You don't have to leave the area or break the bank to find great holiday gifts. Local shops offer a variety of ideas for less than $20.
• Name of the store: Poochie Couture Dog Boutique
• Item: Holiday dog treats
• Price: $18.18
• Description: Get the pampered pooch into the holiday spirit with handmade, all-natural cheddar-flavored dog treats, a gingerbread squeaker toy and a Christmas bow tie.
• This is a perfect gift for: Your treasured pet or any dog lover.
• About the store: Poochie Couture Dog Boutique features handmade couture doggie dresses, hip clothes and sweaters, as well as all-natural and organic doggie treats and jerky.
• Pertinent info: Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1016 McHenry Ave., Modesto. 526-1143 or www.poochie-couture.net.
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