By Eileen Majors

Choosing the right wedding gift (or any type of gift for that matter) can sometimes be a daunting task. We invite you to step out of the box and consider a choice from a gift shop in your community.
We spent some time roaming around Chester, CA to show you gifts that appeal to couples that love the outdoors, the home and the kitchen.

[media-credit name=”Jaime Vega” align=”alignleft” width=”100″][/media-credit]Picnic Baskets  are fun to give and fun to pack with something cool for the happy couple. We found this fun picnic basket at Lassen Wisteria in Chester. This adorable, insulated picnic basket comes with ceramic plates, wine glasses and utensils.

[media-credit name=”Jaime Vega” align=”alignleft” width=”150″][/media-credit]Buck & Doe Oil Painting – This is just one of many hand painted, unique items offered at Morning Star Log Furniture in Chester. They have a nice selection of gift items made in USA. A hand crafted piece of log furniture like a rocking chair, also makes a perfect gift for indoors or the porch.

Wooden Bear Carving – We found assorted chain saw carvings at Canyon Dam Store near Lake Almanor that would compliment a room or, like this bear, stand guard at the porch.

Decorative Plate – We found this wine-theme plate at Lassen Gifts in Chester. Beautiful hand blown wine glasses compliment this gift, and they, like many small stores, offer beautiful gift wrap too. There are so many choices in beautiful gifts and glassware. Find something that speaks to you about the couple you are buying for.