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217 Main Street, Wethersfield
Calling all coffee lovers (wait...isn't that pretty much everyone?)...We are super excited to tell you about Drumroll Coffee Roasters in Wethersfield owned by Glastonbury residents, Siobhan and Vin Federici. They opened their Main Street shop just about a year ago and have been thriving ever since. That's because they are the REAL DEAL. They legit have some of the most delicious coffee we have ever tasted. Vin's passion for roasting and offering customers the best of the best shines through when he talks about the business. He roasts small batch coffee from all around the world with top of the line, organic beans and the result is a clean, smooth coffee taste. This holiday season, they are offering customized baskets of coffee (you can even choose from fun names like Winter in Wethersfield and Snow Day), a new monthly coffee subscription called The Drum Circle, or simply a pound of your loved ones favorite. The best part? THEY SHIP ANYWHERE! Cousin in Cali? Mom in Milwaukee? Bestie in Brooklyn? DONE! To check off another person on your list from the comfort of your couch, go to www.drumrollcoffeeroasters.com
*To see Vin and Siobhan's full story of how they started, WATCH THE VIDEO below*
CENTER WINE & SPIRITS
41 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury
The easiest and potentially most appreciated gift on the planet? Wine and spirits, of course! And this year, we love this unique offering from Center Wine & Spirits...they are putting together Customized Cocktail Kits with all the fixings for a favorite drink. Manhattan? Dirty Martini? Paper Plane? Last Word? You name it, they will put it together for you in a nice little package. A few things you need to know before you go: 1. They are relaunching private tasting parties in 2022 (more to come on that soon) and 2. They are offering 10% off WINE PURCHASES on Small Business Saturday when you mention The Scoop! If you haven't been, we guarantee it will be your new fave spot for grabbing libations!
2687 Main Street, Glastonbury
If you haven't noticed, the gift options at Katz Hardware just keep getting better and better! WE. WANT. EVERYTHING. But we are trying to focus on others this year...sooooo, here are some great gift ideas: Brand new YETI colors are out now and include gray, pink, red, and a deep green (YES PLEASE!). The localized candles for your section of town are going like hot cakes (they have all the areas covered). We love the selection of rugged hats with funny sayings. Or, how about the most adorable and festive bottle openers around with mini or large bells (a celebration every time you open a brew!)? While your there, you may as well get something for yourself, because....WHY NOT?
EMMY LOU'S GIFT SHOP
17 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury
Emmy Lou's Gift Shop has the kind of gifts that are tried and true and perfect for just about anyone. We love the Christmas room offerings: beautifully detailed nutcracker soldiers, stunning and festive holiday wreaths, or festive holiday table decor. Another standout is the selection of glass blown ornaments, like the Patriots helmet for the Pats fan in the fam. There are hats and gloves (for mom, dad, grandma, sister-in-law, or BFF), a huge collection of different styles of dress-up jewelry, gorgeous bags, ponchos, and more. So much to look at, so little time, but we think it's a great place to start this Saturday!
TOUCH OF GLAMOUR
2790 Main Street #2, Glastonbury
Beautiful skin is the gift that keeps on giving. If you have someone who wants to look and feel their best, tighten and smooth their skin, and GLOW GLOW GLOW, we have the PERRRRRFECT idea! Touch of Glamour has put together a Beauty Bundle that will give you rave results. Three life-changing Genius RF Microneedling Sessions combined with Hydrafacials is skincare GOLD. That glow...DANG! Time to LEVEL UP and put this on your list. If you call and mention The Scoop, the Hydrafacials will be added in at NO. COST. TO. YOU. ($400 worth of FREE treatments!). No better time than NOW to change your skin and feel good. Results are long lasting and will blow your mind. Call to inquire about the bundle 860.633.8161 and don't forget to tell them we sent you.
ELIANA | A Del Soul Spa
136 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury
The new kid on the block is bringing their A-game. Eliana Spa is a full service spa with all the pampering you could ever want or need. They have an impressive list of massages, facials, body treatments, and spa packages...you can relax until your heart's content! Not to mention their new float tanks. These babies are giant bathtubs filled with Epsom salt that help you literally "float" your worries and pain away. They are offering GIFT CARD SPECIALS Thanksgiving through Christmas. Pop in and buy a one to use on any of their services or pair it with some of their unique local skincare products and merchandise from their "Rose Apothecary" at the front. This spot is a MUST try for anyone who loves luxury. Click HERE to book!
GLASTONBURY HOT YOGA
New London Turnpike, Glastonbury
This brand new yoga studio is going to be HOT...literally. Glastonbury Hot Yoga will open in 2022 and right now, they are offering an early-bird intro special on classes! Just $29 for two weeks of unlimited classes (regularly $39). Owners, Alec and Sophia Medeiros are currently in the process of renovating their space next to Empowered Indoor Cycling at 345R New London Turnpike. They have some ridiculously cool things in store for this spot including infrared heat panels to get things nice and toasty in there! Click HERE to see their list of classes or email them to purchase: email@example.com.
2400 Main Street, Glastonbury
We can't get enough of home decor boutique 2400 Main! Owner, Stacy Britnell's curated collection of absolutely gorgeous pieces for your home is BEYOND! Her shop recently expanded to the first floor of the same house she was in (corner of Main and Hebron). A few gift ideas that shine to us: new men's belts and socks, tree branch candles, or custom embroidered pillow cases adorned with horse racing helmets (these are one-of-a-kind). And...the Balsam & Fir scented diffusers were flying off the shelves during her Grand Opening event (their smell is out of this world!). Pop in to see if you can grab one before the holidays! And, remember...ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR THEM!
2333 Main Street, Glastonbury
The last two years have certainly been eye opening in terms of health and we have just the right gift this year to steer that special someone on the right track. The Juice Cleanse from Liquid Nirvana is an easy peasy way to detoxify your body and start fresh for 2022. They have a complete system of juices that are numbered so you know exactly the order in which to drink them! We have heard amazing things about these all natural juices which are filled with fresh and healthy ingredients to give you the perfect reset. See their website for details HERE or stop in and ask about their Juice Cleanse today!
MOORE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS
16 West Road, Marlborough
Enough with the growing old gracefully...some people need a little help and that's that! Sara Moore from Moore Wellness Solutions offers all kinds of beauty treatments, including Xeomin, Botox and fillers, Microneedling, and Ultherapy. Each treatment is different and targets specific areas based on clients' needs. Sara is great at customizing plans that work for them. Not into Botox or fillers...try Microneedling or Ultherapy (we have done both and saw impressive results). This is the gift many women want but won't say, so just get a gift card and let Sara do the rest! Call today: 860.622.8819
BALANCE FITNESS & HEALTH
148 Forest Street, Manchester
'Tis the season to think about your health and we have just the place! Balance Fitness & Health owner and trainer, David Bertrand is a life changer. He took us from post-COVID out of shape (like REALLY out of shape) to feeling strong and healthy in just months (in spite of multiple injuries). Balance is trainer-based only which means you get the attention you need. There is one-on-one, tandem, or small group training options and David's wealth of knowledge about injuries and how the body works is nothing short of impressive. Nothing says how much you love or care about someone more than the gift of fitness and health...ARE WE RIGHT? Now more than ever...call David to find out about some of the packages he offers: 860.595.7577.
WE HOPE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
~ The Scoop Team
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