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Gifts galore

WITH CHRISTMAS round the corner, you will be busy shopping for gifts. Take a look at what some of the shops and art galleries in the city have on offer to celebrate the season.

The Christmas tree is part of the Christian faith and celebration, and making it available for you is Inscape Garden. Priced between Rs. 250 and Rs. 550, each tree comes with a tag detailing how the custom began and became part of the celebration. For the convenience of the public, the trees are made available at Inscape Garden, R. A. Puram, ph: 4959261/4615493; Food City `U', Alwarpet, ph: 4661331; Nilgiris, Besant Nagar, ph: 4469322, and Kilpauk, ph: 6402885; Words & Worth, Besant Nagar, ph: 4468659; Margin Free Super Market, Anna Nagar, ph; 6181840; and Indian Oil Convinio, Adyar, ph: 7117060.

Christmas hangings

Vatika Arts and Crafts, 50, Spur Tank Road, Chetpet, is displaying an exclusive collection of Christmas hangings and a variety of gifts. Apart from traditional Tanjore paintings, watercolours, murals and contemporary arts are on show. A discount of 10 per cent on selected items is also offered. For details, call 8224607.

Shopping festival

Shoppers' Stop has launched its Shopping Festival, which is on till January 26, 2003, across the 10 stores in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. At Chennai, this festival enables customers to win exciting prizes, sponsored by Gili and Lakme, while shopping. Any purchase worth Rs. 1,500 and multiples will entitle the customer to participate in a slogan competition with daily prizes and the bumper prize of a diamond set worth Rs. 1,00,000 from Gili.

Bash on the beach

The celebrations have already begun at Globus, specialising in western and Indian wear. The Globus X-Masti is on at its Adyar and T. Nagar outlets till January 4, 2003. If you shop for Rs. 500, you get a sure gift, for Rs. 1,500, a yummy cake from Hotel Park free, for Rs. 2,500, a couple invitation to the X-Masti bash at the VGP Golden Beach, and for Rs. 5,000, the couple is entitled to participate in the bash as well as a holiday for two nights/three day at an exotic location.

Gospel music

Vineyard Music, which has a wide range of contemporary gospel music collection, has come up with a novel offer "Express Chris-Mom". If you don't find time to wrap a gift to a friend, turn to Vineyard Music. All that you have to do is just fill in the "Express Chris-Mom" form with the name and address of the person you wish to gift a Vineyard CD or cassette and Vineyard Music will send out the package gift wrapped via courier absolutely free. The CDs and cassettes are now available at a discount. That's not all. For that personal touch, a beautiful Christmas greeting card with your name will accompany the gift. The offer is valid till December 30. For the form, write to or visit or contact 3740857/58.

Party at Pizza Hut

Christmas is a magical time for kids — carols and jingles, candies and cookies, balloons and rides. Pizza Hut aims to make their dreams come true. Santa is visiting Pizza Hut to be part of the Christmas Party, with lots of gifts and goodies for children. Besides, the outlet has lined up a musical evening with fun-filled activities. Kids, get ready and enrol for the party by paying Rs. 200. The party is going to take place on December 20 at Pizza Hut, Adyar, and on December 23 at Pizza Hut, Nungambakkam, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. For enquiries, contact 4416115 or 8275707.

Funskool bonanza

Toy manufacturers Funskool India has rolled out the Christmas Bonanza in the city. For every purchase above Rs. 250, the customers will be entitled to more Funskool toys, according to the free gift plan.

The gifts start from Superman Super Disc Shooter to two electronic video games for purchase of Funskool toys worth Rs. 2,000. An exciting range of toys has also been brought out for this Xmas — Ultra Shield Superman, Soap Maker, Popeye Memory and Monopoly Cricket. Creative products such as flower press cards, friendship bracelet and window pictures, priced at Rs. 99, are also available. Offer is open only on Funskool toys in all leading toy stores in the city.

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