Shop Local Community Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season, the Paso Robles Daily News would like to encourage community members to shop locally and support local businesses – the preferred outlet during this gift purchasing season. Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the money spent at locally owned businesses across the nation is reinvested in individual communities? When shopping with local merchants – whether looking for that perfect gift or finding a perfect hotel for holiday visitors – more of your money stays close to home and will help support the parks, recreation facilities, libraries and other aspects of the area that make this community a great place to live.
“Shopping locally helps all the small businesses that bring something unique to our community,” said Norma Moye, president of the Paso Robles Downtown Business Association. “The businesses do so much for our community throughout the year and help with so many events; by shopping locally we can pay things forward to those businesses.”
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the following merchants are offering their usual blend of hospitality and warmth along with extended hours and one-of-a-kind items to make this gift-giving season a jolly one.
American Oak Wholesalers
Family owned and operated since 1976, American Oak Wholesalers offers an extensive selection of furniture – with a majority of their products made right here in the U.S.A. Looking for that perfect dining room table for Mom, a comfy oversized Duck Dynasty recliner for Dad or an updated entertainment center to go along with that new television? American Oak Wholesalers is the place for all your furniture and home decorating needs – and its Santa’s favorite place to shop as well!
Looking to add a wine bar or update that spare bedroom before holiday guests arrive? Trying to find a new desk for a lucky college student? Whatever your shopping needs may be, American Oak Wholesalers offers a wide selection of fabrics, leathers, and woods. Visit the mother and son team of Mary and Jake Hall today at American Oak Wholesalers, 2650 Ramada Drive in Paso Robles. Says Jake, “We have a lot of great holiday gift ideas for all tastes, classic to contemporary, and we have gift certificates available as well. Hands down, the quality of furniture and the service we offer is the best around.” Call (805) 238-3242 or visit their website at www.AmericanOakwholesalers.com for more information and store hours.
Cambria Inns offers a collection of distinct boutique hotels situated off the iconic California Highway 1 and just steps from pristine Moonstone Beach, offer breathtaking ocean views, comfortable accommodations and convenient access to a bounty of area activities including the acclaimed Paso Robles wine region and Hearst Castle. Cambria Inns include the luxurious Blue Dolphin Inn and private Moonstone Cottages, the family-friendly Castle Inn and the warm and welcoming Sand Pebbles Inn.
Looking for a place for your out-of-town guests over the holidays? Or maybe you want to treat yourself and that special someone to a romantic getaway? From Nov. 2013 through Feb. 2014, the Cambria Inns are offering a “Locals Stay and Play that enables guests to receive 20 percent discount on room rates plus a FREE appetizer at the Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill. To book the Cambria Inns “Locals Stay and Play” package, visit, www.CambriaInns.com and enter the promo code “MOONSTONE.” Additional senior discount (5 percent) will be applied at check-in with valid ID. Visit www.CambriaInns.com for more information.
Siegel’s – a unique shopping experience
Located on the corner of Park and 12th St. in the heart of Downtown Paso Robles, Siegel’s is the ideal place to shop for those special gifts on Santa’s list. Siegel’s is Paso’s largest jeweler and pawnbroker, offering a unique selection of designer and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry at 50-70 percent below retail pricing. Family-owned and operated, the highly-trained staff at Siegel’s offers free layaway and financing options on all of their items, including watches, collectibles, coins and handbags as well as their extensive bridal selection. Need a new diamond? With a lenient 30-day money back guarantee and family pricing, there’s no reason to drive out of town for a great deal – visit Siegel’s to find the perfect diamond at the right price.
Want to do some shopping and a bit of wine tasting as well? Discover the Frolicking Frog Cellars tasting room inside of Siegel’s. With all the conveniences of shopping locally – including cost savings and great services – there’s no better time than now to visit Siegel’s. Stop by 739 12th St. and visit Ken and Kris Siegel and their friendly staff today for all your holiday gift-giving needs – and maybe even treat yourself to something special. Ken says, “We try to make this a fun jewelry store and more – we offer something for all tastes and price points.” Holiday hours: Monday-Saturday, 11-5 (open Fridays until 6) and Sundays 11-4; (805)-239-4367.
Home Elegance Fine Furniture
Whatever your home or office furniture needs may be, there’s no need to travel out of town – the folks at Home Elegance Fine Furniture in Paso Robles provide the community with superior service and quality furniture at great prices. Whether looking for rustic home furnishings or country western designs, look no further than Home Elegance. Custom designs are a specialty at Home Elegance and the showroom selection is only a sampling of what they offer – bring your idea of a western design or fabric to the friendly staff and see your idea become a reality. Prefer a more contemporary or shabby chic style? Find these styles and more at Home Elegance.
Family owned and operated by Peter and Ana Carbajal since 2003, Home Elegance Fine Furniture also features a vast array of accessories including throw pillows and oil paintings. Peter says, “We have an eclectic showroom with a little bit of everything and items offered at all price ranges.” Free delivery in the North County and special holiday pricing throughout the showroom through the end of December; gift certificates are also available. This holiday season, find a unique gift item for a family member – or maybe even something for your own home – at Home Elegance, located in the Vons Shopping Center, 1171 Creston Road, Suite 106 in Paso Robles.