Retail Therapy: It's a wrap at South Coast

Wrap it up: The Container Store at Metro Pointe at South Coast is hosting gift wrap and bow demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Learn new techniques and have the chance to win a $20 gift card for attending. In addition, a pantry organization demonstration will take place at 4 p.m. each day, with a similar gift card offer. The Container Store also is partnering with One Warm Coat; bring gently used cold weather wear to be donated to Mercy House, which assists the homeless. Information:

Andre the Giant sale: Fans of Obey clothing will be lining up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at 2722 Michelson Drive, Irvine, for up to 75% off menswear from the iconic lifestyle brand. Those donating a non-perishable food item will receive a free gift. Information:

Surfing safari: Surf and activewear apparel and gear retailer Jack's Surfboards will host its holiday warehouse sale at 16350 Gothard St., Huntington Beach, from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Save up to 70% on clothes and gear for men and women. Information:

Techie treats: Incipio, a leading manufacturer of electronic device cases, including those for Apple and Samsung products, is hosting a sample sale from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 6001 Oak Canyon, Irvine. Products will be half off. Information:

Biker buys: Love the "Sons of Anarchy" television show? Their Piston Clothing line is having a sample sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 144 E. Garry, Santa Ana, with savings of 50% on official jackets and outerwear. Information:

See the light: Enjoy savings of up to 85% on eyewear, goggles and more from DSO and Divine Eyewear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday at 1671 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Information:

Christmas dinner: Need somewhere to dine on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? South Coast Plaza restaurants are offering several options for holiday diners, including Christmas Eve meals at Charlie Palmer, Pinot Provence, Antonello, Scott's, Marché Moderne, Morton's and AnQi. On Christmas Day, enjoy a French-inspired, three- or four-course prix-fixe dinner served from 5 to 9 p.m. at Pinot Provence ($55 for three courses or $65 for four courses; $19.95 for kids under 12). Alternatively, Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine will offer its a la carte menu from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Information:

Bruxie fans, rejoice: Bruxie will be open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and it will serve its Holiday Bruxie special until then. The waffle sandwich features slow-roasted pork, sausage and vegetable stuffing, fresh apple-cranberry sauce, gravy and chives. On the menu until the end of the month: the Vermont Apple Pie Bruxie and Candy Cane Shake. The Egg Nog Shake will be served until Jan. 5. In addition, the restaurant is serving up a holiday gift card promotion: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive three bottles of pure Vermont maple syrup and a $5 bonus card. Information:

Dinner to go: Zov Karamardian of Zov's Bistro fame will offer a $495 Christmas To-Go pre-prepared meal that will feed up to 12. Order by Friday and pick up by 11 a.m. Christmas Eve at the Tustin location, 17440 17th St.. The price includes a choice of roasted beef prime rib, rotisserie pork prime rib or roast turkey and gravy. Meals come with salad, green beans, glazed baby carrots, creamed corn and dinner rolls. Information: (714) 838-8855, Ext. 21. Information:

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