Here at 20|20 Creative Group, our San Luis Obispo marketing company is officially in the spirit of the season. Was it because we watched Home Alone and corresponding sequels? Maybe. Or it could be because we’re thinking about all our favorite things.
Read on to learn how you can share a little local love with friends, family, coworkers, and random acquaintances you were roped into doing a gift exchange with this year. By purchasing gifts directly from independent business owners and non-profit organizations here in San Luis Obispo County, you’re contributing directly to the success of community members and our local economy. That’s a good thing (unless you’re a Grinch).
Growing Grounds Poinsettias to Support Transitions-Mental Health
Whether you’re in need of a hostess gift or holiday flare for your home, a bright poinsettia will do the trick! Visit Growing Grounds Downtown at 956 Chorro Street in San Luis Obispo to choose the perfect poinsettia and know you’re contributing to a fantastic cause, Transitions- Mental Health. The fair trade shop also offers one-of-a-kind gifts from handcrafted ornaments to long lasting (low maintenance!) succulents.
K.Jons Diamonds & Gems
Already know what earrings you really want? Make it easy for friends and family to shop for you by creating a Wish List online. It’s simple to set up and and share. Or swing on into the Atascadero showroom at 5255 El Camino Real to peruse diamond rings and brilliant bangles in person. The friendly folks at K.Jons are happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
FLUID makes products to hydrate, fuel, and replenish the athletes in your life. From Mint Chocolate to Cinnamon Vanilla and Fresh Citrus, there’s a flavor for every cyclist, runner, and swimmer on your shopping list. Use Promo Code MerryFitMas to score 20% seasonal savings through the end of the year…our gift to you.
For family and friends into protecting the planet (hopefully that means most of us), there’s Jimmy Towel. A reusable, quick-drying microfiber hand towel that zips into a pocket-sized case – you can literally take it anywhere. The removable lining is easily washable and perfect for drying hands and faces, wiping spills, cleaning lenses, and more. Paper towels suck. Gift Jimmy Towel instead – it’s the perfect stocking stuffer or $10 white elephant pick. Find ‘em at one of these fine Central Coast retailers:
The General Store
Harmony Valley Creamery
MOOve over fruitcake, there’s a way better treat in town, Harmony Valley Creamery’s DOO DAH MINT-N-CHIP. Named after Harmony’s annual one-street absurdity, the Doo Dah Parade, this magical minty treat is sure to tantalize taste buds all holiday season. Find out where to find a pint here.
Sharing your time is valuable beyond measure. This year, consider getting to know the charming men and women of The Villages over sugar cookies and hot cocoa. You’re officially invited to attend The Village’s annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 14th from 5:30 to 7:30.
Slocally Made is a collective of 14 local women makers who have come together to bring form, identity and purpose to the concept of shopping local. The local makers have reimagined traditional trades such as leatherwork, weaving, painting, metal-smithing, screen printing and authorship, resulting in a selection of unique and contemporary gifts.
The showroom and creative market, Slocally Made, will open on December 17th in the iconic Muzio’s Grocery est. 1888 in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Pipsticks stocks the most colorful gifts of this gift guide – stickers! Stickers are fun for both kiddos and grown-ass adults. Don’t believe us? Pop on over to 1239 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo and to take a look for yourself. We bet you’ll stick around.
Thomas Fire Relief Effort
Finally, please consider helping those affected by the Thomas Fire. Here are six ways you can make a positive difference to firefighters, families, and animals in need.