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Your 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide
Your 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide


Here is The 2011 Woodstock Holiday Guide you didn’t know you need until now!  It amused me to write something that no one asked for!  Since no one asked, and possibly no one cares, here is my 2011 Woodstock Holiday Gift Guide.  These are my top 7 (who says a list has to have 10) recommendations for holiday gifts that may not come to mind at first, but would make great gifts.  All have a Woodstock connection!  Disclosure:  I have no financial interest in any of these items or companies.

1.       For kids from 1 to 92- The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia, written by Susan Rosson Spain and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba.  Merry Christmas from the Peach State!  Jacob's visiting his cousin Ava, and together they'll have a Southern-style holiday hiking the Appalachian Trail, wandering through the Gold Museum, touring the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, and many other great places. The publisher lists ages 5-7, but I think it is perfect for all!  Available at FoxTale Book Shoppe, our local book store www.foxtalebookshoppe.com.   ISBN-13: 9781402770081.

2.       For the business-focused person in your life- The H-Factor, A Business Guide to Positive Psychology: How Happiness Will Improve Your Bottom Line and Help Your Organization Thrive, is a must read.  In The H-Factor, author Doug Mason, who has worked in Woodstock for the past eight years,  provides the latest Positive Psychology research in a clear and easy to read guide which shows just how important Positive Emotion is to an organization.  From the latest research, to thought provoking anecdotes and experiences,  Mason charts a course that will give the reader the competitive edge by having The H-Factor as a secret advantage.  Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at www.thehfactor.biz.  

3.       For those who love to vacation – Woodstock-based GoBahama.com specializes in tour & vacation packages to the Bahamas and was featured on CBS’s The Talk earlier this year for generously donating a vacation to a family who truly deserved one. Through special contract pricing agreements with resort properties in the Bahamas, GoBahama.com is able to offer discount pricing to consumers. Most travel packages include round-trip transportation (cruise or flight) and resort accommodations on Grand Bahama Island, Nassau or Paradise Island at one low price. www.goBahama.com

4.       For the book lover or the person who has everything- Out of Print Clothing offers unique t-shirts and other accessories.  Their products feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.   Out of Print features t-shirts with vintage book cover art including such classics as: A Clockwork Orange, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Wizard of Oz,  Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, Moby Dick, Treasure Island and many others. Adult and Kids sizes.  Socially responsible bonus-for every shirt sold they send a book to Africa.  Available locally at FoxTale Book Shoppe www.foxtalebookshoppe.com

5.       Food for the family – Taste of Italy is a great Mom and Pop pizza place and Italian restaurant.  As my stomach shows, I eat there several times a week!  They are located after Target on the right hand side in a strip center, less than a mile west of 575. They offer gift certificates in whatever denomination you would like.  Mangia!  www.tasteofitalyga.com

6.       For the athlete or runner –Team Winter’s athletic apparel are not only great athletic wear and accessories, but when you purchase an item, all profits go toward prostate cancer treatment, prevention, and awareness.  Team Winter was founded by 12 year old Winter Vinecki, then age 9, and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.  Winter visited two local Woodstock schools this fall and trained/stayed in Woodstock while preparing for the IronKids Triathlon. The best of both worlds-a great product and a great cause earns money.  www.teamwinter.org   

7.       For parents of school-age children - Sincerely, The Teacher by Tiffany Andrews and Becky Saarela is a book written by teachers to parents about how to help students succeed in school.  The authors, who live locally, saw firsthand that parents are the most hardworking bunch of all and wrote this book as a guide for the busy parent. For two years they asked teachers from across the country one simple question, “If you could tell parents one thing that would help their child succeed in school, what would it be?” Therefore the title says it all. This is a collection of letters, stories, and advice from the experience of the authors as well as teachers across the country written to you-the parent.  Available at www.sincerelytheteacher.com or Amazon.  ISBN-13: 978-0557302109