Shop Small Business Saturday: Gift Ideas Only Found in Chico

Posted by Living In Chico Team

November 21, 2018

shopping bag with giftsLiving in Chico means you’re surrounded by some great local items that will satisfy just about anyone on your list. And, if you shop on Small Business Saturday you’ll be joining millions of others across the nation choosing to support local business. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with these fun and unique gift ideas from Chico and the surrounding areas.

For the Foodie

Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products was created by its namesake Maisie Jane as a Future Farmers of America project when she was 17. She created a line of flavored almonds in her family kitchen that has grown to be a major business today. They offer some great sweet and savory gifts for the foodie on your list as well as beautiful gift baskets so you won’t even have to wrap it! You can even order online and have them shipped anywhere in the U.S. or pick up at the Gift Shop if you're local.

If you tell someone you’re living in Chico one of the first things that will probably come to mind for them is Sierra Nevada Brewery. Stop by the gift shop and choose between a number of great items such as apparel, glassware, bar items and specialty releases that can only be found in Chico. Or if you have more of a wine lover on your list, Almendra Winery & Distillery and New Clairvaux Vineyard offer wine clubs.

Just a short 20-minute drive away in Corning is Lucero Olive Oil, another local favorite offering authentic, delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar gift sets that come in a variety of flavors and combinations - great for dipping, on salads, and in your favorite recipes. Be sure to pick up a basil infused olive oil and raspberry red balsamic vinegar for your next dinner party too! 

The Galley offers fine cookware, gourmet foods, bake ware, gadgets, bbq items, linens and much more that any chef or baker would love to receive.

For the entertainment lover

Chico State University offers some interesting lectures and performances throughout the year. Take a look at the Chico Performances schedule and see what tickets you can find for the person on your list who enjoys going to unique shows. 

If the person you have in mind would rather host the entertaining, get them a nice candle, decorative pillow, wall hanging or another unique find for their home from The Address or Finds Design & Decor.

For the Green Machine

If you have a friend or family member who is all about being “green” then you won’t be at a loss finding a gift for them. How about a durable, reusable gift like a Klean Kanteen or advocating for waste reduction and giving a quality, long-lasting reusable Chico Bag

For the Creative

If you’re in a hurry and need a one-stop-shop to do your local Christmas shopping then Made in Chico is the place to go. It showcases the artwork and creations of local artists now housing almost 400 different artists and vendors. You can find anything from local food items to jewelry and Chico-centric household décor.

shop small business saturdayWhen you're living in Chico, there's something for everyone on your list. Shop Small this Saturday and support local businesses in our community.

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