When you think “Christmas gift shopping,” your mind probably doesn’t then turn to “hospital” – unless you anticipate the holiday sales rush sending your blood pressure skyrocketing. But adding the gift shop at Oak Valley Hospital to your list of places to hit would be a healthy move. Throughout the holiday season, we are offering suggestions of gifts for $20 or less, available at local merchants.
Name of the business: Oak Valley Hospital gift shop
Item: Soaps, candles, matches, small flashlights, along with bracelets and scarves.
Price: $5 to $20
Item description: A selection of holiday soaps with coordinating candles, and matches. Other gifts under $20; large selections of bracelets, necklaces, scarves, gloves, flashlights and more.
This is a perfect gift for: Neighbors, friends, hostess gifts, family, teachers, etc.
About the store: A special place tucked away in the new hospital lobby, the gift shop is packed with all kinds of treasures for gift giving, holiday décor, etc. It is run by a volunteer staff, with all profits going to health care scholarships and special projects at the hospital. The volunteers pride themselves on the continually changing merchandise.
Pertinent info: 350 S. Oak Ave., Oakdale (the new hospital lobby with the entrance off the parking lot in back of the old hospital). Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (209) 848-4170, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have some creative, low-cost gift ideas of your own? Share them by emailing Patty Guerra at email@example.com.