Gifts by Interest- The Beer Lover, The Foodie, The Gluten Intolerant, The Golfer, and more




Roc the Holiday With These Local Gifts.

A-Listers are a busy bunch, so this year, A-List has compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide.  Surprise your friends and family with presents we handpicked just for them from some of Rochester’s best local shops. From gifts for the foodie, the fashionista, and the little ones in your life to the hard to shop for person who has everything, here is the 2014 #shoplocalroc gift guide.  #Roc the Holiday!


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Gifts by Interest- The Beer Lover, The Foodie, The Gluten Intolerant, The Golfer, and more.


1.  For the beer lover

Rohrbachs is Rochester’s first craft brewery and a Rochester favorite for good reason. For the beer lover on your gift list, pick up one of these great gifts at either the Railroad St. Brewery or the Buffalo Rd. Restaurant location.  The Classic Can Glass Set includes four can-shaped glasses featuring Rohrbach Classic Can Line beers. $19.  The Growler Gift Set includes two pilsner glasses, an empty growler, and a gift card for the recipient to redeem one fill of their choice. $25.

Rohrbachs Gift Set

Rohrbach Brewing Co., Rochester. Brewery at 97 Railroad St. – Brewpub at 3859 Buffalo Rd.

2.  For the golfer

A PGA microfiber polo shirt from Chili Golf & Country Club. Chili Country Club has a great price for these microfiber shirts for the golfer on your list. $15.99 each, 2/$25. The Pro Shop is open 7 days a week for the holidays.

PGA Shirt from Chili

Chili Golf and Country Club, 760 Scottsville-Chili Road, Scottsville


3.  For the gluten intolerant or vegan

An assortment of mini desserts from Pudgy Girl Bakery can make their holiday because these special treats are rare for someone with food sensitivities to be able to enjoy. Everything is vegan and delicious. Most items are gluten free.   A 1/2 dozen of truffles for $15.00 (variety pack) and/or a 4 cheesecake sampler for $15.00. Order by phone (585) 203-2894 or email

Pudgy Girl Bakery, order by phone or email email, pick-up at the East Ave. kitchen or ask about delivery.


4.  For your man

A pair of premium, impeccably tailored, soft-to-the-touch Naked Boxers from Devil May Care. For him it’s like wearing nothing at all, and as a bonus you’ll get the gift of being spared the sight of his penguin boxers that he’s had since high school. $34 per pair and available for purchase at Devil May Care on Park Avenue, or online.

Devil May Care Lingerie, 775 Park Ave.


5.  For the micro-brew lover

Two pint glasses, a grumbler and fill for $22 at ROC Brewing Company.  Finally, a secret santa gift that someone will not have fake excitement for!  Stop by ROC Brewing Company at 56 North Union Street and choose from local brews like a hearty Oatmeal Stout or smooth Dark Mild or better yet gift this gift unfilled, and it comes with a certificate for the recipient to fill and choose their own brew. A grumbler is not a growler which is larger but thats a story for another day. Your beer lover will love this thoughtful gift.

Roc Brew gift

Roc Brewing Company, 56 South Union Street


6.  For the ramen lover or wanna be American Idol

Furoshiki brought us the Ramen revolution bringing Rochester a fresh twist on noodle dishes. They are offering two gift packages. For a much needed pause in your gift buying journeys around town, enjoy a free glass of wine with each gift certificate purchase of $20 or more.


Gift card offer #2: One hour free for the American Idol wannabe at Henrietta’s newest entertainment complex- Revolution Karaoke; opening in the new year, at 382 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta. With all gift certificate purchases of $50 they’ll add one hour of free time in one of the private karaoke party rooms.  Purchase this gift at Furoshiki.



Furoshiki Park Ave, 682 Park Ave



7.  For the winter sport enthusiast 

Get the skier or snowboarder an 8-hour lift ticket, good for any day, all season long at nearby Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. Holiday Valley boasts 13 lifts, 58 slopes and trails, 3 base lodges, two hotels, a golf course, pools, aerial park, mountain coaster and numerous amenities. The resort has become a leader in the ski industry and ranks among the favorites of skiers in the East.  $68 for adults and $54 for kids age 7-11. Kids 6 and under are free!  Purchase online.


Holiday Valley Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY


8.  For the eco conscious or sustainability focused

An item carefully selected by you from Panache Vintage and Finer Consignment, or Panache Home & Design in the Brighton Commons.  Pick up designer brand items (think Gucci, Keneth Cole, Jimmy Choo, Brian Atwood). The Home store has candle holders, glassware, shelves, chairs, pillows and so much more.


Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment, 1855 Monroe Ave., in The Brighton Commons


9.  For the Theatre Lover

Tickets to a Live Performance.  Whether it’s fresh family entertainment and musicals, world-class dance, spellbinding magic, or authentic international performances, Nazareth College Arts Center has something for everyone. The Subscription Series includes several shows to choose from each month through May, including The Capitol Steps’ politically based comedy on New Year’s Eve, Rochester City Ballet’s Peter and the Wolf, and Bessie Award-winning Jessica Lang Dance. Order online or by phone (585)-389-2170; Box Office hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.





10.  For the woman or man who loves pampering

Pamper her, Spoil her, Give her the gift of her own beauty team.  If she likes to be pampered (and lets face it, who doesn’t!), send her to Allora Salon and Spa for some blissful relaxation.  Holiday packages offer more for your money or select the treatment she’d like best.  This spa just seems to do everything right-  state of the art equipment from reclining comfortable hair washing stations, to massaging pedicure chairs, products, crave worthy seasonal treatments, you can even book your appointments online which is rather convenient.  The beauty team is what takes a visit to the spa to the next level of bliss (or beauty) and their loyal clients prove this point with the rave reviews on their facebook page.  Purchase online, in person or by phone (585) 869-9010.

49 West Main Street, Victor

Allora Salon and Spa, 49 West Main Street, Victor



11.  For the Young and Young at Heart

Electric Powered, 2.4GHz Radio Controlled, Ready to Fly Estes Proto-X SLT Nano QuadcopterEnough said. For Ages 14 and Above. Available online and in-store at Dan’s Crafts and Things. $39.99.

Dan's Crafts & Things on Empire Blvd: $39

Dan’s Crafts & Things on Empire Blvd: $39


12.  For the Sports Fan

Amerks Holiday Hat Trick Pack for the hockey fan. This gift includes Two Tickets valid for the Amerks game on Sat, Jan 10th, Four Ticket Vouchers valid for any 2014-15 Amerks game at the Blue Cross Arena, and One Amerks Knit Hat. $59 (Value $162). Available at the box office and online.

Photo ©Democrat&Chronicle

Photo ©Democrat&Chronicle


13.  For the Fashionista

Personalize your gift with this gorgeous initial necklace from Shop Peppermint on Park Ave. Make a loved one feel extra special this season with a symbolic representation of their name or the name of those they hold near and dear to their heart! This dainty necklace is composed of a gold plated mini Capital letter that slides freely along a delicate gold plated chain that closes with a spring ring closure. This is the perfect* everyday necklace – and looks amazing layered! The length in the picture is 16″. Available in-store and on-line. Free shipping within the U.S. $14.

Shop Peppermint, 121 Park Ave.

Shop Peppermint, 121 Park Ave.



14.  For the woman or girl who enjoys cozy loungewear

Get her a pair of Vineyard Vines PJ Pants from Ruffles Boutique for cozy winter nights.  100% cotton or flannel, garment washed for extra softness.  $55 or $59.50 (for flannel) at Ruffles in Brighton.  Free gift with any purchase at Ruffles while supplies last when you mention #shoplocalroc.


Ruffles Boutique, 1464 Monroe Avenue, Rochester


15.  For the Discreet Drinker

Izola’s stainless steel “salut” flask fits the drinking theme.   As a time-honored accessory to men of all different cultures and social classes, the flask has proven itself to be a necessity of the times and we guarantee it’s a prime gift that fits any occasion.  Salut!  Available at Thread in the South Wedge.  $29.


Thread, 654 South Ave.


16.  For the hard to shop for, host, hostess or anyone who appreciates beauty

A unique and beautiful holiday arrangement from Stacy K Floral makes a great gift.  The design team at Stacy K can help you create something perfectly suited to your recipients taste. Stacy K also has a new jewelry line with natural stones, as well as hats, hand bags, and other gift items. You can shop online or stop into their shop on Park Ave.

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Stacy K Floral, 151 Park Ave.


17.  For the Foodie

Rochester Public Market Cookbook Bringing the Market Home is a veritable feast of delicious seasonal recipes shared by farmers, vendors, shoppers and renowned local chefs. Uniquely flavoring the book are the stories and images that highlight the “Market Experience” – the joy of fresh local produce, meeting the farmers who grow our food, and then preparing and sharing those foods with friends and family.  Available at Zak’s Avenue in the South Wedge.  $25.

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Zak’s Avenue, 661 South Ave.

18.  For the Foodie or gourmand

An array of items for the foodie or gourmand on your list from Rosario Pinos.  Make your own or buy a custom gift basket with premium extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, artisan pastas, sauces and more. They have a selection of truffle products that cannot be found elsewhere and high end Italian specialties such as Panettone, Torrone, premium imported condiments and fine imported cheeses. Buyers can have baskets created to their tastes and price preferences. Other items include gift cards to be used for classes, chef tables and all products within the store.

Rosaria Pinos, 349 West Commercial Street, East Rochester

Rosario Pinos, 349 West Commercial Street, East Rochester





#roc the holiday

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