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Gifts galore

WITH JUST a few days to go for Christmas, it's time to exchange gifts and spread cheer all around. Take a look at the gifting options available in some of the shops in the city.

Sunny Sistems, 58, Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, is holding an exhibition-cum-sale of Christmas and New Year gifts till January 2. On display are paintings, candles, photo frames, metal figurines, decorative glasses, table accessories, lamps and leather bags among other things. The gift items are priced at Rs. 75 upwards.

Collage, Angson Centre, 153, Greams Road, is showcasing the creations of Savio Jon, the designer from Goa. His collection is funky and the colour palette includes shades of bright green, pink and black. The fabrics used include silk, linen, cotton and even unusual materials such as raffia, wire, paper and flax.

Zod! has brought out two special lines for the festive season — the Zod! Xmas Collection and the Zod! New Year's Eve Showstoppers Collection. While the Xmas collection comprises striped shirts with detailing on the cuffs, collar, front placket or a multi chevron front body to create an interesting play of stripes, the New Year's Eve collection comprises premium dark shirts in heavily structured fabrics with gloss and sheen. The range starts at Rs. 895 and goes up to Rs. 1,495. Available at premium national retail chains, select Zodiac retail stores and premium clothing outlets.

Casa Mia (27, Cenotaph Road, Second Lane) showcases mouth blown crystal vases from Germany in rich hues. Glass plates in red and green blended with gold are a treat for the eye.

Ambassador Pallava is hosting a candle light dinner at its Society Restaurant. Some attractions are buffet dinner comprising exotic dishes and special drinks served on the house, a live DJ, entertainment and exciting prizes. Midnight Zone at Salt N Pepper is for those who are fond of partying till sunrise. For reservation contact 28554476 or 28554068.

Marrybrown is organising a children's Christmas carnival from December 24 to 26 (4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.). There will be music, a magic show and games. Tickets are priced at Rs. 90 and for each ticket, kids will get a burger, a drink and one stall game.

At Cookie Man, a Santa House has been put up till December 26 with the tallest Christmas Tree in town. A treat awaits kids. With a purchase of a Cookie Man Christmas gift pack worth Rs. 250 or more, you can get a photograph taken with Santa Claus free.

Zara's Tapas bar (ph: 28114156) has a dinner menu that includes chicken liver pate on French baguette toast, avocado and crab meat tian with red pepper coulis. The desserts include brandied stewed fruits tucked in a pancake and served hot with frozen strawberry yoghurt, hot chocolate pudding with whisky sauce and fresh cream. Priced at Rs. 495 for non-veg and Rs. 445 for veg.

Cedars (ph: 55855111) has a special package on its five-course `Table d' Hote' menu. The package includes starters, soup or salad, main course, desserts and hot tea or coffee or hot chocolate. Priced at Rs. 375 plus taxes, the special lunch and dinner is on till December 26.

Westside not only offers exciting party wear (Rs. 499 onwards) for the season, but in association with Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board also offers a 4-day 3-night fully paid trip to Singapore for 20 couples. On purchase of goods worth Rs.1,000 and more, customers are entitled to enter the contest.

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