Last minute gift ideas

From socks and hats to sweaters and scarves, there is a lot to keep warm with at Island Alpaca. — Photo by Katryn Yerdon

The last push is upon us for gift shopping. Here are some sales, deals, and ideas.

The Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) has partnered with the authors of the award-winning book “Martha’s Vineyard – Now & Zen,” Susan Klein and Alan Brigish, who have kindly offered to donate 50 percent of the proceeds from the book sales to VCS. To take advantage of this opportunity, which if you choose could include adding a personal inscription in the book from the authors, or other donation options to VCS, visit the VCS website at or call them at 508-693-9588.

For gifts that give you something back, visit Entertainment Cinemas in Edgartown, which is offering the lucrative deal where if you buy $30 worth of gift certificates, you receive a free weekday pass for yourself. Another option is Edgartown Pizza at the Triangle, which is offering gift certificates with a special extra bonus to you based upon how much you spend: if you buy $30 worth of gift certificates you get an additional $7 free; if you buy $50 worth you get $10 free; if you buy $100 worth you get an additional $20 free. Then there is Rouge Luxe, on Kennebec Avenue in Oak Bluffs, where you will receive a complimentary Patent Leather Tote Bag with any $100 purchase from their large selections of skincare, makeup, and fragrances lines.

If you would like to give the gift of art, at a discounted 10 to 20 percent off, visit Seaworthy Gallery at 34 Beach Road in Vineyard Haven to find the perfect print on canvas or watercolor paper. They are open everyday from 10 am to 5 pm, though as it is just days before Christmas, you can always call ahead at 508-693-0153. If you have a sports enthusiast to buy for, a quick trip to Farm Neck Pro Shop or Larry’s Tackle Shop could be your answer. Farm Neck, off County Road in Oak Bluffs, is hosting their end-of-season sale with savings from 30 to 50 percent off selected merchandise and Larry’s, on Upper Main Street in Edgartown, is offering 10 to 20 percent off almost everything in the store, with many selections for stocking stuffers included.

On Main Street in Vineyard Haven, Sioux Eagle is offering 10 percent off storewide on purchases over $100, and if an Apple computer is on your list then look no further than EduComp on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Get $100 off any Apple computer along with free one-hour training on how to use it.

A final suggestion, out of the many wonderful shopping opportunities available to you is at Lulu’s on Towanticut Avenue in Oak Bluffs, where you receive a 20 percent off discount if you pay in cash.

Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs, is collecting Red Stocking Fund donations through December 24 and is offering an entry to their $50 gift certificate drawing for every donation made. The drawing will be held on December 24.

Happy holidays to you, your family, and friends.