Local holiday wish list: Unspeakable Visions Christine

Christine Hmiel

Things that would make Christine happy this holiday season: tea, movies and apple vodka.

In holiday seasons past AOA has made lists of local gifts we thought people might like to get. This year, we're going right to the source. Instead of making our list, we've asked a few people directly: what's on your holiday wish list.

Our first wish list comes from Unspeakable Visions Christine...

Whimsical terrarium from The Botanic Studio in Troy
They add a bit of greenery to your home during the cold winter months and, as a bonus, they are really tough to kill.

Bottle of Core Vodka from Harvest Spirits in Valatie
Locally distilled with locally-grown apples, this vodka is smooth enough to drink straight-up and is absolute perfection when mixed with local apple cider.

Holiday gift certificate from All Good Bakers in Albany
I could buy a lot of delicious Vegan Cinnamon Buns with a $25 gift certificate.

Spectrum 8 Theaters movie subscription card.
Imagine all the indie romance movies I could see with my discount subscription card.

Loose leaf tea and a teapot from Lil' Buddha Tea in Albany
Browse their "aroma bar" for the best-smelling flavors and pick your favorites and give them to your tea-loving neighbor.

The From Scratch Holidays e-book
If you are a chef, make me everything in this free e-book. If you aren't great in the kitchen, you could just print it and put it in a binder for the ultimate low-cost gift for the foodie in your life.

Hand-thrown pottery from The Broken Mold in Troy
Pick up a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece or set of pottery thrown by a variety of local artists.

Comments

Love seeing Miss Christine's smiling face from the last swap we had at the bakery:) Please stop by the shop or Delmar Farmers Market this weekend for your Holiday Gift Certificates in virtually any denomination....any amount $25 and over will get an extra $5 on the card and they are good in the shop, at the market or even towards our 2012 Community Supported Bakery shares. Check out what we have planned for this weekend!: https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/all-good-bakers/happy-slushy-weekend-menu-for-fri-sun-dec-9-11-bbq-seitan-sliders-with-carmelize/304858826214720

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