Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last minute gift ideas...

Here are a few simple gift ideas.

How about a $25 gift card at Java Haute. If you buy it right now, they will put $30 on it. It's 5 free dollars worth of stuff! Then your friends or family can get what they want, when they want. If you aren't a gift card person, get them a coffee cup or bag of coffee. Coffee grounds is another excellent place to buy a coffee lover a bag of Joe. (Pete also has Brazil location if you are on the far East side) While at Coffee Grounds, check out the local art. And, you can also get some REX coffee at Clabber Girl with a t-shirt or hat to show support for our local baseball team.

Little about a membership to the Children's Museum and/or a brick with their name on it. That is a gift that will hopefully be around forever.

For someone who has all the lastest gadgets already, how about tickets to a show at the Community Theater. They still have the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "The Odd Couple" (female version) to go this season. Or how about season tickets for the 2012-2013 season?

For the music lover in your life, why not tickets to the symphony? They have two shows left for this season. Plus, the THSO is the second oldest orchestra in Indiana. This should tell you something about the orchestera and we in Terre Haute should be proud of it!

For someone on your list that I still haven't covered, how about tickets to a show at Hatfield Hall (at Rose Hulman)? There isn't a bad seat in the house and they have a wide variety of shows left in the season.

Just as Hatfield Hall has a great variety of choices, so does the ISU Performing arts series. I must recommend the Glenn Miller Orchestra as a must see for the BIG BAND music lover!

One last idea, is to stop by Arts Illiana and buy a piece of local art for someone. This is also home to the Terre Haute Symphony office. You could get a ticket to the Symphony for Aunt Sue and a piece of art for your co-worker. Feel free to ask the staff at Arts Illiana what else they have going on or might recommend. They can tell you more about things like the Children's Theater of Terre Haute (which has their next show on January 6th). Look another Christmas gift idea!

For the sports lover in your life (we all have one or two), how about tickets to an ISU sporting event? There are many to choose from.

I hope this list has sparked some ideas for everyone on your list. If not, feel free to write and ask questions about what there is to do and see in Terre Haute for you specific loved one. Terre Haute has so much to offer for everyone, I am sure we can find something.

Get out there Terre Haute!

If you have any trouble navagating the pages below, feel free to drop me a line. I would be happy to answer questions or give advice on finding what you are looking for at any one of them.
Java Haute
Coffee Grounds (pick your location)
Clabber Girl
The Children's Museum
The Community Theater
The Symphony
Hatfield Hall
Arts Illiana
ISU sports


  1. Thanks for including the ISU Performing Arts Series! Also, I should really talk to you about the Terre Haute bus sometime.

  2. Austen,
    No problem. I have been to some great shows at the ISU Performing Arts Series. I believe that it is under utilized by the people of Terre Haute. That is one of the reasons that I wrote about it. I would be happy to talk to you about the bus system here in Terre Haute. In fact, maybe that could go up a blog post.