Holiday strolls make gifting buying easy



The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll happens this evening with Victorian carolers, horse and buggy rides, a tree lighting, and discounts at some of the stores. Moxie (51 Charles St., 617-557-9991, will take 10 percent off full-price items and have a stocking stuffer "bar" (save 20 percent and get a free holiday stocking when you buy three or more bar items); The Red Wagon
(69 Charles St., 617-523-9402, has shoes and boots marked down 30 percent and a buy-one, get-one-40-percent-off deal on Christmas clothing; Wish (49 Charles St., 617-227-4441, will host a trunk show from Boston-based jewelry designer Julie Aylward and serve up chocolate, wine, and a few surprises. The event happens from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Find more details at



Ibex Boston hosts its annual "Winter Warmer" event today from 5 to 8 p.m. Everything in the store — outerwear, base layers, tops, bottoms, and accessories — will be 20 percent off. There will be pizza from American Flatbread, beer from Harpoon Brewery, and a raffle for items from the store. Ibex Boston is at 303 Newbury St., Boston, 857-277-1932. or


Roslindale Village businesses will have discounts, tastings, and special events for their annual "Holiday Wander," happening tonight and next Thursday evening (Dec. 18). Marla's Obsession Boutique (2 Corinth St., 617-323-1802) will offer 10 percent off items from 4 to 7 p.m.; Jess Butler Acupuncture (20 Belgrade Ave., 617-785-5150, is offering 25 percent off acupuncture treatments and certificates from 4 to 7 p.m.; Sophia's Grotto
(22r Birch St., 617-323-4595, will take
20 percent off your bill when you show your bag of locally bought goods, starting at 5 p.m. The Boston Opera Collaborative holds pop-up opera performances throughout the village from 6 to 8 p.m. Find more details at



Patrice Vinci Salon is offering a complimentary Olaplex package with any hair color service through the end of December. What is Olaplex, you ask? It's a chemist-developed product that eliminates hair breakage during coloring services, and it's used on the locks of Hollywood A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cameron Diaz. The Olaplex package, which includes an in-salon post-color treatment and a take-home deep conditioning product, is a $60 value. Patrice Vinci Salon is at 91 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-1900.


SalonCapri is running a deal on gift cards through Dec. 24. Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5 gift card for yourself. Thinking bigger? Buy a $250 gift card and get a $60 gift card to spend. The cards can be used toward any of the salon’s products and services. SalonCapri is at 31 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, 617-969-1970; 406 Legacy Place, Dedham, 781-320-0900; and 11 Newbury St., 2nd floor, Boston, 617-236-0020. Ami Albernaz

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