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Published on December 6th, 2011 | by Nature Humphries


Local Gift Guide pt.3: Oxford Vintage Books, Healing Hands, Rebel Music, West Jackson Wine & Spirits


For the book lover in your life, why not stop by booth #42 at The Mustard Seed, home to Oxford Vintage Books? Specializing in Mississippi writers, Oxford Vintage Books features hardback editions from Eudora Welty, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah, William Faulkner, and more. There are also many signed and rare volumes to choose from, and if you dig deep enough, you’re sure to find some valuable gems that your literary loved one will adore.

faulkner galore

Shopping doesn’t always have to be stressful. In fact, consider a gift certificate to Healing Hands so your loved one can relax with some healing massage. They offer therapeutic sessions from 30 to 120 minutes as well as other perks. If you stop by on a Monday, massage therapist William is offering a FREE ten-minute neck and shoulder massage throughout the rest of 2011. So, treat yourself to a little pampering while you’re bustling around town.

Oxford has a reputation for being a great music town, so chances are pretty good that you have a musician on your gift list. Well, fear not–Rebel Music is jam packed with new and used equipment sure to please musicians of any level.

for those about to rock

They are Oxford’s official dealer for Fender amps and guitars, and for the percussionist in your life, they are now also the official Ludwig dealer for Oxford.

we salute you

If you need a gift for a student, or someone who lives in an apartment, electric drums are a perfect way for them to practice without evoking the wrath of their neighbors. Or, how about a ukulele? Solid wood, mahogany instruments start at $70 and make great gifts.

If you’re on a tighter budget, Rebel Music has a lot of gifts under $30, like micro amps, cool neon guitar and bass strings, light-up drum sticks, and more. Surprise that music maker with some groovy stocking stuffers that will inspire them to serenade you with gratitude.


In this town, it seems like there are a lot of folks who love to drink Jägermeister.

Well, they are in luck because West Jackson Wine & Spirits has gift packs for just about every good liquor you can think of, including Jäger.

just one won't hurt..

These packages usually only cost a couple of dollars more than the bottle alone, and sometimes they are priced the same. Bundled up with cool extras like shot glasses, coffee mugs (Kahlua offers two in its pack), or even flasks, these make great gifts for adults and they are a fantastic bargain.

For stocking stuffers, pick up the variety packs that have samplers of different flavored liquors. You can get flavored Malibu Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, or even Bacardi Rum. The little packs contain four or five small “airplane” bottles, so you can give the whole set, or split them up to tuck down in the toe of those stockings. All for under $10! Everyone (who is of legal drinking age, of course) can keep warm and merry this year if you shop at West Jackson!

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is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice media company. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She 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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