Shop Local for the Holidays

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It’s time for last-minute holiday shopping! With “Big Box” stores continuing to dominate this time of year, what better way to support your community than to shop at local businesses? From specialty gifts for stocking stuffers to fine art and gift certificates for unique outdoor experiences, Guerneville and the Russian River area have something for everyone on your list.

Need any extras decorating for the holiday?  True Value Home Center has trees, decorations, and is a great place to pick up tools or other hardware for the handyman in your life.

If you’re hosting parties or gatherings, Andy’s Produce Market has everything you need to prepare your special meal from the freshest produce to meats, cheeses, and prepared foods. Big Bottom Market is a great place to shop for specialty foods and to pick up a bottle of wine or gift basket with everything from candles to lotions to their famous raw honey and biscuit mix (one of Oprah’s favorite things!). Big Bottom Market also offers catering services and is the perfect place to stop and take a break while shopping to enjoy a glass of wine.

It’s always great fun to shop for stocking stuffers, and no better place than Guerneville 5&10 to find a wide variety of collectibles, nostalgic candy and supplies for arts and crafts, not to mention equipment for outdoor activities. Another great stop to shop for stocking stuffers is Lark Drugs, a historic landmark dating from 1916, where you can find giftware, toys, games and other fun items for kids and adults alike.

For more unique gifts, the Russian River Art Gallery and Collective, a fine art cooperative gallery and gift shop, offers original artworks and gifts by local artists. Twice Told Books, a staple in the Guerneville community for more than 20 years, is a great place for the bookworm in your life. The shop is also the perfect place to find journals, calendars and notecards made by local artists.

Another unique shopping experience can be had at the Guerneville Bank Club.

Guerneville Bank Club

With everything from pie to ice cream to wine tasting to art and design, the shop offers a wide range of items to choose from. Shop at the Jam Jar, a shop offering designer gifts like jewelry and housewares. For the pet lover, Barkers Pet Supply offers lots of options for toys and treats for your furry friends.

The Forest to the Sea Nature Store, a nonprofit, volunteer-run gift shop promoting nature and State Parks offers educational items like books, games, and accessories for exploring nature. King’s Sport and Tackle also offers a wide variety of sporting goods and supplies. Pick up a gift certificate for fishing trips on the river or a kayak/SUP rental. Give the gift of a guided tour from the Russian River to the Sonoma coast offered year round by WaterTreks EcoTours or a zip lining trip in the California redwoods by Sonoma Canopy Tours.

And of course, a bottle of wine from one of the Russian River’s fine wineries is a great gift idea. Finally, giving the gift of pampering with a gift certificate to one of the area’s premier spas is always a good idea!

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Author: LAURA STADLER. Published on 12-18-2018
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