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                     olidays haven’t been and won’t be quite the   Village. You will find great gifts and specialty foods for entertaining   also shop online at the annual Clayfolk Southern Oregon Potters
                     same throughout the entire year of 2020.   or just feeding the family a special holiday meal. The same can be said   Show, or consider gifting a class at NW Ceramics Studio. Check
                     Traveling was non-existent during the spring,   for the Medford Food Co-op and the Ashland Food Co-op. Or   out The Miner’s Bazaar Project Studio where you can make
            Hbirthday parties are considered taboo because   how about a gift certificate for a round of golf? The Resort at Eagle   your own crafts or buy ready made. For the gardener in your life,
            of social distancing, fires have left many homeless, and fami-  Point, Centennial Golf Course, and Stoneridge Golf Course   Blue Door Garden Store in Jacksonville and Bumble and Wren
        lies and friends are often unable to celebrate together. While we real-  are sure to have great gifts for golfers or anyone who’s always wanted   in Medford have great selections of home and garden wares. For the
        ize this holiday season will be different in innumerable ways, we still   to try. Hit up Seven Feathers Casino Resort for a weekend away   cook, the Kitchen Co. in Grants Pass has items for the beginner to
        want to make the most of it. So however you plan on celebrating, we   with cozy rooms, good meals, and great entertainment.  the expert and kitchenware for those who just want their kitchen to
        hope you join us in supporting local businesses. We have made it easy         look pretty. For some extra philanthropy, purchase a membership to
        for you with expanded pages in the Boutique (pages 38-49), creating   Part of the holiday season fun is shopping at the brick and mor-  the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Pithitude Gift Shop
        a perfect Holiday Gift Guide. As you read through this issue, you will   tar stores. Take a walk around the Village for fun browsing. And   in Brookings and online has perfect gifts to tickle your funny bone.
        find gift ideas for everyone lucky enough to be on your list.   head to Central Point where Volamos Boutique boasts great
                                               gifts for the ladies on your list and excellent customer service to   One of my favorites to give and receive is the gift of an experience.
        Many of Southern Oregon’s great restaurants offer gift cer-  assist you. You can always reward yourself with a treat next door   Head up to Lake of the Woods Resort for a meal or overnight stay.
        tificates, including  Bambu,  The Twisted  Cork,  Bella Union,   at The Crater Café.   There you are very likely to get the white Christmas of your dreams
        Kaleidoscope, Taprock, Jefferson Farm Kitchen, and The                        and make memories to last a lifetime.
        Rogue Grape. The gift of dinner out is doubly appreciated; making   For something extra special that is more affordable than you think, try
        for smiles the moment it’s received and again when it’s enjoyed.   Gold & Gems or ArtFx Fine Jewelry. Shop online or in person   Buying locally, online or in person, helps your community exponen-
                                               for a jaw dropping gift that will be cherished for years. Or maybe   tially. In times like these, it’s not just
        The wine lovers in your life will surely appreciate a gift from   it’s about time for a new ride? It can’t hurt to look at Medford   a trickle down effect but more of a
        Belle Fiore, DANCIN, Irvine & Roberts, Naumes Suncrest   BMW for a beautiful gift for the entire family. (Giant bows might   deluge. Neighbors helping neighbors,
        Winery, Apricity, Parkhurst, Rellik, Quady North, Del Rio,   be included?) Or LaZboy Furniture Gallery for a comfy couch   ensuring the community not only
        or Schultz Glory Oaks. Shop in person or look online for possible   or new look for this cozy season. Lassman’s Fine Eyewear has a   survived, but also thrives in the com-
        purchasing options.                    fabulous collection of designer sunglasses, no prescription required.  ing months.

        Harry & David literally wrote the book (or should I say catalogue?)   For unique gifts, check out Semi Aquatic Gallery in Brookings,
        on sure to please gifts. Shop online or visit their store in the Country   Gallery Karon in Ashland and Gallery One in Grants Pass. You can   Heidi Chackel, Editor

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