Vintage clothier Black Market Clothing is knocking 25 per cent off everything in the store. It's a great chance to pick up some seasonal party outfits. 265A Queen West (underneath Pages), and 319 Queen West.
Looking for a deal on glasses? Ratas Optical offers 50 per cent off all frames in stock, through December 30. The catch? Not a big one --but you do need to order your lenses there. 219 Danforth. 465-6251.
Got an artist on your holiday gift list? A wannabe Sunday painter, perhaps? Curry's has some great deals for the gift-giving season. The Reeves watercolour wood box set, priced at $43.95, down from $79.95, looks particularly tempting. 490 Yonge, 967-6666; 344 Queen West, 260-2633, and others.
Shopping for a hardcore Harry Potter fan? Chapters is discounting J.K. Rowling's titles --including the three-book boxed set -- by 30 per cent. 110 Bloor West, 920-9299, and others.
Don't want to wait until Boxing Day to find a gift for your friendly neighbourhood computer freak? Carbon Computing's Hanukkah Blowout sale includes some temptingly priced peripherals. Agfa's 121 2U flatbed scanner is $88, while for $73 Logitech's QuickCam VC makes teleconferencing (just like in the ads!) a viable option. 672 Dupont, suite 304. 535-1999.
If you're looking for sexy stocking stuffers, check out Condom Shack's selection of flavoured, coloured condoms, selling for 50 per cent off. 231 Queen West, 595-7515; and 729 Yonge, 966-4226. WANT IN? Fax suggestions to SWEET DEALS, NOW Magazine, (416) 364-1166, or e-mail deirdre@ nowtoronto.com. Deadline is noon Friday.