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A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle • Nov. 16, 2016


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HOMETOWN holidayS gift guide Unique holiday gifts found in local shops just around the corner

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ome for the holidays. Warm, snug, surrounded by friends and family. A feeling of security and a time of reflection and joy. This year, people are sticking closer to home — and they’re finding what they need for the holidays right here at home. Christmas shopping locally helps keep community stores thriving and allows the money spent to turn over several times before leaving town. More local shoppers help merchants to rotate in new products and retain employees, who in turn spend their wages locally and continue to keep money in the area. Increased local shopping helps businesses grow and create new jobs. Money spent locally not only helps store owners and employees, it helps generate tax dollars for local governments. Local sales taxes also lower the price of gifts since the rates are among the lowest in the state. In addition to helping fund local government services and schools, most businesses support youth activities and community charity efforts. Local merchants are ready and willing to help you find the perfect gift or even special order an item not carried on a regular basis. When you shop locally, you’ll also find a variety of gift baskets and other items unique to the area, including fruit, artwork, wine and beer, specialty food items, handcrafted wood or leather goods, A nicely wrapped box of tea – complete with a bow – in several holiday basketry, beadwork and other items. designs and flavors.

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Available at: Sweet T’s, 525 W Main St, Brewster Price: $10

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Designer aprons When plain, solid fabrics just won’t do, these offer a bit of flair in your kitchen. Available in a variety of styles. Available at: A Cut Above, 16 N Main, Omak Price: $32.95 to $36.96

Creative clothing Great clothes with funny sayings make a good gift. Grandma’s Attic carries a line of clothing that spans from babies to adults. Available at: Grandma’s Attic, 12 N Main, Omak Price: Varies

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Guns and rubberband ammo A whole arsenal of safe, yet intricate rubberband guns in several styles make a good stocking stuffer. Other wooden toys like swords are available. Available at: Havillah Road Business Center, 208 S Main, Omak Price: Varies

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Fabric, patterns and notions For the crafter on your list, you can’t go wrong with fabric, patterns or notions. What crafter ever has too much fabric? Available at: Needlelyn Time, 9 N Main, Omak Price: Varies

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Handmade cutting boards These beautiiful hardwood boards make a great gift for any occasion. The store offers an assortment of great food, but also some unique gift ideas. Available at: Paws Produce, 102 Oneil Road, Oroville Price: Varies

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Pamper that special someone Expressions offers a wide range of services, including hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, facial waxing, ear piercing and tanning. Gift certificates are available. Available at: Expressions, 130 N Main #5, Omak Price: Varies

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Seahawks swag Seahawk fans won’t be upset with gifts emblazened with their favorite team logo – whether they win or lose. Available at: Lee Frank Merchantile, 324 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket Price: Varies

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Make a donation Sears is accepting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical conditions. The store is also offering early doorbuster pricing the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) when customers donate $5 or more to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Available at: Sears, 317 S Main St, Omak Price: Any amount

Pamper your pooch Fun little fetch toys let your dogs go after a squirrel or other creature, no matter how slow they are and don’t result in a messy cleanup. Available at: Alpine Veterinary Clinic , 741 E Riverside Dr, Omak Price: $12.98

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Hand puppets Kids love these detailed and intricate hand puppets with a wide range of animals available. Available at: Wild Rose, 210 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket Price: Varies

Naked Bee Lotions Really good natural lotions by a company that prides itself on “high quality, good for you, unpretentious, easy to carry products.� Available at: Oroville Pharmacy, 1416 Main St, Oroville Price: $2.99 to $15

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The perfect accessory for people that need to use their phone in the winter but hate using those gloves that “claim” to work with electronic devices. Havillah Road offers a large lineup of games and puzzles that you likely won’t These soft and warm gloves/mittens open to let your fingertips breathe. find anywhere else locally - and if you need to send it to someone, they also provide shipping services. Available at: Main Street Market, 1 N Main, Omak Price: $26.75 to $29.95 Available at: Havillah Road Business Center, 208 S Main, Omak Price: Varies

Unique kitchen gadgets From Mama’s Spankin’ Spoon to Onion Goggles, these are not likely found in your mother’s cooking utensil drawer. Available at: Mary Lou’s Hidden Treasures, 31580 Highway 97, Tonasket Price: Varies


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Hard-to-find kitchen gadgets

Soap, butter and bath bombs

For the gourmet on your list, Grandma’s Attic offers a vast assortment of Pamper your special someone with fancy items for the bathtub. culinary tools and serving ware. Available at: Grandma’s Attic, 12 N Main, Omak Price: Varies

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