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IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL GIFT GUIDE!

Dear GISH PICKS readers: it’s the most wonderful time of the year…to get stressed out over shopping! But doncha worry – if you’re looking for holiday presents, I PICK-ed these fabulous gift items for you. Enjoy them and happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping and Holiday Prepping!


YogaMass®: Embodying Christ Consciousness

THE YOGAMASS® BOOK IS FOR EVERYONE

Author Gena Davis is pleased to present a new book that was inspired by her spiritual practice and yoga – YogaMass®: Embodying Christ Consciousness. Gena is the founder and co-creator of YogaMass®, which bridges yogic principles with Christian practices as a path for bringing the whole self—body, mind, soul, and spirit—to the experience of spiritual awakening. YogaMass® is for everyone and this book serves as a helpful guide and introduction. In addition to being an author, Gena is an ordained Episcopal priest, a certified yoga educator, and a meditation facilitator and retreat leader for contemplative practices and private consultations. Click here to order your copies of the book and here to contact Gena Davis directly.


A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

ALLEY THEATRE PRESENTS “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” STARTING NOVEMBER 24

Houston’s festive favorite returns in time for the holiday season and tickets to “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” make wonderful gifts. The show runs November 24 through December 30 with plenty of matinees and times to please everyone from young children (6 years and up) to grandparents. Make this a family tradition and enjoy the Alley Theatre’s annual re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. Check the website for information about group discounts, trivia questions, special events, and more.


Art of Sound

MUSIC LESSONS MAKE A GREAT GIFT

My son’s longtime violin teacher, Tim Browning, is now offering lessons in your home through his music school, the Art of Sound. He’s very engaging with kids and will work with you or your children starting at any level on a variety of instruments (violin, viola, piano) and he can also teach voice or music theory lessons. Children of all ages show academic improvement when they study music and music has been shown to stave off neurological difficulties and aging issues in adults. Get started today by contacting Tim via phone at 832.452.7970 or email at chosentenor@gmail.com. The monthly tuition is $150 for weekly half hour lessons and $250 for weekly hour lessons. Cash/check/credit/Apple & Android Pay are accepted.


Asher Gallery

CHECK OUT THE HANDMADE ITEMS AT THE CRAFT MUSEUM

You know the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft/HCCC because they’re frequently PICK’ed for their monthly “Hands-On Houston” crafts event. But did you know that they have a fabulous gift store? Asher Gallery, located within Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, is a remarkable destination to find the perfect gift, collect the newest artist, and learn more about artists and craft making. The shop features an exceptional variety of unique jewelry, ceramics, glass, home décor, handbags and clothing—all made by local and national craft artists. New inventory arrives daily, so make sure to stop by on a regular basis and take advantage of HCCC Member Discounts. Gallery sales help support artists’ careers and free programming at the center. The Museum is located at 4848 Main Street and admission is always free. It’s open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays, noon-5pm.


Houston Strong and Ignite Your Life! bracelets

“HOUSTON STRONG” AND “IGNITE YOUR LIFE” BRACELETS

I’ve been making bracelets for a variety of causes and this holiday season, I have two kinds for you. My “Houston Strong” bracelets benefit Harvey Arts Recovery, a new nonprofit formed to help artists recovering from the storm. And since 2013 I’ve been making IGNITE YOUR LIFE! bracelets with sober teens and adult volunteers at Archway Academy and Teen and Family Services and each purchase supports those organizations. The IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project was created in honor of my brother, Geoffrey Gish, who died of alcoholism. He loved to make bracelets so we are keeping his spirit alive through all of this work. You can purchase our bracelets at three places: the Christ Church Cathedral Bookstore (“Houston Strong” ones only), the Unity of Houston Bookstore, and Lucia’s Garden (“Ignite Your Life!” ones only). Please note that Lucia’s Garden is closing at the end of November since its owner, Lucia Bettler, passed away recently.


Take Your Time with Treetop Turtle - Backyard Birds Rainbow Edition

FUN ACTIVITY BOOK FOR KIDS

Do you know a child that loves nature? Kids will enjoy learning along with Treetop Turtle in this fun and educational activity book for kids ages 6-10 years, published by Birding for Fun. It includes information about five colorful species of birds that are frequent visitors to backyards, as well as coloring pages, word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, and dot-to-dot pages for each species that reinforce the concepts and vocabulary just learned. Spiral binding and plastic covers make it durable for kids to enjoy. 38 pages of fun! Click here for more information and example pages.


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