Sunday, 28 November 2021

Shop local for holiday gifts

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When it comes to holiday shopping, why not stay in beautiful Lake County? Pictured in Mt. Konocti after a snow. Courtesy photo.
 

 

 



LAKE COUNTY – Keep your money in your community by committing to support local stores and restaurants during the holiday season.


Instead of giving your money to out of county stores this Christmas, consider making a commitment to buy local during the Christmas shopping season.


Here are some local businesses that can be found in most areas that deserve more than a drive-by glance this holiday shopping season.


Find Christmas Treasures


Retail shops are generally small, locally owned stores. They are a treasure trove of interesting gifts for young and old. Toys, books, gift certificates, flowers and plants, Jewelry, custom printed shirt, satellite radio, the perfect sweater, pet gifts, wine, art from local artists and more can all be found in Lake County .


Find Christmas ornaments and unusual gifts at local gift shops


Almost every town around the lake has a locally owned gift shop. These stores are often quaint and filled to the brim with holiday ornaments, decorations and unusual gifts. Gift shops are a great place to find a wide range of Christmas gifts from cookbooks to jewelry.

Shop for Christmas Gifts at the Local Hardware Stores


For the men in your life, search the local hardware store for Christmas gifts. Locally owned hardware stores are all but extinct in other areas, but in Lake County we have wondrous stores to delight every do-it-yourselfer on your list.


Support our local stores by shopping for holiday gifts for all the handy people you know. If you can’t find anything, consider a gift certificate that will help bring more business back to the local owner.


Take a Christmas shopping break at a locally owned restaurant


Whether you live in the north, south, east or west of the lake, step off the beaten path and choose a locally owned restaurant for your holiday shopping lunch break. You’ll find delicious food, locally inspired décor and may be greeted by the actual business owner. Gift certificates for dinners are a great gift.


Win $1,000 for shopping local this holiday season


Local merchants are offering a $1,000 raffle to those shopping local this holiday season. Who knew you could save money and make money for shopping local?


Check out these local merchants this holiday season.


South side


2 Goomba's Italian Deli, 16175 Main St, Lower Lake

A & B Auto Collision, 7070 Old Highway 53

Avina's Market, 14060 Olympic Drive

Best Western-El Grande Hotel, 15135 Lakeshore Drive

Big O Tires, 14320 Lakeshore Drive

Bob's Vacuum Repair and Janitorial Supply, 4165 Mullen Ave.

Brown's RV, Highway 53 and 29, Lower Lake

Cactus Grill, 3900 Bayliss Ave.

Cecil's Take 'n' Bake Pizza, 3386 Washington St.

Chic le Chef, 19024 Redbud Road, Hidden Valley Lake

Clearlake Bait and Tackle, 14699 Lakeshore Drive

Clearlake TV and Appliance, 14915 Olympic Drive

Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, 3424 Emerson St.

Elegant Touch Salon, 14820 Olympic Drive

Espresso Depot, 14667 Lakeshore Drive

Fischer Auto and Electric, 4314 Old Highway 53

Four Corners Builders Supply, 14975 Olympic Drive

Girlfriends, 14510 Lakeshore Drive

Griffins Furniture Outlet, 14409 Lakeshore Drive

Thomas M. Hewlett, DDS, 3560 Old Highway 53

Highlands Nursery, 3445 Old Highway 53

Howard's Grotto, 14732 Lakeshore Drive

Jonas Heating and Cooling, 9125 Highway 53

Kevin Ness Jeweler, 14114 Lakeshore Drive

Konoctees, 2395 Ogulin Canyon Road

Konocti Dance Academy, 4274 Old Highway 53

Lake County Furniture Consignment, 14270 Lakeshore Drive

Lake Escape Resort, 13885 Lakeshore Drive

Lake House Inn and Bistro, 14165 Lakeshore Drive

Lakeshore Bait and Tackle, 14913 Lakeshore Drive

Lakeside TV and Appliance, 14092 Lakeshore Drive

Lisa's Sizes 3-60, 14290 Olympic Drive

Main Street Bar and Grill, 14086 Lakeshore Drive

Marie's Lakeshore Feed and Grain, 14590 Lakeshore Drive

Moran's Pharmacy, 14855 Lakeshore Drive

One Stop Automotive, 14570 Lakeshore Drive

Pampered Pooch, 14420 Lakeshore Drive

Perfect Printers, 14096 Lakeshore Drive

Shannon Ridge Winery, 12599 East Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks

Shearwood Forest Salon, 14822 Lakeshore Drive

Travelodge, 4775 Old Highway 53

Wild About Books, 14290 Olympic Drive


North side


Featherbed Railroad Co., 2870 Lakeshore Drive, Nice

Lake County Car Audio and Security, 325 W. Highway 20, Upper Lake

Law Office of Dennis A. Fordham, 55 First St, Suite 207, Lakeport

Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino, 1545 E Highway 20, Nice


Serving all of Lake County


Aero Airport Shuttle, 707-987-1920

Bordessa Construction, 707-994-9675

Enterprise Towing, 707-994-8801

Gallery of World Accents, www.galleryofworldaccents.com

S.C. Productions, 707-995-9602

Yuba Community College District, SBDC, www.yubasbdc.org

 

 

Lori Peters is executive director of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.

 

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