If you’ve got an old 10-speed in the basement, why not let Mellovelo bicycle shop do a fixed-gear conversion? “Turn it into a slick new single-speed” for your loved one, says the website. “It’ll make your old ride like new!” (The service starts at $55, but varies depending on parts installed.) Mellovelo also offers a complete tune-up for $55, so you can grab a gift certificate and make sure your bicycle aficionado is ready to ride when the snow melts. While you’re there, you can grab yourself a hot cider or latte from their coffee shop. 550-556 Westcott St., Syracuse. 307-3104.
Gifts for children
Worm poop — well, technically it’s vermicompost. Kids will love an indoor garden kit, complete with worm compost. Devine Gardens sells vermicompost in 1-quart bags for $3, available at True Value in Manlius, Buyea’s True Value in Cazenovia, and Cross Creek Nursery, Rt. 92, Manlius.
Commercial Art Supply, 935 Erie Blvd., Syracuse, has a whole department of kids’ art supplies. They offer clay, craft supplies, scratch art, origami kits and more. 474-1000.