Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local: Week Five

Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local

Continuing on with more local items on locals’ holiday wish lists, here is our Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local: Week Five.

We hope these gift ideas inspire you!

Co-founder and co-curator of Montclair Pop-Up, Selma Avdicevic wants a little rest and relaxation for herself and has some nice treats in store for her family:

Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local

“My favorite place for that is Head To Toe Harmony on Orange Road. (108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042) They have a new 3-hour special, which sounds like heaven, and I can’t wait to try it (hint, hint, Honey). Also, a Pilates or a barre class at Boone Studio (40 Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042) will put anyone on my “very nice” list. Follow that up with a cute manicure and pedicure from Imperial Nails (45 Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042), and that is pretty much the best holiday gift ever.


Baristanet Guide to Gifting LocalThe kids are obsessed with the new line of electronic toys from Sparkle Labs (Website), and have told me repeatedly that’s what they want.


amanti vino win clubAnd my husband loves finding a bottle of good wine, so wine club from Amanti Vino (Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042) may be in his future!”





Alma Schneider of Take Back the Kitchen would love the gift of Yoga:

Baristanet Guide to Gifting Local

“I’m hoping for a private class gift certificate with my favorite yoga teacher Jacquie Ruderman or a gift pack from JaiPure Yoga Studio (575 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042).”



Melissa Adler, owner of Dirt & Noise on Church Street in Montclair, has a big holiday treat in store for her sister and brother-in-law — a “Bedtime Story Photo Session” with local photographer Audrey Blake:

Audrey Blake photography

Audrey Blake is a local photographer out of Cedar Grove who does this wonderful Bedtime Story Session for families. What I love best is that this gift is so special and last forever. Bedtime Story Sessions are about treasuring the everyday moments in our lives with our children and remembering them as they are. The daily routines we create for our children are the memories they will hold onto throughout their lives. Slowing down and giving some time to play together and allow the simple pleasures like bubble baths, cozy pajamas, dance parties and reading is what it is all about. This session isn’t your average photo shoot… it is an experience that your entire family will never forget. I was lucky enough to have her do a Bedtime Story Session with my boys earlier in the year. I can not rave enough about how special these photos are to me and anyone lucky enough to have this amazing experience!

Audrey Blake Photography



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