Our little areas’ impact on the California and Nevada economies at Christmas time may not be record breaking, but that same impact on the local economy if all the dollars were spent here would be amazing. As you ponder over what to buy this season, be sure to pop your head inside those local businesses and see what they have to offer. Often they have the best products for the area we live in and very often the best prices too! We looked around and found a few things our staff really liked that you might not even know about:
• The Pardner, Susanville: Sterling silver hair jewelry & tough wood toys for kids are among it all, not to mention those sheepskin slippers!
• La Casa Bella Fine Furnishings, Quincy: Fine tablecloths, very cool designer fans to spread the heat around, iron bird baths, lit bouquets +!
• Sears, Susanville: Talk about big screen TV’s in stock, this is the place. Tools, exercise equipment appliances and more, in stock today!
• Lassen Gift Company, Chester: Find the coolest, old fashioned toys for kids on your walk down memory lane with a stop at their old fashioned soda fountain of course! Kids craft project kits and more!
• Bodfish Bicycles & Quiet Mountain Sports, Chester: Sweet little name brand bikes with training wheels. Books on hiking and biking in the area, wtitten by Bodfish himself..a great gift for outdoor enthusiasts.
• Billington Ace Hardware, Susanville: The spot to check out cool outdoor holiday decor!.. Kitchenaid Bowl Mixers in an array of fun colors! Houseware & hardware gifts..BIG on tools with the names like DeWalt!
• Sonshine Flower & Gifts, Chester: Find a tiny china tea set or a super soft plush animal. Of course, they can send those flowers for you!
• Grocery Outlet, Susanville: They want you to know they have fresh meat now. Their newly stocked gift aisles are full of discounts too.
• Walker Mansion Inn & Cafe: Find those extra special towels, some great serving pieces and cookbooks, too, among the shop filled with gifts and antiques. A lodge and cafe also inhabit the historic Walker Mansion.
• Picture Perfect Custom Framing & Art: Capture and give memorabelia in a custom frame or shadow box. Check out the tiny jeweled notebooks! Clever and artistic framed prints are personalized for gift giving.
• Treats Dog Company, Chester & Susanville: Keep hands neat and Fido happy with the tennis ball thrower. Doggie bakery has holiday treats!
• Leslie’s Jewelry, Susanville: Stunning jewelry of course, Good selection of engravable gifts, Rich desk accessories, clocks and fineries.
• Lola’s Boutique, Chester: Don’t underestimate the value of a great second hand shop for gifts! It’s a very nice one with cool jewelry too!
Upstairs Day Spa, Chester: Who wouldn’t love a massage or facial gift certificate! Lotions, potions, and interesting notions.
Candy Shoppe, Chester: Visit an old fashioned candy shop over the holidays where great gifts come in all shapes and sizes.Tasty & fun ideas!
Propane Gas Lights, Chester: What outdoorsman wouldn’t love a gas light? Outdoor heaters, indoor propane accessories too! 530.605-5068
Schwirian Jewelry, Susanville: Edith Schwirian still displays her unique jewelry stylings at Picture Perfect, uptown. Repairs & Custom work too.
Quincy Hot Spot, Quincy: Art sits on the wood stove & turns into a fan with no power, as the heat rises. Fireplace accessories . Home accents.
Wiggins Trading Post, Chilcoot: Old, cool store! From western hats to fillet knives, & everything in between, like a trip back in time!
Always Sunny Tanning & Nails, Westwood: Give OPI or China Glaze nail polish, gift certificates, lotions and fun gifts.
A Place To Bead, Westwood: Make a gorgeous gift yourself! Classes, beading parties, buy handmade jewelry, handbags & more cool gifts.
Elegant Iris & Mens Den, Susanville: Guy stuff galore! Best camo & archery gear, western & other prints, fine dolls, handmade kidswear ++.
Homestead Fabrics, Quincy: Put together a kids’ sewing kit or satisfy the serious quilter with a fun gift. Start your own project! Come for ideas.
Epilog Books, Quincy: Local art for sale. Misting fountains, handmade jewelry, books and book lights, big and small gift ideas galore!
Margie’s Book Nook, Susanville: You can’t go wrong with books for kids. Great selection! Gift sets, Wonderful Calendars, Special orders too.
Oregano Mountain Home Store, Portola: Rich lodge furniture, Custom made nostalgic signs, Big Sky Carvers furniture & accessories, jewelry.
Sights & Sounds, Quincy: Teens love it! From posters to skateboards!