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Small Shops of Sonoma County 2017

Small Shops of Sonoma County encourages Gazette readers to shop at locally-owned stores, purchase locally-made products, and find gifts that enhance the lives of people and our local economy. Please see our 2017 edition online to inspire your holiday shopping. Each year we publish new ways to support our local economy during holiday shopping season.

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2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Season  & Performance Tickets make great holiday gifts. Slip them inside a glass with a bottle of wine, beer, cider, a box of locally made food, a jar of popcorn kernels, wrapped around candy bars, whatever creative way you care to dress up a small package with a large experience inside.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Nature creates the best gifts!  Fall-planted bulbs are now available in our loccal nurseries*, and there are many ways to plant and gift them.  Here are 3 easy and lovely ways.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

The holidays are all about gift giving, right? Buy every family member and friend something they may or may not need as a way to show them that you love them. Make sure there aren’t any empty spaces under the tree. Fill that stocking to the brim. Get your kids every single toy on their wish list. You’ll make room for it all somehow.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Let’s be honest, not all of us enjoy holiday shopping. Actually, some of us dread it. The stress of crowds, finding parking, waiting in lines, being assaulted by fluorescent lights and pushy customers is enough to give you an anxiety attack. At least that’s what shopping is like for me, so I avoid it at all costs. I prefer a more passive approach.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

A few weeks after the fires were over, I attended a wedding reception for one of my cousins in the East Bay. She was registered at a high-end department store. The closest store is in San Francisco, but I was able to look at her registry online, listing expensive china and kitchen items. My cousin is in her 50’s, has money, has been married before. She doesn’t need these things.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

Even before the fires, oaks needed help. Populations have been in decline with seedlings and young trees nearly absent. The number of oaks killed by the fires is not known, but it is clear that many have died.

2017-11-26Nov 26, 2017

Every year for the last 8 years, Leslie Curchack has published a calendar of her photographs and donated the proceeds to Daily Acts, a nonprofit sustainability group started by Trathen Heckman 17 years ago.

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