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Published on December 6th, 2011 | by Nature Humphries


Local Gift Guide: part 2: Bikini Beer, Star Package, City Grocery, Bette’s Flowers

time to get festive

If you have someone to shop for who has a taste for craft beer, Bikini Beer is your spot. They have the largest selection of beer in Oxford, including some hard-to-find brews like Oregon-based  Rogue Ales.

They also have a new inventory of logo pint glasses and chalices so you can sip in style. With the holidays coming up, there are plenty of seasonal brews to choose from, and you can find your favorites at Bikini Beer as well.

For a stronger beverage, just swing over to Star Package, where you will find an amazing selection of wines and spirits. Who can resist the creamy, sweet flavor of egg nog? It’s a holiday tradition around my family, and Star has a few different varieties to sample, including a chocolate nog. Of course, they are spiked with bourbon, brandy, and rum, so get festive!

If you’re picking up a bottle or two as holiday presents, at Star Package they still offer FREE gift wrapping and they do a lovely job of making every purchase look incredible and delicious.

mmm eggnog.

So, whether you are indulging yourself or your Secret Santa buddy, Star has got you covered.

Are you looking for a gift for that foodie in your life? Look no further than the City Grocery Restaurant Group, which includes some of Oxford’s finest eateries—Boure, Big Bad Breakfast, City Grocery, and Snackbar. This year, the group will be offering gift baskets with tasty items from each of the four reastaurants. You can mix and match to fit your budget and palate. Just surf over to their Web site, www.citygroceryonline.com for more details.

One of the most visually interesting stores in Oxford, Bette’s Flowers has gifts for just about any budget.

mix n match

festival of lights

Do you need poinsettias to brighten up your home or office? Done! What about nice-smelling candles? Check! Bette’s has a great selection of Fairfax & King scented candles as well as a variety of candle holders and other home décor items that make ideal gifts for anyone. This family-owned florist has been in business since 1965 and is an excellent stop for stocking stuffers. Plus, it’s one of the only places in Oxford to get Chanukah themed gifts like menorahs and dreidels. They offer flower specials daily, and are experts at creating the perfect arrangement. Or, let the professional staff design and create your Christmas wreath. There’s something new and different every time you visit Bette’s.

wrap it up, i'll take it.

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About the Author

Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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