem. Whether you are a hardcore foodie or someone who just loves tasting great food, Salem Food Tours is well worth the $54. Scalia’s impeccable palate will take you to some of Salem’s hidden treasures as well as some tried-and-true restaurants.


Gift of Local

And of course, don’t forget to give everyone on your list the gift of Northshore magazine